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Off The Cuff with Dr. Prathap C. Reddy

On #ThePrintOTC with Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta, Dr Prathap C. Reddy, founder of Apollo Hospitals told talked about how Apollo Hospitals manage Covid-19 patients, why India needs to expand its health care workforce and why hospitals should not be held guilty for making profits.
Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Covid is making us forget those with acute and chronic health conditions

There has been a decline in new cancer diagnoses, while people living with a rare disease have suffered interruptions in clinical care due to the lockdown.

Covid has shown US is underprepared for major health threats, says national health agency

CDC chief Robert Redfield said significant new preparedness investments are needed, in addition to basic efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
The new parliament building is set to come up in the same complex as the existing one | File photo: Bloomberg

Parliament to middle class: These are the 8 failings of India coronavirus has exposed

The Covid outbreak has shown that right to equality is only India’s official position. A nation that can’t cry together, isn’t a nation.
Representational image of a tuberculosis patient | File photo: PTI

Focus on Covid-19 to increase malaria, tuberculosis and HIV related deaths in 5 years: Study

The study further stated that due to the coronavirus pandemic, five years of progress on tuberculosis treatment could be lost.
Representational image | Workers are seen cleaning a road near Vayu Bhawan, during nationwide lockdown, New Delhi | PTI

Can India risk a controlled epidemic after lockdown ends? It will depend on these factors

India can’t settle for small wins in the battle against coronavirus. Strategy must be long term and keeping in mind the future of the young population
File photo of healthcare workers wearing Personal Protection Equipment | representational image | Wikipedia

Deepak Nayyar on govt’s ‘exit dilemma’, Dipankar Gupta promotes universal health care

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Ram Madhav, Rohit Prasad, Kanika Datta and more.
A doctor takes a swab from a child to test for Covid-19 at Kalyanwadi in Dharavi slums, Mumbai on 16 April | PTI

Small pharmacies to private GPs: India must engage informal economies in fighting coronavirus

Indian cities have shown resilience in overcoming challenges. Yet, resilience has not always resulted in improving urban governance and improving lives of urban poor.
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Delhi State Cancer Institute shut after 18 healthcare workers test positive for Covid-19

The Delhi State Cancer Institute authorities are making arrangements to shift admitted cancer patients to a private hospital after testing them for Covid-19 infection
Medical staff with a patient of Covid-19 | Imran Nissar | ANI

Clapping is good, but Indian medical staff fighting Covid-19 need real incentives

If India gives special incentives to healthcare workers like Malaysia and China, it can hasten human resource mobilisation in the fight against Covid-19.

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V. Anantha Nageswaran, member of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council | Image: krea.edu.in | ThePrint Team

High production costs, compliance burden won’t let India emulate China, says PM’s advisor

PM’s Economic Advisory Council member V. Anantha Nageswaran says whittling away unwanted rules and regulations will be a step towards fixing the problem.

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A Heron 1 UAV in flight

India planning to order Heron drones, Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel

There is a need for Heron UAVs to add to the existing fleet of drones to meet the Air Force requirements, govt sources said without specifying any number.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.