Thursday, October 28, 2021

Hospitals in Bengal cannot charge more than Rs 5K for clinical investigation

KOLKATA: In an advisory to the private hospitals and nursing homes, the state health department has fixed an upper ceiling of Rs 5,000 for the diagnosis and clinical investigation for the beneficiaries of Swasthya Sathi Card holders and asked them to bring the patients under packages immediately.

UP govt sounds alert on Zika virus

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government has sounded an alert on Zika virus in the state and issued an advisory after the first case was detected in Kanpur over the weekend.

Intense Dengue control measures afoot, larva breeding inspection stepped up

CHANDIGARH: Giving a clarion call to people to join dengue control efforts, Deputy Chief Minister Punjab who also holds the portfolio of Health, asked people to observe 'dry-day' in the State on every Sunday, unfailingly. "To check the surge of dengue, it is mandatory that people clean all sorts of water containers at least once a week and break the larva breeding cycle," said he.

World sight day: SIPHER advocates periodic eye check to prevent avoidable blindness

CHANDIGARH: As a part of the celebration of World Sight Day, an awareness discussion on the topic of “Love Your Eyes, taking care of your eyes and common eye ailments” was organized by Strategic Institute for Public Health Education and Research (SIPHER).

1 dies, 24 taken ill post funeral feast in Bihar's Muzaffarpur

PATNA:  A child died and 24 others were seriously taken ill after consuming funeral feast at Rupauli village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.

Delhi records first death due to dengue in 2021

NEW DELHI: Delhi has recorded the first death due to dengue in 2021 on Monday morning, according to South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) report. The report says that total 720 dengue cases have been reported so far this year.

Dr. Verka instructs to expedite ongoing development projects of Government Medical College Amritsar

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Medical Education and Research Minister Dr. Raj kumar Verka, on Monday, directed the department authorities to expedite the work of ongoing development projects in Government Medical College, Amritsar. The minister said that the state government is incurring Rs.341.50 crore for these projects to transform medical facilities in the institution.

Counseling with medication is essential for drug treatment: Dr. Rajinder Arora

FEROZEPUR: A special meeting of expert doctors, counselors and data entry operators of de-addiction and oat clinics was held at the office of Civil Surgeon here on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Dr. Rajinder Arora Civil Surgeon Ferozepur.

Stiffness of arteries could indicate severe Covid risk: Study

LONDON: Assessing the stiffness of the arteries could help identify patients most at risk of dying from Covid-19, new research has revealed.

Soni orders senior officers to visit health institutions of state in view of spurt in dengue cases

CHANDIGARH: In view of spurt in dengue cases in Punjab, Deputy Chief Minister Om Parkash Soni has deputed Senior Officials of Health Department to supervise and monitor all districts.

Mental disorders swell, women & youth most affected: Lancet

NEW DELHI: The pandemic has led to a significant rise in major depressive and anxiety disorders globally, affecting women and younger people more in 2020, a first global estimate of Covid-19 impact on mental health has revealed.

Over 1 in 2 Indian professionals facing work stress: LinkedIn report

NEW DELHI:  More than one in two Indian professionals are currently feeling stressed at work as well-being measures have become a luxury for many in the last 18 months, adversely affecting mental health of working professionals in the country, a LinkedIn report showed on Thursday.

WHO recommends broad use of world's 1st malaria vaccine

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that it has recommended widespread use of the world's first malaria vaccine called RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) for children in sub-Saharan Africa.

WHO recommends broad use of world's 1st malaria vaccine

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that it has recommended widespread use of the world's first malaria vaccine called RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) for children in sub-Saharan Africa.

One out of seven in 15-24 yrs of age feels depressed in India: UNICEF

NEW DELHI:  The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has created serious concerns about the mental health of children and their families, says UNICEF report on mental health 'The States of the World's Children 2021'. The report says that around 14 per cent of 15 to 24-year-olds in India, or 1 in 7, have often feeling depressed.

Diarrhoea outbreak in Bihar village, over 40 fall ill

 PATNA:  Over 40 villagers, including children, are reported to be suffering from diarrhoea in the Nathu Bigha village in Bihar's Aurangabad district.

World Heart Day: Bommai takes pledge to walk briskly for 30 minutes

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on the occasion of World Heart Day on Wednesday took a pledge to make it a point to walk for 30 minutes daily. "If it is not possible due to work pressure, I will ensure that I will complete the walk on the treadmill," he said.

India logs 28,326 fresh cases, over 85 Cr vaccinated

NEW DELHI: India reported a total of 28,336 fresh Covid cases and 260 deaths in the last 24 hours, even as over 85 crore people have been vaccinated, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday.

