Podcast Newsletters 3

Podcast: COVID-19 Frontline Health Workers

India’s devastating second wave of COVID-19 is finally showing signs of easing after weeks of lockdowns across the country. But hospitals in India are still overflowing with COVID-19 patients. In this podcast, we hear from two frontline health workers in India who share their experiences treating COVID-19 patients in intensive care and counselling patients and their families.

This podcast was a collaboration between the Australia India Institute and the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, with support from the Global Health Alliance Melbourne.


Dr. J.V. Peter – Director of Christian Medical College, Vellore and ICU consultant
Jubin Varghese – Sister Mary Glowrey Scholar and Emmanuel Health Association (EHA) clinical psychologist
Professor Jane Gunn – Dean of Medicines, Dentistry & Health Sciences, University of Melbourne (Co-Chair)
Professor Nathan Grills – AII Senior Research Adviser and Global Health Professor at the School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne (Co-Chair)