Nidhi Sharma

  • NHRC forms expert panel to study COVID impact on human rights

    NHRC forms expert panel to study COVID impact on human rights

    The expert panel would be headed by Dr K S Reddy, president of Public Health Foundation of India. The expert committee would assess the impact of Covid-19 on human rights of people, especially marginalised and vulnerable sections of the society, including migrant labourers.

    Covid-19: 10 states, 1 UT to allow rapid antigen tests

    Covid-19: 10 states, 1 UT to allow rapid antigen tests

    After Delhi and Maharashtra, states of Telangana, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Assam, West Bengal, Karnataka and the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir will deploy the rapid antigen testing kits in containment zones, according to sources.

    Expectant mothers find little room in covid-stressed world

    Expectant mothers find little room in covid-stressed world

    The deadly disease and the containment measures have disrupted normal healthcare services, including pre-natal health check-ups, childbirth and inoculation. In many cases, expectant mothers are delivering babies alone to protect the new-born child from infection as hospitals follow a strict protocol of limited exposure.

    Delhi deploys antibody test, but no clarity on price and kit

    Delhi deploys antibody test, but no clarity on price and kit

    An owner of a private diagnostic chain, who did not wish to be identified, said, “We have no clarity on the amount of money we can charge. There are numerous testing kits in the market and there is a Rs 200-400 price difference.”

    Exempt panel members from quarantine: MPs

    Exempt panel members from quarantine: MPs

    “The biggest problem before our MPs in travelling for committee meetings are the quarantine rules. These are different for states. We have written to Rajya Sabha chairman asking MPs travelling to Delhi may be exempted to enable them to attend,” said Anand Sharma, deputy leader of Congress in Rajya Sabha.

    Delhi's COVID-19 test positivity rate goes down to 13%

    Delhi's COVID-19 test positivity rate goes down to 13%

    The number of daily cases being reported in Delhi has fallen considerably despite the capital increasing its testing multifold. On June 23, about 3,950 new cases had been reported. This has fallen to an average of 2,000-2,200 cases.

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