Sunday, February 28, 2021

Johnson & Johnson vaccine on track for US emergency approval

NEW YORK: US regulators are working "rapidly" to finalise emergency use authorisation for a Johnson & Johnson vaccine which is on track to become America's third shot against the coronavirus pandemic which has killed 509,000 people in the last 12 months alone - the country's deadliest year.

One week special campaign for generating E-cards under Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna

CHANDIGARH: For issuing e-cards to all the beneficiaries in mission mode under Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna (SSBY) in all the districts of Punjab, the Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Monday launched one week drive from 22nd February to 28th February.

India's Covid cases resurge: Over 14K cases in 24 hours

NEW DELHI: Fresh Covid-19 cases continue to show an upward trend over the past one week. India reported 14,199 new cases in the last 24 hours on Monday with the overall tally mounting to 1,10,05,850, health officials said.

Active Covid cases cross 6,000-mark in Karnataka again

BENGALURU: Active Covid cases in Karnataka crossed the 6,000-mark again, with 413 patients testing positive in a day, said the state health bulletin on Sunday.

Covid cases continue to rise in India for 5th consecutive day

NEW DELHI: As the number of new Covid-19 cases showed an upward trend over the past five days, India reported 14,264 new cases in the last 24 hours on Sunday with the overall tally mounted to 1,09,91,651, health officials said.

World's 1st case of human infection with bird flu in Russia

MOSCOW: Russia has confirmed the first case of human infection with the avian influenza A(H5N8) virus in the world, a Russian sanitary official announced on Saturday.

BJP MP Pragya Thakur re-admitted to AIIMS after 'breathing issue'

NEW DELHI: Nearly two months after discharge, BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur was on Friday re-admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here after she complained of chest congestion and a slight breathing issue.

Chile vaccinates nearly 2.4mn people against Covid-19

SANTIAGO: Chile has vaccinated some 2.39 million people against Covid-19 two weeks after launching a mass vaccination campaign, the Health Ministry said.

IIT team shows way for effective drugs to treat HIV/AIDS

CHENNAI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras researchers are working on a new idea that may help develop effective drugs for treating HIV/AIDS.

Low vaccination turnout due to casual attitude: Goa Health Minister

PANAJI: Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Wednesday blamed 'casual' attitude for the low turnout for the first two phases of the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the state.

Covid infection rates high in pregnant women: US study

NEW YORK: Pregnant women apeeared to be at a higher risk of catching Covid-19 infection, as per a new study conducted in the US.

UP to cross target for MGNREGA jobs by March

LUCKNOW:The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is all set to cross the target of generating 40 crore mandays of jobs under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA) by the end of current financial year.

SC agrees to examine plea on Covid vaccine for legal sector

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to examine a PIL raising concerns of the legal fraternity across the country for being excluded from the priority list of people identified for Covid-19 vaccination drive.

59 Hepatitis treatment centres established in Punjab: Balbir Singh Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: In view of extending the medical benefits to high-risk groups, the Punjab Government established the 59 Hepatitis treatment centres from 2017 to 2020 in State and it is matter of pride, on Punjab model GoI has developed National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme (NVHCP) to treat such patients across the country.

66% healthcare workers report mild side-effects post-vax: Survey

NEW DELHI: A survey conducted by noted public health experts indicated that the side-effects post-vaccination, or 'reactogenicity' in medical linguistic, is likely to occur in 66 per cent of the healthcare workers which are most probably to subside within a day of their onset.

Covid antibodies to last for 8 months after vax: AIIMS Dir

NEW DELHI: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Randeep Guleria on Friday said that antibodies against the novel Coronavirus disease may last for up to eight months or longer pursuant to the vaccination, adding that scientists are aggressively studying the long-term protection provided by the vaccines.

Covid-19 vaccination by senior authorities builds-up positive environment

CHANDIGARH: With the capping of the last date for the first dose of COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Department Officials till 19th February, a large number of employees are coming forward for getting the jab.

India reports 11,067 new corona cases, 94 more deaths

NEW DELHI: India's streak of low numbers of single-day coronavirus cases continued on Wednesday as 11,067 new infections and 94 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed

India reports 13,087 new corona cases, 94 more deaths

NEW DELHI: India's streak of low numbers of single-day coronavirus cases continued on Wednesday as 13,087 new infections and 94 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

One in four in Telangana have Covid antibodies: Sero-survey

HYDERABAD:One in every four persons in Telangana has antibodies against Covid-19 virus, the Indian Council of Medical Research's sero-survey in the state has revealed.

BioAsia 2021 to focus on Covid, global health

HYDERABAD: The 18th edition of BioAsia, Asia's largest life-sciences and healthcare conference, will be held virtually from February 22-23 with a focus on Covid-19, global health, pharma and medical technologies.

