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The hospital’s medical superintendent, Dr Ranjan Aiyer, has assured of action if any lapse in part of the medical facility’s staff is found. (ANI Photo)

Hospital orders probe after video shows ants on paralysed Covid patient’s face

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 11:05 PM IST
  • The incident occurred in state government-run Sir Sayajirao General (SSG) Hospital in Vadodara, and the five-minute video of the woman patient was shot by her relative.
This sensor is expected to help several middle-to-low-income countries that are struggling to control the prevalence of Covid-19 in a larger area where it is often spread through wastewater. (File Photo)
This sensor is expected to help several middle-to-low-income countries that are struggling to control the prevalence of Covid-19 in a larger area where it is often spread through wastewater. (File Photo)

UK, Indian scientists build low-cost sensor to detect SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 02:58 PM IST
The sensor was tested with wastewater collected from a sewage treatment plant in Mumbai spiked with SARS-Cov-2 Ribonucleic Acid (RNA). The researchers found that the sensor was able to detect the genetic material at concentrations as low as 10 picograms per microlitre.
Dr Randeep Guleria, director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said that misuse of steroids is a major cause of concern behind the rise in mucormycosis (black fungus) cases. (File Photo / PTI)
Dr Randeep Guleria, director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said that misuse of steroids is a major cause of concern behind the rise in mucormycosis (black fungus) cases. (File Photo / PTI)

Misuse of steroids major cause behind mucormycosis infection: AIIMS chief

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 05:33 PM IST
Doctors say cases of the mucormycosis infection, also known as the 'black fungus', are on the rise. It is sometimes causing more deaths than Covid-19, they say, adding that misuse of steroids should be controlled since a weakened immune system is a major cause behind the fungal infection.
The #AIFCOVIDResponse and #DigitalEqualizer program also helped supply ration kits and guidance to several differently abled individuals to continue their education and career planning for the future during Covid-19. (Photo via @AIFoundation on Twitter)
The #AIFCOVIDResponse and #DigitalEqualizer program also helped supply ration kits and guidance to several differently abled individuals to continue their education and career planning for the future during Covid-19. (Photo via @AIFoundation on Twitter)

American India Foundation raises $25 million as Covid-19 aid, highest so far

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 07:26 AM IST
The AIF, which was founded in the aftermath of the Gujarat earthquake at the initiative of the then US president Bill Clinton and the then Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, has raised $25 million as Covid-19 aid, making it the highest amount raised by an Indian-American non-profit body.
Jyoti Tiwari sought justice for Rahul Vohra.
Jyoti Tiwari sought justice for Rahul Vohra.

Rahul Vohra's wife claims she got 'false updates' about his health

UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 04:05 PM IST
  • Rahul Vohra's wife Jyoti Tiwari has shared a message seeking justice for her late husband and asked people to fight against those in the healthcare system 'sleeping peacefully leaving someone to die'.
A couple mourns as they stand next to the funeral pyre of a relative who died due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a crematorium in New Delhi on Monday. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)
A couple mourns as they stand next to the funeral pyre of a relative who died due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a crematorium in New Delhi on Monday. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

India registers 329,942 new Covid-19 cases, infection tally reaches 22.9 million

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 10:04 AM IST
Covid-19 updates in India: The country currently battles the second wave of the coronavirus disease pandemic, although experts have warned that preparations need to be made at the earliest for an "inevitable" third wave.
Taslima Nasreen in her study at her residence in New Delhi. (Mayank Austen Soofi / HT Photo)
Taslima Nasreen in her study at her residence in New Delhi. (Mayank Austen Soofi / HT Photo)

Stayed indoors for over a year, still caught Covid-19: Taslima Nasreen

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 12:50 PM IST
On Saturday, writer Taslima Nasreen tweeted photos of Bangladeshis thronging the streets despite the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) advisories in places and asked how can shopping for Eid and going home for family get-togethers be more important than saving lives from the deadly virus.
The 14th-century Bran castle is believed to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. (File Photo / Reuters)
The 14th-century Bran castle is believed to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. (File Photo / Reuters)

