Friday, March 31, 2023

India records 3,095 new Covid cases

NEW DELHI: India reported 3,095 fresh Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.

TN health dept on vigil as Covid cases rise

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu health department is on a high vigil after the number of fresh Covid cases in the state showed an increase. The state on Wednesday reported 112 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the total number of active cases to 689.

Centre gives full basic customs duty exemption on import of drugs for rare diseases

NEW DELHI: In a significant step, the Centre has given full exemption from basic customs duty on all drugs as well as food for special medical purposes imported for treatment of all rare diseases and personal use under the National Policy for Rare Diseases 2021, through a general exemption notification.

India reports 40% jump in new Covid cases, Delhi govt calls emergency meet

NEW DELHI: At 3,016 cases, India registered a 40 per cent jump in the new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, said the Union Health Ministry on Thursday. In view of the rising cases, the Delhi government has called an emergency meeting.

Study finds AMR genes spread easily between people

London: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes spread easily through a population and it is heavily influenced by national trends in antibiotic consumption, regardless of a person's own health and habits, finds a study.

IIT Madras's 3D portable device to detect milk adulteration in 30 secs

CHENNAI: Worried that your glass of milk might be adulterated? A novel three-dimensional (3D) paper-based portable device developed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras can help you detect adulteration within 30 seconds, all while sitting at your home.

CSI to launch digital platform for heart patients

LUCKNOW: The Cardiological Society of India (CSI) will soon launch a digital platform that will guide the people, patients and caregivers on various heart conditions.

India reports 1,890 new Covid cases, 7 deaths

NEW DELHI: India reported 1,890 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, which is a rise from the previous day's count of 1,590 cases, according to the Union health ministry data on Sunday.

Keep close watch on evolving etiologies: Centre issues advisory on Covid

NEW DELHI: Amid rising cases of Covid-19 across the country, the Centre on Saturday issued a joint advisory underlining to keep a close watch on the evolving etiologies.

Kolkata reported 13,316 TB cases in 2022, authorities concerned

KOLKATA: Kolkata reported a total of 13,316 cases of tuberculosis (TB) in 2022, posing as a major concern for the West Bengal state department as well as the city's municipal corporation.

17 new Covid cases detected in Odisha, total rises to 73

Bhubaneswar:Odisha reported 17 new Covid-19 positive cases on Friday, taking the total number of positive cases to 73, officials said.

Public participation will help check TB: PM Modi

VARANASI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that India had made appreciable progress in eradication of Tuberculosis mainly due to public participation.

Vaccination halves risk of long Covid: Study

LONDON: Being vaccinated against Covid halves people's risk of developing long Covid, according to new research conducted on more than 860,000 patients.

As Covid cases crosses 1,000, Kerala on alert, use of masks recommended

Thiruvananthapuram:Kerala Health Minister Veena George, chairing a meeting to review the increase of Covid cases in the state on Wednesday, said it would be better if the aged, children and those with ailments use masks in public places.

India logs 918 fresh Covid cases, 4 deaths in last 24 hours

NEW DELHI: India recorded a single-day rise of 918 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours pushing the active cases to 6,350, according to the Union health ministry data on Monday.

4 new Covid cases reported in Lucknow

LUCKNOW: Four fresh Covid cases have been reported in Lucknow, which took the total number of active cases to 12.

DDMA discusses preparedness for earthquake, prevailing H3N2 Flu situation

NEW DELHI: The 38th meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) held on Saturday discussed the preparedness for any earthquake in the city and the ongoing H3N2 Flu situation.

Adenovirus alarm: Bengal Health Department issues advisory

KOLKATA: In wake of rising number of children admitted with adenovirus related symptoms in West Bengal, the state Health Department on Thursday issued an advisory on dos and don'ts in case of children showing such symptoms.

3,038 lab confirmed H3N2 influenza cases in India, two deaths

NEW DELHI: After the outbreak of the seasonal H3N2 influenza across the country, two deaths have been reported from Karnataka and Haryana. So far, 3,038 laboratory confirmed H3N2 influenza cases have been reported from across the country.

IIT-K licenses gene therapy to Reliance Life Sciences

KANPUR: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kanpur has licensed a pioneering technology to Reliance Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. that has the potential to revolutionise the field of gene therapy, especially for many genetic eye diseases.

Gujarat HC sets up panel to probe denial of medical care to pregnant women

Ahmedabad:A division bench of the Gujarat High Court has set up a committee to be headed by retired justice to look into two incidents where pregnant women were allegedly refused medical aid by hospitals.

Are Covid vaccines affecting the heart, inducing other non-communicable diseases?

