Sir Winston Churchill once said, “by failing to
prepare, you are preparing to fail”, which is clearly seen in
India’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although,
India came out triumphant after the first wave of the
pandemic, the second wave hit her like a tsunami, fatally
challenging the healthcare sector and its frontline workers.
The common man was left without doctors to consult and
oxygen to breathe. Therefore, with the plethora of festivals
headed our way and taking into consideration human
behavior combined with the easing of restrictions, it is
necessary to anticipate, plan and prepare ourselves for the
potential outbreak of a third wave of the pandemic.
Hereby, this paper will encapsulate the concepts of
Operation Research like PERT/CPM to create a Pan India
model for handling future pandemics.
Keywords : Covid in India, Swedish Model, Mumbai Model, Healthcare Sector, Network Analysis, Emergency Response Systems.