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India may need more ventilators if covid situation worsens

NEW DELHI, Nov. 3 -- Given the likelihood of a surge in covid cases amid winters and the festival season, there may be a rise in demand for ventilators. As of now patients requiring ventilator suppor... Read More


India needs more testing to control Covid pandemic: Health experts

New Delhi, Nov. 2 -- Even as India on Monday crossed the milestone of 11 crore cumulative covid-19 tests, public health experts pointed out that India requires more testing to control the pandemic eff... Read More


Covid-19 pandemic threatens gains made in 3 decades: PMNCH

New Delhi, Nov. 2 -- As covid-19 pandemic has severely threatened the major gains made in women's, children's and adolescents' health and well-being over the last three decades, the Partnership for Ma... Read More


Ayush Ministry ties up with Invest India to set up strategic policy unit

New Delhi, Nov. 1 -- Ministry of AYUSH and M/s Invest India will form a collaboration to set up a strategic policy unit called "Strategic Policy & Facilitation Bureau (SPFB)" to facilitate planned and... Read More


Govt issues guidelines for managing mental illness amid coronavirus pandemic

New Delhi, Nov. 1 -- The Union Health Ministry on Sunday issued guidelines for managing mental illness during Covid-19 pandemic, in a bid to minimise the risk of coronavirus exposure and protecting vu... Read More


Coordinate mechanism for preparatory activities of vaccine: Centre to states

New Delhi, Oct. 30 -- Amidst plans of Covid-19 vaccination drive to be undertaken early next year, the central government has written to states asking them form committees for streamlining the process... Read More


Can antibodies developed in Covid-19 infected patients prevent reinfection?

New Delhi, Oct. 30 -- Antibodies produced in those infected with Covid-19 do not ensure protection from reinfection of SARS-CoV-2, revealed a study published in the Science Journal. The study has howe... Read More


Scientists suspect mutated strain responsible for second covid wave in Europe

NEW DELHI, Oct. 30 -- A mutated strain of SARS-CoV-2, originated in Spanish farm workers, is suspected to be behind the second wave of covid-19 infections in Europe. A study done by University of Base... Read More


BCG vaccine may provide the elderly immunity against covid

New Delhi, Oct. 29 -- The common vaccine that protects children against tuberculosis may provide the elderly immunity against covid-19, a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has fou... Read More


IIT mathematic model predicts 14.57 million Covid cases in India by January

New Delhi, Oct. 29 -- As the number of covid-19 cases in India crossed the milestone of 8 million on Thursday, yet another mathematical model by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has projected ... Read More