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Maintain essential health services during COVID-19 response: WHO

Kolkata, Aug 06 (UNI) The World Health Organization today urged Member countries in South-East Asia Region to maintain essential health and accelerate resumption of disrupted health-care services, hit by the pandemic, as an integral part of the COVID-19 response.
“The pandemic has put immense strain on health systems across the South-East Asia Region. The previous disease outbreaks have shown that disruption to essential services caused by an outbreak can be more deadly than the outbreak itself. We must fast track efforts and do all we can to avoid that happening, while continuing efforts to break COVID-19 transmission chains,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director WHO South-East Asia Region, in a virtual meeting with Ministers of Health from the Region today.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, repurposing of health workers, cancellation of elective care, closure of outpatient services, insufficient personal protective equipment, and changes in treatment policy have significantly impacted delivery of essential services. Additionally, changes in health-seeking behavior, constrained physical access and financial hardship have also limited service uptake.
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RJD is devoid of enriched heritage: Ravi Shankar Prasad

27 Sep 2020 | 1:22 AM

Patna, Sep 26 (UNI) Union Law Minister and senior Bhartiya Janata party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad today alleged that the main opposition in Bihar Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD) is ashamed of its heritage to such an extent that its two senior leaders and former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi were missing from the posters and hoardings.

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Worship places in Meghalaya to re-open, but not in containment zones

27 Sep 2020 | 12:42 AM

Shillong, Sep 26 (UNI) Places of worship in Meghalaya are all set to re-open after remaining closed for over six months from October 1, but religious places for the public in containment zones shall remain closed, an official said on Saturday.

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Dr Abhijit Mukherjee, Associate Professor, Dept of Geology & Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur selected for ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar’ prize

27 Sep 2020 | 12:36 AM

Kolkata, Sep 26 (UNI) It is a moment of pride for IIT Kharagpur with two back-to-back honours for the Institute's faculty members and alumnus.

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Landslide victims yet to be traced in Meghalaya

26 Sep 2020 | 11:57 PM

Shillong, Sep 26 (UNI) Rescuers on Saturday, were yet to trace the three people who were still feared to be trapped in the landslide debris at Parmaw Dhobi Ghat Laban area in the city.

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Complaint against eviction lodged in Gomati dist of Tripura

26 Sep 2020 | 11:44 PM

Udaipur(Tripura), Sep 26 (UNI) A complain has mentioned on the deputation paper placed by Soumitra Biswas, President of Udaipur District Congress Committee (UDCC) to SP Gomati District that the district administration and forest department are doing conspiracy to re-evict twenty two Bengali Muslim families through political interference.

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