Resilience in Healthcare Design

Infrastructure Urban

The plight of our healthcare infrastructure has been highlighted as never before by the COVID-19 pandemic. The surge of affected patients, insufficiency of patient beds, understaffed hospitals and shortage of medical equipment are only some of the concerns of the medical fraternity. Various critical shortcomings have been identified in the design of our hospitals, which have failed to provide enough space for the rising number of cases and reduce the possibilities of cross-infection. This has led to an increased need for healthcare facilities that neither open wards nor more flexible capacity can address, making it essential to re-evaluate and reimagine our clinical environments. The present situation can be seen as an opportunity to reinvigorate healthcare systems across the country. This