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Delhi govt pulls up private hospitals over isolation beds

The government had asked 26 hospitals — seven government and 19 private — to earmark beds for COVID-19 patients in case of an emergency. Days after the Delhi government authorised 19 private hospitals in the city to earmark isolation beds for COVID-19 patients, many of them are still not complying with the guidelines issued by […]

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Noida records 3 more cases, 2 in Ghaziabad

Officials said four cases so far have been linked to a Noida fire safety firm that was visited by a British national for an audit earlier this month. Three persons in Noida and two in Ghaziabad tested positive for coronavirus Friday. Till Friday evening, Noida had 18 cases, the highest in UP, while Ghaziabad has […]

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Goa locates 6 shelter homes for homeless

The state had began rounding up the destitute and homeless from across Goa soon after three men, with history of foreign travel, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Those picked up from Madgaon, around 90, were placed at a shelter home Faced with the challenge of providing shelter to the hundreds of the homeless to […]

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Stuck in Rajasthan, Ludhiana woman, friend find help in NGO

A Ludhiana woman and her friend are stuck in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur for the past five days after lockdown was announced across the country. Their problems got worse after the owner of hotel, in which they were staying asked them vacate the room. Currently the women are staying up at a shelter home in Jodhpur. They […]

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Orphanage in Karnal struggles to feed kids due to lockdown

A government shelter in Karnal is struggling to feed around 100 orphans in its charge due to the ongoing lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). The orphanage, MDD Bal Bhawan, largely relies on charity to provide food, shelter and education to children. However, it facing a shortage as people from outside are not […]

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Provide safety gear to doctors, health workers at private medical institutes: Bombay HC to authorities

The court directed authorities running private medical colleges and hospitals across Maharashtra to provide safety gears, including personal protective equipment (PPE) or Hazmat suits, in adequate numbers to all doctors and health care workers within a weeks’ time in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. After the state government issued directions to private hospitals to […]