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Panic stockpiling of Molnupiravir can result in similar harm seen last summer. Govt must regulate

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Fearful the health system could collapse as the Covid third wave accelerates, panicked citizens have begun stockpiling the antiviral Molnupiravir. But self-medication and over-prescription caused immeasurable harm last summer; avoidable mucormycosis deaths were just one particularly grim result. The government must ensure the use of life-saving medicines is carefully regulated.

Giriraj Singh’s conspiracy theory is irresponsible. PM Modi’s security mustn’t be trivialised

Minister Giriraj Singh’s conspiracy theory about the possible killing of PM Modi when he was stranded on a Punjab flyover is highly irresponsible. Security breach in the PM’s convoy route is an extremely serious matter, which requires a thorough probe and corrective steps. It mustn’t be trivialized for political point-scoring.

SC allowing NEET counselling will help fill doctor shortages. Don’t delay college allocation

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