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Coronavirus | Andhra Pradesh case tally crosses 3.5 lakh mark

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Over one lakh cases in Telangana; Kerala adds nearly 2,000 more; Mysuru records 92 cases after doctors end strike. Telangana’s COVID-19 cases crossed one lakh on Friday with 2,474 new cases recorded on August 21. The total stood at 1,01,865. The first case in the State was detected on March 2, the first 10,000 cases…

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A high-flier settles for a quiet nest

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The capital city has developed a modern skyline and a good health-care system. For a village boy like me, Thiruvananthapuram was the maximum city, the promised land. My father who had spent two years in a college here late in his life was impressed with the opportunities in the city and decided to send me…

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Coronavirus: ‘I was frozen out of furlough scheme’

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJulie changed jobs before lockdown - then became unemployed and ineligible for the furlough scheme The number of people claiming unemployment benefits…

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Can a digital ID aid India’s primary health ecosystem?

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Without strong health infrastructure, it could amount to putting the cart before the horse Following a recent announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the creation of a digital health ID for every Indian, there has been a renewed debate on the need for a new digital identifier that centralises a citizen’s health records. Two…

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COVID-19 and a country club India must leave

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Instead, an opportunity awaits the nation to join other states that recognise the value of a just public health-care system As a billion Indians watch with horror as the pandemic sweeps the land, many look with envy to countries to the east of us where the virus originated, and to the west of us in…

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Coronavirus | An opportunity to reshape health care

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The COVID-19 pandemic may have unwittingly led to some desirable changes; the challenge is to build on this The COVID-19 pandemic has massively disrupted our lives. Besides direct devastation of health, the epidemic and the lockdown have had myriad indirect effects, be it on the environment, livelihoods, or supply chains. There has been a lot…

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