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Lockdown extended in Delhi for one more week
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday though the daily positivity rate of Covid infection in the national capital stands at 23 per cent, however, daily fresh cases are still a challenge. ... read..


Gurugram vaccinates 5.22L people, highest in Haryana
Gurugram | Sunday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
With Over 5.22 lakh people in Gurugram having been administered Covid-19 vaccine doses, the district registers the highest vaccination in Haryana. ... read..


Anushka Sharma thanks healthcare, frontline workers for 'working tirelessly'
Mumbai | Sunday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Actress Anushka Sharma took to Instagram, on Sunday, to thank all the healthcare and frontline workers for their dedicated efforts as India fights the second wave of the deadly Covid-19. ... read..


Why some patients test positive for Covid long after recovery
New York | Sunday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Some virus RNA can be reverse transcribed and inserted into the human genome, finds a new study, which may explain why some people who had already recovered from Covid-19 would sometimes inexplicably test positive on a PCR test weeks or even months later. ... read..


Payal Ghosh pitches in to provide beds, medicine for Covid affected
Mumbai | Sunday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Actress Payal Ghosh, has been working with volunteers to help find beds and other emergency medicine for those who are suffering from Covid-19. ... read..


CRPF trooper dies of cardiac arrest in J&K's Budgam
Srinagar | Sunday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper died of cardiac arrest on Sunday while on duty in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district. ... read..


1 in 9 adults struggled with mental health amid Covid
London | Sunday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
One in every nine adults consistently had very poor or deteriorating mental health during the first six months of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research. ... read..


Coimbatore hospitals stop admission fearing Oxygen shortage
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Many of the hospitals in Coimbatore are turning away patients with breathing difficulties as they are expecting a shortage of Oxygen even as these hospitals have beds with Oxygen supply at present. ... read..


4,092 Covid deaths in India as fresh cases go over 4L again
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
The coronavirus continues to pummel India as the country on Sunday recorded 4,03,738 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 4,092 fatalities, taking the total number of cases in the country to 2,22,96,414, the Union Ministry of Health and Family W ... read..


Global Covid-19 caseload tops 157.2 mn
Washington | Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 157.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.27 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


European leaders postpone decision on patent waiver of Covid vax
Lisbon | Sunday, 2021 9:45:07 AM IST
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday at the end of the social summit of the European Union (EU) held in the Portuguese city of Porto that leaders of the EU countries understand that there are "more pressing issues" th ... read..


Vegetarians have healthier levels of disease markers than meat-eaters: Study
London | May 9, 2021 8:44:18 AM IST
Vegetarians appear to have a healthier biomarker profile than meat-eaters, and this applies to adults of any age and weight, and is also unaffected by smoking and alcohol consumption, according to a new study in over 166,000 UK adults, being presented at ... read..


Studies find 'insufficient evidence' to support herbal, dietary supplements for weight loss
London | May 9, 2021 8:44:16 AM IST
The first global review of complementary medicines (herbal and dietary supplements) for weight loss in 16 years -- combining 121 randomised placebo-controlled trials including nearly 10,000 adults -- suggests that their use cannot be justified on the basi ... read..


Russia records 8,329 new Covid cases
Mosocw | Sunday, 2021 7:15:06 AM IST
Russia confirmed 8,329 new Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 4,871,843, the country's official monitoring and response centre said on Saturday. ... read..


Karnataka registers 47,563 new Covid cases, 482 deaths
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
With the pandemic's second wave hitting hard, Karnataka recorded 47,563 new Covid cases, including 21,534 in Bengaluru were registered in a day while 482 patients succumbed to the virus, the state health bulletin said on Saturday. ... read..


J&K reports 4,788 new Covid cases, 60 deaths
Srinagar | Sunday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
With 4,788 new Covid cases and 60 deaths on Saturday the J&K's pandemic crisis spiralled out of control even though the authorities maintained that sufficient oxygen, ICU beds and vaccine doses are being made available to contain the infection. ... read..


