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Health Secretary Preeti Sudan | Photo: ANI | Twitter

Ex-health secy Preeti Sudan, who led Covid war, now on global panel for pandemic preparedness

The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response will submit its report in May 2021. Members of the panel will work remotely, without remuneration.
Preeti Sudan retires as health secretary on 31 July 2020 | Photo by special arrangement

India’s Covid future ultimately depends on the people, state response, says top health officer

Health secretary Preeti Sudan, who retires in 4 days, gives her first ever interview since the pandemic struck, and talks about the Covid 'bubble' she's been living in.
Health Secretary Preeti Sudan | Photo: ANI | Twitter

Discuss depression, anxiety disorders openly so that people can seek help: Centre tells states

Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan lists nuclear families and social distancing in Covid season as reasons for aggravation of mental health problems.
Health Secretary Preeti Sudan | Photo: ANI | Twitter

Private hospitals must not turn away non-Covid patients, says health ministry

Health Secretary Preeti Sudan notes that hospitals have been denying essential services like dialysis, cancer treatment and pregnancy care.
Representational image of the seat of the Indian government on Raisina Hill, New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Health secretary Preeti Sudan gets 3-month extension amid big-ticket IAS reshuffle

The extension for Sudan is significant because the health ministry is at the forefront of India's battle against coronavirus.
Polio vaccination | Commons

Govt moves to contain panic after 30 lakh kids get ‘eradicated’ polio strain with vaccine

Central govt is likely to issue advisory saying vaccine in question is 'not harmful to children’.

On Camera

Woman working on a laptop (Representational image) | Flickr

Is it ‘shirk from home’? Jury’s still out as Europe begins working from home again

There is no evidence yet of mass remote work’s impact in the longer term on company productivity, but the current outlook is mixed at best.

Harley Davidson to discontinue sales and manufacturing operations in India

Harley’s decision comes weeks after Toyota Motor Corp. said it won’t expand further in India due to the country’s high tax regime.

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian soldiers at LAC have go-ahead to open fire in self-defence, India tells China

With no signs of disengagement on the ground in Ladakh, where India and China have been locked in a stand-off since April, both sides will stay dug in during the region’s bitter winter too.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?