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Conventionally, health systems in countries such as India are considered weak. The additional load of pandemic management made it impossible for health systems in these countries to ensure delivery of routine services. Globally, reproductive health services such as contraception and abortion had either shut down or were not accessible during the lockdown. This article concludes that health system responses need to include delivery of essential services even during situations such as the pandemic. These could be done by using technologies such as telemedicine, virtual appointments, and involvement of the private sector, including for-profit and not-for-profit entities for service provision. This article provides useful insights for policy makers. Click here to read the article.