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A Midwife speaks to young mother at a hospital | PTI

India’s healthcare delivery can improve if frontline workers are held accountable: Study

A World Bank, Duke University, UPenn study conducted across 120 gram panchayats in UP shows conducting public meetings can improve healthcare delivery.
Medical workers attend to a suspected COVID-19 patient in Hyderabad | PTI

At current rate, India can see 30,000 COVID-19 deaths by May, no hospital bed by June: Data

The response of various Indian states to COVID-19 will differ as the poorest states have the weakest capacity to deliver health services.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

India’s lead time against coronavirus is fast eroding. We need more than Sainyam and Sankalp

February gave India a valuable lead time as no new cases were recorded while 5,000 cases were reported in over 60 countries, including South Korea, Italy and Iran.
Medics screen patients as part of a precautionary measure against novel coronavirus | Representational image | PTI Photo

As India reports highest increase in COVID-19 cases in a day, govt to admit all suspected patients

The government will now admit all suspected patients of COVID-19, unlike earlier where patients with travel history or contact history were considered for testing
File photo of women at work in India

Modi’s POSHAN Abhiyan unlikely to make India malnutrition-free by 2022: CSE report 

CSE report says that at the current rate of progress, it may take some states up to 100 years to fight various aspects of malnutrition. 
A pharmacy in Jammu

Don’t arrange hotels, sightseeing for doctors — Modi govt’s fresh warning to pharma firms

Latest warning from Department of Pharmaceuticals follows a conference of Indian Psychiatric Society in Kolkata. Companies told to adhere to ethics code.
Representational image of patients at a hospital

Ayushman Bharat can be a success if Modi govt incentivises digital data for private players

Modi govt’s proposed Personal Data Protection Bill has to be in conjunction with its blueprint governing India’s health data. But can it make private players participate?
Buddhraj and Guntabai of Rajgarh lost their two-day-old daughter after she was born premature at JK Lon Mother and Child Hospital

Broken ventilators, drunk doctor, rough guards — families recall Kota hospital horrors

As the deaths of 110 children at JK Lon Hospital in Kota take a political turn and families grapple with grief, paediatrics head says there was no negligence.
Representational image of patients at a hospital

These are the top states where Ayushman Bharat patients rush for treatment

People can seek treatment in other states under the Ayushman Bharat insurance scheme, and MP tops the list for outgoing patients, at over 15,000.
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Indians will be infected with malaria, cholera and flu as part of new vaccination trials

For all the strides India has made, it wields a heavy disease burden from afflictions such as cholera, malaria and dengue.  

On Camera

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
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.

Defence

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.