Saturday, 20 August, 2022
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Topic: PPE

The weight of dead Indian soldiers is also on missing body armour. Army needs them now

Modern protection equipment could have saved 70% of personnel killed in J&K since 1990. Nothing else can highlight the urgency of mass-producing PPE better than this.

Don’t buy just any mask or PPE kit, no one knows if they’ve passed quality checks

As the number of PPE kit manufacturers grows, industry players say it’s time to introduce strict checks and audits on the quality of the kits being sent to the market.

ASHA workers are hailed as Covid warriors but only 62% have gloves, 25% have no masks

While many Indians have shifted to work from home during the lockdown, ASHA workers are performing additional Covid duties apart from their regular tasks.

This Delhi doctor doesn’t wear full PPE when treating Covid-19 patients. Here’s why

Dr Ajeet Jain of Delhi’s Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital hasn’t worn a full PPE kit since 16 June. He has treated at least 1,000 patients since, and tested negative for Covid 5 times.

How the PPE scam in Himachal has come in handy for CM Jai Ram Thakur

While CM Jai Ram Thakur is under pressure from public & opposition, PPE scam has led to resignation of state BJP chief Rajeev Bindal, long seen as potential challenger to Thakur.

A Sikh doctor in Canada shaving beard shouldn’t become unfair demand from whole community

Dr Sanjeet Singh Saluja and his brother Ranjeet made the difficult decision to shave their beards so that they could wear PPE. But it presents a conundrum for the Sikh community.

Drones are delivering PPE and test samples to clinics in Covid-hit Africa

China used drones to disinfect streets and Chile used them to supply medicine to small communities. Now Africa is using them too.

Indian states can absorb diverse Covid response models, but Modi govt using one size for all

Modi govt's command and control approach puts India at risk of losing the advantages gifted by its size and federal constitutional structure.

PM Modi, here are my five questions to you as India fights the coronavirus

It’s amply clear the prime minister only prefers monologues. But this is not election-time or opposition-mud-slinging time, India is facing a pandemic.

Papers hail arrival of 5 lakh kits from China, Mint wants big, broad economic stimulus

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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