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Covid-19 update: States assess mild cases to begin home-isolation

A patient with mild or pre-Covid-19 symptoms will be allowed home quarantine provided he or she lives in a place that allows strict isolation without having to intermingle with the rest of the family and a caregiver is present p 24*7 who is in direct touch with a nearby Covid-19 hospital.
Patients on the way to a quarantine centre in Mumbai.
Patients on the way to a quarantine centre in Mumbai.
Published on Apr 29, 2020 02:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRhythma Kaul

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

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.
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)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 04:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Glasgow tailor gathers volunteer army to make medical clothing during coronavirus pandemic

Scottish tailor Thomas Rae owns a string of tailoring stores across Scotland’s industrial capital Glasgow and until six weeks ago his work mainly involved mending trousers, jackets and dresses.
Scottish tailor Thomas Rae owns a string of tailoring stores across Scotland’s industrial capital Glasgow and until six weeks ago his work mainly involved mending trousers, jackets and dresses. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Scottish tailor Thomas Rae owns a string of tailoring stores across Scotland’s industrial capital Glasgow and until six weeks ago his work mainly involved mending trousers, jackets and dresses. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 22, 2020 03:19 PM IST
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Unsafe abortions, maternal deaths could skyrocket as coronavirus closes clinics worldwide

The pandemic is decreasing women’s access to sexual and reproductive health care worldwide as supply chains are disrupted, transport is restricted and services deemed “non-essential” are shut down.
The pandemic is decreasing women’s access to sexual and reproductive health care worldwide as supply chains are disrupted, transport is restricted and services deemed “non-essential” are shut down.(UNSPLASH)
The pandemic is decreasing women’s access to sexual and reproductive health care worldwide as supply chains are disrupted, transport is restricted and services deemed “non-essential” are shut down.(UNSPLASH)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 08:03 AM IST
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Panchkula corona count reaches 6 as woman tests positive; husband put under watch

Around 12 relatives of the woman have also been taken to civil hospital to be screened
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Updated on Apr 14, 2020 11:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Panchkula

Expect aid from Centre for basic requirements: Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar spoke to R Sukumar about the impact of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Haryana’s economy, the need to test more people, the migrant movement, restarting business activity, the Tablighi Jamaat cases, and the return to normalcy.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar says he is expecting help from the Centre in the form of grants so that we can meet out basic requirements.(Photo by Yogendra Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar says he is expecting help from the Centre in the form of grants so that we can meet out basic requirements.(Photo by Yogendra Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 13, 2020 06:23 AM IST
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Veteran Indian-origin British MP discharged from hospital after Covid-19 diagnosis

The 72-year-old Opposition Labour MP for Ealing Southall in west London had revealed on Twitter that he was self-isolating after developing mild symptoms earlier this month.
UK remains under strict stay-at-home social distancing rules and the government has said it is “ramping up” its testing capacity by buying “many millions” of tests to diagnose the infection as the death toll from the deadly virus hit 1,448 in the UK(AP)
UK remains under strict stay-at-home social distancing rules and the government has said it is “ramping up” its testing capacity by buying “many millions” of tests to diagnose the infection as the death toll from the deadly virus hit 1,448 in the UK(AP)
Updated on Apr 01, 2020 07:05 AM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India

Railway coach converted into isolation ward at Jagadhri workshop

10 patients can be accommodated in the isolation ward in each coach
Ten railway coaches per week will be converted into isolation wards by each Zonal Railway.(HT PHOTO)
Ten railway coaches per week will be converted into isolation wards by each Zonal Railway.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 28, 2020 08:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ambala | ByHT correspondent, Ambala

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

The elderly are vulnerable. Provide social security and mobile health care services
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)
Published on Mar 25, 2020 07:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Randhawa launches health scheme for co-op banks, societies

Randhawa, who is also the chairman of Bhai Ghanhya Trust, said the trust had signed an agreement with the New India Assurance Company and MD India Health Insurance TPA Pvt. Ltd for implementation of the Bhai Ghanhya Sehat Sewa Scheme for 2020-21.
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Published on Mar 17, 2020 10:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Covid 19: Gian Sagar hospital notified as isolation facility

