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Govt authorises post-graduate Ayurveda practitioners to be trained to perform surgical procedures

The government has issued a notification which authorises post-graduate practitioners in specified streams of Ayurveda to be trained to perform surgical procedures such as excisions of benign tumours,

As Delhi battles third wave of Covid infections, AIIMS launches mega recruitment drive, DRDO sends 250 ventilators

The Center has also started a door-to-door survey in the national capital to screen people for Covid symptoms and encouraging more tests and find out our high-risk individuals.

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COVID-19 in Delhi: 3.7 lakh surveyed, first time RT-PCR tests more than antigen tests

Amid the spurt in coronavirus cases in Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah took the lead in ramping up medical infrastructure and formulating a new strategy to combat the COVID-19 surge in the nation

Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin: Volunteer hospitalised during early vaccine trials; Here’s what company said

Bharat Biotech is developing Covaxin in collaboration with ICMR - National Institute of Virology (NIV) and in its Phase III, it is conducting its largest clinical trial of a Covid-vaccine in India wit

Covaxin is being developed by the Hyderabad-based firm in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

COVID-19: Antibody therapy used for Trump’s treatment gets emergency approval from FDA; details

For Coronavirus treatment, the US drug regulator has given a go-ahead for usage of antibody therapy that was used to treat President Donald Trump.

India’s COVID-19 tally rises to 90.95 lakh with 45,209 new cases

The death toll rose to 1,33,227 with 501 more fatalities, while total coronavirus cases mounted to 90,95,806, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Moderna to charge $25-$37 for COVID-19 vaccine: CEO

"Our vaccine therefore costs about the same as a flu shot, which is between $10 and $50," he was quoted as saying.

Ayurveda, Yoga to help deal with post-COVID-19 problems, says Shripad Naik

In a series of tweets on Saturday, Naik said a new model of healthcare delivery with more emphasis on preventive measures is needed for effectively countering such a crisis in future.

Cases in Japan hit record amid holiday travel

The daily tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day at 2,508, the Health Ministry said Sunday.

COVID-19: Rajasthan imposes night curfew in 8 districts; increases no-mask fine

Amid spiralling COVID-19 cases, the Rajasthan cabinet on Saturday decided to impose night curfew in 8 districts and increased the fine amount on not wearing a face mask from Rs 200 to Rs 500, an offic

COVID pandemic biggest challenge world is facing since World War-II: PM Modi at G20

Multi-skilling and re-skilling to build a talent pool will enhance dignity and resilience of workers, he said, adding that the value of new technologies should be measured by their benefit to humanity

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Bangladesh on its 50th anniversary in March next year and would not want to sour the atmosphere before his trip.

Number of people allowed at gatherings restricted to 100 in Gautam Buddh Nagar

The decision of both the districts of Uttar Pradesh adjoining Delhi has come in view of spike in cases of COVID-19 in the region, the officials said. 

This decision has been taken due to rising spread of the COVID-19 infection, he added. 

Coronavirus update: Maharashtra reports 5,760 new COVID-19 cases, 62 deaths

A total of 4,088 patients were discharged today, raising the tally of recoveries to 16,47,004 in the state

Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi’s health condition deteriorates due to post-COVID complications

The 86-year old veteran Congress politician, who was on Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV) since he was admitted at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on November 2 due to post-COVID complication

The doctors will also attempt a dialysis. However, the next 48-72 hours are very critical and we are doing everything possible," he said.

COVID-19 infection offers protection from reinfection for at least 6 months: Study

This is really good news because we can be confident that, at least in the short term, most people who get COVID-19 won't get it again, said Professor David Eyre of the University of Oxford's Nuffield

Scientists are also measuring how the membrane reacts when it is exposed to either melatonin or azithromycin which are being investigated as possible treatments of Coronavirus.

Central team on Gujarat visit as COVID-19 cases surge

As cases mounted, authorities have clamped a curfew in Ahmedabad between 9 pm on November 20 and 6 AM on November 23. Besides, night curfews between 9 pm and 6 am will remain in force in Vadodara, Sur

The number of new cases is not that much which will scare us," he added.

Russia ready to provide other countries with Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, says Vladimir Putin

Russia's President Vladimir Putin told G20 leaders on Saturday that Russia was ready to provide its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to other countries who need it.

Russia is also preparing its second and third vaccine, Putin said, adding that creation of vaccine portfolio was "our common goal".

G-20 summit opens with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman urging united response to Coronavirus pandemic

King Salman urged G-20 leaders to provide support to developing countries in a coordinated manner.

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West Bengal govt to come out with guidelines on COVID-19 follow-up treatment

Depending on their present health parameters after recovering from COVID-19, the department would divide them into two groups and continue the necessary treatment for a period of at least two months,

In the recent past, many of those cured of coronavirus in the state have lost their lives due to acute respiratory distress syndrome or cardiac ailments.

Country has rallied behind PM Modi in fight against COVID-19: Amit Shah

Patting the Tamil Nadu government over its effective handling of the situation under the Palaniswami-Panneerselvam leadership, he said it was duly implementing the various instructions of the Centre o

Not just the government and its machinery, but the entire 130 crore people were fighting against the pandemic, he said at a state government function here.

Delhi COVID situation: Officials to ensure home isolation norms strictly followed; RT-PCR testing capacity raised to 37,000 per day

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a blood donation camp in the city and said donating blood is a great virtue which has health benefits too.

There have been some instances where coronavirus patients under home isolation were found not following the norms.

COVID-19: Goa govt to study SOPs to monitor travellers from Delhi

Speaking to reporters on Saturday, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said he has written to the state health secretary asking him to consult his counterpart in Maharashtra about steps taken for peo

"We don't have to take harsh steps, but we have to see what SOPs are put in place at airports. We need to see whether an additional facility is required at the airport and how people coming from Delhi can be managed," the minister said. A workable and smoothly monitored system needs to be in place, he said.

UP: 24 new COVID-19 deaths, toll rises to 7,524

Briefing reporters here, Additional Chief Secretary Medical and Health Amit Mohan Prasad said that in the past 24 hours 2,326 fresh cases were reported from the state.

"So far, 4,93,228 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease in the state. The recovery rate stands at 94.09 per cent." Prasad said.

Abnormalities in immune system’s T cells linked to severe COVID-19: Study

On the other hand, they said when some CD4+ T cells become highly activated, they become regulatory T cells which then act as brakes to inhibit T cell responses.

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13 crore COVID-19 tests done so far, cumulative positivity rate falling steadily: Health Ministry

According to the health ministry data updated at 8 am on Saturday, 46,232 people were found to be infected with COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours.

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Private hospitals charged exorbitant fees; spending on health abysmally low, says House panel

The National Health Policy 2017 has set a target of government expenditure on healthcare up to 2.5 per cent of GDP by 2025 from just 1.15 per cent in 2017.

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‘Doctor consultation for respiratory issues spikes  by 20% in polluted metros’

Among the non-metro cities, people belonging to Visakhapatnam, Jaipur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bhubaneshwar and Indore made the most queries.

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