Of vampires and vaccines: Dracula's Castle in Romania offers free Covid-19 jabs

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 08:25 AM IST
Anyone can turn up to Dracula's Castle without an appointment every weekend in May for the Covid-19 vaccine. They also get free entry to the castle's exhibit of 52 medieval torture instruments.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Covid Hospital, established by DRDO, in Lucknow. (PTI)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Covid Hospital, established by DRDO, in Lucknow. (PTI)

Bihar caps price for HRCT scan for Covid-19 patients in private labs

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 08:08 AM IST
The High-Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) test serves to assess the extent of viral infection in lungs and damage to tissues in a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patient to decide further treatment line.
Migrant workers board an overcrowded bus to return to their cities and villages after West Bengal imposed a coronavirus disease (Covid-19)-necessitated lockdown on May 6 to limit the spread of the virus. May 6, 2021. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)
Migrant workers board an overcrowded bus to return to their cities and villages after West Bengal imposed a coronavirus disease (Covid-19)-necessitated lockdown on May 6 to limit the spread of the virus. May 6, 2021. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

With 127 new Covid-19 deaths, West Bengal registers highest single-day toll

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 08:01 AM IST
West Bengal Covid-19 update: The coronavirus caseload increased to 9,73,718 after the state also recorded its highest one-day spike of 19,436 fresh cases, the health department said.
Family members and undertakers carry the body of a victim who died of the Covid-19 coronavirus at an open-air crematorium set up for the coronavirus victims inside a defunct granite quarry on the outskirts of Bangalore on May 8, 2021, as India recorded more than 4,000 coronavirus deaths in a day for the first time. (Manjunath Kiran / AFP)
Family members and undertakers carry the body of a victim who died of the Covid-19 coronavirus at an open-air crematorium set up for the coronavirus victims inside a defunct granite quarry on the outskirts of Bangalore on May 8, 2021, as India recorded more than 4,000 coronavirus deaths in a day for the first time. (Manjunath Kiran / AFP)

Covid-19 Highlights: Uttarakhand to impose curfew from May 11 to May 18

UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 12:19 AM IST
For the second day in a row, India registered more than 4,000 daily Covid-19 fatalities on Sunday, taking the cumulative death toll to 242,362. More than 4 lakh new cases were also recorded, which pushed the infection tally to 22,296,414.
Noida Covid-19 update: The 50-bed hospital is coming up in the stadium in Sector 21 of the city, the Authority said. (Photo via ANI)
Noida Covid-19 update: The 50-bed hospital is coming up in the stadium in Sector 21 of the city, the Authority said. (Photo via ANI)

Noida likely to set up 50-bed makeshift Covid-19 hospital by Saturday

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 10:08 AM IST
Noida will set up a 50-bed makeshift Covid-19 hospital, likely to go functional by May 8, ANI reported on Wednesday. The Noida Authority said, "Setting up a makeshift hospital that will have 50 beds with oxygen support for patients. The facility is likely to go functional by May 8."
Patients suffering from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) get treatment at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)
Patients suffering from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) get treatment at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

India records 382,315 new Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 20.66 million

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 09:48 AM IST
India, battling the more infectious second wave of the coronavirus disease, has now registered over 300,000 daily Covid-19 cases for two weeks straight.
The Allahabad high court took note of the grim coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in the country and highlighted stories viral on social media of hapless citizens begging for an oxygen cylinder to save the life of their near and dear ones. (File Photo / Representational Image)
The Allahabad high court took note of the grim coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in the country and highlighted stories viral on social media of hapless citizens begging for an oxygen cylinder to save the life of their near and dear ones. (File Photo / Representational Image)

