Facing manpower shortage with thousands of healthcare workers infected by COVID-19, AAP govt tells HC
A plea in HC has sought contempt action against the Delhi government and medical director of LNJP hospital for allegedly not adhering to the undertaking given to the high court with regard to handling bodies of COVID-19 victims. It has been alleged that bodies of the dead were lying in the same wards and corridors of the LNJP hospital where COVID-19 patients are being admitted and kept.
Delhi deploys antibody test, but no clarity on price and kit
An owner of a private diagnostic chain, who did not wish to be identified, said,...
195 healthcare workers at AIIMS tested positive for COVID-19 so far
As many as 195 healthcare workers have tested positive for coronavirus in...
IIT-Madras researchers develop nano-coated filter for healthcare workers treating Covid-19 patients
This nano-coated filter media has been fabricated with a nylon-based polymer coating on cellulose paper and was developed through the electrospinning process. The coating properties are optimized for efficient removal of sub-micron sized dust particles in the air.
COVID-19: Supreme Court says Centre should direct states to pay salaries to doctors
A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R Shah said that doctors and healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients should not be denied quarantine facilities.
Telangana Governor seeks private hospitals’ support to improve healthcare
The governor has, after more than an hour of interaction with the private hospitals, asked them to form a committee to suggest a concrete plan to improve the healthcare infrastructure and protocols in Telangana to effectively handle the Covid-19 pandemic. She has appealed to them to strengthen the infrastructure with increased oxygen beds and ventilators.
Telangana Governor to meet private healthcare providers amid standoff
The TRS government headed by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is at loggerheads with the private healthcare providers pertaining to tests and even ordered closure of over a dozen private labs, accusing them responsible for high positivity rates.
IHCL extends its meals programme for healthcare workers, migrants
Following the global pandemic and national lockdown, the company launched the meals programme with TPSWT, wherein IHCL coordinated with local authorities to provide meals to those in need across the country. IHCL said till date, it has delivered over 1.65 million meals.
Team of 1,500 workers helps JDU go virtual in election year
The first big public display of the party’s digital presence will be on August 7, when CM Kumar is scheduled to address a virtual rally. The JDU aims at connecting with 25 lakh people during the event.
REC ties up with TajSATS to provide meals to frontline healthcare workers
REC (formerly known as Rural Electrification Corporation) is spearheading the mission to feed the medical staff in key government hospitals as well as poor daily wage labourers across the nation, through collaborative efforts, the company said in a statement.
MEA to create online database of workers to map their skills
“The ministry maintains a database of Indian workers who travel overseas to work,” said Sanjay Bhattacharyya, secretary, consular, passport & visa and overseas Indian affairs, in MEA.
Celkon forays into healthcare products
Mobile handset maker Celkon announced that it will enter the healthcare products sector with a range of products under ‘Celkon Health’ brand to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
As cases soar, BJP workers to join BBMP efforts in contact-tracing
Bengaluru Urban district reported 1,235 positive cases on Sunday, with contacts of most cases classified as still “under tracing”. Contact-tracing has turned out to be a massive challenge as the city is adding about 1,000 cases a day, which is expected to go up further in the coming days.
Migrant workers from Bihar head back to former workplaces
Trains from Bihar to various places such as Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Bengaluru (Karnataka) and Amritsar (Punjab) are running at full capacity as migrant workers are being offered good wages.
Healthcare workers hold black ribbon protest against new quarantine guidelines
As per the Union health ministry guidelines issued on May 15, healthcare workers serving in COVID-19 areas do not need to undergo quarantine unless there has been violation in the use of PPE or any other form of high-risk exposure or they have symptoms suggestive of coronavirus infection.
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