Order of the High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital dated 23/06/2021 regarding preparedness of the state to deal with the third wave of Covid-19, rising black fungus cases and opening of the Char Dham Yatra.

The High Court expressed its dissatisfaction at the affidavit furnished by Amit Negi, Secretary, Medical Health and Family Welfare by calling it incomplete and directed him to clarify the many points raised by the court -

Order of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Amravati dated 07/06/2021. The matter related to drugs for treating black fungus cases in Andhra Pradesh.

The court said that the drug (Liposomal Amphotericin B) allocated by the Union of India to Andhra Pradesh is not sufficient to treat the patients of black fungus.

Judgement of the High Court of Kerala in the matter of Dr. Jayaprasad Karunakaran Vs Ministry of Ayush & Others dated 02/06/2021. The matter related to Homoeopathic practitioners treating Covid-19 patients.

The petitioner (Dr. Jayaprasad Karunakaran), a homoeopathic practitioner in Thiruvananthapuram was informed by the officials of the State Health Department that action would be taken against him under the Disaster Management Act, if he treated Covid-19 patients.

Affidavit filed by the Union of India in the matter of 'In Re: Distribution of essential supplies and services during pandemic' dated 09/05/2021.

The affidavit mentioned that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) had issued a guidance document on April 7, 2020 for setting up three tier health infrastructure for appropriate management of suspect/confirmed COVID-19 cases in all states and Union Territories.

Order of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh in the matter of Dr. Vishal Koundal Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 03/05/2021.

The application was filed by a doctor, who was ordered to be posted at a COVID makeshift hospital, Palakwah, district Una on deputation basis. The doctor assailing the order of deputation said that he suffered lumber, spine and sacrum injuries in an accident in 2018 and would therefore be unable to serve at the place of deputation.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Dr Arushi Jain Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/06/2020 regarding state of doctors and health workers working with COVID-19 patients.

As coronavirus continues to spread, doctors and healthcare systems are facing a multitude of challenges at all stages of the pandemic.

Growing political attention to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) offers a rare opportunity for achieving meaningful action. Many governments have developed national AMR action plans, but most have not yet implemented policy interventions to reduce antimicrobial overuse.

A number of factors contribute to the performance and motivation of India’s Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs). This study aims to identify the key motivational factors (and their relative importance) that may help retain ASHAs in service.

Health workers' strikes are a global occurrence. Kenya has had several strikes by health workers in recent years but their effect on mortality is unknown.
We assessed the effect on mortality of six strikes by health workers that occurred from 2010 to 2016 in Kilifi, Kenya.

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