Now, healthcare workers can get Covid jab till Feb 19

 CHANDIGARH: The state government on Monday extended the time limit for the healthcare workers to get their first shot of Covid vaccine from February 12 to 19. However, those failing to get covered till then may not get free vaccination and will be vaccinated under the drive to inoculate the general population after the completion of ongoing Phase 1 and 2.

161 more Covid cases outnumber 147 recoveries in Telangana

HYDERABAAD:Coronavirus infections outnumbered recoveries in Telangana on Saturday, registering 161 new positive cases, raising the state's tally to more than 2.95 lakh, even as 147 more people recovered from the virus.

India logs 12,408 new Covid-19 cases, tally reaches 1,08,02,591

NEW DELHI: Continuing its streak of low numbers of single-day coronavirus cases, India reported 12,408 new infections in the last 24 hours, increasing the overall tally to 1,08,02,591, health officials said on Friday.

185 new Covid cases, 2 deaths in Telangana

HYDERABAD:Telangana reported 185 new Covid cases and two deaths during the last 24 hours, health officials said on Wednesday.

UK variant of Covid-19 has mutated again: Scientists

LONDON: Scientists have found that the Kent variant of Covid-19, which has been spreading around the UK, appears to be undergoing some worrying new genetic changes.

Dr. Sujata Sharma takes reins of Director Medical Education & Research

CHANDIGARH: Renowned Gynecologist Doctor Sujata Sharma has taken the charge of Director Medical Education and Research Department Punjab with the commitment to serve more diligently.

WHO official warns of continued Covid transmission after inoculation

GENEVA: A senior World Health Organization (WHO) official warned of the risk of continued transmission of the novel coronavirus even after large-scale vaccinations in the foreseeable future.

92,122 vaccinated in Gujarat, Covid tally 2,59,487

GANDHINAGAR: A total of 92,122 persons have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Gujarat so far, including 13,803 on Monday, even as 390 new cases took the state's coronavirus tally to 2,59,487, while three deaths in the past 24 hours mounted Gujarat's Covid death toll to 4,379.

New UK Covid strain: India needs to stay vigilant, say experts

NEW DELHI: With reports now showing the new UK Covid-19 strain to be not just more infectious but also associated with a higher degree of mortality, health experts have cautioned that Indians need not panic over the mutations, but the country needs to stay vigilant.

Teams undergo Covid-19 tests, ready for Mushtaq Ali T20 knockouts

AHMEDABAD: The eight teams that will play the quarter-finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy here at the Motera from January 26 have undergone their Covid-19 tests and ended their brief quarantine period. They will begin practice from Sunday i.e. January 24. 

Covid-19 vaccine development process to be showcased in Republic Day parade

NEW DELHI: The making of vaccines against the deadly Covid-19 virus will be showcased during the Republic Day parade on January 26 at Rajpath in New Delhi.

TN Health Minister takes Covaxin jab

CHENNAI:Tamil Nadu Health Minister C.Vijayabaskar was on Friday administered the Covaxin jab at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital.

Maharashtra Covid-19 cases cross 2-million mark

MUMBAI: More than 10 months after the first two Covid-10 cases were reported from Pune on March 9, 2020, Maharashtra's corona cases crossed the staggering two-million mark, health officials said here on Thursday

Balbir Sidhu directs Civil Surgeon, Gurdaspur to submit report for delay to treat rape victim

CHANDIGARH: Taking serious note of the incident in which SMO Dr. Chetna and Medical Officers in Civil Hospital, Gurdaspur allegedly refused to examine the rape victim, the Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Thursday directed the Civil Surgeon, Gurdaspur to submit the report in 3 days.

15K fresh cases continue India's low Covid streak

NEW DELHI: With 15,223 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Thursday continued with its streak of low single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,10,883, health officials said.

34,583 Covid warriors vaccinated in Karnataka

BENGALURU: Around 55 per cent or 34,583 healthcare warriors were vaccinated across Karnataka on the fifth day of the drive, said the state health bulletin on Wednesday.

India records over 13K new Covid cases, 162 deaths

NEW DELHI: With 13,823 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Wednesday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, posting an overall tally of 1,05,95,660, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Lucknow: 8,500 health workers to get Covid jab in 2nd round

LUCKNOW: Over 8,500 health care workers will be vaccinated in the state capital during the second round of vaccination drive scheduled on January 22.

LS Speaker assures all Covid protocols during Budget Session

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday said all necessary arrangements will be made as per the Covid-19 protocols during the forthcoming Budget Session of the Parliament starting from January 29.

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