Health

'Yoga emerges ray of hope in COVID-19 pandemic'

Yoga not only keeps human physically and mentally fit but also go a long way in maintaining balance between body and soul. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the virtual celebration of International Yoga Day-2021 organized by the Ayush Vibhag Himachal Pradesh at Peterhof here on Monday. 

Leads in Covid Caseload : Mumbai

With the Covid-19 situation improving in Pune, Mumbai has again taken the lead in terms of active Covid cases in the state, accounting for 18,764 of the state's 134,747 ill patients, health officials said on Saturday.

UP govt did mock drill of inquiry, gave clean chit to Agra hospital : Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for giving a clean chit to an Agra hospital where 22 patients died after oxygen supply was allegedly cut during a drill.

Smartphone apps 'valuable tool' during pandemic for patients

A team of researchers has found that smartphone apps and telehealth initiatives have the potential to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare systems and patients' quality of life in relation to pain management.

More than 62K new Covid cases reported in the country in last 24 hours

The number of new cases of corona is decreasing in the country. In the last 24 hours, 62,480 new cases of corona have been reported, while 1587 people died due to this disease. In the last 24 hours, 88,977 patients have recovered from the pandemic.

21.88 lakh get first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in HP

As many as 21.88 lakh have been given first dose of Covid-19 vaccination in Himachal Pradesh, out of which 4,38,750 have also been given second dose of the vaccine till Thursday.

Covid's link to life threatening blood clots, Discovers Scientists

A team of scientists has identified how and why some Covid-19 patients can develop life-threatening blood clots. The study, led by researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), found the balance between a molecule that causes clotting called the von Willebrand Factor (VWF) and its regulator, ADAMTS13, is severely disrupted in Covid patients who 

Andhra's Covid toll crosses 12k mark

Andhra Pradesh's Covid death toll crossed 12,000 mark on Tuesday with 53 fresh fatalities, even as the infections continued to dwindle, but logged cases higher than the previous day.

715 new Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths in Jammu and Kashmir

A total of 715 new Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths were reported in J&K on Tuesday while 1,830 patients were discharged after recovery.

COVID-19 positivity rate declines to 2.4 in HP

The case positivity rate of COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh has come down to 2.4 during last week.

Maharashtra : Covid toll sees new peak, more than 59 lakh cases

For the fourth time in a week, Maharashtra's Covid-19 death toll climbed to a new peak, while the total cases crossed the 59 lakh mark though fresh infections dropped, health officials said on Sunday.

HP govt is able to handle 4,124 indoor Covid patients 

The state government has claimed to have enhanced bed capacity in government health instititions from 440 to 4124, a jump of over 8 times. The spokesperson of the state government

Ex-CM Virbhdra Singh reaffected with Covid at IGMC hospital

Former Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Virbhadra Singh is tested Corona positive for second time in last few months, and is shifted to Makeshift Covid Hospital at IGMC on Friday afternoon. 

CEO Shrine Board hands over Oxygen Concentrators to DC Reasi

Continuing with its support towards the efforts being made to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board today provided 18 Oxygen Concentrators, one each for the 18 Panchayat Level COVID Care Centres established by the District Administration in Katra and Panthal Blocks of Reasi District. 

Fewer cops infected in 2nd Covid wave than first

So far, 143 out of 152 police officers infected with Covid-19 in the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Prayagraj have recovered, while nine cops, including six in Prayagraj, two in Fatehpur, and one in Pratapgarh, are still receiving treatment. 

Mucormycosis caseload crosses 1K-mark in TN: Minister

Tamil Nadu Medical and Family Welfare minister Ma Subramanian has said that the mucormycosis (black fungus) cases in the state have crossed 1000. He was speaking to reporters at the Government Medical College hospital, Omandarur Estate, Chennai on Tuesday.

Gurugram hospitals to reserve 50% ICU beds for Covid patients

In view of decline in Covid-19 cases in Gurugram, District Magistrate Yash Garg on Tuesday ordered all private and public hospitals to reserve 30 per cent of their total beds capacity in general category and 50 per cent

Rahul Gandhi to PM : If vaccines are free, why should pvt hospitals charge for them

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced free vaccination for all above 18 years of age, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday questioned him saying if vaccines are free for all, why should private hospitals charge for them.

Kerala extends lockdown till June 16

The lockdown in Kerala, which was to have ended on June 9, has been extended by a week, while the Covid death toll in the state crossed 10,000 on Monday.

Andhra reports 4,873 new Covid cases

Andhra Pradesh reported its lowest Covid tally in many months as the state recorded just 4,873 new Covid cases and 86 deaths during the 24-hour period ending 9 a.m. Monday.

Red Eagle warriors conduct medical camp in village

Village Amini Lokipur in Prayagraj district has been adopted by Red Eagle Division, based at Prayagraj, for assistance during COVID times. 

DM constituted communication task force for vaccination

After the starting of Tka express to help covid vaccination programme, DM Dr. Nilesh Ramchandra Deore has constituted a communication task force to ward off misconception about vaccination and aware people.

