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US doctors do away with magazines in waiting rooms in another pandemic blow to print

Publications are grappling with people's fear that one can get Covid by touching them. To date, there is no evidence of transmission of the virus through print media.
A special team of doctors from SSKM Hospital in West Bengal conducts a rapid antibody test to check the spread of coronavirus, in Kolkata on 21 April 2020 | ANI

More than 20,000 foreign medical graduates want to aid Covid fight, but govt won’t agree

Foreign medical graduates sent a letter to the government for a 'one-time' exemption from the bridge exam that allows them to practice in India.
The Supreme Court in New Delhi| Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘Don’t shoot the messenger’: SC tells Delhi govt to withdraw cases against doctors

Supreme Court Wednesday asked the government and hospitals to stop harassing doctors for exposing the 'deplorable' state of govt-run hospitals.
Doctors wearing protective suits check residents with an electronic thermometer inside a slum in Worli, Mumbai | PTI

Non-payment of salary to healthcare workers will now be an offence, Centre tells SC

Supreme Court has directed chief secretaries of all states, UTs to comply with central govt's order and ensure payments are made to healthcare workers.
Representational image of a doctor conducting a Covid-19 test in New Delhi | Photo: ANI

Doctors at Delhi hospitals threaten to resign over no salaries, HC orders NDMC to pay up

The Delhi High Court took suo motu cognisance of the issue based on reports that senior and junior resident doctors at six hospitals didn't receive salaries from March onwards.
Located near Jama Masjid in Delhi, Kasturba Hospital is a 450-bed maternity and child specialty hospital | Commons

No salary for 3 months, doctors at Delhi’s Kasturba Hospital threaten to resign en masse

Resident doctors at Kasturba Hospital, run by North MCD, say it is becoming difficult to survive without salary. Hospital authorities cite lack of funds for non-payment.
Medical staff at a Covid-19 facility in Mumbai. Representational image. Photo | PTI

‘Feel like criminals’: Why Mumbai doctors are angry over civic body’s strict Covid test rules

BMC guidelines say doctors have to physically check patients before prescribing tests, failing which they stand to lose their licence.
Dr Kamna Kakkar in a PPE suit | Photo source: Author

On my first day of Covid ICU duty, I bled in my PPE. Periods happen, even in a pandemic

On Menstrual Hygiene Day, we can’t ignore millions of Indian women and girls who still don’t have access to safe sanitation — even in Covid pandemic and lockdown.
Mumbai

Green zone Wardha to hotspot Mumbai — a ‘fulfilling’ frontline test for 45 medical students

These 45 MD students are from Wardha's Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences who are helping doctors in Mumbai fight Covid-19.
A pediatric ward at a hospital | Ramesh Pathania/Mint via Getty

Why physicians, gynaecs, dermatologists and other doctors are wary about returning to work

With non-Covid hospitals and clinics expecting rush of patients once they reopen, extreme biosafety measures are being adopted by the medical community.

On Camera

There have been numerous calls to boycott Chinese goods in India since 20 soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley along the LAC in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Chinese investments enjoy treaty protection. Beijing can drag New Delhi to tribunals

India has a Bilateral Investment Treaty with China since 2007. The treaty provides foreign investors the right to fair and equitable treatment.

Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.