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How NCR’s nurses are struggling with an inhospitable lockdown

The lockdown has caught the hospitals off guard too and it’s the nurses and other junior health workers who have been facing the brunt of the consequences. In the war against the coronavirus, the foot soldiers stand deeply exposed, finds Goldy M. George

COVID-19 had put the nurses on the frontline of the battle against the virus. Now the lockdown, announced on 24 March, has made their battle more treacherous. This has been particularly so for nurses working in private hospitals. 

Anto Antony, MP, Lok Sabha, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expand the government’s insurance programme to include the healthcare workers of private hospitals.

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About The Author

Goldy M. George

Goldy M. George has been consulting editor, Forward Press. He has a PhD from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and has written regularly over the years, both in English and Hindi, for newspapers and news websites. For nearly three decades, he has been involved in Dalit and Adivasi grassroots movements

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