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Stronger health system could have averted 500,000 non-Covid deaths in India in early lockdown period


Stronger health system could have averted 500,000 non-Covid deaths in India in early lockdown period Managing the coronavirus pandemic should not result in restricted access to other services. Click on the below link to read the full article. https://scroll.in/article/962147/stronger-health-system-could-have-averted-500000-non-covid-deaths-in-india-in-early-lockdown-period?fbclid=IwAR1fFfOXzZCujZgdaXlfFxlX2KkW6pDGzsLz_vKfd6c1tRV8EG_MtZmvIr0 – Pavitra Mohan, a paediatrician and public health physician, is the co-founder of Basic Health Care … Continue reading Stronger health system could have averted 500,000 non-Covid deaths in India in early lockdown period

प्राथमिक स्वास्थ्य में मेरा नर्सिंग का सफ़र : नामुम्किन कुछ भी नहीं !


प्राथमिक स्वास्थ्य में मेरा नर्सिंग का सफ़र : नामुम्किन कुछ भी नहीं ! धीरज जैन , नर्स मेंटर , बेसिक हेल्थ केयर सर्विसेज- मैंने 14 साल पहले GNM की पढ़ाई पूरी की थी।  नर्सिंग में जुड़ने के लिए मेरे मामाजी ने प्रोत्साहित किया था जो ख़ुद एक नर्स है। उन्होंने कहा था कि ये सेवा … Continue reading प्राथमिक स्वास्थ्य में मेरा नर्सिंग का सफ़र : नामुम्किन कुछ भी नहीं !

Study of 1,129 migrants who returned to one Rajasthan area shows that none had coronavirus infection


Study of 1,129 migrants who returned to one Rajasthan area shows that none had coronavirus infection This provides a strong indication that the risk of migrants spreading the infection is low, suggest the study’s authors. Click on the link below to read full article. https://scroll.in/article/960820/study-of-1129-migrants-who-returned-to-one-rajasthan-area-shows-that-none-had-coronavirus-infection?fbclid=IwAR0xqzGDPkbbVma-GUeataG5ICzzvNAQ84ip8coLmGkE20lRPAwfdECk4iI – Pavitra Mohan, a pediatrician and public health physician, is … Continue reading Study of 1,129 migrants who returned to one Rajasthan area shows that none had coronavirus infection

What worries tribal communities of Rajasthan in the times of lockdown?


What worries tribal communities of Rajasthan in the times of lockdown? Government’s sudden announcement on March 22 of the lockdown, and another announcement of 14 April for its extension created huge panic waves across the country. The situation for migrant workers and their families living in far-off villages is grave, especially in terms of food … Continue reading What worries tribal communities of Rajasthan in the times of lockdown?

प्रवासियों के लिए कोरोना का अर्थ है कोई रोजगार ना रहा।


प्रवासियों के लिए कोरोना का अर्थ है कोई रोजगार ना रहा। लॉक डाउन के कारण पूरे देश में आज आर्थिक गतिविधियाँ रुक गई है। इस कठिन दौर में आदिवासी बाहुल्य क्षेत्रों के प्रवासियों को जो कि रसोई कार्य, कपड़ा व्यवसाय, फेक्ट्री वर्कर व कन्स्ट्रक्शन कार्य आदि में मजदूरी का काम करते है, उनको अपने रोजमर्रा के … Continue reading प्रवासियों के लिए कोरोना का अर्थ है कोई रोजगार ना रहा।

Health workers offer rural tele-counseling to contain COVID-19 myths


Health workers offer rural tele-counseling to contain COVID-19 myths 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 Click on the link below to read full article https://www.villagesquare.in/2020/04/22/health-workers-offer-rural-tele-counseling-to-contain-covid-19-myths/ – Manisha Dutta is a public health professional who … Continue reading Health workers offer rural tele-counseling to contain COVID-19 myths

COVID-19: What primary health workers need


COVID-19: What primary health workers need Likely to be the first point of contact for most COVID-19 patients, here’s how primary healthcare teams can be supported to deal with the pandemic. – by Dr.Sanjana Brahmawar Mohan, Hyjel D’souza, Manisha Dutta Link below : https://idronline.org/covid-19-what-primary-health-workers-need/?fbclid=IwAR3rOKp3ThWMyCaSvtPDOP2a8AOy5w_A19ExBZHs8PbZZQJgu8aS1mv1QD0

Responding to the pandemic of 21st century : Dynamics of power, intersections and the ‘Imagined Corona’ in India


