Kerala’s Health Minister KK Shailaja was honoured by the United Nations on its Public Service Day 2020, as she conducted a webinar explaining what has now come to be known as the ‘Kerala model’ in combatting COVID-19. The webinar was on Pandemic and Public Service Delivery: examining the critical role of public servants at local and national level.

KK Shailaja received international recognition for her stewardship of the southern state’s response to the pandemic that has seen Kerala effectively flatten the curve during the first phase of the outbreak. 

Kerala, which recorded India’s first three coronavirus cases, has been successful in flattening the curve of new infections. The southern state has reported 3,451 cases, of which 1,809 patients were discharged after receiving treatment. 


(By – Anupama Soumya)