Dr. Navjot Dahiya, vice president of the Indian Medical Association, called Modi a "super-spreader" for his failure to cancel the traditional Holi festival, which draws massive crowds, as well as cricket matches with tens of thousands of spectators.
"Ultimately putting officers in jail or hauling officers for contempt will not bring oxygen. Please tell us steps to solve this," Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud said.
After 24 people died in one Indian hospital, many are attributing the deaths to a lack of oxygen. An investigation has been called for.
Desperate people in India, where the world's worst COVID-19 outbreak continues to ravage the country, are shelling out thousands for black-market medications in an attempt to save their loved ones' lives.
A shortage of oxygen and surging COVID rates are ravaging hospitals in India, which reported Monday that more than 117 people in the country are dying every hour as its new infection total reached more than 17.3 million.
A major private hospital, Max Hospital, tweeted on Thursday that it had one hour of oxygen left at one of its locations and was waiting for supplies since the morning.
Pune is India's hardest-hit city, but the crisis follows a national trend across the country as coronavirus cases rise and hospitals are becoming increasingly overwhelmed.
There are evidence-based practices, some 20 years old, that would mitigate human errors in hospitals if implemented and prevent unnecessary patient fatalities.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said that "taking steps back isn't going to fix the issue" of a COVID-19 surge in the state.
Miller-Meeks says relying too heavily on ratings could prompt hospitals to close and potentially skew which patients are admitted.
Clubhouse can be a blueprint for how frontline workers can use social media to increase their capacities and abilities.
As community cases decline and schools and businesses reopen, hospitals and nursing homes must examine the evidence behind their visiting policies and change them to support family visits.
New York City, the country's most populous city, was reported to have enough vaccines to administer second doses to some, but not all, of the people waiting for their second shot.
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Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer called the situation "tragic, upsetting and, frankly, overwhelming," and urged residents to take virus precautions as COVID-19 cases soar.
Some hospitals in South Carolina were reported to be confused over who is eligible and who to prioritize for vaccination.
Professor Chris Whitty issued a dire warning that the U.K. is now entering the "most dangerous time" of the pandemic.
The number of hospital beds needed across the country is projected to peak in just over a week, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Medical staff in Northern California scrambled to distribute over 800 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine after a storage freezer broke on Monday.
"I'm hoping she doesn't have to spend New Year's in a hallway because the beds are full. What you do matters, even beyond COVID...," U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on Thursday.
Bomb squads were called to the scene near Cascade Medical after the sheriff's office was contacted "about a bomb threat in a garbage can," city officials reported.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in South Los Angeles reports seeing over 100 patients a day.
Thankfully, the girl is doing fine, and one of the key reasons that she survived is because her grandmother administered effective first-aid immediately.
More than 1.8 million children in the country have tested positive for the virus since the outbreak began.
The state's average daily case count and average daily death toll each hit another record high on Monday.
Los Angeles County is seeing "an explosive and very deadly surge," with an average of two COVID-19 deaths every hour, according to the county health department.
Hospitals have begun diverting patients and discharging others to free up beds, with warnings it may come at the expense of "non-urgent" treatments for illnesses like cancer.
Total active hospitalized cases in the country could surpass 716,000 by Christmas, according to forecasts from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
There are nearly 11,000 confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in California, according to data published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.