Covid-19 in India: Cautious government involves private sector in treating patients
Private hospitals have been asked to earmark beds and isolation rooms, even as about 50 diagnostic laboratories have got the go-ahead for Covid-19 tests. The National Health Authority, nodal agency for Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme for the poor, has been identified to firm up the protocol and health packages for this section of the population in case India enters the next stage.
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The Delhi government had last week asked hotels in Aero City, near the city’s international airport, to manage and accommodate incoming travellers who were asymptomatic of Covid-19 but required to be isolated as a precautionary measure.
Shaktikanta Das' war-room takes extraordinary measures to fight Coronavirus threat
The move followed the government announcing a Rs 1.7 lakh crore package on Thursday to put a safety net in place for those hit the hardest. India began a 21-day lockdown on March 25 to try and rein in the disease.
Private lenders sell CDs as RBI injects liquidity
CD rates have fallen up to 275 bps since Friday after the RBI announced liquidity injection of Rs 3.74 lakh crore into the system in an unscheduled bi-monthly policy announcement.
Plunge in crude makes room for rate cuts
Global crude prices have lately crashed 30 per cent, tipping into the ‘bear’ territory.
Coronavirus: Centre lays down standard operating procedure for control rooms
According to officials, surveillance will be mounted at three levels — hospital, field and labs testing coronavirus samples. For hospital surveillance, the control rooms need to observe the condition of the symptomatic patients admitted at isolation wards.
States tap private companies for coronavirus testing kits
“We don’t have enough supplies and may run out of kits by the end of this week,” a health department official in Chhattisgarh told ET. The state has revised its strategy to include testing of all symptomatic travellers from Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mangalore and Kerala since March 10.
Rajasthan urges private hospitals to volunteer for services
Many private hospitals in Jaipur and other cities of Rajasthan have also agreed to offer their facilities to the government on short notice.
Maharashtra orders private labs to stop sample collection
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) the total number of tests conducted in India on Monday by private labs was 1,334 tests. On Tuesday, out of 42,788 samples, only 399 samples were tested in private labs.
Covid-19: Kolkata hotels asked to keep isolation rooms for guests
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Hotel & Restaurant Association of Eastern India has asked hotels of all categories in Kolkata to keep isolation rooms for guests irrespective of whether they are coming from abroad or within the country.
Shielded from pandemic, work continues in world’s cleanest room
ASML manufacturing staff operate in an environment that is literally shielded from the coronavirus pandemic.
RBI has room to cut rates: Sanjeev Sanyal
He said that easing interest rates is one of the tools available to shield the economy.
Coronavirus shuts art fairs, museums: Galleries respond with virtual viewing rooms
Art Basel will, for the first time, offer online viewing rooms to replace the Hong Kong fair that was cancelled.
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