The government has said that the economic impact from the second Covid-19 wave will be less than that of the first. But economists point to signs of a growing rural economic crisis, and call for urgent relief measures to ward off long-term damage.
The best way to arrest the COVID surge in India's villages is to rebuild people's trust in public systems, encourage home care and use simple technologies, say experts
COVID-19 vaccination must focus on worst-hit districts; people must practice safety norms, say Gujarat health experts
India must record suspected COVID-19 cases in addition to confirmed ones to get a more accurate picture, said Gujarat-based healthcare experts Dileep Mavalankar and Sanket Mankad
Women run fewer than 13% of India's MSMEs; inaccessibility of credit, govt schemes and now COVID are key hurdles
The biggest challenge faced by women entrepreneurs in India is gender bias in access to finance as studies show that their loan applications are more likely to be delayed or rejected as compared to men
In October 2020, Mumbai appeared to show the future pathway — and potential end-point — for the COVID-19 pandemic. That certainty has been irreparably dented
Priya Ramani, lawyer Rebecca John recount challenges faced in 2-year-long defamation battle against MJ Akbar
Senior journalist Namita Bhandare spoke to Priya Ramani and Rebecca John about the challenges of the recently-concluded trial and the implications of the court verdict
Public health expert says India's COVID-19 vaccines could work against new strain, but people must be vigilant
Reddy, however, said that unlike the more widespread strain, the new variant 'may be more infectious to young people'
Prohibition in Bihar changed the lives of the state’s women in many ways — bettering some lives but creating new problems for others
For the youngest infants, most deaths were related to complications from low birth weight and premature birth — direct outcomes of mothers' exposure to air pollution during pregnancy
'Still on ascending arm of epidemic,’ says ex-ICMR epidemiology head as coronavirus goes from high-rises to hinterland
We have still a big chunk of our population which has not been exposed to the virus, says Lalit Kant, former head, epidemiology and communicable diseases, Indian Council of Medical Research
In Maharashtra, the epidemic is spreading fast in Gondia, Yavatmal, Wardha and Nagpur while Karnataka's Kodagu and Kalaburagi have seen their doubling times increase over six weeks
The stark difference between treatment costs at private and public hospitals during the pandemic has rekindled the debate: How is it that private hospitals, despite their exorbitant bills, claim that they are charging patients their best
Outstation COVID-19 patients straining bed strength in Mumbai, says doctor who coordinates between BMC, pvt hospitals
Gautam Bhansali, a specialist in general medicine and infectious diseases, said the patient load in Mumbai will continue to rise till the end of September, but added that the city is prepared
India has voiced the need to invest in primary healthcare but the budget hasn't kept pace with the announcements, experts say.
World Environment Day 2020: Tribal people are deeply affected with COVID-19 as forest produce worth Rs 1.2 Trillion could go to waste
The collection and sale of minor forest produce are the sources of livelihood of millions of tribespeople and forest-dwellers across India,
Putting an entire country under lockdown makes surveillance and management of the virus less efficient as the resources and manpower are stretched thin.
Sanitation workers should not be engaged directly in handling solid waste generated by households without protective gear.
The evidence on the efficiency of the drugs are not enough and doctors have to use a range of options while treating COVID-19 patients.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Cannot build an adequate health system to respond to an emergency during an emergency’
How well the current infrastructure is ready to handle a small spike will vary from state to state.