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The state government had capped the prices for oxygen beds and ICU beds for Covid-19 patients across all private hospitals in the state(HT PHOTO)

State govt extends hospital room price caps, private hospitals unhappy

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 05:25 PM IST
The notification has been in place since May 21 wherein the state government had capped the prices for oxygen beds
Living independently can be a challenge for senior citizens, but with the right attitude it can be a time for adventures and spiritual growth(Shutterstock/For representation)
Living independently can be a challenge for senior citizens, but with the right attitude it can be a time for adventures and spiritual growth(Shutterstock/For representation)

Guest Column: Life as a senior citizen can be challenging, but do count the advantages

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By TS Chawla
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Health issues and isolation can be problems, but with enough time to spare to look back and reflect on past experiences, many seniors can lead rich, meaningful lives
The database is being created by the directorate of health and family welfare under the Delhi government following a central government directive.(HT Photo)
The database is being created by the directorate of health and family welfare under the Delhi government following a central government directive.(HT Photo)

Delhi starts gathering details of healthcare workers for Covid vaccine drive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 05:07 AM IST
On the database will be 13 categories of health care workers, including MBBS doctors, AYUSH practitioners, nurses, lab technicians, pharmacists and ANMs (Auxiliary Nurse Midwife) who are part of the frontline workforce against Covid-19.
Demand for oxygen is increasing in a number of hospitals, including GMCH in Sector 48, where supply is coming in through cylinders.(HT photo/For representation only)
Demand for oxygen is increasing in a number of hospitals, including GMCH in Sector 48, where supply is coming in through cylinders.(HT photo/For representation only)

Oxygen demand shoots up as Covid cases spike in tricity

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 11:33 PM IST
A major supplier of medical oxygen in the city said around 15,000 bulk cylinders per month were supplied in the region before Covid, which had gone up to 25,000 cylinders after the outbreak
(Representative Image/HT)
(Representative Image/HT)

4-year-old falls off stairs and dies at GMCH, Jammu; kin allege doctors’ negligence

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 09:42 PM IST
Victim’s mother says he was shifted to isolation ward on the pretext of being Covid positive where he passed away without being attended to
(Representative Image/Reuters)
(Representative Image/Reuters)

Panchkula sees record surge with 172 cases

Hindustan Times/Panchkula | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 10:11 PM IST
Congress leader Ranjeeta Mehta, 10 health workers from Government Hospital, Kalka, and four molecular lab employees at Civil Hospital, Panchkula, were among those who tested positive
Punjab food, civil supplies and consumer affairs minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu launches the mobile app, HBMS Punjab, through which residents can check real time status of vacant beds in both private and government hospitals.(HT Photo)
Punjab food, civil supplies and consumer affairs minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu launches the mobile app, HBMS Punjab, through which residents can check real time status of vacant beds in both private and government hospitals.(HT Photo)

Now, an app to check availability of beds in Punjab hospitals

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 09:49 PM IST
App currently available only on Google Play Store (for Android phones), iOS version to be launched in the next few days
The Covid care centre set up by IMA Ludhiana doctors at Lord Mahavira Homeo College.(HT Photo)
The Covid care centre set up by IMA Ludhiana doctors at Lord Mahavira Homeo College.(HT Photo)

IMA Ludhiana docs start Covid centre at Lord Mahavira Homeo College

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Specialist doctors, medical officers, nurses, ward boys, technicians, sweepers and other staff have been hired to ensure the centre’s smooth functioning, with all expenses paid by IMA Ludhiana
Deputy commissioner Varinder Sharma (third from left) visited the Ludhiana Civil Hospital on Monday.(Hindustan Times)
Deputy commissioner Varinder Sharma (third from left) visited the Ludhiana Civil Hospital on Monday.(Hindustan Times)

Ludhiana DC visits Civil Hospital to check Covid-19 facilities

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 12:26 AM IST
Says bed capacity in level-1 Covid control centres for non-critical patients had been increased to 1,200, and at level-2 centres (for severe cases) to 450
Every beneficiary family under the Ayushmann Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna will get cashless treatment of up to ₹5 lakh.(ANI/For representation only)
Every beneficiary family under the Ayushmann Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna will get cashless treatment of up to ₹5 lakh.(ANI/For representation only)

