Health

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 228.4

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 228.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.69 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.90 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

SC seeks Centre's reply on PIL seeking door-to-door vax for disabled persons

The Supreme Court on Monday sought Centre's response on a PIL seeking door-to-door vaccination of persons with disability.

A bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud issued notice to the Union of India while hearing a plea by Evara Foundation, a disability rights organisation, seeking priority Covid-19 vaccination for the

WHO to send experts to Lebanon for health support : Tedros

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.

Free Medical & Dental checkup camp by Desh Bhagat Hospital

DBAC&H & Desh Bhagat Dental College & Hospital   organized a Free Medical & Dental checkup camp in collaboration with Baba Shri Chand Sewa Society by Maha Gurmat Sewa Samagam Gurdwara Sahib at Village Laut on the

J&K records 155 new cases as Covid surges

The upward surge in Covid spread continued in J&K on Friday, with 155 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours with the Srinagar district reporting around two-thirds of these. Officials said that 22 cases were reported from the Jammu division and 133 cases and one death from the Kashmir division while 135 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery.

Delhi reports Covid death for second consecutive day, 33 new cases

The national capital on Friday reported a Covid death on the second consecutive day - after over a week's gap, as well as 33 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. With the new cases and fatality, the case tally has gone up to 14,38,428, and the death toll to 25,085, according to the Delhi Health Department bulletin.

J&K sees 170 new cases in renewed Covid spurt

The police in Tripura on Thursday arrested five persons associated with the ruling BJP after a group of people severely assaulted a Block Development Officer (BDO) and nine other government employees in southern Tripura, the police said.J&K on Thursday saw a renewed Covid spurt with 170 new cases and 98 recoveries reported during the last 24 hours. Officials said 41 cases and 12 recoveries were reported from the Jammu division and 129 cases and 86 recoveries from the Kashmir division. Srinagar district reported 70 new

Punjab sets up first genome sequencing facility

The Punjab government has commenced its first genome sequencing facility in Patiala town and 150 samples were tested with no new variant of coronavirus identified, state Health Minister Balbir Sidhu said on Thursday. He said now the report would be ready

Sputnik's single-dose vax gets DCGI nod for Phase-III trials in India

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted permission for the conducting of the Phase III bridging trials of Sputnik Light on the Indian population. The Sputnik Light is a single-dose Covid-19 vaccine of the Russian vaccine Sputnik.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 225.7 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 225.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.64 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.74 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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

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.

At 27,176 new cases, India's daily tally below 30K in last 4 days

India witnessed a marginal spike in new Covid cases on Wednesday after a few days of continued decline in daily cases. In the last 24 hours, India registered 27,176 cases, pushing the total Covid-19 cases so far in the country to 3,33,16,755.

Clinical trial of Umifenovir proves successful in treating Covid

The Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) has claimed that the clinical trials of antiviral drug, Umifenovir, in treatment of Covid-19, have been a successful exercise.

The trial of Umifenovir on 132 Covid patients showed that, if proper dose is given twice daily for five days, the drug can effectively reduce viral load to zero in mild or moderate symptomatic and

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 225.2 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 225.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.63 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.71 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

'Thousands of Israeli children suffer long Covid-19 symptoms'

A total of 11.2 per cent of Israeli children who recovered from Covid-19 suffered long-term symptoms, revealed a survey issued by the state's Ministry of Health.

The researchers examined post-acute sequelae of Covid-19 (PASC), or "long Covid," among 13,834

3rd Covid wave to be less severe, says BHU scientist

Professor Gyaneshwer Chaubey, senior geneticist of the zoology department in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), has said that the third wave of coronavirus would be less severe and deadly, especially for the vaccinated group of people, those who have been cured of the virus and the children.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 224.6 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 224.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.62 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.67 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

India records 27,254 new Covid cases

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.

16 Dengue cases reported in Patna in 72 hrs

After viral fever, cases of dengue are on rise in Bihar capital Patna.

Vibha Singh, doctor and civil surgeon of Patna, said: "16 positive cases of dengue appeared in Patna in the last 3 days. We have constituted a dedicated team to collect information from hospitals and affected areas so that timely measures can be taken."

