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Govt to now launch doorstep vax campaign 'Har Ghar Dastak'
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh L. Mandaviya on Wednesday announced that "Har Ghar Dastak" campaign to start soon in the poor-performing districts to enthuse and motivate people towards full Covid vaccination.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Class room teaching for Odisha UG, PG students in November
Bhubaneswar, Oct 27 (IANS) Classroom teaching for 2021-22 first year undergraduate (UG) and first year post graduate (PG) students in universities and colleges of Odisha will start in November, it was announced on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Merck's Covid pill licensed to UN-backed organisation for use in 105 low, middle income countries
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and Merck on Wednesday announced the signing of a voluntary licensing agreement to facilitate affordable global access for Molnupiravir.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Another rare honour for breast cancer surgeon Raghu Ram
Hyderabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Eminent breast cancer surgeon Dr Raghu Ram on Wednesday achieved the rare distinction to become the first surgeon from South Asia to deliver the distinguished lecture of the US Chapter of International Society of Surgery.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
$32.1 bn fund to help women, newborns hit by Covid
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) A massive $32.1 billion of funding to help women, newborns, children, and adolescents has been pledged to restore essential health, nutrition and social services for women, newborns, children and adolescents lost because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid pandemic has hit firecracker business hard, say sellers
Gurugram, Oct 27 (IANS) The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and ban imposed by the Delhi government have drastically reduced sales of firecrackers by 80 per cent in Gurugram this year, merchants have said.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi logs 38 Covid cases, infection rate drops to 0.06%
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Delhi reported 38 fresh cases of Covid on Wednesday, taking its tally to 14,39,709, while there were no new deaths - for the fifth day running, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Health Department.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala sees Covid tally go up to 9,445, TPR 11.42%
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 (IANS) Kerala on Wednesday saw 9,445 people turn Covid positive after 82,689 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, while the test positivity rate was 11.42 per cent, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a statement issued here.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Puducherry to open schools for classes 1-8 from Nov 8
Puducherry, Oct 27 (IANS) The Union Territory of Puducherry will open schools for students of I to VIII from November 8. This was announced by state education minister, A. Namassivayam on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Mild Covid triggers sudden paranoia, delusions in 3 US teenagers
New York, Oct 27 (IANS) Suicidal thoughts, "paranoia-like fears", delusions and "foggy brain" have been identified in three adolescents who had mild or asymptomatic Covid-19, according to a new study which found rogue antibodies responsible for the condition.
2021-10-27
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Train runs back to save woman, newborn
Ranchi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Ananda Vihar-Bhuvaneshwar Sampark Kranti Express ran backwards to its previous station to save a woman and her new-born.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Amit Shah meets ailing West Bengal Governor at AIIMS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday met ailing West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Your genes may determine deeply held moral values
London, Oct 27 (IANS) A person's disapproval of noncommittal sex and their condemnation of recreational drug use may have a common genetic basis, suggests a study.
2021-10-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Delhi doctors perform India's first live robot-assisted weight loss surgery
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Doctors at a private hospital here conducted a live surgery for weight loss, using a unique robot-assisted tool, on two extremely obese patients.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
US FDA panel okays Pfizer Covid vax for kids aged 5-11
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration's advisory committee has endorsed Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11.
2021-10-27
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
India logs 13,451 new Covid cases, over 103 Cr vaccinated
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) In the last 24 hours, India registered 13,451 new Covid-19 cases, and the number of vaccinated people reached 103.53 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Hospitals in Bengal cannot charge more than Rs 5K for clinical investigation
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) 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.
2021-10-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Family of Zika virus patient in UP test negative
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 27 (IANS) All the samples of family members and close contacts of the Zika virus patient in Kanpur, have tested negative.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka braces for 3rd Covid wave; authorities say they're ready
Bengaluru, Oct 27 (IANS) Karnataka Health Commissioner D. Randeep has clarified that there is no reason to panic on the detection of new Covid variant AY 4.2 in the state.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Iran reports 9,096 new Covid cases
Tehran, Oct 27 (IANS) Iran's Health Ministry on Tuesday reported 9,096 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 5,877,456.
2021-10-27
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
WHO body seeks more clarification to decide on Covaxin EUL
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has sought additional data to decide on much awaited Emergency Use Listing (EUL) to Covid vaccine Covaxin. The Technical Advisory Group of WHO has sought additional clarification from vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech to decide on granting EUL approval to Covaxin, said a source.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Singapore reports 3,277 new Covid cases
Singapore, Oct 27 (IANS) Singapore reported 3,277 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total tally in the country to 179,095.
