Editorial: Their health is our health

Even as complaints from various parts of the country on the way healthcare workers are being treated and paid, and with the courts directing the government to take adequate steps to address their issues, the Centre has extended the Rs 50 lakh insurance scheme for about 22 lakh healthcare providers for another three months till September. Continue Reading

Editorial: Pay them first

The Supreme Court has urged the Union government to issue directions to States for payment of salaries and providing necessary quarantine facilities to doctors and healthcare workers engaged in treating Covid-19 patients. Continue Reading

Editorial: Save the saviours

Close on the heels of the Bombay High Court observing that frontline Covid-19 workers should be encouraged to discharge their duty without fear and should not be ostracised for travelling to work daily, a plea has been filed in the Supreme Court raising concern over the safety of healthcare workers, including nurses and paramedical staffs, and has sought directions to authorities to provide proper protection kits to those working in Covid-19 wards or in close proximity of patients suspected to be infected with the deadly virus. Continue Reading