The hospital would continue to function normally as it has enough beds to quarantine suspected coronavirus patients.
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Published on Mar 14, 2020 10:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | ByHT Correspondent, Patiala

States should not put a cap on family size | HT Editorial

Improve health services and increase the scope of reversible contraceptives
If a two-child norm is imposed, women will become more vulnerable to forcible sterilisations and sex selection. Instead of restrictions, the State must increase the scope of reversible contraceptive choices and provide better health services to people(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
If a two-child norm is imposed, women will become more vulnerable to forcible sterilisations and sex selection. Instead of restrictions, the State must increase the scope of reversible contraceptive choices and provide better health services to people(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 08, 2020 06:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Funds for social services highlight Rajasthan budget

Gehlot said the government was dedicated to promoting a nirogi Rajasthan (healthy Rajasthan); farmers’ prosperity; the welfare of women, children and elderly; workers, students and youth; promoting education; improving availability of water and electricity and ensuring better roads; and improving skills.
CM ashok gehlot giving final touches to the State Budget 2020-21 at CMO on Wednesday.
CM ashok gehlot giving final touches to the State Budget 2020-21 at CMO on Wednesday.
Published on Feb 21, 2020 01:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rajasthan | ByHT Correspondent

PGIMER admn tells doctors to refrain from going on strikes

Fresh directions issued to all department heads, citing the health ministry’s orders
In June 2019, resident doctors went on a strike and held a massive rally in Chandigarh in support of doctors who were attacked in West Bengal(HT FILE)
In June 2019, resident doctors went on a strike and held a massive rally in Chandigarh in support of doctors who were attacked in West Bengal(HT FILE)
Updated on Feb 13, 2020 12:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh

Bengal govt traces passengers who travelled with Coronavirus-hit Kerala student

Three of the co-passengers are still in West Bengal, while one has gone to Delhi. Three others have flown back to China, said a top official of the health department. At least seven passengers on the flight in which the Thrissur woman was flying, hail from Bengal. The rest are from other states.
HT had earlier reported that the West Bengal government had initiated a search to track down the co-passengers of the Coronavirus-affected Kerala student who arrived at the NSCBI airport in Kolkata from China. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)
HT had earlier reported that the West Bengal government had initiated a search to track down the co-passengers of the Coronavirus-affected Kerala student who arrived at the NSCBI airport in Kolkata from China. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 02, 2020 10:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

Patients suffer as specialist doctors go on strike in Amritsar civil hospital

Doctors at the Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs Memorial Civil Hospital, Amritsar on Thursday went on a one-day strike in protest against heavy burden on them due to shortage of emergency medical officers (EMOs) in the hospital. Since as many as 80% posts of EMOs are lying vacant in the hospital, specialist doctors are forced to perform emergency duties along with their general duties.
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Published on Jan 30, 2020 11:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByHT Correspondent, Amritsar

Be a Road Hero, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

There are reports of lakhs of road accidents annually in our country. Mr. Gadkari’s message sheds light on the initiatives that we as individuals need to take to keep our roads safe.
Be a Road Hero, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari
Be a Road Hero, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari
Updated on Jan 20, 2020 11:15 AM IST
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HC quashes de-novo inquiry order of health services director into child swapping case

The petitioners (staff nurses) were served with Articles of charges and statement of imputations of misconduct and misbehaviour on December 5, 2016, which they denied
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Published on Jan 04, 2020 10:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

Proposal to end NPA to save funds sends Punjab health dept into tizzy

PCMS association fumes over move; health minister claims ignorance of the proposal
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Updated on Jan 03, 2020 11:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRavinder Vasudeva, Chandigarh

82,000 treated under Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna: Sidhu

Punjab health and family welfare Balbir Singh Sidhu on Tuesday said that more than 82,000 people have so far been treated under the Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna (SSBY) launched by the state government. Talking to reporters after the meeting of the district grievance redressal committee here, Sidhu said a total of 38 lakh cards have been issued under SSBY.
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Published on Dec 17, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ferozpur | ByHT Correspondent, Ferozepur

