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A resident of Chaupal in Shimla district, the woman tested positive for Covid-19 on September 18 after which she was referred to the hospital and admitted in the isolation ward.(HT file)

54-year-old woman dies by suicide in Covid isolation ward of Shimla hospital

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 12:21 AM IST
Woman was hospitalised after she tested positive on September 18; her son says she was suffering from hypertension also; first case of suicide by Covid patient in hospital in Himachal Pradesh
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Covid-infected Jammu health director admitted to private hospital

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria, Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 08:26 AM IST
The Centre’s team of health experts will reach Jammu on Saturday
Jammu Government Medical College and Hospital principal Dr Nasib Chand Digra.
Jammu Government Medical College and Hospital principal Dr Nasib Chand Digra.

Peeved over ‘indiscipline’, Jammu GMCH principal opts for VRS

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria, Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 12:40 AM IST
In a two-page letter to lieutenant governor (LG) Manoj Sinha, Digra said he was choosing to opt for VRS because of interference of ‘extra-institutional officials’ in the working of the hospital.
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(Representative Image/HT)

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

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
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
Ziqitza Healthcare, which presently operates the helplines 104 / 108 that support the COVID handling, had to scale up their operations and base as per the guidelines and advice from the health ministry, in a short period in hand to manage 10x of calls inflow a day.
Ziqitza Healthcare, which presently operates the helplines 104 / 108 that support the COVID handling, had to scale up their operations and base as per the guidelines and advice from the health ministry, in a short period in hand to manage 10x of calls inflow a day.

Ziqitza Healthcare has served over 1.09 Lac COVID-19 patient transfers

UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 08:02 PM IST
It was unprecedented for everyone when COVID -19 pandemic hit countries, business and people irrespective of class, income and boundaries.
Reliance General Insurance offers a slew of unique benefits as part of its policy, so that you can allay your fears about healthcare in these stressful times(Shutterstock)
Reliance General Insurance offers a slew of unique benefits as part of its policy, so that you can allay your fears about healthcare in these stressful times(Shutterstock)

Covid-19: Health insurance is your best bet against steep medical costs

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 02:29 PM IST
A health insurance policy will not only make it easier for you to get proper medical facilities, but also save you from emptying your financial reservoirs.
Amitabh Bachchan is recovering from Covid-19 at a hospital in Mumbai.
Amitabh Bachchan is recovering from Covid-19 at a hospital in Mumbai.

Amitabh Bachchan says he sings in isolation ward at night, shares effects of Covid-19 treatment on mental state of patient

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 08:24 AM IST
Amitabh Bachchan, living in isolation for Covid-19 treatment, has shared how a patient doesn’t get to see another face for weeks since all doctors and nurses are covered in PPE kits.
This is the fourth time the CPCB has issued guidelines on management of bio-medical waste generated from coronavirus.(HT Photo)
This is the fourth time the CPCB has issued guidelines on management of bio-medical waste generated from coronavirus.(HT Photo)

General households to cut and store waste masks, gloves for 72 hours before disposing of: CPCB

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2020 05:42 PM IST
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) also directed commercial establishments like malls and offices to follow the same procedure with discarded protective personal equipment (PPE) from general public.
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, Ludhiana
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
Senior Delhi police officers said that they had launched a massive crackdown in the last two months and a large number of people have been arrested for snatching and robbery . Snatching was one of the most common crimes last year.(ANI)
Senior Delhi police officers said that they had launched a massive crackdown in the last two months and a large number of people have been arrested for snatching and robbery . Snatching was one of the most common crimes last year.(ANI)

Delhi police crack down on snatchers as pandemic keeps crime low

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 03:18 AM IST
Data accessed by HT shows that the police control room used to receive around 5,000 distress calls on an average every month.. The numbers have come down to less than 2,000 in the last few months.
Ganjam has seen more than 1,800 Covid-19 cases, the highest in Odisha, in just about a month after two lakh migrant labourers came back to the district.(Getty Images (Representative Image))
Ganjam has seen more than 1,800 Covid-19 cases, the highest in Odisha, in just about a month after two lakh migrant labourers came back to the district.(Getty Images (Representative Image))

