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A separate building has been turned into Covid care unit at the Rajkot Civil Hospital. | Photo: Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Rajkot Civil Hospital has other problems amid Covid — patient ‘assault’, recalling dead body

Apart from rising cases in Rajkot, the Civil Hospital is also dealing with controversies over its handling of a 'mentally unstable' patient, and why a body was called back after being released.
The sealed entrance to the Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, which caught fire in the early hours of Thursday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

After 8 Covid patients die in Ahmedabad hospital fire, relatives allege doctors ran away

Gujarat govt says fire started at around 3.30 am in ICU of 50-bed Shrey Hospital. The remaining patients and an injured nurse have been shifted to SVP Hospital.
Misbah is all smiles now she is back home. After a painful accident in which she sustained 71 per cent burns, Misbah contracted Covid as well | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Man drives 36 hours from Gujarat to Karnataka during lockdown to transport skin for wife

Misbah, a 23-year-old woman, suffered 71 per cent burns after a kitchen mishap, and then tested positive for Covid. She returned home in July after 70 days in a hospital.
Screengrab of the viral video via Twitter

Video of crowded OPD is not from Delhi’s RML, AIIMS Patna or Victoria Hospital, Bengaluru

In the video, one Dr Rana can be heard asking for help as the crowd outside OPD No. 5 had become too big for the staff to handle.

IIT Madras-supported startup develops portable hospital units to aid Covid fight

'MediCab' is a foldable unit and consists of four zones – a doctor's room, an isolation room, a medical room/ward and a twin-bed ICU, maintained at negative pressure.
Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy was born on 1 July 1882 and died on the same date in 1962. This is why India celebrates National Doctors' Day on this date | Photo via YouTube

Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy — the reason why India celebrates National Doctors’ Day

Roy, a physician & West Bengal's Chief Minister for 14 years, was instrumental in setting up Indian Medical Association & Medical Council of India.
Representational image | Covid-19 testing in Bengaluru | ANI

Karnataka to get private hospitals to test, treat Covid-19 patients at capped prices

Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar Monday said private nursing homes and corporate hospitals with large number of beds will have to set up Covid isolation wards.
Representational image | Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

On World Blood Donor Day, a look at India’s blood crisis that’s compounded by Covid

In early April, the Indian Red Cross Society had raised an alarm that voluntary blood donation had fallen by almost 100 per cent.
A medic looks on at a patient who has shown positive symptoms for coronavirus at an isolation ward in Hyderabad on 10 March

Faridabad’s ESI Hospital closes after 70% technicians found Covid positive

Faridabad is one of the worst-affected districts in Haryana, having reported 21 Covid deaths and 1,050 patients till date.
Delhi High Court | Twitter: @ANI

Delhi HC asks AAP govt to treat as representation plea seeking capping of hospital fees

The plea also sought direction to the Delhi government to develop a mechanism whereby hospitals prominently display number of beds available.

On Camera

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
File image of Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj | Photo: ANI

India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
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.