As Covid-19 rages, Mumbai ramps up health infrastructure
Data released by the state public health department on Sunday on dedicated Covid hospitals showed the city’s oxygen-supported beds and isolation beds have gone up three times, thanks to new ‘jumbo’ makeshift facilities set up in the city’s exhibition grounds. The number of oxygen-supported beds has gone up from 1,413 on May 12 to 4,508 on May 24.
Concern over health of police personnel in Maharashtra, Gujarat amid Covid crisis
While shortage of personal protective equipment has made the fight tougher, police personnel have also been finding it arduous to get tested. The two states, however, are now putting more focus on the health of their police forces to prepare them for the long haul. According to the Maharashtra police, as on Friday, 15 men and an officer had succumbed to the disease.
Ensure unhindered movement of health professionals: Centre to states
“All state governments should ensure that migrant workers do not resort to walking on road and on railway tracks. In case they are found in such condition, they should appropriately be counselled, taken to nearby shelters and provided with food, water, etc. till such time they are facilitated to board the Shramik Special trains or buses to their native places,” home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla said in a letter to all state governments.
Bihar health secretary transferred as COVID-19 crisis peaks
According to a notification issued by the General Administration Department, the 1990-batch IAS officer has been made to swap posts with 1993-batch officer Uday Singh Kumawat, who is the state's Principal Secretary for Tourism Department.
Family members have to adhere to quarantine rules: Assam health minister
New rule of home quarantine where not only the person in quarantine but the other members of the family in the same house has to adhere to the norms of quarantine- health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
No need to allow private labs for testing: Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender
Telangana, which was the first state to extend the lockdown till May 29 even before the Centre took a call on national lockdown, has banked on only nine government laboratories for conducting RT-PCR tests and not allowed 11 private laboratories approved by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
India felt 'big jolt' with the sudden spike in cases due to Markaz incident: Harsh Vardhan
India felt a "big jolt" with the sudden spike in cases following the Nizamuddin Markaz incident, health minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday, asserting that the incident was a lesson for all communities that when a collective decision is taken by the country it must be followed with discipline.
COVID-19: 11 municipal areas in 7 states account for 70% cases; Govt asks to ramp up health infra
Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan along with other senior officials of the Health Ministry on Saturday interacted with representatives of ...
Smart Cities Mission to support Karnataka to tackle COVID-19
The focus will be on strengthening health infrastructure, providing medical equipment and developing information technology solutions. The Mission has proposed to upscale its current projects to handle the COVID-19 situation, to upgrade infrastructure and equipment at district hospitals, and to procure ambulances and equipment.
Health Ministry revises guidelines for pre-symptomatic COVID cases
Health Ministry revises guidelines for pre-symptomatic COVID cases. TIMES NOW's Mohit Sharma with details.Health Ministry revises guidelines...
Coronavirus in Delhi: Satyendar Jain dismisses reports of discrepancies in COVID-19 death data
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed that no death caused due to Coronavirus in Delhi is missed in the count. “No death caused due ...
Covid-19 cases expected to rise as more people return to Assam: Health Minister Himanta Biswa
While speaking to ANI, the Health Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Eight flights are arriving at Guwahati airport on May 25, wi...
Timely case identification, proper clinical management reason for low mortality rate compared to global figures: Health ministry
An analysis of the deaths show 64 per cent of the fatalities in males and the remaining 36 per cent in females, the ministry said.
COVID-19 cases to peak in India in mid-July if lockdown lifted this month-end: Epidemiologist
The country at present is definitely at a lower trajectory in terms of COVID-19 deaths compared to anywhere in the world which means it has contained the transmission of the virus to a great extent, Professor and Head of Life Course Epidemiology at the Public Health Foundation of India Giridhara R Babu said.
Not suffering from any disease: Amit Shah quashes rumours of ill-health
"I am totally healthy and I am not suffering from any disease," he said in the statement in Hindi which was posted on his Twitter handle.
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