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Almost, but not quite… Which states fared moderately well in controlling Covid-19 and why?

The pandemic, while bringing on a sea of tragedies for Indians, has exposed the unpreparedness of callous governments which left people to the mercy of an over-burdened and structurally weak healthcare system. While the enormity of the second wave of Covid in India caught the central as well as state governments off guard. Some states,…

An Indian’s right to vaccination amidst a global pandemic The Centre’s revised policy continues to be profit oriented

As news about availability of vaccines against Covid-19 broke out, a sense of relief dawned upon all of us. But the vaccination drive in India is more complicated than just showing up at a nearby vaccination centre and getting a shot. Our vaccine policy, which has already seen multiple changes, has recently been revised, after…

Covid-19 attacks the lungs, but we are worried about our empty stomachs: Migrant Workers Without employment or income, their lives seem to be in a permanent lockdown

The lockdown may be easing in some cities, and extending in some, but nothing is the same anymore for those who can only eat one meal a day. In this little hamlet deep in West Bengal, the morning azaan from the mosque, and the sounds of the first train rushing on the tracks nearby, wakes up Surmara,…

स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं का सामाजिकीकरण ही उपाय है, निजीकरण है अभिशाप : विशेषज्ञ स्वास्थ्य के अधिकार (राइट टू हेल्थ) का एक मज़बूत कानून लागू होना चाहिए, ताकि आम इंसान इस तरह बेमौत न मारा जाए

कोरोना महामारी से पहले भी आम आदमी के स्वास्थ्य के मुद्दे पर सरकारें सो रही थीं और अब भी सरकार सो रही है। जिस समय अस्पताल बनाने चाहिए थे, दवाईयां खरीदनी चाहिए थी, उस समय मंदिर बना रहे थे, राफेल खरीद रहे थे, चुनाव लड़ रहे थे और कुंभ नहाया जा रहा था। और तो…

Meet Churki Hansda: Once branded a witch, now hailed as a Corona warrior She is now supplying oxygen and food to people in need in Birbhum

Churki Hansda’s family had to leave their home in Gopalnagar village of Kasba panchayat in Parui in Birbhum district, because they were accused of ‘witchcraft’ by the villagers. They weren’t just blamed for every mishap that happened in the village, but even attacked with sticks and stones. Slurs of ‘dayan’ or witch, followed them everywhere, till one day…

सीजेपी मोहल्ला सेंटर से मिले मेडिकल सपोर्ट से पत्ती देवी के स्वास्थ में सुधार नेबुलाइज़र मशीन का इस्तेमाल करने से भी बहुत आराम है, अब इन्हेलर की ज़रूरत नहीं पड़ रही है

उमेश चंद्र यादव, पु/त्र श्री गोरख नाथ यादव, जो A 11/66A G, नया महादेव, राजघाट वाराणसी के निवासी हैं, वो हमारे CJP मोहल्ला सेंटर पर 20/5/21 को आये थे फैमली किट लेने के लिये तब उन्होंने अपनी माता “पत्ती देवी” के बारे में बताया कि वो बीमार रहती हैं उनको साँस की बीमारी है। उसी…

Order declaring Level of Restrictions for Breaking of Chain in Maharashtra Issued by the Department of Revenue and Forest, Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation, Government of Maharashtra on June 4, 2021

In what can be considered as part of a move towards a staggered relaxation of the stringent lockdown imposed on the state, the Government of Maharashtra has issued an order containing the new plan for assigning cities under different levels. The level assigned will determine what kinds of economic/social/cultural activities are permitted and under what…

Covid-19: Which states fared worst and why? Examining the role of misplaced priorities and poor planning

The second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic has surely been aggravated by a casual attitude towards world trends and an absence of preparedness overall. Election rallies and religious gatherings where hundreds of thousands gathered unchecked were allowed. The second wave has been reportedly fueled by two variants- B.1.617 (that was first found in December, 2020…

