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Healthcare Sector
North East  /  Published 22.07.20

Plea for Assam jail Covid action report

The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has directed Dispur to furnish an action taken report on a July 9 complaint lodged by leader of the Opposition Debabrata Saikia, highlighting the plight of jai...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 22.07.20

K'taka: Pregnant, on hospital hunt

Pregnant women have been finding it tough to find a hospital in Karnataka since most government facilities have been dedicated for Covid-19 treatment. Leader of Opposition P.C. Siddaramaiah brought o...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

India  /  Published 21.07.20

Covid hospital employee suspended for video

Nalco has suspended an employee after a video attributed to him matching steps with the 1980s hit Disco Dancer at a Covid-19 hospital in Odisha and asking others to dance with him was shared widely on...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.07.20

Cases cross 5,000 in Jharkhand

Jharkhand’s caseload of coronavirus crossed the 5,000 mark after close to 300 new positive cases were detected on Friday, continuing with the ongoing trend of three-digit spikes, a state health ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 18.07.20

Covid: which state is the least, most vulnerable?

Darbhanga district in Bihar is India’s most vulnerable to the health and economic impacts of the new coronavirus disease while South 24-Parganas is Bengal’s most vulnerable, an exercise to...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.07.20

Covid: Centre focus on load

As India’s coronavirus counts crossed one million on Friday with another record overnight spike of 34,956 new cases, the Union health ministry said the “actual case load” was around ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.20

Covid numbers will rise a little, says Mamata

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday underscored that the Covid-19 outbreak was a global affliction and said Bengal knew of no “magic spell” to keep it at bay when the number of patients was risin...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 16.07.20

Covid: cloud on acidity drug

People who consume anti-acidity medications called proton-pump inhibitors appear to be at higher risk of severe disease or death if they get infected with the new coronavirus, a team of doctors in the...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.07.20

Sikkim Covid-19 cases spike

A health worker and an assistant sub-inspector of police were among 15 people who were detected with Covid-19 at Rongli in East Sikkim on Tuesday, turning the rural subdivision into the state’s ...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok

India  /  Published 15.07.20

Covid-19 cost ceiling onus on Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to fix any ceiling on treatment costs in private hospitals for coronavirus patients, but asked the Centre to consider a suitable model for the country so that the ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi


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