Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicPrivate hospitals

Topic: private hospitals

Swasthya Sathi rate revision, ‘Rs 125 cr’ dues: 16 Kolkata pvt hospitals’ demands to Mamata govt

In letter to state health secretary, hospitals have raised issues they're facing under state health insurance scheme launched by Mamata Banerjee's TMC govt in 2016.

Private sector filled the gap in health that govt created. Don’t ask for the moral price

Healthcare costs in private hospitals are a problem of regulation, not so much of the business model. Businesses can't sustain without profits.

Some private hospitals begin Covid vaccination for people in 18-44 age group

Apollo, Fortis and Max Friday announced the launch of vaccination at limited centres from 1 May, even as Delhi govt is set to begin its drive once it receives doses from the manufacturers.

Vaccine cost, hesitancy: What doctors think is sending fewer people to private hospitals

Doctors say there needs to be more awareness about taking vaccinations as a lax attitude and uncertainty about availability is contributing to a lower footfall in private hospitals.

This is how much you may pay to take Covid vaccine in a private hospital

Govt said Wednesday that those getting the Covid-19 vaccination at private hospitals will have to pay for it, setting the stage for their participation in immunisation drive.

Breathe new life into public health. Far too many Indians rely on Baba Ramdev, Akshay Kumar

A marginal patient opts for private healthcare over govt services the moment it becomes affordable, despite the distrust. The goal should be to reverse this.

Rising Covid cases fill up ventilator beds, but here’s why doctors say Delhi needn’t worry yet

Of 79 private hospitals in Delhi, ventilator beds at 59 of them are either all occupied or nearly so. Delhi govt, though, is not too worried since most beds in govt hospitals are still available.

Cancers spread, heart conditions worsen — halt on elective surgeries taking its toll

Elective surgeries are those that can be scheduled in advance but cannot be avoided for a prolonged period. They were put on hold as Covid pandemic kicked in.

Odisha govt directs private hospitals to reserve 10% beds for Covid patients

The notification issued by the Health and Family Welfare department said that all private hospitals having 30 beds or more should include appropriate numbers of ICU beds with ventilators.

Karnataka pvt hospitals say won’t be able to pay staff if govt doesn’t clear Rs 35-cr dues

Karnataka govt owes 100 hospitals dues that are reimbursement towards Covid patients’ bills. But trust responsible for clearing the bills alleges ‘agenda’ on part of hospitals.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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