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A health worker prepares for the dry run for the Covid vaccine at Government Hospital Sarwal in Jammu on Saturday.(PTI)

J&K logged 10,747 cases, 189 deaths in December; lowest in 6 months

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:43 AM IST
This is also the first time in six months that monthly fatalities due to the disease were below 200.
As and when vaccines are found to be safe and effective, countries will need to activate detailed plans to efficiently deploy the initial tranches of Covid-19 vaccines to cover up to 20% of the most vulnerable of their population, and to carry out coordinated and equitable deployments thereafter.(REUTERS)
As and when vaccines are found to be safe and effective, countries will need to activate detailed plans to efficiently deploy the initial tranches of Covid-19 vaccines to cover up to 20% of the most vulnerable of their population, and to carry out coordinated and equitable deployments thereafter.(REUTERS)

The equitable and efficient deployment of vaccines

By Poonam Khetrapal Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:42 PM IST
Complacency must not set in. Although vaccine manufacturing has already started, reaching sufficient availability will take time. In a crisis such as this, there are no silver bullets
The vaccination drive is going to be conducted in a systematic manner with people having to register online and they will be asked to be present at a vaccination camp on a specific date and time, the officials revealed.
The vaccination drive is going to be conducted in a systematic manner with people having to register online and they will be asked to be present at a vaccination camp on a specific date and time, the officials revealed.

Maharashtra prepares to vaccinate 3.25 crore people in six months

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Maharashtra is preparing to administer Covid-19 vaccine shots to 3.25 crore people over three phases in six months, according to officials. However, it is still unclear whether it will be free or not.
Doctors and medical staff of Kasturba Gandhi Hospital during the silent protest for allegedly not receiving salaries in New Delhi in June.(ANI File Photo)
Doctors and medical staff of Kasturba Gandhi Hospital during the silent protest for allegedly not receiving salaries in New Delhi in June.(ANI File Photo)

Kasturba Hospital doctors call off stir, paramedics to continue pen-down strike

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 06:17 AM IST
Doctors of Kasturba Hospital had begun their strike on October 14 and those from Hindu Rao from October 5.
The Mission Director of National Health Mission will be the nodal officer to coordinate this exercise(File Photo (Representative Image))
The Mission Director of National Health Mission will be the nodal officer to coordinate this exercise(File Photo (Representative Image))

West Bengal government asks medical establishments for list of workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2020 01:24 PM IST
The state government is aiming mid-November to hand over the complete details of all the health workers working in both private and state-run medical establishments in the state to the Centre.
Higher doubling time suggests slowdown in spread of infection .(Representational photo)
Higher doubling time suggests slowdown in spread of infection .(Representational photo)

From 17 to 130 days, doubling time of Covid-19 cases slows down in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 11:40 PM IST
‘Doubling rate has increased manifold in comparison to last month. This is the trend in the whole country, though it’s more pronounced in Chandigarh as the decline is steeper,’ said Arun Gupta, health secretary.
In September, a village in Haryana had prevented health officials from testing villagers and destroyed their testing kits.(REUTERS Photo/Representative)
In September, a village in Haryana had prevented health officials from testing villagers and destroyed their testing kits.(REUTERS Photo/Representative)

2 Haryana villages resolve to boycott Covid-19 tests, list reasons

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By Sunil Rahar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 07:15 PM IST
The authorities have said that they will take action against the village heads for passing illegal resolutions.
At least 136 million people are employed in the health and social services sector globally, according to the WHO.(HT PHOTO/ Bachchan Kumar)
At least 136 million people are employed in the health and social services sector globally, according to the WHO.(HT PHOTO/ Bachchan Kumar)

WHO spotlights safety of health workers amid Covid-19, releases charter

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 07:57 PM IST
The physical risks faced by health workers are compounded by psychological stress from working in high-risk settings for long hours, constant fear of infection, separation from family, and social stigmatisation.
HT Image
HT Image

Organ harvesting allegations: Officials seeks police action as protest video does rounds

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 11:09 PM IST
Civil surgeon says victim’s family is levelling baseless allegations
(Representative Image/Reuters)
(Representative Image/Reuters)

