Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicCovid facility

Topic: Covid facility

IAS officer turns bus depot into hospital to give MP town its first Covid centre

The SDM of Ujjain district's Badnagar was a doctor before he turned to civil service. His training helped him set up the facility in a town that had no dedicated Covid treatment centres.

Nanded gurdwara has ‘enough funds’ to build 120-bed hospital, won’t need the donated gold

Recent reports suggested that Nanded gurdwara in Maharashtra was using gold donated to it over past 50 yrs to build hospitals. The gurdwara board has clarified that it has other resources.

‘If there’s hell…it’s here’ — A day with patients in DMCH, north Bihar’s mainstay hospital

DMCH caters to patients from 5 districts of north Bihar. In the second surge of the pandemic, Darbhanga has engaged 20 private hospitals to manage the patient load.

IIT-Gandhinagar shows the way, sets up Covid care centre on campus, shares how-to guide

The institute successfully managed 95 patients at its Covid care facility during the peak last month. It now wants to encourage others to also create such facilities.

Govt allows hospitals to accept cash payments of Rs 2 lakh & more for Covid treatment

The notification by the Income Tax Dept. said the latest provision was being made for a period between 1 April - 31 May on obtaining PAN or Aadhaar of the patient.

Here’s how Indian private sector must play bigger role in Covid management, writes Deep Kalra

We are still grappling with the enormity of the Covid challenge, but it’s now abundantly clear it can not be addressed by the government and its machinery alone.

Smooth sailing to fights in queues: Delhi sees it all as the 18+ turn up for Covid shots

The Delhi government has turned many government schools into vaccination booths to ease the load of those waiting for their doses.

UP villagers fear ‘Corona sui’ & losing kidney, so they won’t get tested or treated for Covid

The many misgivings among UP villagers are keeping them away from seeking treatment, but govt and CHCs say situation is being tackled and door-to-door awareness campaigns are on.

Didn’t ask for 100 beds for judges at 5-star hotel, withdraw order or we’ll quash it: Delhi HC

Delhi High Court calls order 'patently discriminatory' and says the Delhi government 'cannot create a facility exclusive for any class'.

On Camera

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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