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Combatting Covid-19: Lessons learnt in 2021 Still ill-equipped and under-prepared, are we ready for challenges posed by new variants?

2021 was a particularly daunting year for India’s healthcare sector. Barely recovering from the first wave of Covid-19, hospitals, medical colleges and healthcare workers reeled under the onslaught of the second wave. And the battle is far from over. On December 14, 2021, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned all nations…

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Overworked & Underpaid ASHA workers pens open letter to PM Watch the video to know what their demands are

Watch: Frontline COVID Warriors, Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) workers, have penned an open letter to the Prime Minister and the Union minister demanding their rights to better pay, healthcare and protection. Watch this video to know why they are protesting and what their demands are. Sign the letter here.   Related: India’s ASHA workers:…

Right to Health: The forgotten Constitutional mandate What is expected of the government, and how this mandate has been repeatedly violated

The second surge or wave of the Covid-19 crisis has been described in turn as a storm or even a tsunami. If the international news media is replete with accounts of the failure of governance by the Centre, regional news outlets have been graphically reporting the fallout of the devastation and tragedy on the ground,…

Laws in the time of Corona Some laws which are helping the administration in containing the spread of the virus

As the Covid-19 pandemic claims new lives everyday and fresh cases emerge in different states, certain laws and legal provisions can enable a system to be put in place to best manage the fragile and fast deteriorating situation. Here’s a look at some such laws and how they can help the administration check the spread…

Almost half of all children with cancer are not diagnosed or treated: Study

According to a study published in the Lancet Oncology journal, nearly half of all children with cancer worldwide are not diagnosed or treated, the Guardian reported. The study indicates that the children’s location has an effect: an estimated 57% of childhood cancer cases were missed in western Africa; this figure was 49% in South Asia,…

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