2021-10-27
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
AIIMS joins hands with IIT Delhi to tackle air pollution
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has joined hands with IIT Delhi to address the research gaps in air pollution and to examine its solution and impact on health in India.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
'Elaborate' transport protocol in place ahead of Kerala schools' reopening
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 26 (IANS) With just few more days for the schools in Kerala to open after a gap of 18 months, state Transport Minister Antony Raju on Tuesday said that an "elaborate students transport protocol" is in place.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Health/Medicine
TN to hold next mega Covid vaccination camp on Oct 30
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Health Department would conduct the next mega Covid vaccination camp on October 30 at 50,000 centres across the state, Health Minister Ma Subramanian said on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Novartis kicks off sale or hiving off Sandoz
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Novartis has launched a strategic review of the Sandoz division, the company said Tuesday. All options are on the table, including retaining the business and separation, Fierce Pharma reported.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Delhi logs 41 Covid cases, infection rate rises to 0.08%
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Delhi reported 41 new cases of Covid on Tuesday, taking its tally at 14,39,671, but no fresh fatalities - for the fourth day now, according to the latest bulletin issued by the state Health Department.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka HC declines to hear plea against compulsory Covid jabs
Bengaluru, Oct 26 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday dismissed the petition questioning the government's decision of making Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for the employees of industries and commercial establishments.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Junior doctors at Hyderabad's Osmania Hospital wear helmets
Hyderabad, Oct 26 (IANS) A section of junior doctors at government-run Osmania General Hospital in Hyderabad on Tuesday attended their duties wearing helmets as a mark of protest after a doctor was injured when a ceiling fan fell on her.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kerala sees 7,163 new Covid cases
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 26 (IANS) Kerala on Tuesday logged 7,163 new Covid cases after 79,122 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, while the test positivity rate was 9.06 per cent, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Heathrow warns travel may not come back to pre-Covid level till 2026
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Heathrow airport has warned that air travel may not recover to pre-Covid levels until 2026 despite improving passenger numbers in the past three months, as it reported that losses since the start of the pandemic have reached £3.4bn, The Guardian reported.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
ZyCoV-D vaccine pricing close to being finalised: Mandaviya
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Ongoing discussions on pricing of children's vaccine ZyCoV-D are in their last stage, and it will be rolled out soon, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Tuesda.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Smart hospitals to be worth $59 bn globally by 2026: Report
London, Oct 26 (IANS) The market value of smart hospitals will reach $59 billion by 2026, up from $29 billion in 2021, according to a report on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Health/Medicine
Central scheme to fill gaps in public health infra: Mandaviya
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday said the objectives of Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission is to fill the gaps in the public health infrastructure, especially in critical care facilities and primary care in both urban and rural areas.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
WHO may approve Bharat Biotech's Covaxin 'within 24 hours'
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The World Health Organisation is likely to grant emergency use approval to Bharat Biotech's Covaxin "within 24 hours", according to media reports on Tuesday.A
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Apple Watch Series 8 may come with blood glucose monitoring feature
San Francisco, Oct 26 (IANS) Apple's suppliers are reportedly developing components for next-generation sensors in the Apple Watch Series 8 that will allow users to measure their blood glucose level.
2021-10-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Covid exposed unequal, unaccountable, divided world: WHO panel
Berlin, Oct 26 (IANS) Covid-19 "has exposed a broken world that is inequitable, unaccountable, and divided", resulting in its failure to put an end to the pandemic that has so far killed 4.95 million globally, according to a report by a World Health Organisation (WHO) panel on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
'Need to accelerate digital technology, AI to advance TB response'
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) There is a need to accelerate development of new diagnostics, vaccines and drugs, use digital technology, Artificial Intelligence, and other innovations to advance TB response, Minister of State for Health Dr Bharti Pawar said on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
After BJP, AAP announces fogging campaign in Delhi to fight dengue
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Criticising the BJP-led Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for not performing its duties properly, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday announced a fogging campaign from October 27 in the national capital.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mandaviya to meet Health Ministers of States on Wednesday
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has called a meeting of Health Ministers of states on Wednesday to discuss the progress of vaccination. A top source with the Union Ministry of Health said the meeting has been called to scale up vaccine administration across the country.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Gurugram: 5 new dengue patients found, cases surge to 217
Gurugram, Oct 26 (IANS) The Gurugram Health department has confirmed five new dengue patients in the district which includes two men and three women, including a six-year-old child, taking the total number of dengue patients to 217.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Glenmark launches diabetic drug
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) Pharma major Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited on Tuesday said it has launched a fixed dose combination drug for Type 2 diabetes.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Health/Medicine
No Covid cases found in N.Korea despite tests: WHO
Seoul, Oct 26 (IANS) North Korea has conducted coronavirus tests on around 42,000 people but no person was found to be infected by the virus, a World Health Organization (WHO) report revealed on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
TN to focus more on Covid vaccination, dengue control measures
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) The health department of Tamil Nadu will now focus more on increasing Covid-19 vaccination, as well as taking measures to control a dengue fever outbreak in the state after cases were reported in Chennai and adjoining districts.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
150% increase in usage of Teams by frontline workers: Microsoft
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Microsoft Teams platform has witnessed a 150 per cent increase in its usage among frontline workers over the last year, the company announced.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Right food can help beat depression, say nutritionists
Hyderabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Eating the right food can help beat depression effectively during difficult times, say nutritionists.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
India logs 12,428 new Covid cases, lowest in 238 days
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) In the last 24 hours, India registered 12,428 new Covid-19 cases, the lowest in 238 days, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
FDA advisors to rule on Pfizer vax in younger children
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Advisors to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are set for a key meeting on Tuesday on whether to recommend the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children aged between 5 to 11, as experts have predicted that younger kids will be eligible for the jab by early November.
2021-10-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
UP govt sounds alert on Zika virus
Lucknow, Oct 26 (IANS) 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.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
HC asks K'taka govt to initiate action against hospitals for overcharging Covid patients
Bengaluru, Oct 26 (IANS) Karnataka High Court has directed the government to publish advertisements in newspapers and put information on the website of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to facilitate people to lodge complaints against private hospitals which have charged excess fees for the Covid treatment.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights