Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicHospital beds

Topic: hospital beds

1 doctor for 1,511 people, 1 nurse for 670 — Covid exposes India’s healthcare ‘fault lines’

The 15th Finance Commission, in a first-of-its-kind stock-taking exercise in the backdrop of Covid pandemic, has put out statistics about chronic shortages in India’s health system.

Mobile hospitals inside cargo containers — how India is preparing for next disease outbreak

The hospitals, to be set up through new PM health fund, will be stationed in Delhi & Chennai and moved during disasters or disease outbreaks to buttress India's health infrastructure.

Why Delhi’s third Covid wave is seeing late admissions, longer hospitalisation

Patients’ duration of stay has gone up at 5 of 7 Delhi hospitals ThePrint spoke to. Patients are arriving late, and thus spending a longer time recovering.

HC stays AAP govt order asking 33 private hospitals to reserve 80% ICU beds for Covid patients

Justice Navin Chawla said the order is arbitrary, unreasonable and violative of fundamental rights of citizens guaranteed under the Constitution.

Mirror Now on netas choosing private hospitals, Sushant Singh Rajput’s call lists on Aaj Tak

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Covid recovery rate in Bengal dips sharply in last 2 weeks, experts unable to find reason 

West Bengal’s capital Kolkata is also facing an acute shortage of beds. Govt data showed that of the 3,819 beds in private & state hospitals, only around 750 are vacant.

Private schools must not cancel admission of students unable to pay fees by 30 June: HC

The Gujarat High Court also issued guidelines on Covid testing prices by private labs and asked if online classes for nursery school kids was healthy.

Delhi govt issues order fixing cost of Covid-19 isolation, ICU beds at private hospitals

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said over 60% beds in private hospitals will be dedicated to Covid-19 patients and will be provided at subsidised rates.

Covid has exposed Kejriwal. He is no transparent, reformist or in-control chief minister

Kejriwal's handling of Covid has taken the sheen off what he claims to stand for. He is not that transparent and able administrator.

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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