Saturday 24th July, 2021 by Ankit
The Medical College, Baroda, will begin preparing undergraduate students for the third wave of Covid-19 from Monday onwards. The college has already conducted a round of training programmes to prepare senior and intern doctors for the future wave. So far, residents and interns have been at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19. All undergraduate students have been instructed to remain present for the training programme that will cover first.
Wednesday 23rd June, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Tuesday, US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said it is in “final stages” of getting approval for its Covid-19 vaccine in India. The vaccine was developed by Pfizer in partnership with German firm BioNtech. It has a very high efficacy of over 90 per cent in preventing infection. “I hope very soon we will finalize an agreement with the government,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said at the 15th Annual BioPharma and Healthcare Summit.
Monday 21st June, 2021 by Ankit
India logged 53,256 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 88 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,99,35,221, while the active cases further reduced to 7,02,887, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The active cases now comprise 2.35 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.36 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Tuesday 8th June, 2021 by Ankit
The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday announced that so far, more than 24 crore (24,65,44,060) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs through the free-of-cost and direct state procurement categories by the government. It informed that of the vaccines allotted, the total consumption, including wastages is 23,47,43,489 doses, as per government data updated today. Ministry further informed that more than 1.19 crore (1,19,46,925) total unadministered Covid vaccine doses are available with the States/UTs.
Wednesday 2nd June, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Tuesday, Chinese state councillor and foreign minister Wang Yi has said all five BRICS member countries, including China, will provide support to India as it battles against the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The BRICS is a bloc of world’s major emerging economic countries comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The meeting was chaired by India’s external affairs minister S Jaishankar through video conferencing.
Tuesday 1st June, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Tuesday, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said a 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as first human case of infection with H10N3 strain of bird flu. H10N3 is a low pathogenic, or relatively less severe, strain of virus in poultry and risk of it spreading on a large scale was very low, NHC added. No other cases of human infection with H10N3 have previously been reported globally.
Monday 31st May, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Sunday, Ambassador of India to US Taranjit Singh Sandhu said that a consignment of 200,000 AmBisome (Amphotericin B injection) from US-based pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences reached India. This antifungal drug is used in the treatment of Black Fungus. India’s many states have declared black fungus as an epidemic disease under the Epidemic Act 1897.
Friday 7th May, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Thursday, Italian Ambassador to India, Vincenzo de Luca “switched on” an oxygen plant at an ITBP Referral Hospital in Greater Noida. The plant was installed at the hospital in just 48 hours and can supply oxygen to more than 100 beds at a time to the Covid-19 patients admitted at the centre. Manoj Singh Rawat, ADG, ITBP, thanked the Italian ambassador for installing the plant.
Thursday 6th May, 2021 by Ankit
Top US lawmakers have said that the Biden administration’s decision to promote anti-COVID vaccine patents to support India and South Africa’s proposal at the WTO is an important step in the fight against the coronovirus epidemic. President Joe Biden is to be commended for playing a strong role in the plans of the United States, which focuses on ensuring that all countries have access to life-saving treatment and vaccines during the epidemic.
Tuesday 4th May, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
Israel will send life-saving equipment to India to help in fight against Covid-19 crisis. According to press release, equipment will be delivered through a series of flights throughout the week starting Tuesday. Israel will begin supplying medical equipment to India include oxygen generators and respirators. Separately, Amdocs has announced to donate 150 oxygen generators, which will be sent to India as part of the Israeli aid package, the press statement said.
Monday 3rd May, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Sunday, India received several essential medical supplies and equipment from France amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis to help fight the second wave of the coronavirus. According to sources, the medical supplies were received from France includes 8 oxygen generators, 28 ventilators, 200 electric syringe pumps, 28 AFNOR/BS Flexible tubes, 500 antibacterial filters, 500 machine filters & 500 related patient circuits. The total weight of these materials is more than 28 tonnes.
Saturday 1st May, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Friday, the World Health Organization said it has listed Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. According to the statement by WHO, “The objective is to make medicines, vaccines and diagnostics available as rapidly as possible to address the emergency.” Moderna announced this week an expansion plan for its production network to boost its capacity to up to three billion doses in 2022.
Friday 30th April, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Friday, Japanese Ambassador to India Satoshi Suzuki informed that the country will provide 300 oxygen generators and as many ventilators to India due to the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic in country and to help in fighting against this pandemic. India on Thursday recorded 3,79,257 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours which is the highest single-day spike in the cases since the pandemic began last year.