Farmers can apply for 5 lakh health insurance till July 24

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 05:31 PM IST
Beneficiaries can avail of treatment of up to 5lakh for 1,396 ailments, including heart surgery, cancer treatment and surgery for accidents at 546 listed hospitals and 208 government hospitals
The Sena said that Fadnavis has been touring the state to monitor the Covid-19 relief work and the health facilities and has expressed satisfaction over the work being carried out by the state government against coronavirus.. (HT PHOTO)
The Sena said that Fadnavis has been touring the state to monitor the Covid-19 relief work and the health facilities and has expressed satisfaction over the work being carried out by the state government against coronavirus.. (HT PHOTO)

Shiv Sena praises Devendra Fadnavis for doing ‘good job’ as Opposition leader

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2020 03:26 PM IST
The ruling party also said that as Fadnavis has expressed satisfaction over the public health machinery in the state in the fight against Covid-19, it has boosted the morale of the government and the coronavirus patients.
The Gandhi Hospital administration said services were affected on Tuesday after employees went on a strike demanding pay hike.(PTI)
The Gandhi Hospital administration said services were affected on Tuesday after employees went on a strike demanding pay hike.(PTI)

Covid patients in Hyderabad hospital protest after body left on bed for hours

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2020 12:02 AM IST
The incident came to light in the evening when some of the patients in the ward complained to their family members that the body of a Covid-19 victim had been lying on the bed since morning and that the entire ward was stinking.
A Russell’s viper in the proximity of a rice field worker, South India.(Photo: Ben Owens)
A Russell’s viper in the proximity of a rice field worker, South India.(Photo: Ben Owens)

Wildbuzz: Russell’s viper causes maximum deaths

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vikram Jit Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 09:03 PM IST
In the period 2000-2019, a staggering 1.2 million people had died in India due to snakebite, a very neglected tropical disease, states a study by the Centre for Global Health Research, University of Toronto, with Indian and UK partners
The public hospitals include five each under the Delhi government and central government and one under a municipal corporation. The numbers include ICU beds with and without ventilators.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
The public hospitals include five each under the Delhi government and central government and one under a municipal corporation. The numbers include ICU beds with and without ventilators.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

In a month, Delhi increased ICU beds three-fold

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 02:35 AM IST
The 115 private hospitals in the city that had Covid-19 wards accounted for 1,325 ICU beds, almost double the number in the 11 public hospitals.

Gurugramwale: The story behind the walker

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 12:21 PM IST
These days, he says, he buys new “patti” after every two weeks for 120 rupees from a chemist shop, and does the bandaging himself.
The DM course in interventional radiology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is the first of its kind programme in north India(HT photo)
The DM course in interventional radiology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is the first of its kind programme in north India(HT photo)

PGIMER to start DM course in interventional radiology

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Interventional radiology, an important subspecialty of radiology, allows minimally invasive procedures to be done quickly under minimal anesthesia. It’s also relatively painless
The state Health department has also cautioned private hospitals of suspending licences as well as initiating necessary penal steps if patients were denied admission for treatment..Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times
The state Health department has also cautioned private hospitals of suspending licences as well as initiating necessary penal steps if patients were denied admission for treatment..Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times

WB Health dept warns private, govt hospitals of strict action if patients denied admission

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 02:08 PM IST
The state government has brought in force the West Bengal Epidemic disease, Covid-19 Regulations, 2020 since March 16 after Covid-19 was declared as a global pandemic.
Charvi Saraf of Kasautii Zindagii Kay fame recently spoke about not being able to get a Covid-19 test done in Delhi.
Charvi Saraf of Kasautii Zindagii Kay fame recently spoke about not being able to get a Covid-19 test done in Delhi.

Charvi Saraf is overwhelmed: Many people reached out to help after my open letter about failed attempts at getting Covid test in Delhi

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 09:09 PM IST
TV actor Charvi Saraf, who wrote an open letter recently sharing her ordeal of having Covid-19 symptoms yet not being able to get test done, says she is feeling better now but will have to get the test done if her fever relapses.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Ludhiana doctors to observe ‘medical bandh’ on June 23

UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 12:14 AM IST
Clinical Establishment Act being enforced from July 1 is against, patients, the poor and doctors, they say
Mumbai, India - June 11, 2020:Huge crowd at Dharavi during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus in Mumbai(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - June 11, 2020:Huge crowd at Dharavi during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus in Mumbai(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

