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India's covid cases inch towards 1-crore mark. Here's how it faces the challenge

NEW DELHI, Nov. 22 -- As India races towards the 1-crore mark in covid-19 cases, the pandemic throws fresh challenges for the country. India reported 90,97,507 cases as on Sunday. The country has lea... Read More


Kids, adolescents account for 1 in 9 of reported covid-19 infections globally

New Delhi, Nov. 20 -- A new report released by Unicef has pointed out that children and adolescents account for 1 in 9 of reported covid-19 infections globally, and that the pandemic threatens to caus... Read More


India brings 50,000 Ayushman Bharat centres into operation during pandemic

New Delhi, Nov. 20 -- Amidst the challenges posed by the covid-19 pandemic, India managed to make functional more than 50,000 (50,025) Ayushman Bharat - Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) across th... Read More


Covid cases in India breach 9-million mark

New Delhi, Nov. 20 -- India's coronavirus count crossed the nine-million mark on Friday, with the addition of 45,882 cases in the last 24 hours. A total of 9,006,079 people have been infected with the... Read More


Benchmark spending on healthcare should be around 8%: NITI aayog member Vinod Paul

New Delhi, Nov. 20 -- The benchmark spending or acceptable level of funding towards healthcare should be around 8% of the budget, Dr Vinod Paul, Member NITI Aayog said on Thursday. He was speaking at ... Read More


Immunity after covid-19 may last for more than six months, indicates a study

New Delhi, Nov. 19 -- While the longevity of immunity against covid-19 post infection continues to be an area under continuous research, a new study has indicated that the protection may last more tha... Read More


Covid-19: 30-40% of Indians may get jabs by '21-end, says AIIMS director

New Delhi, Nov. 19 -- Around 30-40% of India's population will be vaccinated by the end of 2021 and the covid-19 pandemic will be brought under control, Dr Randeep Guleria, director of All India Insti... Read More


Oxford's covid vaccine shows strong response in older age group

New Delhi, Nov. 19 -- The coronavirus vaccine developed by teams at the University of Oxford has shown robust immune response in healthy adults aged 56-69 and those over 70 years. The findings, publi... Read More


Oxford jab triggers robust immune response in elderly

New Delhi, Nov. 19 -- The coronavirus vaccine under development at the University of Oxford triggers a robust immune response in elderly adults, findings published in The Lancet journal said, signalli... Read More


Covid: Centre deputes teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, others on rise in cases

NEW DELHI, Nov. 19 -- Perturbed by a sudden rise in coronavirus cases, the union heath ministry on Thursday deputed high-level central teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur which have espec... Read More