Friday 30th April, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said world organisation stands ready to step up its support to India to combat “horrific” COVID-19 wave in country. According to data of World Health Organization, confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at over 18.37 million and more than 204,000 people have died due to virus. Earlier this week, President of UN General Assembly Volkan Bozkir had also tweeted that he is worried about COVID-19 situation in India.
Thursday 29th April, 2021 by Shikha Meshram
The promise of COVID vaccines for all adults beginning 1 May is likely to remain unfulfilled immediately as a severe shortage of vaccines prompts states and hospitals to defer inoculations that are currently open only to priority groups. The government said more than 8 million people registered on Co-Win on Wednesday. Between 4pm and 7pm, 14.5 million text messages were delivered, a health ministry statement said, adding, the portal is recording 55,000 hits per second and is completely stable.
Sunday 25th April, 2021 by Ankit
In several states experiencing medical oxygen shortages caused by an increase in coronovirus disease cases across the country, the PMO allocated funds from PM CARES to establish a 551 dedicated pressure swing. Approved adsorption medical oxygen production plant inside public health facilities in the country. The PMO also directed that these plants be commissioned at the earliest as they would give a major boost to the availability of oxygen at the district level.
Thursday 22nd April, 2021 by Ankit
Krishna Ella, President and Managing Director, Bharat Biotech, explained that the injectable vaccine protects the lower lungs not upper lungs. So, even after taking two doses of the vaccine, the possibility of getting infected with Covid-19 by is not completely ruled out, said Dr. Ella said the mask must be worn even after the immunization. It will not be deadly or fatal, he added.
Wednesday 21st April, 2021 by Ankit
With the steady increase in coronovirus infection, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the states to stop imposing lockdown and treat it as a last resort. Instead he asked to focus on micro-containment. He also assured that efforts are underway to ensure adequate supply of medical oxygen throughout the country, with contributions from both public and private entities.
Monday 19th April, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
Due to growing concerns of a new variant of COVID-19 detected in the country, Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Sunday joined calls for PM Boris Johnson to cancel his visit to India, starting next Sunday. According to Public Health England (PHE), 77 cases of the so-called double mutant Indian variant have been detected in UK since last month & that it has now been classed as a Variant Under Investigation (VUI).
Sunday 18th April, 2021 by Ankit
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday said that Delhi is facing a shortage of medical oxygen and the city government has requested the Center to immediately increase its supply to the national capital. Sisodia, who is the nodal minister for COVID-19 management in Delhi, tweeted, “The quota of oxygen allocated to Delhi is getting very low due to consumption, which is much higher than the average.”
Sunday 18th April, 2021 by Ankit
Engineering Entrance Examination JEE-Mains to be held from 27-30 April has been postponed due to increase in corona virus cases. “Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced the rescheduling on Sunday. “Given the current #covid19 situation, I have advised @DG_NTA to postpone the JEE (Main) – 2021 April Session. I would like to reiterate that safety of our students & their academic career are @EduMinOfIndia’s and my prime concerns right now,” Nishank tweeted.
Thursday 15th April, 2021 by Ankit
Amid reports of medical oxygen shortages from various parts of the country, the Center has clarified that “the current availability of oxygen is sufficient”, however, it has started mapping states with more oxygen requirement. States with high oxygen requirement are Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Chhattisgarh. Apart from this, medical oxygen consumption is high in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Rajasthan.
Thursday 15th April, 2021 by Shikha Meshram
Monday 12th April, 2021 by Ankit
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar is in stable health after a gallbladder surgery, Maharashtra cabinet minister Nawab Malik reported on Monday. Nawab Malik tweeted, “Today a successful laparoscopy surgery was performed by our party president Sharad Pawar Saheb’s hair bladder at Balsara. He is in stable health and admitted to his room.”
Saturday 10th April, 2021 by Ankit
An official said the Madhya Pradesh government on Saturday decided to extend the lockdown to several cities, including the commercial hub Indore, amid an increase in coronovirus cases in the state. In addition, the lockdown has been extended to 22 April in some other districts. Currently, the lockdown is in force in all urban areas of the state till 6 am on Monday.
Friday 9th April, 2021 by Simran
A few days after National conference(NC) president Farooq Abdullah, his son and former J&K chief-minister Omar Abdullah also tested positive for coronavirus disease(Covid-19). “For a year I did my best to dodge this damn virus but it’s finally caught up with me. I tested positive for #COVID-19 this afternoon. I’m completely asymptotic. Based on medical-advice I’m self-isolating at home & monitoring my parameters like oxygen saturation levels etc,” Omar Abdullah tweeted.
