Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicHealthcare workers

Topic: Healthcare workers

Creches, 40-hour work week — how Modi govt wants to improve nurses’ working conditions

Health ministry releases draft guidelines to improve working conditions of nurses, invites comments from public and stakeholders over the next one month.

ANMs unable to detect high-risk pregnancy, but here’s how Assam is fixing it: IAS officer

UNICEF and Assam govt carried out a pilot project in some districts. The main objective was to understand the critical gaps in the state's sub-centres and ANMs.

Modi govt schemes JSY, PMMVY work only if health workers do. See what data reveals

While CHWs provide critical maternal health services to prepare pregnant women for delivery, their contribution is rarely discussed.

Nursing courses see Covid boom, 99% of BSc seats taken in 2020-21, 91% in diploma

Even so, India has been facing acute shortage of nurses, with top hospitals reporting attrition rate of as high as 40%, as better pay and working conditions make nurses opt for jobs abroad. 

As more doctors & nurses get Covid, Delhi hospitals cut OPD timings, focus on emergency cases

Hundreds of healthcare workers in Delhi have tested positive in the past week, forcing hospitals to deal with staff shortage. Doctors attribute the number of cases to high exposure.

Virus ‘still amongst us’: PM Modi launches crash course to prepare 1 lakh ‘Covid warriors’

The program will create skilled non-medical healthcare workers to fill the present and future needs of manpower in the health sector, the PMO said.

Centre asks states to expedite second dose of Covid vaccine for healthcare workers

The national average for the first dose of vaccine among healthcare workers of 82% and 56% for the second dose is a cause for serious concern, said health ministry.

Govt quickens process to get insurance claims for health workers fighting Covid

In order to simplify the process, a district collector will be issuing a certificate and the insurance company will approve and settle the claims within a period of 48 hours.

‘We will conquer’ — a Delhi lawyer’s musical tribute to ‘miracle workers’ on Covid frontline

With the song 'Hum honge kamyab ek din' playing in the background, short video by Neoma Gupta salutes all the doctors, nurses and healthcare workers fighting the virus every day.

Who are allied healthcare workers and why Lok Sabha passed a bill to regulate the sector

Rajya Sabha passed the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professionals Bill Wednesday. ThePrint explains what it is & why is it an important legislation.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


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Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.