Pandemic has overturned everything, but we must embrace resilience for better future

By Moin Qazi* The covid-19 pandemic is a human tragedy of potentially biblical proportion and has convulsed societies like never before. The world is gripped in a fright of an invisible threat that has caused an exponential explosion of infections, massive destruction of livelihoods and the ghastly appearance of refrigerated trucks parked next to hospitals … Continue reading Pandemic has overturned everything, but we must embrace resilience for better future

The pandemic of loneliness: We should learn to protect the solitude of each other

By Moin Qazi* I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. – Henry David Thoreau Nothing can make us feel better—calmer, happier, and clearer—than being immersed in a book or a piece of music or in the plaintive woods, away from the bustle of life. This is a sentiment of most … Continue reading The pandemic of loneliness: We should learn to protect the solitude of each other

Covid-19 situation – an analysis of Surat Municipal Covid-19 updates: A puzzle unsloved

By Krishnakant Chauhan, Rohit Prajapati* The People’s Union for Civil Liberties, Surat, has release its report titled “An analysis of Surat Municipal Covid-19 updates: A puzzle unsloved” on the Surat Covid-19 situation. The report comprehensively looks into the various data connected to the Covid-19 in Surat. The report refers to the daily updates provided by … Continue reading Covid-19 situation – an analysis of Surat Municipal Covid-19 updates: A puzzle unsloved

RTI impact: CIC advisory to Health Ministry to publish list of designated COVID facilities

By Venkatesh Nayak* Even as I draft this despatch, States and Union Territories (UTs) which are reporting very high numbers of COVID-19 infections are allegedly running out of beds for infected people who need urgent medical attention. The media is reporting case after case of ailing individuals breathing their last waiting for admission to a designated COVID treatment hospital. The … Continue reading RTI impact: CIC advisory to Health Ministry to publish list of designated COVID facilities

Covid-19: Societal mental health consequences of the pandemic needs to be addressed

Dr Mohammed Rizwan* In pandemics, reactions super cedes responses and COVID 19 is not an exception, so the benefit of doubt in case of loopholes and subsequent damages always goes to the reacting parties. But reactions should always lead to responses and our response to post pandemic era will determine whether, we were really, entitled … Continue reading Covid-19: Societal mental health consequences of the pandemic needs to be addressed

Community response in ensuring access to HIV treatment during India’s COVID-19 lockdown

By Shobha Shukla, Bobby Ramakant* When food delivery services are considered ‘essential’ during the lockdown, why is an uninterrupted supply of HIV and hepatitis C medicines not treated in the same way, asks Loon Gangte of the Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+)? “Antiretroviral therapy is lifesaving for us, it is our lifeline and non-negotiable,” … Continue reading Community response in ensuring access to HIV treatment during India’s COVID-19 lockdown

Celebrating the 125 year old legacy of healthcare work of missionaries in Central India

By Moin Qazi* Central India has been one of the most fertile belts for several unique experiments undertaken by missionaries in the field of education and healthcare. The result is a network of several well-known schools, colleges and hospitals that have woven themselves into the social landscape of the region. They have also become a … Continue reading Celebrating the 125 year old legacy of healthcare work of missionaries in Central India