Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Isolation

SubscriberWrites: Introducing self-counting of breath in home isolation guidelines crucial for public health

Without adequate awareness regarding how to prevent the disease from worsening, many Covid patients require hospitalisation and overwhelm healthcare systems, writes Chitra Pandya.

Careless people, confusing rules, crumbling systems — Covid nurses reveal worst of pandemic

Through the pandemic, nurses have been dealing with the psychological toll of demanding patients, staff crunch, quarantining every alternate week while being away from families.

Medicinal plant evolves to hide from humans, blends in with environment where harvested

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Forced isolation may be the only way to stop the resurgence of coronavirus

The existence of a large group of carriers who hardly feel sick is a unique feature of the coronavirus crisis, and a major factor that has driven its rapid spread across the globe.

Covid superstitions to mental health—Amitabh Bachchan finally uses his name for good

Amitabh Bachhan’s recent blog post, while he is under treatment for Covid-19, throws light on the severe mental toll the virus has taken on patients.

10,000-bed Covid facility at Radha Soami Satsang Beas centre in Delhi to open on 1 July

The facility is spread over 70 acres in Chhatarpur, and will have biodegradable beds, 500 urinals, 450 bathing rooms, oxygen facilities and wheelchairs, among others.

Railways deploys 54 isolation coaches in Delhi to help in Covid fight — here’s how they work

The Centre has decided to deploy a total 500 railway coaches to boost Delhi’s bed capacity by 8,000, in light of the increase in Covid-19 cases.

UP, Delhi, Telangana ask Railways for isolation coaches 2 months after launch

The train coaches are equipped with oxygen cylinders, blankets, medical supplies, sterilized berths for the safety and convenience of Covid-19 patients.

Hair rebellion — from Kautilya, Omar Abdullah to people in Covid lockdown

To deal with boredom, anxiety and restlessness during the Covid-19 lockdown, people are giving themselves drastic haircuts.

When lockdown ends, these steps are key because delaying Covid spike isn’t flattening it

India incurred huge economic and human costs during the Covid lockdown and we must ensure that the spread of coronavirus is reduced after it ends.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.