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CPIM urges govt to take steps to address mental health crisis

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 12:02 AM IST
CPIM state secretariat member Kuldip Singh Tanwar said without proper physiological support at hospitals and covid care centres patients, attendants, non-covid patients and healthcare workers are becoming victim of stress and anxiety.
A research scientist works inside a laboratory of India's Serum Institute, the world's largest maker of vaccines, which is working on vaccines against the coronavirus disease, Pune, May 18, 2020(REUTERS)
A research scientist works inside a laboratory of India's Serum Institute, the world's largest maker of vaccines, which is working on vaccines against the coronavirus disease, Pune, May 18, 2020(REUTERS)

Dealing with Covid-19 in rural areas | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 08:52 PM IST
To win the war against the pandemic, battles have to be fought and won on every front.
To reduce death rates, however, requires social, environmental, behavioural, nutritional, and clinical determinants related to NCDs. This includes creating awareness about the causes of NCDs, including alcohol consumption and tobacco usage, among others(Shutterstock)
To reduce death rates, however, requires social, environmental, behavioural, nutritional, and clinical determinants related to NCDs. This includes creating awareness about the causes of NCDs, including alcohol consumption and tobacco usage, among others(Shutterstock)

Integrate NCDs into the Covid-19 fight | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 09:04 PM IST
Covid-19 has exacerbated non-communicable diseases (NCDs) burdens, but it can be a wake-up call, especially if the government integrates NCDs into the Covid-19 response. This will help reduce the death rate
Covid-19 has ravaged the economy. In the immediate term, India must provide a healthy fiscal stimulus with a large cash component and buy its way out of the crisis(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Covid-19 has ravaged the economy. In the immediate term, India must provide a healthy fiscal stimulus with a large cash component and buy its way out of the crisis(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

By 75, can India get the economy right?

UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 07:31 PM IST
With the learnings from the coronavirus pandemic, India must evolve a long-term response. Here are four suggestions. Create a bad bank; focus on public health; rethink manufacturing; and get cities right
The universal use of masks in public places is the single most important intervention to reduce risks(Yogendra Kumar/HT)
The universal use of masks in public places is the single most important intervention to reduce risks(Yogendra Kumar/HT)

As Covid-19 spreads, the silver lining | Opinion

By Anurag Agrawal
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 06:46 PM IST
It is a problem. But there is now enough know-how to help prevent it, and manage its consequences
Over a million Indians have now been infected by SARS-Cov-2. Over 25,000 of them have died. India is the third most affected country in the world by caseload.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Over a million Indians have now been infected by SARS-Cov-2. Over 25,000 of them have died. India is the third most affected country in the world by caseload.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

A million cases, and counting| HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 10:52 PM IST
India needs to manage public health, economy better
Often the issue of mental health, especially for women, slips through the cracks(Getty Images)
Often the issue of mental health, especially for women, slips through the cracks(Getty Images)

Ensure mental health care is a top priority | Opinion

UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 05:38 AM IST
The coronavirus has occasioned a rethink in our health care systems and infrastructure in general. It is now time to put mental health into the mix and prepare for the future which will bring many more challenges on this front
The government aims to set up 1,50,000 HWCs by converting some of the existing sub-health and primary health centres by 2022. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The government aims to set up 1,50,000 HWCs by converting some of the existing sub-health and primary health centres by 2022. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

88 million visit Ayushman centres since February

By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 02:36 AM IST
HWCs are the primary pillar of the flagship scheme that aims to provide universal and comprehensive primary health care.
The economic costs of lockdowns were beginning to hurt. It was also clear that countries could open up, provided they ensured everyone wore masks, practised social distancing and hand-hygiene — and if they continued to test aggressively.(ANI)
The economic costs of lockdowns were beginning to hurt. It was also clear that countries could open up, provided they ensured everyone wore masks, practised social distancing and hand-hygiene — and if they continued to test aggressively.(ANI)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By R Sukumar
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 03:04 AM IST
In the first phase of their response to the virus, everyone rushed to lock down. This was the right decision, and backed by science.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s tragic death has trigged a much-needed conversation on mental health in India(PTI)
Sushant Singh Rajput’s tragic death has trigged a much-needed conversation on mental health in India(PTI)

India needs better mental health care systems

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 11:15 AM IST
Address structural and financial gaps, change mindsets
India recorded 9,962 new cases of the coronavirus disease on Thursday.(Bloomberg)
India recorded 9,962 new cases of the coronavirus disease on Thursday.(Bloomberg)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By R Sukumar
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 05:59 AM IST
The country has added roughly 50% of its cases in the past fortnight – it is time to revisit some questions.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, citizens in large parts of the world are locked down, their lives have got disrupted, their livelihoods are hurt or even destroyed, and they stare at an uncertain future for themselves and their loved ones(Hindustan Times)
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, citizens in large parts of the world are locked down, their lives have got disrupted, their livelihoods are hurt or even destroyed, and they stare at an uncertain future for themselves and their loved ones(Hindustan Times)

The pandemic is taking a toll on mental health | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 09:02 PM IST
Formulate a policy response; be empathetic; and offer care and support
Migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar take rest before they start walking back to their home states, Navi Mumbai, May 10, 2020(PTI)
Migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar take rest before they start walking back to their home states, Navi Mumbai, May 10, 2020(PTI)

To restart, revise national strategy

By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 06:07 PM IST
Rework migrant policies; reset the Covid-19 crisis management set-up, and improve communication
A medical worker collects a swab sample from an infant to test for Covid-19 in Nabi Karim on Saturday.
A medical worker collects a swab sample from an infant to test for Covid-19 in Nabi Karim on Saturday.

