World Health Organization commended India's one million all-women ASHA volunteers on May 22 for their "crucial role" in giving easy access to healthcare services in rural regions. Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) are health-care personnel connected with the Indian government who serve as the first point of contact in rural India. During the coronavirus outbreak, most garnered praise for conducting door-to-door screenings to help… read-more
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At least 20 healthcare workers of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) government hospital, Delhi tested COVID-19 positive, on January 6. The Medical Director of LNJP Dr. Suresh Kumar said that 20 patients include 11 doctors, eight nurses, and one sanitation worker. He expressed concern and said, "If our workforce gets affected then it may affect our fight against COVID-19". Notably, the hospital hired 25% additional staff for COVID-19 patients.
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As India marked the milestone of administering 100 crore Covid-19 vaccination jabs on October 21, SpiceJet flights unveiled a unique livery to honor the dedication of corona warriors who helped to achieve the milestone. The livery of SpiceJet's three Boeing 737 aircraft displays pictures of PM Narendra Modi and medical workers. Throughout the pandemic, Spicejet performed a critical role in the fight against Covid-19, transporting… read-more
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on July 27 that the Delhi government is going to nominate the names only of doctors and health workers to the Center for the Padma awards. The CM issued an email address, [email protected] – where people can forward their recommendations. The names will be shortlisted and finalized by the committee led by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
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Wahengbam Shakhi Dev, an 87-year-old woman was taken under the care of the district health society on humanitarian grounds after she was abandoned by her family on being tested positive for Covid-19. Hailing from Manipur's Kaching district, she was admitted to a temporary isolation ward-cum-Covid care center on June 16. Besides, she was barely able to walk due to low oxygen when the staff found her.
As the residents of Philippines have been defying to get vaccinated, the president, Rodrigo Duterte has used very strong words to get them agree. Duterte said, ''If you don't want to get vaccinated, I'll have you arrested and I'll inject the vaccine in your butt.'' However, the country has no law which criminalises refusal to get vaccinated. Meanwhile, Philippines has become the COVID hotspot in Asia with around 23,749 deaths.
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Google on June 17 has announced a grant of Rs 133 crores to procure and install 80 oxygen generation plants and upskilling of healthcare workers through various organizations in India. For the oxygen needs in the rural areas, Google will issue grants worth Rs 90 crore to GiveIndia and about Rs 18.5 crore to PATH. Apollo Medskill will also receive aid to train 20,000 frontline health workers specialized in COVID-19.
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Health Ministry on June 15 said that India has gone beyond the mark of 26 crores for COVID-19 vaccination dose, provided to 18-44 age groups. According to a report, around 13 lakh people registered for first dose of vaccine while only 54,375 people signed for second dose. However, among the healthcare and frontline workers approximately one crore people vaccinated for first jab and only around 70 thousand took the second one.
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Health workers in Jharkhand’s rural areas are facing attacks from villagers due to their doubts over efficacy of COVID testing methods and vaccines. In the past one-and-a-half-months, four instances of attacks on health workers were reported. Explaining the behaviour of villagers as "quite normal", health workers are worried over vaccine resistance by adults. Former IMA national vice-president Dr Ajay Kumar Singh agreed on villagers trust… read-more
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The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP), Dehradun unveiled oxygen enrichment units that can produce 500 litres of medical-grade oxygen per minute. Shekar Mande, the Director-General of CSIR said that the oxygen deployment could be possible within two to three weeks. Currently, CSIR-IIP is associated with Gaskon Engineering Company to increase the scale the production.
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