Dealing with biomedical waste in the time of Covid-19 presents huge challenge
Friday, 22 May 2020 India has clear rules to deal with biomedical waste but the Covid-19 pandemic has presented a unique challenge where the country has to deal with an unestimated amount of such waste exclusively from dedicated Covid hospitals, quarantine centres and home quarantine facilities. The task has become all the more difficult as many states lack strict monitoring mechanisms.
NDRF Chief SN Pradhan on the preparations to tackle the Amphan Cyclone said that 15 teams have been deployed in Odisha and 19 teams in West Bengal. He said that these teams are carrying out awareness drives, communication drives, and evacuation. "We are facing a dual challenge right now - COVID-19...
As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on January 18 reported single-day spike of 13,788 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 145 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,52,419. India's confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 1,05,71,773 which include 2,08,012 active infections. More than 1,02,11,342 people have recovered from the virus with 14,457 new discharges in last 24 hours. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 5,48,168 samples were tested on January 17. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till January 17 are 18,70,93,036.
Rock producer Phil Spector, who changed the sound of pop music in the 1960s with his "Wall of Sound" recordings and was convicted of murder for the 2003 murder of a Hollywood actress, has died at age 81 of COVID-19, according to authorities and media reports. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.