No room for complacency in COVID-19 fight, absolute case numbers still high: MHA to states

Bhalla urged state governments and UT administrations to issue strict directions to the district and all other local authorities to take necessary measures for COVID-19 management.
"In view of the upcoming festivals, there is need to ensure COVID Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) in all crowded places," he said.

Over 2.18 cr balance, unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses still available with states: Govt

A total of 46,23,27,530 vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far, through all sources and a further 1,20,70,820 doses are in the pipeline.


Govt asks states/UTs to conduct state-specific serosurveys in consultation with ICMR

This was stated in a letter written by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan to additional chief secretaries/principal secretaries/secretaries (Health) of all states/UTs, a statement by the Union heal

Trade margin rationalization will bring in predictability and transparency in pricing regulations: MTaI

National pharmaceutical pricing regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has fixed the trade margin for five medical devices like Pulse Oximeter, Glucometer, BP monitor, Nebulizer an

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Third wave – Third time lucky too

What is more astounding to notice is the fact that it's been only a couple of months when all our social media handles were flooded with messages requesting life-saving apparatus ranging from oxygen c

This covid-fatigued population is no longer scared with death numbers ranging into thousands (nationally), a substantial decline from the six-figure mark.

Gujarat govt reduces private lab rates for RT-PCR tests

Patel further said a private radiology centre cannot charge more than Rs 2,500 for a high-resolution CT (HRCT) scan. Charges fixed by the government for the HRCT scan are Rs 3,000, he said. The HRCT s

He said the health department has launched measures to tackle a possible third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. "The first thing to ascertain if a patient is COVID-19 positive or not is the RT-PCR test," Patel added.

65.5% of 2nd dose eligible beneficiaries received second dose of vaccine as per CoWIN portal: Govt

Responding to a question of Rajya Sabha MP M V Shreyams Kumar, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pawar said as on July 25, about 34.04 crore persons have received at least first dose of COVID-19 va

Gorakhpur: UP’s hidden gem, now a glittering metropolis

Gorakhpur already has direct flights connecting to and from Delhi, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Prayagraj, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad and is served by IndiGo, Air India-owned Alliance Air, and S

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Guidelines for ex-gratia payment to kin of COVID-19 victims under consultation: Govt

"Pursuant to the said judgment, the matter is under consultation with all the stakeholders," Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

The apex court, on June 30, directed the NDMA to issue guidelines in six weeks for ex-gratia compensation to the families of Covid victims. The court also said the NDMA has failed to perform its statutory duty.

Tamil Nadu rolls out free vaccination drive at pvt hospitals

Chief Minister M K Stalin inaugurated the programme at Kaveri hospital in the city and handed over the vaccination certificates to beneficiaries on the occasion.

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COVID: Saudi announces three-year travel ban for citizens visiting ‘red list’ countries, including India

The SPA report said an official at the Saudi Ministry of Interior has warned Saudi citizens against travelling to countries that have been put on the no-travel list recently

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Covishield effectiveness: 93% reduction in Covid cases among fully vaccinated Armed Forces personnel

The study of effectiveness of Covishield vaccine among healthcare and frontline workers of Indian Armed Forces highlights the impact of protection provided by the vaccine against coronavirus.

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International Tiger Day: Increasing numbers should encourage conservation, habitat restoration, says Pradip Shah

Tiger day: The conservation of tigers and their natural habitats is crucial to maintain the health and diversity of an ecosystem.

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Chandrayaan-3 likely to be launched during third quarter of 2022: Jitendra Singh

"Chandrayaan-3 is likely to be launched during third quarter of 2022 assuming normal work flow henceforth," he said.

World Hepatitis Day 2021: Can Hepatitis patients opt for coronavirus vaccination

What is World Hepatitis Day, History and Significance: In terms of disease severity, time recovery, duration of hospitalization or treatment responses there is no major difference in patients who suff

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World Hepatitis Day 2021: Experts recommend testing for Hepatitis B during COVID-19 is a must

World Hepatitis Day: Around one lakh people land up with Hepatitis B complications every year. Now, this number becomes significant especially during COVID-19 times as we all know that coronavirus can

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Delhi: DDA complexes to soon open swimming pools for public

Some 15 sports complexes along with 39 fitness centres and two golf courses were reopened by the authority recently which remained shut for two months straight due to the second wave of covid-19.

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Covid-19: Legal wrangles hold up U.S. vaccine donations to India

Supplies to India, however, are stuck pending conclusion of some "legal requirements", according to the global COVAX vaccine platform through which such doses are routed.

SII has already told the government that any indemnity for foreign vaccine companies should also apply to Indian producers.

Covid-19: Himachal Pradesh revises travel guidelines for flyers

Travellers arriving to the state by air will not be required to register themselves on the government’s e-pass portal prior to commencing their journey.

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Delhi zoo to welcome lions from Gujarat, star tortoises from Andhra

Pandey said the animals will be transported once the weather becomes conducive as transporting animals in warm and humid weather is neither comfortable for the animals nor for those who care for them.

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Delhi’s Pharma University nears landmark; Makes breakthrough Ayurvedic treatment for Covid-19

According to DPSRU Vice-Chancellor Prof Ramesh K. Goyal, Coroquil-Zn is the first formulation that modulates the SARS-Cov-2 virus’ ACE-2 levels and/or receptors, enabling it to prevent and treat Cov

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16 new Olympics-related COVID-19 cases, but no athlete and none from Games Village

The Olympic Games organisers announced 16 new COVID-19 cases associated with the event on Wednesday but none of them were athletes.

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Second wave is not over yet! Virus behaviour can’t be taken for granted: Dr VK Paul

Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health, while addressing a presser, said that there are 22 districts in the country witnessing an increasing trend in coronavirus cases in the last four weeks.

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Himachal Pradesh cloudburst: 4 feared dead, 9 missing in flash floods triggered by heavy rains

Mokhta said police and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) teams were dispatched to search for the missing people but the heavy flow of water hampered the search operation on Tuesday night.

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