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Shailaja Bajpai

Shailaja Bajpai
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On Camera

India’s Covid vaccine policy is bound to promote inefficiency, inequality

Modi govt’s policy for Covid-19 vaccine has thoroughly exposed both the failures of an incompetent state and the vagaries of the ‘free’ market.
A crowded market in Patna after the Bihar government announced complete lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, on 4 May 2021 | Photo: PTI

Growth will be hit in April quarter but impact will be less than first wave: Finance ministry

Earlier this week, RBI had also put out an optimistic statement saying the impact on economic activity from the Covid second wave will be minimal.

Defence

A file photo of a Covid ward set up at an Army hospital, in Prayagraj. | Photo: ANI

Armed forces plan to hire 400 retired military doctors to assist in fight against Covid

The forces are looking to hire, on a contractual basis for about a year, medical officers who retired in the last four to five years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Mayday, Mayday — How Modi govt led India into a perfect storm

Triumphalism, premature declaration of victory meant no one checked if India had enough vaccines, oxygen, remdesivir, bringing us back to a crisis where we need foreign aid after four decades.