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Sudden Lockdown and Unfolding of an Immense Tragedy -Prabhat Patnaik With the Centre being both niggardly and thoughtless in the matter of relief following the unplanned lockdown, state governments, which are desperately short of funds, will be left holding the baby. The tragic irony could not have been more complete. The country is under lockdown, but last week thousands of migrant workers were thronging bus stands or marching on the roads, making a mockery of it; the aim of the lockdown...

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Docs need gear -Pheroze L Vincent

-The Telegraph A Twitter campaign sends a searing message DocsNeedGear — a campaign on Twitter on the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon Indians to light torches for nine minutes against Covid-19 on Sunday — tried to drive home the message that doctors fighting the coronavirus pandemic needed protection. “We won’t be safe if our doctors are not safe. Remember everyone,” said a tweet under #DocsNeedGear on Friday. Several Twitter users posted news...

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Three in four COVID-19 cases between 21 to 60 years age group in India -Maitri Porecha

-The Hindu Business Line Every three in four cases that are infected with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in India belong to active working population between the age group of 21 to 60 years as on date. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that of these 75 per cent of the confirmed cases, the maximum cases up to 42 percent are between 21 to 40 years of age, while 33 percent are...

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Making the private sector care for public Health -Rama V Baru

-The Hindu India needs a national policy providing for free testing and treatment of COVID-19 patients in private hospitals As India enters the second week of a national lockdown imposed in response to COVID-19, it is still unclear how well prepared the Healthcare system is in dealing with the pandemic. Given the resource constraints of both the Central and State governments, it is clear that government hospitals alone will not be able...

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Saving the food value chain amid Covid lockdown -N Chandra Sekhara Rao and Anjani Kumar

-The Hindu Business Line Disruptions in the food value chain are becoming visible now. The government needs to recognise that ensuring adequate food and nutrition for the population is as essential as providing Health services The community spread of coronavirus can wreak havoc in India, as the population density is extremely high and the Health infrastructure inadequate. To contain the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has shut the country down, including all the...

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