Eastern Naval Command to operate oxygen plants in Andhra hospitals
Visakhapatnam | Sunday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
The Eastern Naval Command (ENC) will operate and maintain oxygen plants in all government and teaching hospitals across Andhra Pradesh. ... read..


New Covid cases continue declining trend in Telangana
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
The declining trend in fresh Covid-19 cases continued in Telangana as the state has reported 5,186 new infections, health officials said on Saturday. ... read..


J&K govt set up 100-bed facility with oxygen capacity at Haj House
Srinagar | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
In the wake of rising Covid cases, the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) here has established a 100-bed Covid care facility with oxygen capacity at Haj House Bemina. ... read..


Assam tea estates witness steep spike in Covid cases
Guwahati | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Amid the drought-like situation prevailing in Assam, the tea industry in the state is facing the Covid blues as over 500 workers in many tea gardens have been infected by the virus, health officials said on Saturday. ... read..


Prayers, care help infant beat Covid in Punjab
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
He was just 20 days old when he tested positive for Covid-19, and it took infant Sukhdeep Singh 10 more days to defeat the virus, becoming probably one of India's youngest Covid warriors. ... read..


Tested Centre's formula, Delhi needs 700 MT O2 per day: Sisodia
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Upon reviewing the Centre's guidelines for allocating oxygen to the hospitals and the patient-wise data in Delhi, it has been concluded that the national capital requires 700 metric tonnes (MT) oxygen supply per day, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia s ... read..


Big surge in Covid deaths, cases in Andhra
Amaravati | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh saw a big surge in Covid fatalities and new cases during the 24-hour period ending 9 a.m. on Saturday. ... read..


MEIL to supply 600 free oxygen cylinders to hospitals in Telangana, Andhra
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL) has come forward to augment supply of oxygen by 35 lakhs litres per day in Covid-hit Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. ... read..


Maha: Covid deaths cross 75K, case tally above 5 million
Mumbai | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Exactly 14 months after Maharashtra got its first two Covid-19 cases (March 9, 2020), the states overall case tally on Saturday crossed the 5 million-mark while fatalities shot past the 75,000-level, although the situation in Mumbai remained positive, hea ... read..


Yogi govt proves Niti Aayog's Covid projection for UP wrong
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh has announced that the Yogi Adityanath-led government in the state has proven Niti Aayogs apprehension about the Covid situation in UP wrong. ... read..


300-bed Covid isolation centre comes up in Hyderabad's Calvary Temple
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
A 300-bed Covid isolation centre came up at Calvary Temple at Miyapur here. ... read..


Delhi reports 17,364 new cases, positivity rate below 25% for 3rd day
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
The national capital reported 17,364 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, the fifth day in a row when it reported a single-day spike of below 20,000 cases, pushing the overall case tally to 13,10,231. ... read..


Himachal enforces tough Covid curbs
Shimla | Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
The Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday said that under the ongoing statewide Corona curfew, curbs will be made stricter from Monday by stopping plying of public transport vehicles too. ... read..


Over 14L beneficiaries in 18-44 age group have received Covid vax
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
A total of 14,88,528 beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 years have so far received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine across 30 states and UTs. ... read..


SC forms panel comprising AIIMS chief for oxygen audit for Delhi
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Saturday formed a panel, which includes AIIMS chief Randeep Guleria, for audit of medical oxygen for Delhi to examine its supply and efficacy in its distribution by the Delhi government. ... read..


Additional triage centre for Covid patients set up in Jammu
Jammu | Sunday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
An additional triage centre for Covid patients has been set up at the Government Gandhi Nagar Hospital for regulating the admission of Covid patients in Jammu district, officials said on Saturday. ... read..


Exercise linked to improvement in Covid symptoms recovery
New York | Sunday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Patients with lasting symptoms of Covid-19 who completed a six-week, supervised rehabilitation programme demonstrated significant improvements in exercise capacity, respiratory symptoms, fatigue and cognition, say researchers, including one of Indian orig ... read..


Railways delivered 3,400 MT LMO, highest daily load of 718 MT on the run
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
The Indian Railways said on Saturday that it has delivered nearly 3,400 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in more than 220 tankers to various states across the country till now. ... read..


Ensure 700 MT O2 per day to Delhi until further orders: SC to Centre
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Saturday made it clear to the Centre that there shall be no reduction in the allocation and availability of medical oxygen to Delhi and its direction with regard to the provisioning of 700 MT oxygen per day to the national capital sha ... read..


India has got 3L Remdesivir vials, over 6K O2 concentrators from abroad
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
India cumulatively has so far received three lakh Remdesivir vials, 6,608 oxygen concentrators, 3,856 oxygen cylinders and 14 oxygen generation plants from the global community in the last 12 days. ... read..


No refusal to treatment of Covid patient from different city: Govt (Ld)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
The Health Ministry on Saturday issued important guidelines for treatment of Covid patients mandating that no patient will be refused treatment or oxygen on the grounds that the patient belongs to a different city or not being able to produce valid ID pro ... read..


SC directs NTF to conduct audit of oxygen supplies to states/UTs
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court has directed the 12-member National Task Force (NTF) set up on Saturday to streamline oxygen allocation in the country to form sub-groups for each state/Union Territory to conduct an audit for determining whether the oxygen supplies allo ... read..


Engg college in Lucknow comes up with indigenous O2 concentrator
Lucknow | Sunday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Students and faculty at an engineering college in Lucknow have created an indigenous oxygen concentrator that claims to aid those suffering from Covid-19. ... read..


India's daily domestic oxygen production increased to 9,400 MT
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
The production of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) has been maximized to meet the present demand of Covid-19 patients and the domestic production currently exceeded 9,400 Metric Tonne per day, the government said on Saturday. ... read..


Kerala CM calls for strict implementation of Covid protective norms
Thiruvananthapuram | Sunday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that the state has reported 41,971 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours as the test positivity rate stood at 28.25 per cent. ... read..


Haryana to launch vaccination drive for journalists
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced to launch a Covid vaccination drive for all journalists in the state as they are dedicatedly rendering their services in this hour of crisis. ... read..


Covid+ve report not mandatory for admission to facilities: Govt
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Requirement of a positive coronavirus disease (Covid-19) report is now no longer mandatory for admission to a Covid health facility, Union health ministry said on Saturday. ... read..


Amidst Shiv Sena's onslaught PM lauds Maha CM's Covid efforts (Ld)
Mumbai | Saturday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
In a significant development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called up Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to get an overview of Maharashtra's war against the Coronavirus, an official said. ... read..


SC forms National Task Force to streamline oxygen allocation
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Saturday set up a 12-member National Task Force (NTF) to facilitate public health response to Covid-19, including streamlining of oxygen distribution in the country, based on scientific and specialised domain knowledge, . ... read..


Army setting up oxygen plant, 3 Covid hospitals in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
In an effort to tide over the oxygen shortage in the region, the Indian Army is working round-the-clock to resuscitate an oxygen plant and commissioning 100-bed Covid hospitals in Chandigarh, Patiala and Faridabad, the defence's Public Relations Office (P ... read..


Mild Covid very unlikely to cause lasting heart damage: Study
London | Saturday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Mild Covid-19 infection is very unlikely to cause lasting damage to the structure or function of the heart, a new study suggests. ... read..


PM discusses Covid situation with Uddhav Thackeray, 3 other CMs
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took stock of the Covid-19 situation in separate telephonic conversations with four Chief Ministers and assured them of all possible help from the Central government, said sources. ... read..


Delhi received 487 MT oxygen on Friday: Sisodia
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Delhi on Friday received 487 metric tonnes (MT) oxygen against its requirement of around 700 MT per day, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Saturday. ... read..