Wife found dead after husband dies in Covid-19 isolation ward in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2020 07:44 AM IST
Unable to reconcile with the death of her husband, Swain reportedly tried to slit her wrist using her bangles. She then went to the isolation ward.
The petitioner had also prayed before that court that rapid antigen detection test (RADT) be conducted for Covid-19 patients.. (HT photo)
The petitioner had also prayed before that court that rapid antigen detection test (RADT) be conducted for Covid-19 patients.. (HT photo)

Disclose steps taken to convert railway coaches into quarantine facilities: HC to Centre

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 07:47 PM IST
The petitioner also alleged that the inefficient management of the pandemic has resulted in the breakdown of the healthcare system within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), leading to a spike in Covid-19 positive cases.
An Indian Railways staff notes down details inside a train coach--temporarily converted into an isolation ward for coronavirus patients, at Anand Vihar railway station in New Delhi on Saturday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
An Indian Railways staff notes down details inside a train coach--temporarily converted into an isolation ward for coronavirus patients, at Anand Vihar railway station in New Delhi on Saturday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Covid-19 patients in isolation coaches are all praise for Railways except for mosquitoes

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 02:03 PM IST
Equipped with hand-held showers, mosquito nets, bio-toilets, power sockets, oxygen cylinders and more, the Covid-care coaches have it all to keep patients comfortable. But controlling the heat in the steel bodied non air-conditioned coaches has been a huge challenge, officials said.
The doctor said action would be taken against whoever is found responsible in the probe report.( Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)(Representative Image)
The doctor said action would be taken against whoever is found responsible in the probe report.( Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)(Representative Image)

Patient dies after family members unplug ventilator to plug in cooler at Kota hospital

Kota | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2020 12:01 PM IST
The man was shifted to an isolation ward on June 15 as a safety measure after another patient in the ICU tested positive for the disease.
The Pune railway division had converted 60 coaches with a capacity of 1,080 beds into isolation wards earlier in April.(HT PHOTO)
The Pune railway division had converted 60 coaches with a capacity of 1,080 beds into isolation wards earlier in April.(HT PHOTO)

60 train coaches in Pune converted into Covid isolation cabins await patients

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Dheeraj Bengrut
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2020 04:10 PM IST
These coaches are currently kept at the Pune railway division’s Ghorpadi coach repair factory.
RGSSH in east Delhi, with 500 beds, has been treating pandemic-affected patients since the outbreak in Delhi in March and has been a Covid-19 dedicated facility from the very beginning.(AP)
RGSSH in east Delhi, with 500 beds, has been treating pandemic-affected patients since the outbreak in Delhi in March and has been a Covid-19 dedicated facility from the very beginning.(AP)

Phone calls, chit-chat: How a Covid facility in Delhi is helping patients fight corona, isolation

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 05:24 PM IST
At the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) here, doctors and nurses regularly interact with patients, making sure “they don’t lost touch with life” in the time of social distancing and quarantined existence.
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).
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With 31 new cases, Haryana’s Covid-19 count climbs to 548

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2020 12:00 AM IST
With this, there seems to be no let up in the number of cases in the state, which saw 66 fresh cases on Sunday and 77, the highest ever in a day till date, on Monday.
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75 cases detected in Haryana, 29 in Sonepat alone

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 11:53 PM IST
The state had on Sunday crossed the 400-mark and has reported 141 positive cases in just 48 hours
Like most other states, Uttar Pradesh has made a 14-day quarantine mandatory, after which each family will get food grains for 15 days.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Like most other states, Uttar Pradesh has made a 14-day quarantine mandatory, after which each family will get food grains for 15 days.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

As migrants return, states guard against Covid surge

Hindustan Times, Patna/Ranchi/Bhubaneshwar | By Arun Kumar/Sanjoy Dey/Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 01:54 AM IST
The Bihar government has made a 21-day quarantine mandatory for all workers and has cancelled the leave of all doctors and health workers.
The BMC said it discharged 45 patients from various hospitals on Thursday following their recovery from the disease, taking the number of such people to 1472.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The BMC said it discharged 45 patients from various hospitals on Thursday following their recovery from the disease, taking the number of such people to 1472.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

417 new cases take Mumbai’s Covid-19 count to 6875; 20 die

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2020 05:21 AM IST
The BMC said it discharged 45 patients from various hospitals on Thursday following their recovery from the disease, taking the number of such people to 1472.
Seen here is an AMRI hospital building.
Seen here is an AMRI hospital building.

