Assam CM asks health department to ramp up Covid-19 testing
Convening a meeting to assess the Covid 19 situation in the state, Sonowal said that considering the fact that the viral infection is spreading to more number of people, the existing mechanism of health in the state needs to vigorously promote testing and identity emerging hotspots.
Karnataka CM to 'work from home' after staff test positive for coronavirus
In a statement, Yediyurappa said, "I am going to discharge my duti...
Central teams to handhold state health departments in six major cities with high number of coronavirus cases
These teams will provide technic...
HC stays proceedings against Ganga Ram Hospital in COVID-19 norms violation matter
Justice C Hari Shankar said he was "convinced" that "tested on principles of prima facie case, balance of convenience and public interest" the investigation consequent to the lodging of FIR against the hospital "deserves to be stayed till final disposal of the petition".
Tamil Nadu Health Secretary Beela Rajesh transferred as cases surge
Rajesh has been transferred as the Commercial Taxes and Registration Department secretary while the special nodal officer for Chennai, J Radhakrishnan, will be replacing her as the new Health secretary of Tamil Nadu, a government order confirmed.
You may not be completely safe in offices and home, WHO says indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible
The virus is released while talking in micro droplets that can remain in the air.
2,520 fresh COVID cases in Delhi take tally to over 94K; death toll rises to 2,923
Delhi recorded 2,520 fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the tally in the city to over the 94,000-mark, while the death toll from the disease mounted to 2,923, authorities said.
Karnataka: Health department issues SOP for inter-state returnees
About 38,000 people have registered with the government’s Seva Sindhu platform asking permission to return. Of these, the majority are from Maharashtra (8,463) that has turned out to be a major Covid hotspot.
Record 2414 fresh COVID cases in Delhi take tally to over 47K; death toll mounts to 1904
From June 12-14, over 2,000 cases were reported per day in Delhi. The previous highest spike in fresh cases -- 2224 -- was recorded on June 14. The death toll from coronavirus infection has risen to 1904, and the total number of cases mounted to 47,102.
Delhi cabinet meeting today over report on utilisation of health infrastructure
The Delhi Government had constituted a 5-member committee of doctors to prepare a report on the situation of hospitals in the national capital, availability of medical facilities, and also on providing medical aid to patients from outside Delhi.
Global vaccines to get faster approval: Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotech
India is in discussions with global health agencies to start a solidarity trial for vaccines, on the lines of the drug trial that the WHO started for potential Covid-19 treatments, Renu Swarup told ET.
Covid-19 takes a toll on mental health of many
NIMHANS had started a helpline to provide psychological support from mental health professionals to different target groups such as children, adults, women and elderly soon after the lockdown was clamped from March 25.
Telangana health minister faults private labs for high positivity rate
Between June 29 and July 5, Telangana recorded India’s highest test positivity rate at almost 28%. The cumulative test positivity rate was also at an all-time high of 20.6%. Maharashtra came close at almost 22% weekly test positivity and 18.8% cumulative positivity rates.
Indian health care underfunded, delivery poor: World Bank Report
While acknowledging the “significant progress” made in India’s health system over the years, the World Bank Group on Health, Nutrition and Population is said to have noted in its presentation that there were “large, persistent health gaps among states” and that Covid-19 had exposed those.
Tamil Nadu constitutes committee to probe any discrepancies in Covid-19 death reporting in the state
The TN Health Secretary said that the Tamil Nadu government was the first to constitute a death audit expert committee that studied all the deaths. She said there was no reason to under-report the deaths as the death audits provided massive insights into the disease and its spread.
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