'No less than genocide': Allahabad HC on deaths due to non-supply of oxygen

PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 08:32 AM IST
The Allahabad high court observed the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in India and said that the deaths of patients due to non-supply of oxygen amounts to a 'criminal act', nothing short of a 'genocide'.
Bihar: Covid-19 frontline workers carry oxygen cylinders in front of a hospital dealing with coronavirus disease patients in Patna. (File Photo / Representational Image)
Bihar: Covid-19 frontline workers carry oxygen cylinders in front of a hospital dealing with coronavirus disease patients in Patna. (File Photo / Representational Image)

Control room set up in Darbhanga to dispose of unclaimed bodies

By Bishnu K Jha
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 07:59 AM IST
Covid-19 in Bihar: Darbhanga municipal commissioner Manesh Kumar Meena has issued a circular that cleanliness in-charge of the municipal ward concerned would ensure the lifting of unclaimed bodies. The municipal corporation has set a control room for the disposal of unclaimed dead bodies.
Sonu Sood had helped airlift a patient from Nagpur to Hyderabad recently.(Instagram)
Sonu Sood had helped airlift a patient from Nagpur to Hyderabad recently.(Instagram)

Sonu gets critically ill Covid-19 patient airlifted from Jhansi to Hyderabad

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 01:51 PM IST
Sonu Sood on Monday got a critically ill Covid-19 patient airlifted from Jhansi to Hyderabad. Doctors at Jhansi hospital has asked the family to shift him to a bigger hospital as patient's further treatment was not possible in the local hospital.
Covid-19: Karan Wahi creates awareness on ‘how to get your oxygen levels up’(Instagram/karanwahi)
Covid-19: Karan Wahi creates awareness on ‘how to get your oxygen levels up’(Instagram/karanwahi)

Covid-19: Karan Wahi creates awareness on ‘how to get your oxygen levels up’

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 01:38 PM IST
  • As Covid-19 patients across the country face acute oxygen shortage, Dill Mill Gayye’s Dr Siddhant Modi aka actor Karan Wahi shares highly useful information on ‘how to get your oxygen levels up’ in case of no access to oxygen cylinders when SpO2 level drops below 94
Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

With medical team around, 4 Covid-19 patients answer MP exam

PTI | , Indore
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 07:00 PM IST
The four candidates wrote the test at Mata Jija Bai Government Post Graduate Girls College in the Moti Tabela area here and all outbreak norms were adhered to strictly, with a medical team of four in place for any assistance, COVID -19 Nodal Officer Amit Malakar told PTI.
Patients given preventive blood-thinning drugs within 24 hours of admission to hospital with Covid-19 are less likely to die compared with those who do not receive them, a new study finds.(Pixabay)
Patients given preventive blood-thinning drugs within 24 hours of admission to hospital with Covid-19 are less likely to die compared with those who do not receive them, a new study finds.(Pixabay)

Study: Anti-clotting therapy may prevent death in Covid-19 patients

ANI | , London [uk]
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 03:37 PM IST
A clinical study circulated by the British Medical Journal claims strong evidence that prompt preventive blood-thinning drugs may reduce the risk of death in Covid-19 patients.
People who recover from Covid-19 are protected against the novel coronavirus for at least six months, and likely much longer, according to a study which says the immune system evolves long after the infection and may block even mutant forms of the virus such as the South African variant.(Yahoo)
People who recover from Covid-19 are protected against the novel coronavirus for at least six months, and likely much longer, according to a study which says the immune system evolves long after the infection and may block even mutant forms of the virus such as the South African variant.(Yahoo)

Immune system of recovered Covid-19 patients may fight coronavirus variants

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:23 AM IST
People who recover from Covid-19 are protected against the novel coronavirus for at least six months, and likely much longer, according to a study which says the immune system evolves long after the infection and may block even mutant forms of the virus such as the South African variant.
The study, published today in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, is the first randomized controlled trial to show there is no risk for patients continuing these medications while hospitalized for Covid-19.(Unsplash)
The study, published today in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, is the first randomized controlled trial to show there is no risk for patients continuing these medications while hospitalized for Covid-19.(Unsplash)