$210M daily output loss in India over April-June in severe scenario: S&P Global Ratings
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
S&P Global Ratings estimates $210 million in lost output daily in India due to second Covid wave over April-June in a severe scenario model. ... read..


Farooq Abdullah releases Rs 1.40 cr to fight Covid in Kashmir
Srinagar | Saturday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Lok Sabha member, Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday released Rs 1.40 crore from his constituency development fund for improving Covid facilities in Kashmir. ... read..


DCGI approves DRDO's anti-COVID drug for emergency use
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The Drugs Controller General of India has approved an anti-COVID-19 drug developed by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS) for emergency use, the Defence Ministry has said. ... read..


Kerala cop's unique warning for violators as CM bats for micro monitoring
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday asked local bodies to ensure proper Covid protocols are followed, even as police got tough on violators saying police clearance for jobs and passports will bear the brunt of their present action. ... read..


Pawan Kalyan recovers from Covid
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
Telugu actor-politician Pawan Kalyan has recovered from coronavirus, his political party Jana Sena announced on Saturday. ... read..


Don't crowd markets ahead of lockdown: Goa CM
Panaji | Saturday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
Even as Goa's market places and general stores witnessed a rush, a day ahead of the 14-day state level curfew, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant urged people to not rush out for panic shopping, saying all stores selling essential goods would be open every day ... read..


Sai Dharam Tej: 'Mask on'
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
South star Sai Dharam Tej on Saturday urged all to keep their masks on even as the second wave of Covid-19 wreaks havoc all over India. ... read..


Decongest jails: SC orders re-release of all eligible prisoners
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
In the backdrop of an unprecedented Covid-19 crisis prevailing in the country, the Supreme Court on Saturday passed a slew of directions to decongest prisons and ordered forthwith release of all those prisoners who were granted bail or parole last year du ... read..


Two lionesses at UP's Etawah Lion Safari contract Covid
Lucknow | Saturday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
After eight Asiatic lions had tested positive for Covid-19 at Hyderabad zoo, two lionesses have tested positive at Etawah Lion Safari in Uttar Pradesh. Both the big cats Gauri and Jennifer have been placed in isolation. According to the safari administrat ... read..


Wake up from slumber, mitigate Covid challenges: IMA to Health Ministry
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday slammed the Union Health Ministry, saying it is "astonished to see the extreme lethargy and inappropriate actions" from the department in combating the agonizing crisis caused by the devastating second wave ... read..


Lakshadweep wasting max Covid vax; Hry, Assam too
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Amidst increasing Covid-19 vaccine demands in the country, wastage of the key injection has been a matter of concern for the government with reports of highest 22 per cent wastage of the vaccine in Lakshadweep followed by Haryana and Assam. ... read..


Delhi gears up for mass vax, Kejriwal says 3 cr vaccines needed
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that the state administration has geared up for mass vaccination across the capital and it would need around 80,000 to 85,000 vaccine doses per day. ... read..


Raveena Tandon: Delhi is almost gasping for breath
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Actress Raveena Tandon says she is disturbed by the oxygen shortage in the capital amid the second wave of Covid, and has taken it upon herself to send oxygen cylinders to the city. ... read..


States, UTs to get 53L more vax doses in 3 days
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Over 53 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine will be provided to states and Union Territories (UTs) within next three days, which will be an addition to more than 84 lakh vaccine doses currently available with them, Union Health Ministry said on Saturday. ... read..


Telangana reverts to Covid bulletins in evening
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
After nearly 10 months, the health department in Telangana reverted to the earlier practice of issuing daily Covid media bulletin in the evening. ... read..


Kangana tests Covid positive, says it's 'small time flu which got too much press'
Mumbai | Saturday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut on Saturday shared the news that she has tested positive for Covid-19 and has quarantined herself. The actress posted the health update on Instagram, along with a picture that shows her performing Sukhasana. ... read..


Covid crisis can impact child nutrition in India: UNICEF
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
With half the children under five in India being malnourished, the present Covid-19 crisis could further impact child nutrition and service delivery across the country that is in the grip of a ferocious second wave, said the UN Children's Fund UNICEF. ... read..


