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45 villages in Thane rural stay Covid free

By Ankita G Menon, Thane
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:02 AM IST
The UT administration have been lauded by MHA for stepping up testing in Chandigarh.(HT PHOTO/For representation only)
The UT administration have been lauded by MHA for stepping up testing in Chandigarh.(HT PHOTO/For representation only)

MHA officials want UT admin to focus on critically ill Covid patients

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 11:11 PM IST
MHA officials said in a virtual meeting on Tuesday that while the UT had been successful in keeping mortality rates down, it had to ensure that the toll did not go up even as positive cases increased
All these therapies are to be administered only in health care facilities where monitoring of patients is possible, so that potential complications can be managed, ICMR said at the meeting.(HT Photo)
All these therapies are to be administered only in health care facilities where monitoring of patients is possible, so that potential complications can be managed, ICMR said at the meeting.(HT Photo)

Therapies should be used judiciously, ICMR tells states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 07:31 AM IST
ICMR and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences said “indiscriminate use or use in conditions for which they (investigational therapies) are not desirable may cause more harm than good”.
People waiting for a consultation with a doctor at MMG Hospital in Ghaziabad.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
People waiting for a consultation with a doctor at MMG Hospital in Ghaziabad.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Govt revises Covid-19 patient discharge rules. Here’s what you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 09:25 PM IST
The revised guidelines are different from the government’s previous rules which said a laboratory-confirmed case had to be tested on day 14 once and then again in a span of 24 hours.
India’s weak health care is a legacy of limited attention to it after Independence, and the multiple priorities of a young nation. Health care has not been a vote-catching subject and the government spending is only 1.2% of GDP.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
India’s weak health care is a legacy of limited attention to it after Independence, and the multiple priorities of a young nation. Health care has not been a vote-catching subject and the government spending is only 1.2% of GDP.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

India is poised for deep structural health reforms

By Parijat Ghosh and Vikram Chandrashekhar
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 06:49 PM IST
Covid-19 will act as a trigger. Aided by technocratic capability and new initiatives, public health will get a boost
The Centre must consider all these requests favourably, for it is both a question of the rights of states and the need of the moment(Bloomberg)
The Centre must consider all these requests favourably, for it is both a question of the rights of states and the need of the moment(Bloomberg)

Covid-19: A test of federalism| HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2020 06:23 PM IST
State governments need help. The Centre should be responsive
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation public health department field workers arrive with a team of doctors and inspectors, Defence Colony, New Delhi, April 6, 2020(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation public health department field workers arrive with a team of doctors and inspectors, Defence Colony, New Delhi, April 6, 2020(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19: Here is what India needs to do now

By Prabhat Jha
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 09:03 PM IST
Expand testing; protect the medical fraternity; and emphasise on better science and transparency in data
This change in the age composition of the population comes with certain implications.(HT Photo)
This change in the age composition of the population comes with certain implications.(HT Photo)

Workforce to expand in size, more jobs needed: Economic Survey

New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 06:26 PM IST
The slowdown in fertility rate along with an increase in life expectancy is ageing the population – the share of working and older population is increasing while the share of younger population is declining.
A doctor treats a child with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES)-like symptoms at Patna Medical College and Hospital on June 17.
A doctor treats a child with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES)-like symptoms at Patna Medical College and Hospital on June 17.

What ails India’s health care?

UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 11:04 AM IST
Parties often ignore policy incentives as they know they can gain votes along caste and religious lines
Singhola’s roads were concretised after it was adopted in January 2018.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Singhola’s roads were concretised after it was adopted in January 2018.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Promises aplenty, little development

New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 05:27 AM IST
In the village development project plan shared by the MP’s office with HT, ‘redevelopment of the johad and its approach road’ has been listed as a project which has already been completed.
A quarter of the world’s health facilities lack basic water services, affecting two billion people, the United Nations said , warning that unhygienic conditions could fuel the rise of deadly superbugs, a strain of bacteria that has become resistant to antibiotic drugs(AP)
A quarter of the world’s health facilities lack basic water services, affecting two billion people, the United Nations said , warning that unhygienic conditions could fuel the rise of deadly superbugs, a strain of bacteria that has become resistant to antibiotic drugs(AP)

India’s public health centre’s need better water infrastructure

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 06:24 PM IST
This is because sick people shed a lot more pathogens in their faeces, and, without toilets, staff and patients — this includes mothers and babies — are at much greater risk of diseases caused and spread through human waste, say experts.
A local police team that reached the spot tried to control the mob but was outnumbered.(File Photo)
A local police team that reached the spot tried to control the mob but was outnumbered.(File Photo)

Two suspected thieves lynched in Meghalaya, one critical in hospital

Hindustan Times | By David Laitphlang
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 11:33 PM IST
The police said the villagers, suspicious because the trio were simply whiling away time, insisted on checking the boot of the car that contained iron rods and daggers.
A fire broke out in a premier state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in West Bengal capital Kolkata early on Monday.(PTI)
A fire broke out in a premier state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in West Bengal capital Kolkata early on Monday.(PTI)

Fire in Kolkata’s Calcutta Medical College and Hospital; fourth incident in 3 months

Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2018 12:06 PM IST
The incident took place around 4am on Monday as smoke was seen from the second floor of MCH building. There were no reports of any injury in the fire, the second in more than three months in the nearly 200-year-old hospital.
Praja Foundation managing trustee Nitai Mehta,along with his team members, addressed the media at Marathi Patrakar Sangh, CSMT on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Praja Foundation managing trustee Nitai Mehta,along with his team members, addressed the media at Marathi Patrakar Sangh, CSMT on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Three in every four Mumbai families don’t have medical insurance, says study

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 01:18 AM IST
Blames lack of primary health care facilities for the rise in medical expenses
While overdose deaths have been the main concern, studies have noted that HIV and hepatitis C infections are spreading among drug users.(Shutterstock)
While overdose deaths have been the main concern, studies have noted that HIV and hepatitis C infections are spreading among drug users.(Shutterstock)

Beware, injectable drug users are at risk of superbug infections

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 10:37 AM IST
A new study says that users of heroin and other injectable drugs were 16 times more likely than other people to develop superbug infections and severe illnesses.
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