BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha in a special edition on States' measures & economic policies for Covid-19, spoke with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over the phone. That fact that Kerala boosts of India’s finest public healthcare system & emerges the best state as per Health Index Report, prepared it to respond to pandemic proactively. Along, the critical steps like early health advisory and measures for welfare funds set out a positive message by Kerala’s leadership and to other states to emulate its model of health care & governance. But state has precarious fiscal deficit which is now targeted at Rs 29,295 crore (3% of GSDP) for 2020-21. CM tells all.