Thursday, 2 February, 2023
TopicHealthcare workers

Topic: Healthcare workers

Creches, 40-hour work week — how Modi govt wants to improve nurses’ working conditions

Health ministry releases draft guidelines to improve working conditions of nurses, invites comments from public and stakeholders over the next one month.

ANMs unable to detect high-risk pregnancy, but here’s how Assam is fixing it: IAS officer

UNICEF and Assam govt carried out a pilot project in some districts. The main objective was to understand the critical gaps in the state's sub-centres and ANMs.

Modi govt schemes JSY, PMMVY work only if health workers do. See what data reveals

While CHWs provide critical maternal health services to prepare pregnant women for delivery, their contribution is rarely discussed.

Nursing courses see Covid boom, 99% of BSc seats taken in 2020-21, 91% in diploma

Even so, India has been facing acute shortage of nurses, with top hospitals reporting attrition rate of as high as 40%, as better pay and working conditions make nurses opt for jobs abroad. 

As more doctors & nurses get Covid, Delhi hospitals cut OPD timings, focus on emergency cases

Hundreds of healthcare workers in Delhi have tested positive in the past week, forcing hospitals to deal with staff shortage. Doctors attribute the number of cases to high exposure.

Virus ‘still amongst us’: PM Modi launches crash course to prepare 1 lakh ‘Covid warriors’

The program will create skilled non-medical healthcare workers to fill the present and future needs of manpower in the health sector, the PMO said.

Centre asks states to expedite second dose of Covid vaccine for healthcare workers

The national average for the first dose of vaccine among healthcare workers of 82% and 56% for the second dose is a cause for serious concern, said health ministry.

Govt quickens process to get insurance claims for health workers fighting Covid

In order to simplify the process, a district collector will be issuing a certificate and the insurance company will approve and settle the claims within a period of 48 hours.

‘We will conquer’ — a Delhi lawyer’s musical tribute to ‘miracle workers’ on Covid frontline

With the song 'Hum honge kamyab ek din' playing in the background, short video by Neoma Gupta salutes all the doctors, nurses and healthcare workers fighting the virus every day.

Who are allied healthcare workers and why Lok Sabha passed a bill to regulate the sector

Rajya Sabha passed the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professionals Bill Wednesday. ThePrint explains what it is & why is it an important legislation.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.