Opinion

COVID-19 drives home the importance of palliative care

By Meera Agar
Updated April 14 2021 - 2:11pm, first published August 11 2020 - 6:30pm
The pandemic has exposed weaknesses in palliative care, including a lack of telehalth capability and access to medicine. Picture: Shutterstock

Apply enough pressure to even the most robust systems and cracks will begin to appear. That is what emergencies and natural disasters do - stretch systems and people beyond breaking point, exposing hidden flaws and exacerbating existing weaknesses.

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