To grow, India must invest in public health

There is a clear pattern. Countries and states which have prioritised health saw a corresponding economic rise
Malnourished children earn 20% less as adults than other children(HT FILE PHOTO)
Malnourished children earn 20% less as adults than other children(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 29, 2019 07:09 PM IST
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ByAshok Alexander

No operators for Janaushadhi stores at three Chandigarh hospitals

Chandigarh’s health department last year had allotted space in the civil hospitals of Sector 45 and 22 and the Manimajra Civil Hospital to Chandigarh’s Red Cross Society to run the Jan Aushadi Kendras. However, tendering process by the Society did not get a single response
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Published on Nov 23, 2019 01:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh

ECHS told to pay ex-serviceman 5,000 to army officer for denying services

Consumer forum also asked its Jagraon branch to refund a payment of 3,074 for not providing free medical facilities to complainant and his wife
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Updated on Nov 17, 2019 10:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

ICPD @ 25: India must prioritise reproductive rights

ICPD would be a tough act to follow but when we reconvene at ICPD+25, I hope it will give us renewed fervour, energy and thought leadership to work towards the unfinished agenda
Social factors, such as age at marriage, age at first birth, education of girls for maternal and infant well-being, and promoting a basket of contraceptive choices find prominence in the policy(Shutterstock)
Social factors, such as age at marriage, age at first birth, education of girls for maternal and infant well-being, and promoting a basket of contraceptive choices find prominence in the policy(Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 02:06 PM IST
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ByPoonam Muttreja

Hooda, Abhay tear into govt on farmers’, jobs issues

Participating in the discussion on the governor’s address, Hooda, who also is the leader of opposition, said the address should have listed government’s achievements and vision, but it had neither.
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Published on Nov 06, 2019 01:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRajesh Moudgil, Chandigarh

A good care plan can reduce number of mental illness patients ending up in hospitals by 40%

Severe mental illnesses affect between one and two per cent of the population and include conditions like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Severe mental illnesses affect between one and two per cent of the population and include conditions like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.(Pixabay)
Severe mental illnesses affect between one and two per cent of the population and include conditions like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.(Pixabay)
Updated on Nov 05, 2019 09:55 AM IST
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Washington D.C. | ByAsian News International

Dos and Don’ts: Health advisory issued for Delhiites amidst severe air pollution, smog

Advising the public to avoid outdoor physical activities, especially during morning and late evening hours, the DGHS said that persons having occupations of prolonged exposure should take extra precautions.
Advising the public to avoid outdoor physical activities, especially during morning and late evening hours, the DGHS said that persons having occupations of prolonged exposure should take extra precautions.(Unsplash)
Advising the public to avoid outdoor physical activities, especially during morning and late evening hours, the DGHS said that persons having occupations of prolonged exposure should take extra precautions.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 10:16 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Delhi govt issues health advisory for rising air pollution, says ‘stay indoors, wear masks’

In a statement, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the air pollution had reached the severe level and asked people to follow the dos and don’ts as mentioned in the advisory.
New Delhi, India - Nov. 3, 2019: Members of Democratic Youth Federation of India (Delhi) and Jan Swasthya Abhiyan(Delhi) wearing masks display placards during a protest march demanding implementation of measures to reduce air pollution the capital, in New Delhi, India(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Nov. 3, 2019: Members of Democratic Youth Federation of India (Delhi) and Jan Swasthya Abhiyan(Delhi) wearing masks display placards during a protest march demanding implementation of measures to reduce air pollution the capital, in New Delhi, India(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 03, 2019 08:36 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Punjab, Haryana among top five in National Health Mission performance index

Punjab, Haryana, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Assam and Kerala have been ranked top five among states and Union Territories which performed well on various health system strengthening parameters of the National Health Mission. Also, 14 states and UTs with Bihar, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Madhya Pardesh and Mizoram being the worst-performing states have been penalised, which means they will lose out on NHM funds for performance linked conditionalities from the Centre, according to the Health System Strengthening Conditionality Report of states 2018-19.
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Published on Oct 09, 2019 11:06 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi

Festive season adulteration: Unsafe food to invite jail term, fine up to 5L

The UT health department will start raiding food outlets, mostly sweetmeat shops, from September 30
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 12:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAmanjeet Singh, Chandigarh
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