Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicHealthcare workers

Topic: Healthcare workers

Face shields cut chances of Covid infection among health workers, finds JAMA study

The study, conducted by two doctors in Chennai, found that no health workers using face shields were infected, though it recommended further investigation.

Delhi, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tripura, Karnataka haven’t paid doctors’ salaries, govt tells SC

In an application by United Residents and Doctors' Association, the top court was also told that some hospitals are treating mandatory quarantine of doctors as period of leave.

India’s healthcare workers are the most vulnerable, but there is no framework for their health

The Modi government and several states put in place laws against harming healthcare professionals during the Covid crisis. But violence is just the tip of the iceberg.

What coronavirus pandemic reveals about the pay gap between frontline workers

Women make up 70 per cent of all health and social-services staff globally, but they still earn 79 cents for every dollar a man makes.

First official figures on Covid among healthcare workers in India — 1,073 cases until 23 May

ICMR study on preventive effect of HCQ has broken the government’s silence so far on the prevalence of Covid-19 among healthcare workers.

Delhi’s Hindu Rao Hospital staffer dies of Covid, 78 employees test positive

The hospital was a Covid-19 facility. The 56-year-old staffer, who also had diabetes, had come to work till 9 June. Of the 78 workers, 33 have rejoined after recovery.

Oxford journal turns to Gita for Covid lessons, says healthcare workers are today’s Arjunas

An article in the peer-reviewed European Heart Journal said Krishna's teaching to Arjuna in Bhagavad Gita held lessons for the world tackling Covid today.

Doctors, nurses have final responsibility to protect themselves from Covid: Govt to SC

The affidavit was filed in response to a petition by Dr Arushi Jain, challenging the new SOP for healthcare workers that ended the mandatory 14-day quarantine for them.

33 staff members of Max hospital in Delhi’s Patparganj test positive for Covid-19

All the affected people have been shifted to a dedicated quarantine facility in East Block of Max Hospital, Saket in South Delhi.

Up to 7 yrs in jail, Rs 5 lakh fine if you injure a health worker treating Covid-19 patients

Modi govt promulgates ordinance to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, increasing punishment and fast-tracking investigation and judgments.

On Camera

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PM Modi pays tribute to Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary

What explains Modi’s silence as states fight on, relations with Centre worsen

Whether it's Karnataka-Maharahstra or Assam-Meghalaya, Modi govt's reluctance to get dragged into border disputes is self-defeating.
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Rupee to hover near weaker side of 81/dollar, bond yields await RBI’s monetary policy decision

The rupee ended last week at 81.3175 per dollar but underperformed its Asian peers due to strong demand for the greenback from corporates.

Defence

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.