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Kin of Agra hospital’s COVID-19 victims demand probe

Owner of facility allegedly talked of conducting a ‘mock-drill’ to check which patient would survive if oxygen support was pulled off The kin of patients who died at a hospital in Agra have demanded a high-level probe into, and the arrest of the owner of, a hospital after a video of him was circulated in […]

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Supreme Court has queries on private hospitals’ role in vaccination

Court worried about transparency The Supreme Court was worried about the role of private hospitals in COVID-19 vaccination, saying whether they would prefer profit over public health. The court’s anxiety is real and present as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on Monday revealed that private hospitals would retain their capacity to buy 25% of vaccine […]

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State extends lockdown till June 16

Total shutdown during weekend The State has extended the lockdown till June 16. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the State was yet to achieve the desired reduction in the COVID-19 transmission rate. He had earlier chaired a high-level meeting to review the pandemic situation. The State would shut down entirely on June 12 and 13. […]

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Opposition, Punjab government spar over vaccine sale issue

AAP, SAD stage protests outside Health Minister Sidhu’s house As controversy surrounds the sale of COVID-19 vaccines by the Congress government in Punjab to private hospitals, Opposition parties are making the most of the issue to corner the government ahead of Assembly polls due early next year. While the principal Opposition – the Aam Aadmi […]

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Rahul Gandhi alleges absence of fair policy of vaccine distribution

Reports suggest that 50 percent of doses went to only nine hospitals, he says Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has alleged that the Union government’s unfair policy of vaccine distribution was leading to inequality. Reports suggested that 50 percent of the doses went to only nine hospitals, he said. “In the absence of a fair […]