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Medics attend to patients at a government hospital, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown in New Delhi | PTI

Why Delhi’s Covid hospitals are struggling to fill ‘lucrative’ senior resident doctor posts

At least 4 hospitals in Delhi — LNJP, GTB, RML and Safdarjung — have been struggling to fill advertised senior resident posts for the last month.
Shaji John's family at his funeral Saturday at the Alpha Omega Christian Welfare Cemetery in Mongolpuri | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Delhi dad returned home last week after Covid treatment. Today his family buried him

Discharged from Delhi's LNJP Hospital after Covid treatment on 26 June, Shaji John tested positive again and died within days.

Senior doctor at LNJP, Delhi’s Covid hospital, dies days after contracting the virus

Dr Asheem Gupta was serving in LNJP's ICUs. Wife Dr Nirupama Gupta, a radiologist working in Ghaziabad, had also tested positive for Covid but recovered a few days ago.
Medical workers collecting samples for Covid-19 in New Delhi | Representational Image | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

CCTVs in wards, one attendant for patients — Delhi issues new guidelines for Covid hospitals

The new guidelines, notified by the Delhi Health Secretary Friday, address the issues of families being unable to meet patients or easily access information on them at hospitals.
Healthcare workers screen people entering LNJP hospital in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Resource crunch, anxious relatives, bad press — woes of LNJP, Delhi’s main Covid hospital

From families complaining of negligence, staff complaining of shortages and cases rising, LNJP hospital has a fine balance to strike between patient care and the resources it has.
The Supreme Court in New Delhi| Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘Don’t shoot the messenger’: SC tells Delhi govt to withdraw cases against doctors

Supreme Court Wednesday asked the government and hospitals to stop harassing doctors for exposing the 'deplorable' state of govt-run hospitals.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah(right) with Chief secretary of Delhi Vijay Kumar Dev visits LNJP hospital on Covid-19 preparedness, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi, Monday. | PTI

Amit Shah orders CCTV in Covid wards of all designated hospitals in Delhi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah Monday paid a surprise visit to Delhi's LNJP hospital to review arrangements related to Covid-19.
File photo of LNJP Hospital | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi’s LNJP hospital fears staff shortage ahead of ‘Covid peak’ as 150 doctors get exam leave

Between infected doctors, examinations and deployment of doctors to other facilities, LNJP is looking at a ‘severe shortage’ of healthcare workers.
File image of LNJP Hospital, where Tabrez Khan is being treated for COVID-19 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Kejriwal wanted AIIMS-like revamp for Delhi govt hospitals. It’s a promise he’s yet to keep

Delhi govt adviser DDC highlighted ‘pathetic’ state of hospitals & made AIIMS-inspired suggestions. But despite Kejriwal’s Jan 2018 order, there’s been no change.

On Camera

Keep the money flowing — the key to China’s continued Covid recovery

The govt is generally thought to be able to engineer recovery for state-owned enterprises. In fact, it can do the same for private sector, which accounts for more than 60% of GDP.
Representational image. | A five gram gold coin sits on a counter inside a Titan Co. Tanishq jewellery store in Mumbai. | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Tatas got panned for Tanishq ad. But this state govt is the largest shareholder in Titan

Titan was set up in 1984 as a joint venture between the Tata group and a state govt. While the Tatas own 25.02% stake, the state govt owns 27.88% stake in the company.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.