Pricing norms for private hospitals may have saved lives: House panel
Saturday, 21 November 2020 () The parliamentary standing committee on health has asserted that a sustainable pricing model could have averted many Covid deaths in the country as inadequate beds in government hospitals and absence of specific guidelines for treatment amid rising cases resulted in private hospitals charging exorbitant fees. The committee has a report on 'Outbreak of Pandemic Covid-19 and its Management' to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.
Reviewing the COVID-19 situation in the state, Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot maintained that saving life is the top priority of the state government in this critical phase of pandemic. CM asserted that private hospitals should also increase the number of beds for COVID patients and provide...
Stage artists in Odisha's Bhubaneswar are selling tea as COVID-19 impacted their career. Uarmi Satpathy and Anita Biswas have installed a tea stall and an attached vegetable shop to earn better and butter for their survival. Lakhs of people lost their jobs during the lockdown which was imposed to curb COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised a relaxation of Covid restrictions over Christmas, although details have not yet been finalised with the devolved administrations.
Addressing the nation virtually at the Downing Street press conference, he said: "I know that many of us want and need Christmas with our families, but this is not the moment to let the virus rip for the sake of Christmas parties.
"'Tis the season to be jolly, but it is also the season to be jolly careful, especially with elderly relatives." Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the government is working on a "special time-limited" ease of Covid restrictions for Christmas.
While admitting the festive period "will not be normal", he said people across the UK would be allowed an opportunity to spend Christmas with their loved ones. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on November 21 presented the 21st Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Philanthropy to Chairperson of Infosys Foundation Sudha Murty virtually. VP Naidu presented the award to Sudha Murty for her philanthropic work. The Vice President paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri, before conferring the 21st Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Philanthropy.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on November 21 called upon the world to come together to isolate nations that sponsor terrorism and impose sanctions against them. "No religion preaches terrorism. It's only wrong interpretation by some people. No country is safe from terrorism and it's high time for the United Nations to complete the deliberation of India's long pending proposal of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism and is adopted. The world community should come together to not only isolate those sponsoring terrorism but also impose sanctions against them, this is the need of the hour. The days of gratitude are over, now it's time for concrete action," he said.
The Shiv Sena was and will always remain "Hindutvawadi" and does not need a certificate on its commitment to the ideology from anyone, the party's Rajya Sabha MP, Sanjay Raut, said on Tuesday. He made the remarks while interacting with reporters after paying tribute to Shiv Sena founder the late Bal Thackeray at Shivaji Park in Dadar here on the latter's death anniversary. The Shiv Sena, which snapped ties with long-standing saffron ally BJP last year, heads the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra with the NCP and the Congress as partners. "Our Hindutva need not be certified by any other party. We have been hardcore Hindutvawadi, are so today and will be so tomorrow too... whenever the country needs it, the Shiv Sena will come to the fore with the sword of Hindutva," Raut said. Watch the full video for more details.
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