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Doctors and nurses at the Mohali Civil Hospital in Punjab | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Govt says 64 families of doctors who died of Covid received Rs 50 lakh insurance

Govt's reply came after Indian Medical Association submitted a list, claiming that 382 doctors had succumbed to Covid-19.
Dr Ajeet Jain of Delhi’s Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital | Simrin Sirur | ThePrint

This Delhi doctor doesn’t wear full PPE when treating Covid-19 patients. Here’s why

Dr Ajeet Jain of Delhi’s Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital hasn’t worn a full PPE kit since 16 June. He has treated at least 1,000 patients since, and tested negative for Covid 5 times.

ICMR launches online course to improve prescription practices among medical graduates

The course consists of 40 video lectures spanning 20 minutes to be taken over three months. It also involves a pre-test to evaluate participants' prior knowledge.
Medics walk past a new swab testing cabin at Podar hospital in Worli during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic ( Represenational image) | PTI

An epidemiologist does SWOT analysis of India’s Covid fight and calls for a reset button

We have to maintain vigil and practice restraint till summer of 2021. A year may seem long, but the coronavirus will change its behaviour only when we do. 
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Sabarimala Temple to open on 16 November, doctors say only Kerala residents be allowed

As Covid-19 numbers continue to rise, Kerala devaswom minister says state will ensure all protocols will be followed and number of devotees will be restricted.
Doctors from CRPF and Assam Rifles get trained at a swab collection facility in Dimapur, Nagaland | Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint

Over 10,000 healthcare workers tested positive across 10 states, UTs since Covid struck

Doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, lab technicians and ASHA workers were among workforce that got infected. General practitioners & those in out-patient facilities were most vulnerable.
Doctors in PPE at a Gujarat hospital | Representational image | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Treat Covid doctors as martyrs, announce compensation & jobs for deceaseds’ kin, IMA asks Modi

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Indian Medical Association has asked for an 'inclusive national solatium' to ensure justice to the families of doctors dying on the Covid frontline.

States can make quotas in PG courses for govt doctors in rural areas, not MCI, rules SC

The top court said that the Medical Council of India (MCI) regulation that barred such reservation is arbitrary and unconstitutional. 

JEE-NEET brings another student protest before Modi govt. This time, opposition is united

The controversy over NEET-JEE examinations has exposed many fault lines in the Indian education system and its attempt to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
A team of paramedics, nurses and doctors at Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad give a thumbs-up claiming victory over Covid-19 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

A year with no new doctors or engineers in India — that’s what delaying NEET/JEE will do

The only beneficiaries of a delayed NEET/JEE exam will be coaching mafias and private colleges who charge exorbitant fees for a seat. Not the students.

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Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.


File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.