It’s unlike software. Vaccines, drugs and medical devices cannot be churned out overnight.
Covid-19 has brought India to a halt.
But for Anita Gupta, it has kicked off a frenetic race against time. For the bureaucrat — the associate head of innovation and entrepreneurship, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India — the day typically begins at 6 am and ends well past midnight. “I am working two shifts,” she says.