One in four health centres around the world face water shortage, increases risk of COVID-19 spread: WHO
According to WHO figures, while health professionals make up less than three percent of the population, they account for 14 percent of Covid-19 cases recorded around the world.
Social distancing alone will not slow the spread of the Coronavirus, other preventive steps need to be taken as well
If social distancing "alone" is to be implemented longer than two weeks, a moderate shut down could be more effective for the society than a stricter complete shut-down.
During acute shortages, ventilator sharing is a reasonable stopgap to support patients for short periods in centres with appropriate expertise.
'Not the time for politics': Arvind Kejriwal says Delhi govt will implement LG's order on hospital bed reservation
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said his government will implement Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's order overturning the decision on the reservation of Delhi government-run and private hospitals for Delhiites.
Delhi’s COVID-19 infections will climb to more than half a million by July end, state doesn't have the hospital capacity to handle the outbreak
Despite a lockdown since March, the disease is spreading in India, at one of the world’s fastest rates as it re-opens a battered economy.
Delhi government reserves state, private hospitals for local residents as COVID-19 cases cross 27,500 in National Capital
A Delhi government coronavirus mobile app showed the city of more than 20 million people had 8,049 COVID-19 beds, but more than half were already occupied.
Coronavirus outbreak a trailer of what anti-microbial resistance can do tomorrow; it's time to limit intake of antibiotics before it's too late
Experts dealing with anti-microbial resistance (AMR) have feared uncontrollable pathogens — bacteria as well as viruses — much before COVID-19 spread across the globe
Reset and reboot after COVID-19: The pandemic is India's opportunity to set things right for its healthcare system
We should try to decrease the length of stays to what's required as longer anyone stays in the hospital the worse it's for them medically and financially.
Wipro signs pact with Maharashtra govt to convert Pune facility to 450-bed COVID-19 hospital; to be handed over by 30 May
Wipro said it will provide the physical infrastructure, medical furniture and equipment besides appointing an administrator and skeletal support staff to help operationalise the hospital quickly.
Until we get a vaccine or effective treatments, we should focus on testing, having hospital beds, and controlling the outbreak.
Coronavirus Outbreak: What are the different types of tests available to check for COVID-19 infection?
There are two types of test - one that tests for infection and the other that tests for antibodies.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Hero MotoCorp to provide 60 custom-built mobile ambulances for Covid-19 patients
Leading two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp on Tuesday said it is donating 60 first-responder mobile ambulances to authorities across the country as part of its Covid-19 relief efforts
Coronavirus Outbreak: Are the use of ventilators, for seriously ill patients, causing more harm than good?
Some hospitals have reported unusually high death rates for coronavirus patients on ventilators, and doctors are worried.
NTPC, employees contribute Rs 257.5 cr to PM CARES Fund; sets up 200-bed COVID-19 facility in Odisha, conducts awareness campaigns
NTPC is working towards creating extensive awareness drive hoardings, banners in its operational areas along with encouraging the people to stay safe and be at home through announcements on loudspeakers.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Quikr launches stillopen.in to help people find out essential utilities in nearby areas
Quikr is ensuring this through stillopen.in by helping people find stores open nearby.
Battling coronavirus outbreak, is the US now headed towards a shortened British-style presidential election?
From the White House to the county courthouse, the coronavirus pandemic has drastically upended the 2020 election
Centre permits distilleries, sugar mills to manufacture hand sanitisers; issues licences to 45 firms
More than 55 distilleries are likely to be given permission in one or two days and many more are being motivated to produce hand sanitisers, he said.
ESIC hikes confinement expenses paid to pregnant women for getting maternity services from other hospitals to Rs 7,500 from existing Rs 5,000
Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has decided to increase confinement expenses paid to pregnant women for getting maternity services from other hospitals, to Rs 7,500 from existing Rs 5,000 after factoring in higher cost of living
A tale of two hospitals in two countries: How an emergency revealed broken state of Indian healthcare
In a broken system, hospitals don’t trust insurance companies to pay bills; insurance companies don’t trust hospitals not to inflate charges; and the hospitals, insurers and patients all know that going to the courts with a claim means endless years of litigation, from which lawyers will be the only ones to profit.
Profiteering from pain? As Centre relaxes opioid laws, country's cash-fed healthcare system may be ripe for misuse
As India flirts with liberalising access to painkillers, government surveys show addiction to prescription opioids is on the rise.