Friday 9th April, 2021 by Shikha Meshram
The hospital sources informed, “37 doctors of the hospital have tested positive for Covid-19 while treating Covid-19 patients at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. A majority of these Health Care Warriors have mild symptoms. 32 doctors are in home isolation and 5 are admitted in the hospital”. Meanwhile, Delhi Government has issued an order directing 115 private hospitals to reserve 50 percent of their total ICU and ward bed capacity for Covid-19 patients amid the spike in coronavirus cases.
Thursday 8th April, 2021 by Ankit
Covid-19 treatment costs in private hospitals have changed India’s attitude towards health insurance. According to a survey by PolicyBazaar, most consumers are buying health plans with large cover, showing a spurt in demand for 40% higher insured health policies as compared to the previous financial year. Findings in the health cover of Rs 1 crore suggest that the share of these plans purchased by consumers has now gone up to 35 per cent.
Tuesday 6th April, 2021 by Simran
Katrina Kaif is the latest Bollywood celebrity to have tested positive for Covid-19. “I have tested positive for Covid-19. Have immediately isolated myself and will be under home quarantine. I’m following all safety protocols under the advice of my doctors. Requesting everyone who came in contact with me to get tested immediately too. Grateful for all your love & support. Please stay safe and take care,” her statement read.
Tuesday 6th April, 2021 by Simran
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena(MNS) chief Raj Thackeray blamed the migrant-workers for the surge in Covid-19 cases in the state. “A large number of people coming from other states are not being tested for Covid-19. Cases in the state are increasing due to these people,”said Thackeray. “There is no tab on migrants coming and going and due to these people, Maharashtrians have to face the brunt in form of the lockdown, and sit at home.
Friday 2nd April, 2021 by Simran
Many of the new cases were reported in the western state of Maharashtra, Since the pandemic began, India has confirmed more than 12.2 million cases and over 163,000 deaths. Tendulkar tweeted on Friday that he decided to go to a hospital in Mumbai “as a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice”. Tendulkar, 47, shared the news at a time when India is staring at what experts have called a “deadlier second wave”.
Wednesday 24th February, 2021 by Ankit
The state now has 1,786 active cases, of which 68% are in four cities of Gujarat. Gujarat recorded a 23% increase in daily affairs from 23 February to 23 February. The analysis of the four cities shows that in the last 24 hours, there has been an 11% increase in cases, from 216 to 261 from Monday to Tuesday.
Saturday 20th February, 2021 by Ankit
Russia on Saturday approved a third coronavirus vaccine for domestic use, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustine said on state TV, although a large-scale clinical trial of the shot produced by the Kovivek label and the Chumakov Center, is yet to begin. Pre-approved approval caused concern among some scientists in the West, but vaccination began in Russia with the first two shots on a large scale and was successful only after testing was completed.
Thursday 18th February, 2021 by Ankit
On Thursday, a top official said that the genetic diagnostic laboratory, Lilac Insights, has raised Rs 50 crore from various investors for expansion activities. Its co-founder Subhamoy Dasdidar said the company is valued at Rs 200 crore and new investors will get a 25 percent stake. He said the promoters would hold 60 per cent, while the initial investors would hold 15 per cent.
Thursday 18th February, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Wednesday, the Gulf state’s media office reported that Bahrain has become one of the first countries in the world to launch a digital Covid-19 vaccine passport. Bahrain’s ‘BeAware’ app displays a green shield alongside an official certificate detailing the person’s name, date of birth, nationality and which vaccine was received. “Authorities can verify its validity by scanning a QR code linking to the national vaccine register,” it said.
Wednesday 17th February, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Monday, The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed AstraZeneca & Oxford University’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, allowing distribution to some of the world’s poorest countries to begin. AstraZeneca/Oxford shot has been hailed because it is cheaper and easier to distribute than some rivals. According to a Reuters tally, nearly 109 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and more than 2.5 million have died.
Monday 15th February, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Sunday, Japan has officially approved Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use and said it would start nationwide inoculations within days. Front-line medical workers will be the first to get the jab starting on Wednesday. The announcement comes several months after other countries launched their vaccination campaigns. Japan has so far recorded about 410,000 Covid-19 cases nationally and 6,772 deaths.
Monday 15th February, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Sunday, Mexico received shipment of 870,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine from India. Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told news conference that Mexico is also expecting shipments of Pfizer’s vaccine to resume, with 494,000 doses due to arrive on Tuesday. Mexico started vaccinating healthcare workers in December but unable to hit targets due to global shortages and delays of Pfizer’s vaccine. Mexico will next vaccinate citizens over the age of 60.