Immediate global ivermectin use can end pandemic: Scientists
Washington | May 8, 2021 3:51:18 PM IST
A peer-reviewed research has claimed that global ivermectin use can end Covid-19 pandemic, as the medicine significantly reduces the risk of contracting the deadly respiratory disease when used regularly. ... read..


Double-mutant variant shows enhanced host cell entry, immune evasion
London | May 8, 2021 3:48:56 PM IST
Double-mutant variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome SARS-CoV-2 -- B.1.617 -- that has emerged in India, entered certain types of lung and intestine cells with slightly increased efficiency compared with the original wild-type strain, say researcher ... read..


Admin errors, opening tourism led to Goa Covid surge: Minister
Panaji | Saturday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Administrative errors and opening up for tourism sans restrictions, has propped Goa to the top of the national charts in terms of Covid positivity rate, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has said. ... read..


Global Covid-19 caseload tops 156.4 mn
Washington | Saturday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 156.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.26 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Iran reports 17,076 new Covid-19 cases, 2,627,094 in total
Tehran | Saturday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
Iran on Friday reported 17,076 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 2,627,094. ... read..


Covid-19 cases in Ethiopia pass 261,000
Addis Ababa | Saturday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
Ethiopia registered 778 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 261,580 as of Friday evening, the country's Ministry of Health said. ... read..


Turkey confirms 20,107 new Covid-19 cases
Ankara | Saturday, 2021 12:45:08 PM IST
Turkey on Friday confirmed 20,107 new Covid-19 cases, including 2,210 symptomatic patients, raising the total number of cases in the country to 4,998,089, according to its health ministry. ... read..


UK unveils 'green list' of countries for foreign travel from May 17
London | Saturday, 2021 9:15:07 AM IST
The British government on Friday announced a "green list" of countries from which travellers are not required to quarantine upon return to England. ... read..


Damage to white matter linked to worse cognitive outcomes after brain injury: Study
Washington | May 8, 2021 9:14:30 AM IST
A new University of Iowa study challenges the idea that grey matter (the neurons that form the cerebral cortex) is more important than white matter (the myelin covered axons that physically connect neuronal regions) when it comes to cognitive health and f ... read..


Soybean, linseed oils in cows' diet improve milk quality, researchers affirm
Brasilia | May 8, 2021 8:44:15 AM IST
Brazilian researchers show that the inclusion of soybean and linseed oils in the diet of dairy cows made the fatty acid content of their milk even healthier for human nutrition. It also increased the proportions of omega-6 and omega-3, which in the right ... read..


Russia to cooperate with China on production of Sputnik V vaccine
Moscow | Saturday, 2021 8:15:06 AM IST
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has signed deals with three Chinese biopharmaceutical companies for the production of over 260 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in the past weeks, according to statements published on ... read..


Gurugram reports 3,588 covid cases, 17 deaths in 1 day
Gurugram | Saturday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
The rapid increase of coronavirus cases in Gurugram continued on Friday with 3,588 new cases reported in the city. ... read..


Karnataka to go under 14-day lockdown from May 10 (Lead)
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
With the state in the grip of the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Karnataka government on Friday decided to impose a 14-day statewide lockdown from May 10-24. ... read..


Agra reports 198 new cases, 3 deaths
Agra | Saturday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
Agra witnessed a slight decline in the number of Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Though there was little relief for the victims but their caretakers still struggling with Oxygen shortage and hospital beds. ... read..


PM reviews Covid situation in three NE states
Agartala/Imphal | Saturday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to Chief Ministers of Tripura, Manipur and Sikkim on the Covid situation in these three northeastern states. ... read..


Karnataka registers over 48K Covid cases, 592 deaths
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
With 48,781 new cases, Karnatka's Covid tally crossed the 18 lakh mark, while 592 patients succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Friday. ... read..


