Healthcare Coronavirus: India needs to proactively identify hotspots to stop millions from getting infected, says director of CDDEP Updated : April 09, 2020 06:49 AM IST Professor Ramanan Laxminarayan, Director of Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (DDEP) talks about how India could deal with COVID-19. Laxminarayan said, “Expanded testing is good news as we can identify patients who can potentially be carriers of the virus.” Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.