Study finds commonly used blood pressure medications safe for Covid-19 patients

Philadelphia [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 05:41 PM IST
An international team of researchers found that medications used to treat high blood pressure did not affect outcomes among patients hospitalized with Covid-19.
The antibodies against Covid-19 might fade away quickly following the recovery.(Unsplash)
The antibodies against Covid-19 might fade away quickly following the recovery.(Unsplash)

Study: Anitbody levels in Covid-19 patients might fade quickly post recovery

Los Angeles | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 05:52 PM IST
The antibodies against Covid-19 might fade away quickly following the recovery.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called for investigation into these repeat fire incidents in Gujarat hospitals.(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called for investigation into these repeat fire incidents in Gujarat hospitals.(PTI)

‘Distressing’: Rahul Gandhi condoles death of Covid-19 patients in Rajkot hospital fire

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 01:52 PM IST
The government must investigate seriously into these cases, the Congress leader tweeted referring to a similar incident that tool place in Ahemedabad in August.
The couple feels people who have recovered from Covid should come forward and help others in any form possible
The couple feels people who have recovered from Covid should come forward and help others in any form possible

Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee lead by example; donate plasma for Covid-19 patients

Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 06:19 PM IST
The actor couple donated plasma recently and urge people to be aware and still be vigilant while stepping out.
Police said the hospital employee will be arrested after preliminary inquiry.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
Police said the hospital employee will be arrested after preliminary inquiry.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)

Covid-19 patient alleges molestation bid at Kerala hospital

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 03:30 PM IST
The woman alleged that the hospital employee took her to a deserted floor on the pretext of taking her to the duty doctor and tried to molest her.
A health worker takes test tubes with plasma and blood samples after a separation process in a centrifuge during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination study at the Research Centers of America.(REUTERS)
A health worker takes test tubes with plasma and blood samples after a separation process in a centrifuge during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination study at the Research Centers of America.(REUTERS)

Pune hospitals find plasma therapy effective in moderate Covid-19 patients

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:27 PM IST
ICMR study has found that this therapy is not as promising in bringing down the mortality rate
The patient was a 68-year-old man from Siwan who had been admitted on October 7.(HT PHOTO)
The patient was a 68-year-old man from Siwan who had been admitted on October 7.(HT PHOTO)

Senior citizen becomes third Covid-19 patient to die by suicide at Patna’s AIIMS

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 06:37 PM IST
The patient who was from Siwan and was admitted on October 7, was found dead in the bathroom.
Police said the man died by suicide a day before he was to undergo a second test for Covid-19.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
Police said the man died by suicide a day before he was to undergo a second test for Covid-19.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)

70-year-old Covid-19 patient in Jabalpur dies by suicide, say police

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Monika Pandey
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 08:49 AM IST
The man was said to be depressed after he tested positive for Covid-19 last month.
The hospital in Cuttack where the fire broke out. (HT Photo)
The hospital in Cuttack where the fire broke out. (HT Photo)

Over 100 Covid-19 patients rescued as fire breaks out at Odisha hospital

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 05:45 PM IST
Chief fire officer Sukanta Sethy said no casualties have been reported and all the patients are being shifted to another Covid hospital by ambulances and buses.
Rajesh Bhushan inaugurated a virtual conclave for private hospitals providing Covid-19 treatment in the country organised by the ministry in collaboration with FICCI and AIIMS New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Rajesh Bhushan inaugurated a virtual conclave for private hospitals providing Covid-19 treatment in the country organised by the ministry in collaboration with FICCI and AIIMS New Delhi.(HT Photo)

Covid-19 patients must not be denied beds, provided prompt treatment: Health Ministry to hospitals

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 06:19 AM IST
Rajesh Bhushan inaugurated a virtual conclave for private hospitals providing Covid-19 treatment in the country organised by the ministry in collaboration with FICCI and AIIMS New Delhi.
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