Health workers

-July 5, 2022

The pandemic has had a huge impact on the healthcare fraternity. An increase was registered in the working hours, and most of the workers worked twice the usual schedule

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-February 24, 2022

India saw its first batch of male nurses almost two decades ago. Yet, even now, the men who chose nursing as their profession find their gender is more of a talking point than the patient care they have been providing A woman dressed in a white caretaker’s uniform, her hair covered in a small cap, […]

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-December 30, 2021

In the midst of a rapid increase in the number of Omicron cases, resident doctors staging a protest at Safdarjung Hospital demanding that NEET-PG counselling be held at the earliest    Safdarjung Hospital, one of the busiest hospitals in the capital, became the focal point of national news as doctors from across Delhi gathered here […]

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-June 1, 2021

Junior doctors working in Covid wards have to contend with low stipends, risk of infection all while planning their studies amidst the pandemic  “Lala, take care of mother and father, after me, it is you, who will take care of everything.” These were the last words of 31-year-old Deepak Singh to his brother Dharmendra. A […]

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-May 27, 2021

Number of deaths from Covid are mounting amongst healthcare workers, yet when it comes to the question of compensation for their families, the process is slow and tedious Akhil Kumar pauses mid sentences, describing his mother Ambika’s last 28 days, struggling and then succumbing to Covid-19. Ambika, a nurse in Delhi’s Kalra Hospital, in Kirti […]

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-November 3, 2020

Incredibly enough, even during the pandemic, nursing staff is expected to work without pay. No wonder they are on strike Almost 600 nurses from four of North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s hospitals are on an indefinite strike to demand payment of three months pending salar. The strike is by the nursing staff of Municipal Corporation-run Kasturba, […]

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