Telemedicine Practice Guidelines, 2020
Arjun Natarajan
Telemedicine Guidelines were issued on March 25, 2020. Ever since author have been asked a fair number of queries by both medical practitioners and app-based businesses.
Proposals for Relief of Vulnerable Sections Affected by Strategies to Contain the Spread of COVID-19
The Indian Society of Labour Economics
We appeal to the Government of India and all the State Governments to initiate urgent additional measures that are required to address critical gaps in the short-term relief measures announced so far for the impacted population.
Security forces assault healthcare workers in Kashmir
Umer Beigh
A number of videos have emerged showing security forces roughing up healthcare professionals and others.
Quarantine as a form of mind control
Deepa Punjani
Underlying the pandemic, however, are serious questions that impinge upon our human rights and civil liberties.
Three poems by Mustansir Dalvi
Media after COVID-19: Why we are under a new ‘Emergency’
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
The media may never be the same in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Corona Chaos
Jene Hai
Cartoonist Jene hai illustrates the chaos amidst the India COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown.
Why India’s COVID-19 package is grossly inadequate
Tejal Kanitkar
For the fifth-largest economy in the world, India has comparatively one of the smallest relief packages.
COVID-19 Lockdown: “Poor left to suffer without proper planning”
NewsClick Team
Gen. Secretary of AIDWA Mariam Dhawale talks about the difficulties faced by women migrant labourers.
Coronavirus scare ‘pushing’ people from Northeast
Rishiraj Sinha
The pandemic has brought in racial discrimination towards the people belonging to India's Northeast.
Essential services, expendable lives
Jyoti Shinoli/PARI
That’s the story of Mumbai’s safai karamcharis on the frontlines of the battle against Covid-19. Wages delayed, and with little protective gear, they’re still clearing garbage even in the toxic air of the Mahul area.
No alternative to strong health infrastructure
Tarushika Sarvesh and Abdul Hafiz Gandhi
From protection of doctors and nurses to saving the marginalised groups from this and the next disaster: India has to plan ahead in healthcare.
India fights coronavirus: With scriptures, morals and police
Subodh Varma
As a migrant worker from UP said: “Before the virus gets us, hunger will finish us off”.