Covid-19 pandemic had psychosocial impact on healthcare workers: ICMR study

A study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has revealed that increase in the work volume and intensity, manifestations of stigma, and additional responsibilities of healthcare workers (HCWs), who had to adapt to new protocols and adjust to the ‘new normality’ amid the COVID-19 pandemic, had a psychosocial […]

Covid-19 curfew extended in Dehradun district

The Uttarakhand government has extended the COVID-19 curfew in the Dehradun district till 6 am of September 21, said Dehradun District Magistrate R Rajesh Kumar on Tuesday. The District Magistrate said that in view of the prevention of COVID-19, only those tourists who have done online registration on Dehradun Smart City Portal must provide negative RT-PCR report 72 hours […]

Covid-19: Gujarat nurse to be conferred Florence Nightingale Award

A nurse of Sir Sayajirao General Hospital of Vadodara, Gujarat will be conferred with the Florence Nightingale Award. While speaking to the media, the nominee, Bhanumati Gheewala, said, “I got selected for this award for COVID-19 Gynaec duties including the delivery of newborns and working during 2019 floods that had inundated the hospital. I […]

BJP criticizes Kerala govt for spike in Covid-19 cases

With Kerala constantly reporting more than half of the country’s daily COVID-19 cases, Senior Bhartiya Janta party (BJP) leader Kummanam Rajasekharan on Monday criticized the Kerala government for the spike in COVID-19 cases in the state and accused Pinarayi Vijayan government of being a spectator and not safeguarding people’s interests. “They […]