Panchkula sees record surge with 172 cases

Hindustan Times/Panchkula | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
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
The bench, which drew upon orders by the Supreme Court, said the medical officers and the paramedical staff employed in government hospitals were duty bound to extend medical assistance for preserving human life. (PTI photo)
The bench, which drew upon orders by the Supreme Court, said the medical officers and the paramedical staff employed in government hospitals were duty bound to extend medical assistance for preserving human life. (PTI photo)

Patna HC asks health workers to call off strike, resume duty

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 12:29 AM IST
Restraining the paramedical workers and doctors from going on a strike, a division bench of the Patna high court said the violation of the order would be tantamount to contempt of court.
Satish Shah advises people to not be scared and get tested and treated if they have any symptoms.(PHOTO: FOTOCORP)
Satish Shah advises people to not be scared and get tested and treated if they have any symptoms.(PHOTO: FOTOCORP)

I feel Covid-19 is a hauua: Satish Shah

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 08:06 PM IST
Senior actor Satish Shah, who returned home after being treated for Covid-19, says most people recover so there is nothing to be scared of. Getting treatment instantly is the key
Indian officials have hinted that the country was looking at multilateral mechanisms such as the World Health Organization-led Covax facility to help secure vaccine supplies(Bloomberg)
Indian officials have hinted that the country was looking at multilateral mechanisms such as the World Health Organization-led Covax facility to help secure vaccine supplies(Bloomberg)

Develop a vaccine plan | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 07:31 PM IST
From supplies to distribution, there will be real challenges
A medical worker tends to a Covid-19 patient at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital, New Delhi, July 17(REUTERS)
A medical worker tends to a Covid-19 patient at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital, New Delhi, July 17(REUTERS)

Covid: The State-citizen trust deficit

By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 06:01 AM IST
This distrust has shaped official communication, relief and the health response to the pandemic
The police in Odisha’s Jaipur district said they are looking into allegations that the couple was killed over suspicion of practising witchcraft.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
The police in Odisha’s Jaipur district said they are looking into allegations that the couple was killed over suspicion of practising witchcraft.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)

Elderly couple burnt to death in another witch-hunt in Odisha

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 03:18 PM IST
Villagers suspected the couple of practising witchcraft after about half a dozen people of Nimapali died due to different causes over the last two weeks.
Out of 10,725 total cases, recovered are 4,838 and live 5,372(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Out of 10,725 total cases, recovered are 4,838 and live 5,372(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Kerala coronavirus cases cross 10,000 mark

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 09:06 PM IST
In Thiruvananthapuram, at least 80 employees of a shopping mall were tested positive forcing authorities to take strict action against business establishments which flout social distancing and safety norms
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

Noida admin reaches out to civil society for help in fight against Covid

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Officials said RWAs and AOAs have been told to buy pulse oximeters (small, handheld devices used to measure oxygen levels in the body) to screen suspected Covid patients.
Of the 84 persons who tested positive in Panchkula district , 41 have been discharged and the rest are under treatment.(PTI)
Of the 84 persons who tested positive in Panchkula district , 41 have been discharged and the rest are under treatment.(PTI)

6 people, including constable, health worker, test positive for Covid-19 in Panchkula

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 12:31 AM IST
Other patients include two men aged 40 and 43 years from Kalka and Vikas Vihar Colony, respectively; and two women aged 42 and 28 years from Jaloli in Barwala and Kalka, respectively
WHO’s Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh says the transmissibility and severity of Covid-19 have not changed.(Photo courtesy: WHO)
WHO’s Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh says the transmissibility and severity of Covid-19 have not changed.(Photo courtesy: WHO)

‘Aggressively carry out core health measures’, says WHO South-East Asia director

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 06:45 AM IST
WHO South-East Asia director says masks are a part of a comprehensive package of measures to suppress Covid-19 transmission and save lives.
A hospital in Panchkula recently billed a woman Rs18,000 for PPE kits of seven health workers attending to the birth of her child, including two PPE kits for the infant.(Representative photo/HT)
A hospital in Panchkula recently billed a woman Rs18,000 for PPE kits of seven health workers attending to the birth of her child, including two PPE kits for the infant.(Representative photo/HT)
The JDS corporator said he would quarantine himself as per the regulations.(REUTERS)
The JDS corporator said he would quarantine himself as per the regulations.(REUTERS)

