Health

Second wave: Hospital beds, oxygen and testing key issues in states reporting Covid spike

The second wave of Covid-19 has been maintaining a much rapid trajectory than the first one that India saw last year.

‘I’ve never seen a disease like COVID-19’: World-renowned South African Indian-origin academic

World-renowned South African Indian-origin academic Prof Hoosen Mahomed ‘Jerry' Coovadia has described the COVID-19 pandemic as something he has never seen in a career of over six decades.

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Coronavirus Lockdown Highlights: 51,000 Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra today; daily count in Mumbai drops to 6,905

Coronavirus India Lockdown Updates: India on Monday reported 1,68,912 Covid-19new cases, the highest single-day spike so far, taking the total tally of coronavirus cases to 1,35,27,717. The number of

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Vaccinated Indian national among 20 new COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore

A 23-year-old Indian national with a work permit who had received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine was the sole locally transmitted case among 20 infections confirmed on Sunday.

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Top official admits Chinese coronavirus vaccines have low effectiveness

In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a b

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Wellthy Therapeutics: Tapping the power of digital tech

This digital therapeutics startup supplements/ complement doctors in improving the quality of life for their patients

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COVID-19: UP limits office occupancy to 50%, caps the number of visitors in religious places

The Lucknow DM has also been directed to ensure that at least 30-35 contacts of each person testing positive is traced as well as tested for the virus.

Govt prohibits exports of remdesivir till COVID situation improves in India

The Department of Pharmaceuticals has been in contact with the domestic manufacturers to ramp up the drug's production, it added.

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan was quoted as saying that the centre had supplied 13.10 crore vaccine doses to the states and states had only utilised 11.4 crore doses so far leaving about 1.6 crore unused doses with them.

No lockdown in Madhya Pradesh, only ‘corona curfew’: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

"This is a 'corona curfew' to stop crowded activities. The economic activities should continue so that people can earn their livelihood. Some districts have imposed the corona curfew with public suppo

The "corona curfew" has been imposed in some places, not the lockdown, the chief minister said, adding that there are a number of relaxations for many activities.

Over 200 Delhi jail inmates vaccinated against COVID-19 so far, no adverse events

According to a senior jail official, the family members of eligible inmates were asked to send the required documents through WhatsApp to jail officer's mobile number for the vaccination process.

The Union Health Ministry on Thursday issued regulatory pathways for foreign produced COVID-19 vaccines

Hospitals to get 80% of oxygen produced in Chhattisgarh: Govt

As per the notification, manufacturers have been directed to supply 80 per cent of the total oxygen produced in their units to hospitals as 'medical oxygen'.

COVID-19: Electronic device to curb airborne spread of virus developed

The Wolf Airmask has the capacity to deactivate the microbes, bacteria and fungus while also significantly reducing the subject MS2 bacteriophage.

Five states account for over 70 pc of India’s active COVID-19 cases: Govt

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 10 crore.

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8k Remdesivir vials have arrived: Madhya Pradesh official as cases surge

Several areas in the state are witnessing people queueing up outside medical stores for the drug, with some of them, agitated at not getting it, blocking a road in Indore for a brief while on April 9.

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Coronavirus in India: For better vaccine delivery, Apollo LogiSolutions announces an integrated platform

The aim of the company is to make the distribution model of coronavirus vaccines in india more robust with the help of this platform.

Mutants, sluggish vaccine drive, carelessness: Add them and you get Covid surge, say top scientists.

India's COVID tally has climbed to 1,33,58,805 (1.33 crore, 13.3 million) with a record spike of 1,52,879 daily cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday, in what many say is a second wave that

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Maharashtra likely to announce 15-day lockdown after weekend curbs, marginal drop in Covid-19 cases after night curfew

Maharashtra government has been trying to tighten restrictions to the very extent possible to minimise the spread of Covid-19 infections in the city

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Spiced up! The story of Indian masala trade during ancient age

Indian cuisine goes long back into history; archaeologically reflecting more than 7000 years of spice history that tells us of the evolution of spicy flavours, which later branched out to form the dif

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COVID situation in Delhi ‘very serious’, people shouldn’t go out unless urgent, says Arvind Kejriwal

"I have seen how in some foreign countries, hospitals ran short. It is such a contagious disease that if we fall short of hospitals, it would become a serious problem, he said

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National Safe Motherhood Day- Women need healthy ecosystem for recovery post-pregnancy: V Venkatraman, CEO, Motherhood Hospitals

In an exclusive conversation with Financial Express Online Vijayarathna Venkatraman, CEO at Motherhood Hospitals talks about the impact of Covid on healthcare and how technology can help in it. Excer

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‘Tika Utsav’ beginning of second big war on COVID-19, says PM Modi

Asserting that the 'Tika Utsav', a vaccination drive between April 11 and 14, marks the beginning of the second big war on COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made several suggestions to

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Coronavirus Lockdown India Highlights: Over 63,000 cases in Maharashtra today; lockdown decision expected soon

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Battling the twin challenges of surging pandemic and medical waste

Vaccine rollout is essential to curb the spread of the virus, but responsibly discarding syringes and needles is also important for the planet’s health

Environmentalists fear negative consequences for wildlife, as the pandemic poses difficult short-term choices between health and the environment. The contaminated plastic, cloth and latex could even end up in the waterways, blocking oceans.

‘Tika Utsav’ from Sunday; aim to vaccinate maximum eligible people

The daily count of positive cases reached new record highs in the last few days despite having dipped to about 20,000 a few weeks back.

This should be our endeavour to vaccinate maximum eligible people during the 'Tika Utsav', Modi had asserted.

Delhi records 7,897 fresh COVID-19 cases, positivity rate mounts to 10.21 pc

On Friday, 8,521 cases and 39 deaths were recorded. This was also the first time that over 8,000 cases had been recorded in a day this year amid a massive spike in cases in the span of the last few we

The positivity rate also mounted to 10.21 per cent, breaching the 10 per cent for the first time this year.

COVID-19: A year on, India’s situation grimmer with ‘more infectious’ variants, surge in cases

A large number of healthcare workers have contracted the virus too, including those who have taken both doses of the vaccine.

Cut to the present, India registered a record 1,45,384 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, pushing its infection tally to 1,32,05,926, while the death toll stood at 1,68,436.

Madhya Pradesh: Lockdown extended till April 19-22 in some areas

Speaking on the extension, Rajora said, "Lockdown will be in force in Indore city, Rau, Mhow, Shajapur city and some districts like Ujjain, Barwani, Rajgarh and Vidisha till 6am on April 19."

Besides, the lockdown in some other districts has been extended till April 22, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Rajesh Rajora informed.
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