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‘We will die’: Andhra doc who alleged shortage of masks, PPE in viral video suspended

“We will die. Why won’t there be positive cases (among medical staff)? They are not giving minimum importance to the medical department,” the doctor had said in the video. A senior doctor from the Narsipatnam Area Hospital in Andhra Pradesh… Continue Reading →

Covid -19 : Want to contain the virus spread? Do it the Bhilwara way

Neetu Chandra Sharma From being a hotspot, the district has not reported a single confirmed case of coronavirus in the past five days Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba told states that they can explore adopting the Bhilwara model to control the… Continue Reading →

Covid-19 insurance scheme covers only loss of life, not treatment, for healthcare workers

K.R.Srivats  New Delhi |   Published on April 08, 2020 Government issued FAQ on Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan package clears the air Fine print matters especially in insurance contracts as several health workers realise to their disappointment in the COVID-19 accident insurance scheme…. Continue Reading →

Desperate to get home, migrants at UP shelters ask ‘Are we criminals? ’

An official says many of those at the shelter were returning from Nepal. With the border near, a lot of men from the region cross over for work. Written by Asad Rehman | Bahraich, Barabanki, Gonda | Updated: April 9, 2020 7:14:51 am… Continue Reading →

Political Prisoners Should be Among First Released in Pandemic Response: UN Human Rights Chief

Image for representation. Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urged states to release every person detained without sufficient legal basis, including political prisoners, and those detained for critical, dissenting views. The UN human rights body… Continue Reading →

Mumbai- 82-year-old woman beats virus, is among oldest in state to go home

Sumitra.DebRoy Mumbai: An 82-year-old from a western suburb has returned home after recovering from Covid-19, showing that those from the most vulnerable age group can beat the virus too. The woman was reunited with her family last week after spending… Continue Reading →

Stop Communalising the Covid 19 Pandemic

        Bebaak Collective Statement The communalising of COVID-19 pandemic, and criminalising of an international religious conference organised by Tablighi Jamaat at its headquarters in Nizamuddin in Delhi is highly unfortunate and deserves utmost condemnation. Bebaak Collective does… Continue Reading →

“A Billion People Live in Slums. Can They Survive the Corona Virus?”

By: Lee W. Riley, Eva Raphael and Robert Snyder [Dr. Riley, Dr. Raphael and Dr. Snyder are epidemiologists.]Published in: The New York TimesDate: April 8, 2020The most important factor in enabling the spread of pandemics in slums is the neglect of… Continue Reading →

Mumbai first city in India to make face masks a must in public

The prescribed masks are available in the chemist shops. Even the homemade washable mask can be used multiple times after proper washing and disinfecting them, a BMC circular said. Published: 08th April 2020 MUMBAI: As community transmission of coronavirus has begun… Continue Reading →

Campaign Against State Repression (CASR) demands the immediate release of all political prisoners!

April 8th 2020 On March 16th 2020, the Supreme Court of India rejected the anticipatory bail plea of civil rights activists, Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha, asking them to surrender by April 6th 2020. The review petition heard on April 8th 2020 cited… Continue Reading →

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