Kin of govt doctors who succumbed to Covid yet to get compensation

The Covid-19 pandemic which created havoc across the globe also claimed the lives of several health professionals. According to information received from the state chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) around 100 doctors died due to the virus in Tamil Nadu.

Goa imposes fresh restrictions on students, workers from Kerala

Amid a spike in Covid cases in Kerala, the Goa government late on Sunday night imposed fresh restrictions on students and workforce from the Southern state who are visiting Goa.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 223.7 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 223.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.61 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.64 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

WHO calls for global governance against pandemic

The Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) called for global governance and recommended the establishment of a Global Health Board "under the auspices of the G20".

Punjab Govt employees to be sent on compulsory leave after Sept 15 if not a single vaccine dose taken : CM

Punjab government employees failing to take even the first dose of Covid vaccine for any reason other than medical will be compulsorily sent on leave after September 15.
This strong measure was announced on Friday by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to protect the people of the state from the disease,

India sees slight decline in new Covid cases after 2 days

After witnessing a spike in new Covid cases for the last two days, India saw a slight decline on Friday with 34,973 fresh Covid cases reported in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 223 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 223 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.60 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.59 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

21 Specialist Doctors appoints in Health Department

Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu today handed over appointment letters to 21 Medical Officers (Specialist). Out of these one is Medicine Specialist, 9 Anaesthesia specialists, 4 Paediatrics, 3 Gynaecology specialists, 1 Chest and TB specialist, 1 Community Medicine specialist and 2 Forensic Medicine specialists.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 222.4 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 222.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.59 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.56 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Plant-based foods may cut risk of Covid infection, severity : Study

People whose diets were based on healthy plant-based foods such as fruits and vegetables had lower risks of getting Covid-19 and of having severe disease after infection, finds a study.

India registers 14% spike in daily Covid cases

India witnessed a spike of 14 per cent in the daily new cases on Thursday as the country recorded 43,263 new infections in the last 24 hours.

This is the second consecutive day that the rise had been reported. On Wednesday, the daily Covid tally was 37,875 new infections.

True number of US Covid-19 cases likely over 100 mn by end of 2020 : Study

The true number of US Covid-19 cases by the end of 2020 was likely more than 100 million, said a new study by researchers at Columbia University.

"At the end of last year, you may recall hearing news reports that the number of Covid-19 cases in the US had topped 20 million. 

Bihar health department on alert after rise in viral fever cases

The health department of Bihar is on alert after viral fever cases among children rose in several districts of the state triggering panic among parents.

The department has sent dedicated medical teams to Siwan, Gopalganj, Vaishali, Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur and rural areas of Patna to control the situation.

11 dengue cases in Lucknow in 24 hrs

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.

Five of the patients are women and six men.

Can't scrap existing policy : SC on plea seeking door-to-door Covid vaccination

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination is not feasible and it cannot pass a general direction to scrap the existing vaccination policy.

India logs 37,875 new Covid cases, 369 deaths in a day

After witnessing decline in daily Covid cases for the last two consecutive days, India saw a slight surge in both cases and fatalities in the last 24 hours.

Even single-dose vaccine is effective : KGMU study

A study conducted by the King George's Medical University (KGMU) here on 56 resident doctors who got infected twice in a gap of 5-6 months, has revealed that even a single dose of vaccine can provide a shield against severe illness after contracting Covid.

Assuming every Covid death was due to medical negligence is too much : SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said presuming all deaths due to Covid-19 during the second wave of the pandemic were due to negligence would be "too much".

A bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said : "To assume that each death due to Covid-19 took place due to negligence is too much".

Sufficient Covid doses to meet WHO's vax target : Pfizer chief

There are enough vaccines to meet the World Health Organisation's (WHO) target of inoculating at least 10 per cent of people in every country, Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla has said.

Odisha forms special cell to monitor Covid cases in schools

With the reporting of over 30 Covid-19 infections in some schools, the Odisha government has constituted a special cell to monitor the cases in the schools, officials said on Wednesday.

How lung cancer arises in non-smokers revealed

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has revealed the mystery of how lung cancer arises in people who have never been smokers and may guide the development of more precise clinical treatments.

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