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Next 3 months will help determine the situation of Covid in India: Vardhan

New Delhi, Oct. 23 -- Coming three months will help in the determination of the Covid-19 situation in the country although the government is taking appropriate measures to combat it, Harsh Vardhan, Un... Read More


India needs a sustainable healthcare system post pandemic too: AIIMS director

New Delhi, Oct. 23 -- To have a pandemic-resistant world, India needs to invest heavily in health infrastructure, Dr.Randeep Guleria, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said at ... Read More


India has conducted 10 crores covid-19 tests so far: ICMR

New Delhi, Oct. 22 -- India on Thursday achieved a milestone of conducting 10 crores covid-19 tests with average testing of more than 10 lakhs per day in last 17 days. So far, 74000 tests per million ... Read More


Centre tells states to reduce covid case fatality rate

New Delhi, Oct. 22 -- While the national case fatality rate for covid-19 dropped to 1.51% on Wednesday, the Centre urged states and Union territories to further bring it down to below 1%. India recor... Read More


Swachh Bharat Mission proved highly cost-beneficial with benefits related to health: Study

New Delhi, Oct. 22 -- Central government's ambitious program Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) proved highly cost beneficial with annual benefits of US$ 727 per household mainly from savings associated with... Read More


India saw more than 1.67 mn deaths related to air pollution in 2019 : report

NEW DELHI, Oct. 21 -- Over 1.67 million deaths were linked to air pollution in India in 2019 that also contributed to 116,000 infant deaths in their first month of life, revealed the State of Global A... Read More


Govt looks to ramp up oxygen availability

New Delhi, Oct. 21 -- Despite more than adequate stocks of medical oxygen for treating covid-19 patients, the Centre is setting up new facilities to add capacity, and looking at imports to create buff... Read More


Centre advises states to further reduce Covid-19 Case Fatality Rate to below 1%

New Delhi, Oct. 21 -- While national Case Fatality Rate (CFR) for covid-19 in India dropped to 1.51% on Wednesday, the centre advised states and union territories to further reduce it to below 1%. Exc... Read More


Unicef to stockpile 520 mn syringes by December

New Delhi, Oct. 21 -- Unicef on Mondaysaid it will stockpile 520 million syringes in its warehouses by the end of this year, indicating that it expects covid-19 vaccines to be available by early 2021.... Read More


PM vows covid vaccine for every Indian

New Delhi, Oct. 21 -- The government will ensure that the covid-19 vaccine, whenever available, reaches each and every Indian as soon as possible, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. Modi s... Read More