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Ayurveda helps boost immunity against COVID-19: Experts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, too, recently highlighted the benefits of ayurveda and urged people to "have a look" at Ayush Ministry's protocol to stay fit, saying "good health is the harbinger of happiness".

Delhi LG tells Health dept to identify private hospitals that can be taken over to treat COVID-19 cases

With a rise in number of coronavirus cases in the national capital, Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal has directed the health department to identify private hospitals which can be taken over by the government, official sources said on Sunday.

How much will the coronavirus cost you?

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads rapidly across the world, both private and public hospitals are working round-the-clock to cure the infected. With public hospitals remaining full because of the growing numbers, the cost of private medication becomes important to understand.

Andhra Pradesh Medi-Tech Zone set to manufacture ventilators, Covid-19 testing kits

The Centre has already placed an order for 3,500 ventilators and the assembling of the units will start from April 15, according to the Andhra Special Chief Secretary (Industries and Commerce) Rajat Bhargava.

India curbs diagnostic testing kit exports as virus spreads

India, which in recent weeks already banned the export of certain drugs, along with ventilators, masks and other protective gear needed by both patients and medical staff, issued the latest directive on Saturday.

Covid-19: Ramping up production to meet sudden surge in demand of hygiene products, says RB

Though the 21-day lockdown imposed by the government has put "further pressure on the manpower situation" but the company is taking all possible measures to step up manufacturing activities, RB said.

ICMR DG asks health secy to disseminate advisory on rapid antibody tests

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday issued the advisory to start rapid antibody based blood tests for COVID-19 in areas reporting clusters and in large migration gatherings or evacuee centres.

Covid-19: Coal India arms set up 1,509 isolation beds in 8 states

Of the 1509 beds, Coal India arm Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) has set up the maximum 664 beds at its hospitals in places like Bhubaneswar, Angul, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur and Sundargarh in the state of Odisha. Besides, Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) has come up with 200 isolation beds in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

COVID-19: Gujarat firm makes low cost ventilators in 10 days

The ventilator, developed by a private company, was tested at a medical lab of the Ahmedabad civil hospital and given an approval on Friday night, an official said. The locally developed ventilator is being used for patients from Saturday, he said, adding that the machine is working fine.

In talks with 3 medical device cos to manufacture ventilators: MG Motor India

"We are talking to medical equipment companies like GE and some other companies, which already have established and approved designs. If they can tell us, then we can start manufacturing based on their design in our plant," MG Motor India President and Managing Director Rajeev Chaba said.

ICMR issues advisory for rapid antibody-based blood tests for COVID-19

India will now start rapid antibody based blood tests in clusters or evacuee centres.

MTaI urges govt to maintain liquidity in healthcare sector

MTaI urges govt to maintain liquidity in healthcare sector

Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI) has urged the government to ensure maintaining of liquidity in the healthcare sector in light of COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Rural development ministry starts production of masks through self-help groups

Rural development ministry starts production of masks through self-help groups

"In response to COVID-19, face mask production has been initiated by self help groups (SHGs) members in 24 states covering 399 districts of the country under the Ministry of Rural Development’s National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)," it said in a statement.

Using homemade face cover? Here's a list of precautions

Using homemade face cover? Here's a list of precautions

Before wearing the handmade face cover it is recommended to clean it properly

COVID-19: Govt issues advisory asking people to wear 'homemade face covers'

COVID-19: Govt issues advisory asking people to wear 'homemade face covers'

As India witnesses a spike in coronavirus cases, the Central government on Saturday issued an advisory asking people to wear "homemade face covers" particularly when they step out of their houses in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19: Govt puts curbs on exports of diagnostic kits with immediate effect

COVID-19: Govt puts curbs on exports of diagnostic kits with immediate effect

The move would help in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis as these kits are required for testing of patients.

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