Responding to the pandemic of 21st century : Dynamics of power, intersections and the ‘Imagined Corona’ in India Why is it that the Coronavirus epidemic has led to such a strong and harsh global response? How does power dynamics across social and economic spectrum play a role in making such decisions?A delightful blog by our … Continue reading Responding to the pandemic of 21st century : Dynamics of power, intersections and the ‘Imagined Corona’ in India

Managing healthcare in remote, rural areas in the times of COVID: Insights from a doctor on the frontline


Managing healthcare in remote, rural areas in the times of COVID: Insights from a doctor on the frontline With much focus on Covid-19, there is a loss of focus on other healthcare services. The most affected are patients suffering from chronic illnesses such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Tuberculosis,  Rheumatic diseases etc. We are noticing several … Continue reading Managing healthcare in remote, rural areas in the times of COVID: Insights from a doctor on the frontline

Covid-19 crisis: Shift focus from hospitals to primary care


Covid-19 crisis: Shift focus from hospitals to primary care Our colleague Dr Pavitra Mohan, and Dr Nachiket Mor argue for the need to focus on and strengthening primary care to manage the #COVID19 crisis. Click on the link to read full article. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/covid-19-crisis-shift-focus-from-hospitals-to-primary-care/article31278485.ece?fbclid=IwAR2WFdAcX2st9523NN9KouKXMFyuVYKo0-ga2WCmSza4csD-yPb25fnZ0Zc

Coronavirus: Separating facts from hype


Coronavirus: Separating facts from hype With flood of articles, assumptions and theories doing rounds, there is a dire need for scientific evidence that informs decisions around tackling COVID19.Our colleagues Pavitra Mohan and Arpita Amin bring out a piece drawing in robust findings that separates facts from hypes around the disease. Click on the link below … Continue reading Coronavirus: Separating facts from hype

Three ways to combat coronavirus


Three ways to combat coronavirus Strengthening primary and community health care, combined with vastly expanded testing, will be key to overcoming the pandemic, as the lock-down provides some time. Click on the link below to read the full article by our colleagues. https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/three-ways-to-combat-coronavirus-120032801149_1.html?fbclid=IwAR1Jm_qjVOjhwO20gUNz2lm494frkqux2Xbo11hcwyfXGqtCeA2Ctw0d7FI#.XoBLNZewins.facebook

World TB Day: Let’s Renew Our Pledge to End Tuberculosis


World TB Day: Let’s Renew Our Pledge to End Tuberculosis March 24 marks the day on which Robert Koch announced the discovery of the bacteria that causes TB, 138 years ago. Today is a sober reminder to the public health community to revisit the disease and renew our efforts to ensure prompt diagnosis, better management … Continue reading World TB Day: Let’s Renew Our Pledge to End Tuberculosis

#PeriodPaath : Open Letter Contest


PeriodPaath : Open Letter Contest For years, stigma associated with menstruation has not only prevented conversation on the issue, but also hindered initiatives for better menstrual hygiene practices. Menstruation is an integral part of the discussion around workforce productivity and empowerment of individuals. It also currently stands a key barrier to menstruating persons’ access to … Continue reading #PeriodPaath : Open Letter Contest

India’s Towering Food Inflation Will Make Child Malnutrition Worse


India’s Towering Food Inflation Will Make Child Malnutrition Worse Increasing food prices in India are likely to worsen the malnutrition levels, especially among communities that are already food scarce. A piece by our colleagues on the situation and a call to action. Click on the link to read full article: https://thewire.in/health/food-inflation-child-malnutrition-nfhs-pds-midday-meals-stunting

Malaria elimination: where does Rajasthan stand


Malaria elimination: where does Rajasthan stand Udaipur’s geographic position and climatic condition has been long favourable for transmission of malaria. But what is disturbing is that this deadly and fatal disease that spreads through the bite of a mosquito continues to affect residents of Udaipur district even in the year 2020. Large numbers of people … Continue reading Malaria elimination: where does Rajasthan stand

8 Ways in Which India’s Public Healthcare Can Change for the Better


8 Ways in Which India’s Public Healthcare Can Change for the Better As we enter the new year, we reflect on the last, and dream of an India where all people live in good health.Here is one wish list of items that could take us there. Click here to read the article : https://thewire.in/health/primary-healthcare-anganwadi-eggs-workplace-safety-womens-health By … Continue reading 8 Ways in Which India’s Public Healthcare Can Change for the Better