BMC to start Covid-19 treatment in central government hospitals

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rupsa Chakraborty
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 04:12 PM IST
The civic body plans to add 1,000 beds for Covid-19 patients in these five ESIC hospitals, including reserving 300 beds, or 30% of the total capacity, for intensive care units (ICUs).
Some laboratories said they will start collecting samples from Monday. Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times
Some laboratories said they will start collecting samples from Monday. Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times

Covid-19: Why is it so difficult to get tested in Delhi?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 01:40 AM IST
Delhi’s testing protocol is tighter than the Indian Council of Medical Research’s. Tests are restricted to symptomatic individuals.
Patients at Sir Ganga Ram City Hospital, which was recently declared a Covid-only facility.
Patients at Sir Ganga Ram City Hospital, which was recently declared a Covid-only facility.

Delhi plans to ramp up city’s Covid beds over three weeks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2020 03:24 AM IST
Currently, these five hospitals together have around 4,500 beds and 300 ventilators to treat those infected with the SARS-CoV 2 virus.
The man who reported the incident told some television channels that the woman was crying and had injuries on her face.
The man who reported the incident told some television channels that the woman was crying and had injuries on her face.

Husband among 5 arrested for gang-rape, torture of woman

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 01:18 AM IST
The man’s four friends were also taken into custody on Friday, a day after the incident, police said. The child is also suspected to have been beaten up by the accused.
As a temporary measure, these labs have been asked not to pick up individual samples but samples sent by various hospitals and other agencies will continue being processed in these labs, the statement added. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
As a temporary measure, these labs have been asked not to pick up individual samples but samples sent by various hospitals and other agencies will continue being processed in these labs, the statement added. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Fewer able to get tested as Delhi tightens rules

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:35 AM IST
At least 8 testing centres were banned by the Delhi government on Thursday and the administration issued notices asking them to explain why there documents were not in order and the reason for now following guidelines on who can be tested.
People arrive outside the emergency ward at AIIMS on Thursday.
People arrive outside the emergency ward at AIIMS on Thursday.

Hospitals not reserving beds will become Covid-only centres, says Delhi govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 01:41 AM IST
The announcement came a day after the administration declared three private facilities -- Sir Ganga Ram hospital, Moolchand hospital and Saroj hospital -- as Covid-19-only centres.

Decision on restricting Delhi’s hospitals by June 6: Arvind Kejriwal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 02:09 AM IST
In an interview to TV news channel News18 India, Kejriwal also said he is in favour of opening all the city’s borders, but expressed concern that Covid-19 beds would be filled “within two days” if patients from across the country entered Delhi for treatment.
The number of new cases shot up again after a slight dip on Monday, when Delhi added 990 patients to its tally.(REUTERS)
The number of new cases shot up again after a slight dip on Monday, when Delhi added 990 patients to its tally.(REUTERS)

Delhi breaches 1k+ single-day rise for 5th time in six days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 04:47 AM IST
The number of people facing severe symptoms and in need of ventilator support also shot up as compared to Monday. On Tuesday, 92 people were put on ventilator support, as compared to 42 the previous day.
Residents of Dharavi slums wear protective masks.(HT Photo)
Residents of Dharavi slums wear protective masks.(HT Photo)

Covid-19 surge pushes Mumbai to the brink

Hindustan Times | By Rupsa Chakraborty and Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 04:40 PM IST
Much like NY, India’s financial capital struggles to tackle rising numbers with stretched hospitals, panicking citizens
Director General Medical Education K K Gupta has directed all the medical universities, institutes, private and government hospitals to ban the use of mobile phones by COVID-19 patients admitted in L-2 and L-3 COVID-19 hospitals.(PTI)
Director General Medical Education K K Gupta has directed all the medical universities, institutes, private and government hospitals to ban the use of mobile phones by COVID-19 patients admitted in L-2 and L-3 COVID-19 hospitals.(PTI)

UP govt banned mobile phones inside Covid-19 hospitals to hide their poor condition: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2020 02:00 PM IST
Volunteers queuing up at the civil surgeon’s office to register themselves for work at Covid isolation centres in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Volunteers queuing up at the civil surgeon’s office to register themselves for work at Covid isolation centres in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Amid job crisis, youth queue up to volunteer at Covid-19 isolation centre

By Mohit Khanna
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 10:48 PM IST
The volunteers, mostly women, say their families are in dire need of money and the government is paying a good among to them for the job
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