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Health Workers offer rural tele-counseling to contain COVID-19 myths -Manisha Dutta and Hyjel D’Souza

-VillageSquare.in With lack of access to authentic information, myths and fears proliferate. Health Workers counsel communities over phone, addressing their anxieties about the disease and the returned migrants As COVID-19 grips the entire world in its talons and affects communities across geographies, ethnicities, caste and class, a wave of misinformation is spreading, sparking fear. This wave seems to have overtaken the outbreak, and poses a threat that may be more harmful than...

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Vividly imagining the life of migrant workers -Rajeev Bhargava

-The Hindu A regime of social policy must be installed to meet the basic needs of all citizens at all times – not only during pandemics The current pandemic has forced us to think about the plight of workers in our country. While the virus has demonstrated the enormous value of Health Workers, it has also enhanced public awareness of the pivotal role of migrant workers in our economy. We have been...

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Coronavirus: Centre concerned over polarisation on religious lines -S Vijay Kumar

-The Hindu Ensure safety of Health Workers, it says Chennai: The Centre has expressed serious concern over the “polarising public opinion on religious lines” against the backdrop of a particular community being targeted as being responsible for the spread of COVID-19 in the country. In a note issued to all States on Tuesday, the Union Government said a sizeable number of non-Muslims was getting a perception that a particular community was not taking...

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Coronavirus: Nurses move SC, say health staff ill-equipped

-The Hindu Noting that the pandemic is seeing a “persisting and ever escalating spread” the United Nurses Association pointed out that nurses and Health Workers are exposed to infection. A Kerala-based 3.8 lakh-strong nurses’ association has approached the Supreme Court saying the government has not formulated a National Management Protocol for COVID-19 to address the serious concerns relating to imminent and extreme risks posed to the health and safety of medical personnel...

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Kerala's Citizen-First Approach To Fighting COVID-19 -Isaac Thomas Isaac

-NDTV "Social Unity amid Physical Distancing" is the slogan of Kerala in the war against COVID-19. It was coined after some elements began to use measures for social distancing to justify caste pollution distance norms. Kerala is harnessing its abundant social capital to overcome the limited fiscal space in which state governments are forced to operate in quasi-federal India. Led by a state government with commitment and the actualization of synergies...

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