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- In the intro, mention the difference in the ways India dealt with the second Covid wave in which States were given autonomy in deciding the measures.
- In the body, first briefly mention specific roles for which the Union or States are better placed than other;
Then mention that health is the State subject and consequently States have more resources at their disposal when it comes to health be it employees or hospital. However, GoI should support and fund the State programs. GoI can also play a major role in vaccination. GoI must also augment the supplies of critical medical goods. State governments should use breathing time to ramp up the capacity. States also need standard guidance protocols for health workers, an efficient management team and transparency measures.
- Conclude by mentioning that the central government must realise that states are on the forefront in this war, and therefore, play a supporting and proactive role.