This Kolkata hospital offers ‘virtual visiting hours’ for Covid-19 patients

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 09:23 PM IST
Doctors at the AMRI hospital said this will mitigate the anxiety of Covid-19 patients to a great extent.
The swab test of a suspected patient costs Rs 4,500 (the Supreme Court fixed this fee for private labs after hearing experts and others). The price of the test kit alone is Rs 3,000(Bloomberg)
The swab test of a suspected patient costs Rs 4,500 (the Supreme Court fixed this fee for private labs after hearing experts and others). The price of the test kit alone is Rs 3,000(Bloomberg)

What does it cost to treat a coronavirus patient? Here’s a break up

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 07:04 PM IST
On an average, treatment of a normal Covid-19 carrier, without ventilators or other life-saving equipment, costs between Rs 20,000 and 25,000 daily, says a doctor at Thiruvananthapuram medical college hospital.
Eight-year-old Arush (right) and his sister Aaina, 6, playing games on mobile phones during their time in the isolation ward of Sirsa civil hospital.(SOURCED)
Eight-year-old Arush (right) and his sister Aaina, 6, playing games on mobile phones during their time in the isolation ward of Sirsa civil hospital.(SOURCED)

Mobile games rescued Sirsa siblings from boredom in isolation ward

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Bhaskar Mukherjee, Hisar
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 01:23 AM IST
They had tested positive for Covid-19 along with their mother.
Firefighters sanitize a locality during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Ranchi, Saturday. April 18, 2020.(PTI)
Firefighters sanitize a locality during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Ranchi, Saturday. April 18, 2020.(PTI)

Jharkhand woman tests Covid-19 positive after giving birth, state tally rises to 35

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2020 01:35 PM IST
With the latest case, the number of Covid-19 cases in Jharkhand have risen to 35, according to the Union health ministry figures released on Saturday morning. These include two deaths from the disease. One fatality was reported from Ranchi while the other from Bokaro district. Both were senior citizens.
All Covid-19 positive cases reported from Uttarakhand since April 2 are linked Jamaat attendees.(REUTERS)
All Covid-19 positive cases reported from Uttarakhand since April 2 are linked Jamaat attendees.(REUTERS)

Uttarakhand reports 3 new Covid-19 cases, 9-month-old tests positive

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 08:26 PM IST
Dr. Dinesh Chauhan, additional chief medical officer, Dehradun, and the nodal officer for Covid-19 in the district, said that a doctor from the military hospital in Dehradun and a nine-month-old baby tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.
The district administration decided to discharge all six patients from hospital and shifted them to a quarantine facility for observation, according to state government guidelines.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
The district administration decided to discharge all six patients from hospital and shifted them to a quarantine facility for observation, according to state government guidelines.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Now, UP’s Maharajganj, Hathras become corona-free districts

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Lucknow
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 05:43 PM IST
In Maharajganj, all six Covid-19 patients tested negative for the Sars-Cov-2 virus for the second time, district magistrate Ujjwal Kumar said.
IIT Ropar campus
IIT Ropar campus

IIT -Ropar designs ‘WardBot’ to deliver food, medicines to Covid -19 patients

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 04:27 PM IST
Researchers working on the project said its deployment in hospitals will help in minimising the risk of the frontline health staff getting infected with the deadly virus.
The Chandigarh PGIMER nurse who recovered from Covid-19 being sent home, where he will be in self isolation for two more weeks.(HT photo)
The Chandigarh PGIMER nurse who recovered from Covid-19 being sent home, where he will be in self isolation for two more weeks.(HT photo)

Wish to serve on the frontline, says PGI nurse who survived Covid

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2020 08:40 PM IST
A Railway worker spraying disinfectant on a Covid-19 isolation coach during a nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus.(ANI PHOTO.)
A Railway worker spraying disinfectant on a Covid-19 isolation coach during a nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus.(ANI PHOTO.)

Covid-19 Update: 591 new cases, 20 deaths reported since Wednesday, says health ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 06:23 PM IST
The health ministry official asked people to follow the ministry website for authentic numbers of positive patients and other government sources of information and not to believe in fake news, which maybe in circulation on social media.
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