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Unearthing Covid's collateral damage

Unearthing Covid's collateral damage

by Peter S. Goodman, Abdi Latif Dahir and Karan Deep SinghLong before the pandemic swept into her village in the rugged southeast of Afghanistan, Halima Bibi knew the gnawing fear of hunger. It was an omnipresent force, an unrelenting source of anxiety as she ... Economic Times, 1 week ago

PM CARES Fund got Rs 3,076 crore in just 5 days: Account statement

The PM CARES Fund, set up in March to deal with emergency situations like the COVID-19 pandemic, received Rs 3,076.62 crore in just five days of its formation, as per an account statement made public by the fund on Wednesday. The 'receipt and payment account' showed nearly Rs 3,075.85 crore as 'voluntary contributions', while Rs 39.67 lakh came as foreign contributions. It put the fund's closing balance as on March 31, 2020 at Rs 3,076.62 crore, after including interest income and deducting ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago SC reserves order on PM CARES Fund, govt says it's public trust  Rediff.com1 month ago

COVID-19: 'Good behaviour will reduce deaths'

'We cannot be naughty and expect the government to do good!''We have to behave ourselves and then we can expect the government to support us.''If we are able to protect ourselves well, then we should not be having deaths.''Unfortunately, people have gotten into this super scary event participation (mode) -- birthday parties, large gatherings.''Among the people who have attended those, 80 to 90 per cent of them have come down with COVID-19.' IMAGE: A health worker adjusts her PPE (personal ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

India has 'best' Covid recovery rate, lowest mortality: Harsh Vardhan

India has the 'best' COVID-19 recovery rate of about 75 per cent, which is improving every day, and the "lowest" mortality rate of 1.87 per cent in the world, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday.   IMAGE: Health workers congratulate 1,000th patient COVID-19 recovered and discharged from Kaushalya Hospital in Thane on Thursday. Photograph: Anil Shinde/ANI Photo After inaugurating a 10-bed make-shift hospital of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Ghaziabad ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago Are 99% going to recover from COVID-19?  Rediff.com1 month ago Record 28,472 COVID-19 patients recover in 24 hours  Rediff.com2 months ago

Kamala Harris, the perfect foil for Biden

'There is room for cautious optimism following the Harris anointment that America will return this year to more normal politics after the aberration of the Trump presidency,' points out Shreekant Sambrani. IMAGE: Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris speaks at a campaign event, on her first joint appearance with Presidential candidate Joe Biden after being named by Biden as his running mate, at the Alexis Dupont high school in Wilmington, Delaware, August 12, 2020.
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Fire at Covid hospital in Gujarat, patients shifted to safety

A fire broke out in the COVID-19 ward of a two-storey hospital in Bodeli town of Gujarat's Chhotaudepur district on Wednesday morning, an official said.   IMAGE: On August 6, eight COVID-19 patients died in a fire in the intensive care unit (ICU) ward of Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad. Photograph: PTI Photo There was no casualty in the blaze that erupted on the second floor of Bodeli Dhokalia Public Hospital, the official said, adding that 10 COVID-19 ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Revealed: How India launched its war against COVID-19

'The lockdown was for both: To flatten the curve or more correctly, delay the rapid spread of COVID outbreak, and to create healthcare infrastructure.' Photograph: Yawar Nazir/Getty Images   Dr Raman Gangakhedkar, former deputy director, Indian Council of Medical Research and the face of the central government's medical team combating coronavirus retired on June 30. Te soft-spoken doctor will continue his association with ICMR as the Dr C G Pandit National Chair in Pune. The narrative of ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Explained: Dharavi's COVID-19 Success  Rediff.com2 months ago
Economic Times

Is Bengaluru losing the Covid war?

BENGALURU: From being a role model in Covid-19 management to a dreaded city where patients are desperately waiting for ambulances and hospital beds, Bengaluru has been caught flat-footed due to lack of coordination among government agencies and ministers. The ...
 Economic Times2 months ago
Economic Times

$5 trillion economy dream may need recalibration

When the Economic Survey was released earlier this year, one aspect found considerable mention in its overall essence — India’s aspiration to be a $5 trillion economy by 2025 and how this could really be mapped out in the times to come. But even prior to ...
 Economic Times2 months ago

Over 73.5 lakh tested for Covid so far, 2.15 lakh in 1 day: ICMR

Over 73.5 lakh samples have been tested for COVID-19, of which 2.15 lakh were done on Tuesday, the highest in a day since the beginning of the pandemic, Indian Council of Medical Research officials said on Wednesday.   IMAGE: Medics wearing PPE kits collect samples of people for COVID-19 test at a center in New Delhi. Photograph: PTI Photo The apex health research body on Tuesday validated the 1,000th testing laboratory, ramping up the capacity for detection of COVID-19 in the country.
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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