Bengaluru corporator tests positive for Covid-19

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2020 03:31 PM IST
Health workers reached there in an ambulance and gave him a personal protection gear to wear and he was taken to a designated hospital.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson applauds outside 10 Downing Street during the Clap for our Carers campaign in support of the NHS.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson applauds outside 10 Downing Street during the Clap for our Carers campaign in support of the NHS.(REUTERS)

Health workers recieve claps and appreciation from Britons, PM Boris Johnson joins too

LONDON | By Reuters| Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2020 03:54 PM IST
People across the country joined in, with TV footage showing people banging pots, clapping and cheering.
The state’s focus is on the most vulnerable and high-risk categories, maintaining surveillance of returnees, and opening up the economy with care(PTI)
The state’s focus is on the most vulnerable and high-risk categories, maintaining surveillance of returnees, and opening up the economy with care(PTI)

How Kerala is planning to tackle Covid’s third phase

By KK Shailaja
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 12:30 PM IST
With people returning to the state, there is a renewed risk of transmission. There is no room for complacency
The WBTC had been operating skeletal bus services during the lockdown period on some popular routes for emergency purposes and health workers.(PTI)
The WBTC had been operating skeletal bus services during the lockdown period on some popular routes for emergency purposes and health workers.(PTI)

Bengal govt to run buses on 40 routes as more offices start functioning

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2020 02:40 PM IST
The buses, including air-conditioned ones, would run on various routes across the city as well as in the suburbs and districts from 7 am to 7 pm, a notification issued by the managing director of WBTC said.
Though the 20-year old woman went into labour, ambulance could not reach her due to fallen trees blocking the road to her house(HT Photo)
Though the 20-year old woman went into labour, ambulance could not reach her due to fallen trees blocking the road to her house(HT Photo)

At least 60 babies delivered in Odisha during cyclone Amphan

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 10:13 PM IST
Bhadrak district collector Gyana Das shared the picture of the mother and her newborn twins on his official Twitter account while appreciating the services of Angawadi workers, ASHA workers and other health workers during the calamity.
As of Saturday, 78,227 people in China have recovered from the disease since the government started action from January 23 to contain the infection.(AFP)
As of Saturday, 78,227 people in China have recovered from the disease since the government started action from January 23 to contain the infection.(AFP)

Covid-19 can cause long-term organ damage; China adds after effects to medical insurance

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2020 03:37 PM IST
China’s National Health Commission (NHC) in its guidelines on COVID-19 survivors said some recovered patients would require treatment for lung and heart damage, for movement problems from muscle loss, as well as for psychological disorders.
Mobilise the full power of a whole-of-government, whole-of-society approach(PTI)
Mobilise the full power of a whole-of-government, whole-of-society approach(PTI)

A ‘new normal’ is in the offing. Ensure a balance| Analysis

By Poonam Khetrapal Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Prioritise controlling the spread of Covid-19, strengthening health services, and supporting each other to stay healthy
Seniors checking if the PPE kits have been worn properly at PGIMER in Chandigarh.(HT PHOTO)
Seniors checking if the PPE kits have been worn properly at PGIMER in Chandigarh.(HT PHOTO)

Young Covid-19 warriors in Chandigarh undaunted by infection risks, skin lesions, dehydration

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Working in non-AC environments can be tough and PPE suits make things work, says nursing officers at PGIMER’s Covid-19 hospital
Vishal Patel, a third year student of mechanical engineering at the Ashoka Institute in Varanasi, has developed this robot.(IANS)
Vishal Patel, a third year student of mechanical engineering at the Ashoka Institute in Varanasi, has developed this robot.(IANS)

Student develops robot to help check lockdown violators in Varanasi

Lucknow | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2020 08:14 PM IST
The police who are at a risk from coronavirus infection can maintain social distancing by operating through the robots who will monitor the situation.
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