WHO to send experts to Lebanon for health support: Tedros

BEIRUT: Visiting World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that the world body will send a team of experts to help Lebanon identify problems in its health sector and draft a strategy plan for reforms.

3 die of dengue in Karachi

KARACHI:  Three people died of dengue fever in Karachi over the last two days, Pakistani media reported.

Dr. Andesh Kang Assumes Charge as Director Health & Family Welfare Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Dr. Andesh Kang today assumed charge as Director Health and Family Welfare, Punjab. In an administrative reshuffle in the Health and Family Welfare Department Punjab the postings of the three Directors were changed.

Yogi sends new doctors' team to Firozabad to check Dengue outbreak

LUCKNOW:  UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to send another team of 10 doctors from the Health Department and 5 experts from the Medical Education Department to Firozabad to check outbreak of dengue and other viral diseases.

3 kids die of viral fever in Bihar

PATNA: The viral fever is turning out to be deadly in Bihar with three infants dying in Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) over the last 24 hours.

158 dengue cases reported in Delhi during Jan-Sep 2021

NEW DELHI: As many as 158 dengue, 68 malaria and 40 cases of chikungunya have been reported this year in the national capital, said a report released by the Delhi civic bodies on Monday.

India records 27,254 new Covid cases

NEW DELHI:  India witnessed a slight dip in new Covid cases yet again as in the last 24 hours 27,254 fresh cases were registered, the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs said on Monday.

Over 12k in grip of viral fever in UP's Firozabad

FIROZABAD: More than 12,000 people in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad district are suffering from viral fever, according to the state health department officials.

21 Specialist Doctors appoints in Punjab Health Department

With only 214 active cases, 31 UP districts are Covid free

 LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh now has only 214 active Covid cases left in the state and 31 of the total 75 districts are Covid free. This is lower than the count recorded at the onset of the first wave.

11 dengue cases in Lucknow in 24 hrs

LUCKNOW: Eleven new cases of dengue have been reported from Lucknow in the past 24 hours, which is the highest count in a single day so far.

Bharati Pawar discusses challenges, opportunities of Digital Health

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar represented India at the BRICS ministerial conclave through video conference here on Friday. The panel discussed challenges and opportunities during the implementation of Digital Health.

Open Bathinda AIIMS IPD by Sept end, Sangrur PGI by Oct next: Chief Secretary Punjab

CHANDIGARH: In order to provide the best possible healthcare facilities and further ramp up the health infrastructure to effectively deal with any exigency, especially the Covid surge, if any, in future, the Chief Secretary, Ms Vini Mahajan, directed the authorities concerned to open the IPD (in patient department) services at the upcoming All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bathinda by September end, besides making functional the under-establishment PGI satellite centre in Sangrur by the October next.

Number of people with dementia to rise to 78 mn by 2030: WHO

GENEVA: The number of people with dementia worldwide is estimated to rise to 78 million by 2030 and to 139 million by 2050, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) released on Thursday.

Mohali scripts history; 103.66% population vaccinated with first dose of COVID Vaccination

MOHALI: District Mohali today scripts history by administering first dose of COVID 19 Vaccination to twenty-six thousand people over and above its total adult population.

Berries, apples, wine may improve your BP levels

NEW DELHI: Unable to manage your blood pressure levels? Eating flavonoid-rich foods like berries, apples, pears and drinking red wine can lower systolic blood pressure levels, as well as improve greater diversity in gut microbiome, according to new research.

WHO identifies counterfeit versions of Covishield in India

NEW DELHI: The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it has identified counterfeit versions of India's primary Covid vaccine, Covishield, BBC reported.

Awareness is key to Prevent Cholera: Balbir Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu, on Wednesday, informed that quickly swinging into action, the Punjab Government has conducted house to house survey, ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution) packets and Chlorine tablets to disinfect drinking water have been provided, where outbreak of Cholera was reported.

Regular exercise may lower death risk from natural causes

New York:  Regular exercise, even performed in areas with air pollution, can reduce the risk of death from natural causes, a new study suggests.

Gurugram: 1,267 pregnant women vaccinated with first dose

Gurugram: As many as 1,267 pregnant women received first, while one got her second dose of Covid-19 vaccine during the first day of a special vaccination drive organised at 34 health centres across Gurugram.

US may see deadly variant than Delta as cases spike: Fauci

Washington:The US may see a more deadly variant of Covid-19 than Delta, which may breach the protections provided by the current vaccines, as the country continues to be the worst-hit with the world's highest number of cases and deaths, White House chief medical advisor Dr Anthony Fauci has warned.

144 new Covid cases, 98 recoveries, no death in J&K

SRINAGAR: New Covid cases still outnumbered recoveries in J&K on Friday where 144 new cases and 98 recoveries came to light during the last 24 hours although no death was reported during this period.

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