Will never forget feeling of utter terror : Amyra Dastur

Actress Amyra Dastur on Saturday shared a social media note talking about her father's experience with Covid-19. She says she'll never forget the feeling of utter terror and helplessness.

World Environment Day - Revamped Mission Tandarust Punjab would transform State into Healthiest by Preserving Environment : MLA Dawar & DC

To ensure good health of the people and wiping out all kinds of pollution for protecting nature, Revamped Mission Tandarust Punjab mission has been started under which path-breaking initiatives would be taken by several departments with a focused and integrated approach towards creating a Tandarust (healthy) Punjab.

MLA and DC launch immunization camp at Sutluj Club, Urge other Associations to donate vaccine

Giving an overwhelming response to the appeal of Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma, The Ludhiana Jewellers Association on Saturday sponsored the vaccine for its members, workers, and consumers and held a vaccination camp at the local Sutlej Club.

Milkha Singh 'better and more stable': Hospital

Legendary athlete Milkha Singh, who was on Thursday admitted to a local hospital after he complained of a low oxygen level, is stable and is being monitored by a team of medical experts, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) said on Friday.

Obesity may increase risk of long-term complications of Covid

Covid-19 survivors who have moderate or severe obesity may have a greater risk of experiencing long-term consequences of the disease, compared to the patients who do not have obesity, showed an observational study.

Vishvas Foundation distributed Sanitizer and other necessary boosters to media persons to avoid Corona

In these difficult days of Corona epidemic, issued by Vishvas Foundation, today, Zirakpur gave masks, sanitizers and other necessary boosters to the media persons.

Haroli in Una gets makeshift Covid-19 Hospital

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated Makeshift Covid-19 Hospital at Pandoga in Haroli Vidhan Sabha area of Una district constructed at a cost of Rs 1.05 crore virtually from Shimla on Friday.

HP police makes 'Covid Mantra' video public

'Covid Mantra', an Official Video produced by Harmony of the Pines, Himachal Pradesh Police Orchestra was released here on Friday

Balbir Sidhu Directs Civil Surgeons to ensure display of treatment charges of COVID-19 at entrance of Pvt. Hospitals

To stop overcharging of COVID-19 treatment by the Private hospitals, the Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu today directed all the Civil Surgeons to ensure the display a board of a sufficiently large size at the entrance of the hospital specifying treatment charges for COVID-19 patients, which should not exceed

Diabetes is a major risk factor in Mucormycosis cases: Balbir Sidhu

Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu today said that Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government is committed to save the lives of patients suffering from Mucormycosis (Balck Fungus) in the same spirit as it has been fighting for prevention and control of COVID-19. He said that after analyses of health experts, it has

HP govt watches improved access to quality COVID-19 services

The Nirogya Life Line Foundation gave a presentation regarding improving access to quality screening, diagnostic and treatment services related to COVID-19 and Co-morbidities through tele-medicine here on Wednesday.

PUNJAB CM VIRTUALLY INAUGURATES 50-BED PAEDIATRIC COVID CARE WARD AT LUDHIANA CMC AS HOSPITAL-PPF PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE  IN CM’S PRESENCE

Preparing the state for a possible third wave of the pandemic, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday virtually inaugurated a 50-bed Paediatric Covid Care Ward, set up at CMC Hospital, Ludhiana,

Twitter, a solution tool for Jharkhand CM

Chief Minister Hemant Soren has sought suggestions from the people of the state on Twitter regarding Unlock 1. He said that, with the support of the people of Jharkhand during Health Safety Week, the state has dealt the second wave of Covid-19.

17K Covid tests carried out in Naini jail

The Naini Central jail claims to have conducted over 17,000 tests to date, with 531 inmates testing positive. Only 32 detainees are currently receiving treatment in the Covid care centre within the jail, with the remainder having recovered. 

Tele-consultation - a blessing in disguise in this pandemic

During the second phase of Covid-19 pandemic, when the normal OPDs were not running and patients were not getting the medical consultations, the doctors from Delhi, Dr Anupam Kumar Ranjan, Senior resident, Emergency Medicine, AIIMS,

First Skin Black Fungus Case reported from Chitradurga district in Karnataka

The first Skin Black fungus case in the country has been reported from the Chitradurga district headquarters, according to Dr NB Pralhad, ENT surgeon here.

Lowest no. of cases in 54 days, 1.27 lakh cases reported, 2795 people died of Covid

The country witnessed registering lowest number of new cases of corona in the country in last 54 days. In the last 24 hours, 1,27,510 new cases of corona have been reported, while 2,795 people died due to this disease.

26 metric tonnes of oxygen consumed during peak of 2nd Covid wave

The average consumption of medical oxygen in the city during the peak of the second Covid wave was 26 metric tonnes, according to a health department analysis. Between April 6 and 17, the district saw a significant increase in Covid cases, with the largest number of daily cases 2,436 on April 17. 

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