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Most countries unprepared for major infectious disease outbreak: Report

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New Delhi: India has been ranked 57th among 195 countries in a global health security index, which also shows that most of the countries are unprepared for any major infectious disease outbreak. Only 13 countries in the list, which is topped by the US, have a high score.

The Global Health Security Index is the first comprehensive assessment of epidemic and pandemic threats globally. The US topped the list with a score of 83.5, followed by the UK (77.9) and the Netherlands (75.6) in the second and third positions, respectively. India with a score of 46.5 was ranked 57th… (ET Healthworld – PTI, October 25, 2019)

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