With hospitals overwhelmed, pregnant women left with no care or place to give birth

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 03:04 AM IST
Pregnant women, especially those about to give birth, are the worst hit by the ongoing lockdown as well as overwhelmed health care systems.
ADB’s financial and technical support will contribute in the implementation of the government’s emergency response(ADB/Twitter)
ADB’s financial and technical support will contribute in the implementation of the government’s emergency response(ADB/Twitter)

ADB approves $1.5 billion aid to India to offset Covid impact

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 04:14 AM IST
According to the statement, strengthening of public service delivery will be another important agenda, including the extension of comprehensive primary health services in urban areas, and of secondary and tertiary health care systems through public-private-partnership (PPP) modalities.
If a claim of indirect expropriation is brought against India, the government can argue that the measures adopted to combat the pandemic are a part of the State’s police powers. Many Investor-State Dispute Settlement tribunals have held that states do not violate their BIT obligations when they act in the exercise of their police powers(Biplov Bhuyan/HTPhoto)
If a claim of indirect expropriation is brought against India, the government can argue that the measures adopted to combat the pandemic are a part of the State’s police powers. Many Investor-State Dispute Settlement tribunals have held that states do not violate their BIT obligations when they act in the exercise of their police powers(Biplov Bhuyan/HTPhoto)

Covid-19: Why India doesn’t need to worry about investor-State dispute settlement claims

By Prabhash Ranjan
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 01:29 PM IST
The Indian executive, however, must remain conscious of such a possibility and ensure that their emergency regulatory actions are not arbitrary, discriminatory or disproportionate, and are adopted in good faith following due process.
This lockdown has the potential to phenomenally alter the course of the pandemic, by effectively mitigating it(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
This lockdown has the potential to phenomenally alter the course of the pandemic, by effectively mitigating it(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Use epidemiology as a tool to fight Covid-19 | Opinion

By Giridhara R Babu and Tarun Bhatnagar
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 08:12 PM IST
Countering the adverse impacts of Covid-19 requires two types of measures: Containment and mitigation. Both are equally necessary to ensure that India wins this fight
It is incumbent on the administrators and the government to take stock of the personal anxiety of health care workers and provide them some form of relief(PTI)
It is incumbent on the administrators and the government to take stock of the personal anxiety of health care workers and provide them some form of relief(PTI)

India must act now to protect its health workers | Opinion

By Ravindra M Mehta
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 10:58 PM IST
At the very least, they require quality personal protective equipment. Here are ways to meet this urgent demand
Senior citizens, with co-morbidities and compromised immune systems, find it harder to battle the disease.(ANI)
Senior citizens, with co-morbidities and compromised immune systems, find it harder to battle the disease.(ANI)

Ramp up geriatric care to battle Covid-19 | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2020 07:17 PM IST
The elderly are vulnerable. Provide social security and mobile health care services
The government realises the threat that Covid-19 presents to India’s medical and economic health, and has taken some strong policy decisions to contain its spread(REUTERS)
The government realises the threat that Covid-19 presents to India’s medical and economic health, and has taken some strong policy decisions to contain its spread(REUTERS)

The importance of collaboration in fighting Covid-19

By Vidur Mahajan
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 02:48 PM IST
Given that our health care services industry will be strained to a great extent when Covid-19 spreads across the country, we must use all options available to fight it. Partnering with industry for developing advanced data analytics and AI tools in a PPP provides an effective way to initiate the development of tools to predict, diagnose and prognosticate, like never before
Political leaders visit the Kota hospital in which at least 100 infants died in December(A H Zaidi/HT)
Political leaders visit the Kota hospital in which at least 100 infants died in December(A H Zaidi/HT)

The Kota tragedy should be a wake-up call

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 07:59 PM IST
The deaths in December point to a deeper crisis in the primary health care system
The Indian vaccine manufacturing industry has brought down the cost of vaccines making it affordable to the citizens of India(AFP)
The Indian vaccine manufacturing industry has brought down the cost of vaccines making it affordable to the citizens of India(AFP)

India’s vaccine industry needs a level-playing field | Analysis

By Adar Poonawalla
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 07:33 PM IST
The lack of restrictions and regulations on the import of vaccines has created many problems. This must be fixed
Lack of ambulances in district hospitals has been a perennial problem in Bihar.(HT File Photo/Representative Imagre)
Lack of ambulances in district hospitals has been a perennial problem in Bihar.(HT File Photo/Representative Imagre)

Bihar man carries dead son on shoulders, district magistrate orders probe

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 11:03 AM IST
Similar incidents in May 2017 in Majhaulia village of Muzaffarpur, and in October 2017 in Patna, had raised questions on health care system in the state.
Pharmacies have the option of referring patients with TB-like symptoms to doctors for TB testing, but according to the researchers, the rate of these referrals is very low.(AFP)
Pharmacies have the option of referring patients with TB-like symptoms to doctors for TB testing, but according to the researchers, the rate of these referrals is very low.(AFP)

Pharmacists can help track TB patients

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2019 01:54 AM IST
A mixed methods intervention study in India”, showed that engaging pharmacies in TB screening services could improve case detection.
An Indian woman suffering from a rare disease, which even left her in a coma after a major surgery, is fighting against being deported from the UK back to India(Facebook)
An Indian woman suffering from a rare disease, which even left her in a coma after a major surgery, is fighting against being deported from the UK back to India(Facebook)

Indian woman suffering from rare disease fights deportation from UK

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 07:19 PM IST
Bhavani Espathi, who came to Britain as a student, suffers from Crohn’s Disease – a digestive tract disorder – for which she requires a specific immunosuppressant which she says is currently unavailable in India.
(Shutterstock)
(Shutterstock)

A daily dose of ibuprofen may help prevent Alzheimer’s

Press Trust of India, Toronto | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2018 05:12 PM IST
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