Covid-19: Which states fared well and why? Examining the role of higher public spending and better management of resources

The pandemic while bringing on a sea of tragedies for Indians, has exposed the unpreparedness of callous governments which left people to the mercy of an over-burdened and a structurally weak health system. While the enormity of the second wave of Covid in India caught the central as well as state governments off guard, the…

Factsheet on the Rights of the Dead in India A closer look in wake of Covid related complications in conducting funerals

CJP re-visits the sensitive subject of the rights of the deceased in our country, given how people are struggling to provide dignified cremations or burials to their loved ones amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.     *Feature image by Vijat Pandey for SabrangIndia Related: Rights of the Dead: Do they have any in India Uttar Pradesh:…

ఆందోళన చెందొద్దు, కోవిడ్ ని ఎదుర్కొందాం కోవిడ్ నేపథ్యంలో తలెత్తే భయాందోళనలను అధిగమించే సూచనాలపై సిజేపి బుక్లెట్

కోవిడ్.మహమ్మారి వేగంగా వ్యాపిస్తోంది. ఆసుపతుల్లో పడకలు కరువయ్యాయి. అదే సమయంలో కోవిడ్ వచ్చిన వారందరికీ ఆసుపత్రిలో చికిత్స ఇవ్వాల్సిన అవసరం ఉండదు. ఈ పరిస్థితుల్లో కోవిడ్ రోగులు, వారి కుటుంబాల్లో పెరుగుతున్న భయాందోళనలు, కోవిడ్ లక్షణాలు, అటువంటి లక్షణాలున్న వారి పట్ల వ్యవహరించాల్సిన తీరు, తీసుకోవాల్సిన జాగ్రత్తలు వంటి వివరాలతో సిజేపి ఈ బుక్లెట్ ను మీకు అందిస్తోంది. పూర్తి బుక్లెట్ ను ఈ క్రింద ఉన్న లింక్ ద్వారా డౌన్లోడ్ చేసుకోవచ్చు.   The entire…

Factsheet on Covid-19 Vaccination Policy in India A closer look at facts, figures and challenges

India kickstarted an ambitious vaccination drive to inoculate its 1.4 billion people against Covid-19 in a phased manner beginning January 16, 2021. However, the progress on this front has been slow, mainly due to poor planning and vaccine shortages. Here’s a closer look as to where we stand (All data valid as on May 19, 2021).…

FAQs about Covid-19 vaccination Don't let rumours and fake news prevent you from getting vaccinated

CJP is committed to empowering all Indians with correct information, especially amidst the present Covid-19 pandemic. In order to prevent fake news from building vaccine hesitancy among Indians, CJP has tried to answer some frequently asked questions about vaccination for Covid-19. Starting April 28, all Indians above the age of 18 have been eligible to…

CJP against Covid-19: Volunteers soldier on in Purvanchal Covid-relief material distribution going strong despite heavy rain and supply shortages

Covid-relief work in Uttar Pradesh’s Purvanchal region is continuing despite rains in the area. Every day, volunteers assemble and maintain a record of each Mohallah and Family Kit that is distributed among neighbouring communities of Dalits, artisans, labourers and Other Backward Classes (OBC), people who are so severely marginalised, they often fall off the State’s…

कोविड के खिलाफ CJP: यूपी के पूर्वांचल में मेडिकल किट बांटने की तैयारी यूपी पूर्वांचल के नौ जिलों में CJP द्वारा परिवार और मोहल्ला किट की आपूर्ति की जाएगी

सिटीजन फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस (CJP) के वॉलंटियर्स ने दिन रात की अथक मेहनत करते हुए 17 मई, 2021 को पूर्वांचल परियोजना का कार्य पूरे जोरों पर शुरू किया है। इसमें उत्तर प्रदेश में मऊ, गाजीपुर, घोसी, जौनपुर और बनारस जिलों के कुछ हिस्सों में परिवार और मोहल्ला केंद्रों के लिए आवंटित मोहल्ला किट और…

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