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ICMR okays Meril’s rapid antigen test for Covid-19

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday granted approval to global medtech company Meril Diagnostics for its self-use rapid antigen test for Covid-19 that can provide accurate results in just 15 minutes. CoviFind...

NE India’s first DRDO supported Covid hospital in Assam

Guwahati, June 10 (IANS) The DRDO supported first ever 300-bed Covid hospital in northeast India was inaugurated in Guwahati on Thursday by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The modern Covid Care Hospital was set up by converting a...

20-30% Covid patients in ICU have ‘brain involvement’, say doctors

Hyderabad, Jun 9 (IANS) About 20-30 per cent of Covid patients in intensive care unit have some form of brain involvement, say leading neurologists. Apart from four broad categories of brain involvement in Covid, the secondary infections coming with Covid are...

No data to show children will be seriously hit in next Covid waves: AIIMS chief

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) There is no data, either from India or globally, to show that children will be seriously infected in any subsequent Covid-19 waves, AIIMS, Delhi, Director Dr Randeep Guleria said on Tuesday. Addressing a media briefing...

44 crore more vaccine doses ordered by Health Ministry

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) After the Prime Minister announced free vaccination, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued a fresh order for 25 crore doses of Covishield and 19 crore doses of Covaxin. These 44 crore (25+19...

Centre fixes maximum charges for Covid jab at private hospitals

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Central government on Tuesday fixed the maximum price that private hospitals can charge for Covid vaccines, amid sharp allegations that people are being forced to pay a heavy amount to get a jab...

Covid, high tax burden to slowdown consumption recovery: India Ratings

Covid triggered economic turbulence along with no relief on the tax front is expected to delay the consumption recovery, said India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra). Accordingly, the ratings agency said that with no relief in sight on the tax front,...

At 86K new cases, India’s daily count dips 1st time below 1L after 2 months

New Delhi, June (IANS) India on Tuesday logged 86,498 new Covid infections in 24 hours, less than one lakh cases for the first time in past 66 days, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said. It is also the...

SOPs issued for vaccination of people going abroad to study/work

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Following several requests for second dose of vaccines from people planning to travel abroad, the Centre on Monday issued guidelines to states and Union Territories to provide vaccines to such people who have completed...

India reports over 28K mucormycosis cases till date: Govt

New Delhi, Jun 7 (IANS): A total of 28,252 cases of mucormycosis have been reported in India so far from 28 states in which 86 per cent have a history of Covid-19 infections and 62.3 per cent of diabetes, the...

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India’s Covid vax policy leading to avertable deaths: Experts

London, Jun 10 (IANS): The Indian government's Covid-19 vaccination approach has inappropriately prioritised people and is thus causing huge numbers...