Saturday, 29 January, 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'.

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Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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