Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicCovid care centre

Topic: Covid care centre

How Tamil Nadu’s training thousands of nurses to handle kids with Covid as it preps for 3rd wave

Since July, Tamil Nadu has been organising virtual and in-person training for nurses to handle young Covid patients, apprehending a spike in infections among kids and infants in the 3rd wave.

Haryana town had spanking new hospital with O2 tank, but it was of no use in peak Covid crisis

Samalkha: The Samalkha General Hospital in Haryana’s Panipat district presents an image that is in stark contrast to the pathetic scenes being reported from...

Day in the life of a doctor in rural Bihar: Travel 80km, tackle hesitancy, battle poor infra

Dr Pankaj Kumar, 37, is posted at Madhubani's Covid Care hospital. His worst nightmare: When he has to utter those four words — 'he/she is no more'.

‘He’s just a call away’ — Haryana IAS officer was at the job even when he was down with Covid

The Sonipat district collector was hospitalised in April with Covid, his daughter was on ventilator. Still he kept in touch with his team to ensure that pandemic management in the district was on track.

In Pune paediatrics Covid ward, there’s Enid Blyton & Pooh for company, noodles as comfort food

The 40-bed facility is part of the Dr Balasaheb Ambedkar Covid Care Centre in Yerawada and is an isolation ward for asymptomatic cases.

Mobiles banned as ‘infectious,’ 100s wait for news on kin at WB Covid hospitals. Like Mr Maity

Bengal had banned mobile phones in govt Covid hospitals last year, making it difficult for patients to keep in touch. Calls to hospital landlines go unanswered, say families.

How do Covid hospitals set up by DRDO operate & what’s the role of armed forces

The DRDO has set up five temporary hospitals to treat Covid patients. More are planned to handle a possible third wave. But the agency's role has primarily been of a project executing body.

To avoid ‘Delhi-like’ crisis, Tamil Nadu’s ‘oxygen war room’ is working 24×7 to ensure supply

Working since 6 May, the war room in Chennai services 200 hospitals and nursing homes, tracking stocks and coordinating with suppliers and police to ensure no delays.

Armed forces procure oxygen, medical supplies as Covid cases go up in rural areas

The armed forces have identified states and regions which need more help, based on existing capacities and number of cases, and are also preparing for a possible third wave.

Gasping Covid patients on floor with the dead, doctors at breaking point in east UP hospitals

With just 1,400 hospital beds between them, East UP rural districts Ballia and Ghaizpur are struggling with a caseload of nearly 10,000 active cases.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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