Harsh Vardhan assures Mamata of all help to fight Covid
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday assured West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of all help to fight Covid in the state. ... read..


JAP raises questions over 30 ambulances parked at a plot in Bihar
Patna | Saturday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
At a time when ambulance operators are breaching the regulatory protocols in place to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in Bihar, Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, the president of Jan Adhikar Party (JAP), on Friday raised questions over 30 ambulances found at ... read..


ACT Grants, Swasth Alliance, Feeding India to donate 50k oxygen concentrators
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
ACT Grants (a not-for-profit movement created by the VC and start-up community in India), Swasth Alliance (a not-for-profit alliance of over 150 healthcare organisations) and Feeding India (a not-for-profit run by Zomato) are working towards the goal of s ... read..


Nitish-BJP govt more dangerous than Covid, said Lalu Prasad
Patna | Saturday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad, who is out on bail, on Friday, slammed Nitish Kumar-led JD-U-BJP Bihar government over its handling of the coronavirus crisis. ... read..


Mamata writes to PM, seeks 550 MT oxygen per day
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
In the third letter in three days after taking oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal on Wednesday, Mamata Banerjee on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to make arrangements for immediate allocation of at least 550 MT medical oxy ... read..


Cash payments above Rs 2 lakh allowed for patients in Covid hospitals
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
The Centre has relaxed rules, to allow hospitals and nursing homes accept cash payments in excess of Rs 2 lakh for treatment of Covid patients from April 1 to May 31, 2021. ... read..


NSUI launches free ambulance service for Covid patients in Delhi
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Witnessing the lack of ambulances for Covid patients, the Congress' National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Friday said that it has launched the 'Sahyog Campaign' to provide free ambulance service in the national capital. ... read..


3 of family commit suicide after man dies of Covid in Gujarat
Gandhinagar | Saturday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
In a shocking incident, three members of a family committed suicide in the wee hours of Friday after cremating the head of the family who succumbed to Covid-19 in Gujarat's Devbhumi Dwarka district. ... read..


WHO validates China's Sinopharm Covid vaccine for emergency use
Geneva | Saturday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday approved the Covid-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinopharm for emergency use. ... read..


Telangana to ensure speedy transportation of oxygen
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The Telangana government is taking special measures to ensure uninterrupted and speedy transportation of medical oxygen tankers. ... read..


Ex-armed forces doctors to provide online consultation
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Former armed forces doctors will now provide online consultation on the e-Sanjeevani OPD to all the citizens of the country. ... read..


Enhance Covid care facilities, J&K LG to army
Jammu | Saturday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday discussed Covid preparedness and containment measures with the army's Northern Command chief Lt Gen Y.K. Joshi and senior officials from the Northern and Western Commands. ... read..


Hyderabad Air Cargo, a crucial Covid vaccine handling centre
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
With an estimated 3.6 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines expected to be produced by various manufacturers in Hyderabad over the next 18-24 months, Hyderabad Air Cargo is emerging as a crucial Covid vaccine handling centre. ... read..


Maha's Covid deaths cross 74K, caseload higher than Turkey
Mumbai | Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Maharashtra's Covid-19 fatalities crossed the 74,000 mark on Friday and the state case tally surpassed Turkey's total infections, although the Mumbai situation continued to remain positive, health officials said here. ... read..


Arrange chemo for cancer patients in Bathinda: Punjab CM
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday directed Health Minister Balbir Sidhu and Medical Education Minister O.P. Soni to explore the possibility of providing chemotherapy to cancer patients at the Civil Hospital in Bathinda as the Cancer Hospital ... read..


Delhi govt to lunch vaccination drive for mediapersons
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
The Delhi government said in an official statement on Friday that mediapersons in the city will get free vaccine jabs at their respective workplaces. ... read..


Karnataka caps cost of CT scans, X-rays in private hospitals
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Karnataka on Friday capped the cost of CT scan and digital X-ray in private hospitals and diagnostic labs across the state for patients with Covid symptoms. ... read..


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