NEW DELHI: While the Covid-19 vaccines are saving lives, serious side effects, inducing inflammation in the heart, have been reported after vaccinations, along with other premature non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

India can have own model for emergency response which other countries may emulate: Mandaviya

NEW DELHI: Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday said that being a vast country with a diverse terrain and geography, India can have its own model for disaster or emergency response which can be emulated by other countries.

British-Indian doc blames UK hospital for her suicide: Report

LONDON: A 35 year-old British-Indian doctor, who ended her life in June last year, had blamed the hospital where she worked for her death, according to a suicide note shared by her parents.

Rural Dispensaries of Punjab under attack by AAP Govt: BJP

CHANDIGARH:Ahead of the Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab Government move to open 500 more 'Aam Aadmi Clinics' on January 27, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has termed the government move as “extremely detrimental” for the rural healthcare, as it would lead to closure of the rural dispensaries. In a statement issued today, while castigating the AAP Government for the “crumbling” rural healthcare in the state, BJP National Spokesperson, Jaiveer Shergill, cited critical reports in various sections of the media, quoting orders issued by government to rationalise the medical staff, which would leave rural dispensaries without a doctor.


Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw unveils Siddhartha Mukherjee's latest book 'The Song of The Cell' in B'luru

BENGALURU: Renowned oncologist, cancer researcher and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee's latest book "The Song of The Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human" was unveiled by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon and Biocon Biologics Ltd, on Wednesday during an event at the Museum of Art and Photography in Bengaluru.

Vaccines or villains? Govt admits multiple side-effects of Covid-19 jabs in RTI reply

MUMBAI: It's official. The government's two top watchdogs have admitted to 'multiple side-effects' of Covid-19 vaccines that were jabbed in over a billion Indians in the past more than two years.

Explained: How India evaded current global Covid surge to date

NEW DELHI: As countries like China and Japan bear the maximum brunt of the global Covid surge, India has survived the immediate threat and according to health experts, majority of the population has got either natural immunity or vaccine-induced immunity to all coronavirus strains currently active in the country.

WHO alert against use of Indian cough syrups in Uzbekistan

Geneva:The World Health Organization on THhursday warned against the use of two Indian cough syrups for children that have been linked to deaths in Uzbekistan.

India logs 121 fresh Covid cases in past 24 hrs

New Delhi:India on Tuesday witnessed a marginal decline in Covid cases with 121 infections registered in the last 24 hours, against the previous day's 170 count, as per the Union Health Ministry data.

Public reluctance to go for Covid booster dose worries Bengal govt

KOLKATA: Amid fresh Covid-19 scare, the West Bengal health department is worried over the increasing reluctance of people to go for booster vaccine dose shots.

Kerala nurse's death brings into focus shortage of food safety officials

Thiruvananthapuram:After a nurse died due to suspected food poisoning, the lack of food safety officials in Kerala has come into focus as the state has only 140 field staff for monitoring six lakh establishments.

YEAREND INTERVIEW: UP ready for new Covid variant, all facilities are in order: UP Dy CM Brajesh Pathak

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak has claimed that the state's health department was fully prepared to deal with the new variant of Covid-19.

Uzbekistan claims 18 children die after consuming cough syrup made by Indian firm

NEW DELHI:The Uzbekistan government has alleged that 18 children have died in the central Asian nation following the consumption of a cough syrup produced by an Indian pharmaceutical firm Marion Biotech.

Apple Watch blood oxygen has racial bias, claims new lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO: A lawsuit filed against Apple has claimed that its Watch's blood oxygen sensor is racially biased against people with dark skin tones.

China's move to open up travel sparks concern over spread of new Covid variants

Sydney:As China abruptly dropped some of its toughest Covid-19 restrictions -- including scrapping quarantine rules for travellers -- virologists are watching nervously to see how this may impact Covid-19 variants and their global spread, with some countries already ramping up precautionary measures, according to a media report.

6 dead, 19 missing in Philippine floods

MANILA: At least six people have died and 19 others are missing due to flooding triggered by heavy rain across the Philippines over the weekend, the government said on Monday.

Corbevax booster gives maximum protection, reveals Hyd hospital study

Hyderabad: Amidst concerns of a new Covid wave in India following massive surge in China and other countries, research at AIG Hospitals here has revealed that Corbevax booster in individuals vaccinated with Covishield gives maximum protection against Omicron variants.

India reports 163 fresh Covid cases, 9 deaths

NEW DELHI: India reported 163 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, said the Union Health Ministry on Thursday.

Centre approves Bharat Biotech's intranasal Covid vaccine for booster

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Friday approved Bharat Biotech's needle-free intranasal Covid vaccine for booster dose, said an official source.

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