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Vials with a sticker reading, "Covid-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer logo.(Reuters File Photo)

US has a plan to start Pfizer vaccine shots in December: Health secretary

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 07:23 AM IST
Pfizer on Monday said the vaccine it has been developing with German partner BioNTech SE was 90% effective against Covid-19, based on an early look at results from its large, late-stage trial.
Higher doubling time suggests slowdown in spread of infection .(Representational photo)
Higher doubling time suggests slowdown in spread of infection .(Representational photo)

From 17 to 130 days, doubling time of Covid-19 cases slows down in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 11:40 PM IST
‘Doubling rate has increased manifold in comparison to last month. This is the trend in the whole country, though it’s more pronounced in Chandigarh as the decline is steeper,’ said Arun Gupta, health secretary.
Rishi Sunak said on Tuesday that a glitch in the test and trace system that led to over 15,000 cases not being recorded on time did not impact on the assessment of the overall Covid situation(via REUTERS)
Rishi Sunak said on Tuesday that a glitch in the test and trace system that led to over 15,000 cases not being recorded on time did not impact on the assessment of the overall Covid situation(via REUTERS)

UK’s Rishi Sunak says IT glitch does not impact assessment of Covid-19 situation

London | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 02:04 PM IST
“The chief medical officer, and the JBC (joint biosecurity centre) ... has said that the numbers don’t impact substantially the assessment of the virus and the measures that were taken last week,” Sunak said in an interview on Sky News.
Students of class 10th and 12th wearing protective mask leaves after appearing for compartment examination at an examination centre amidst the outbreak of coronavirus disease, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI)
Students of class 10th and 12th wearing protective mask leaves after appearing for compartment examination at an examination centre amidst the outbreak of coronavirus disease, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI)

‘We get swayed’: Health ministry highlights Covid-19 recoveries as India’s tally crosses 5.5 million

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 05:10 PM IST
With a spike of 75,083 new cases and 1,053 deaths in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 count crossed 55 lakh on Tuesday morning.
The order also applies to the surrounding areas of Lancashire and West Yorkshire counties, affecting more than 4 million people in all.(Bloomberg)
The order also applies to the surrounding areas of Lancashire and West Yorkshire counties, affecting more than 4 million people in all.(Bloomberg)

UK imposes new restrictions for 4 million amid coronavirus spread

London | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2020 03:58 PM IST
Matt Hancock said that while it’s not the “sort of decision that anybody would want to take,’’ the government had no choice.
The Himalayan state has reported 5,300 Covid-19 cases until Wednesday.(HT Photo)
The Himalayan state has reported 5,300 Covid-19 cases until Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand starts demarcating micro-containment zones as cases surge

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 05:04 PM IST
Amit Singh Negi, state secretary health, said the micro-containment zone plan is being implemented in a bid to hasten the process of contact tracing.
New Delhi, India - July 02, 2020: Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal during a digital press conference on the coronavirus situation in New Delhi, India on Thursday, July 02, 2020. (HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - July 02, 2020: Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal during a digital press conference on the coronavirus situation in New Delhi, India on Thursday, July 02, 2020. (HT PHOTO)

Arvind Kejriwal seeks report on Covid deaths

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 11:50 PM IST
According to government records, Delhi reported more than 800 Covid deaths in the last two weeks, with 397 people succumbing to the disease in the first week of July.
Mylabs is India’s first local manufacturer of the gold standard RT-PCR tests for Covid-19, and Serum Institute has helped it increase its capacity.(REUTERS)
Mylabs is India’s first local manufacturer of the gold standard RT-PCR tests for Covid-19, and Serum Institute has helped it increase its capacity.(REUTERS)

Walk-ins may be key step as India looks to step up testing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 05:53 AM IST
According to experts in public health, industry and regulations, the country has the capacity to carry out a million tests a day but will need administrative will from across the states.
Chhattisgarh has reported 1,197 Covid-19 positive cases until Monday, including 104 new cases.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Chhattisgarh has reported 1,197 Covid-19 positive cases until Monday, including 104 new cases.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Chhattisgarh awaits results of over 4,000 Covid-19 test samples

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 04:04 PM IST
State health department officials said over 600 Covid-19 positive cases were reported in the past 10 days due to the influx of migrant workers because of the easing of nationwide lockdown restrictions, which were imposed on March 25 to contain the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Since May 28, Delhi has recorded over 1,000 fresh Covid-19 cases every day..Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times
Since May 28, Delhi has recorded over 1,000 fresh Covid-19 cases every day..Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times

Seven days’ home isolation mandatory for all asymptomatic individuals arriving in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 04:14 AM IST
Earlier, asymptomatic individuals arriving in the city were let off but “advised” to update the district surveillance officers about their health regularly for 14 days, as per the last government order on domestic travel issued on May 24.
Amit Singh Negi, health secretary, Uttarakhand, said that pre-emptive action would be taken in light of a spike in Covid-19 positive cases.(ANI)
Amit Singh Negi, health secretary, Uttarakhand, said that pre-emptive action would be taken in light of a spike in Covid-19 positive cases.(ANI)

Uttarakhand forms committee to improve response in dealing with spike in Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 06:48 PM IST
Uttarakhand has reported over 300 Covid-19 positive cases in the past five days, which prompted the state government to form the expert panel and working groups.
NCC cadets and volunteers of NSS, Nehru Yuva Kendra and Yuvak Mangal Dal are being enlisted in COVID Volunteer Force, mandated to spread mass awareness about COVID(REUTERS)
NCC cadets and volunteers of NSS, Nehru Yuva Kendra and Yuvak Mangal Dal are being enlisted in COVID Volunteer Force, mandated to spread mass awareness about COVID(REUTERS)

Aarogya Setu app users cross 2 crore mark in Uttar Pradesh: Official

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2020 07:04 PM IST
The principal health secretary also said a large number of migrant workers are coming from other states with ASHA workers having surveyed 7.44 lakh of them so far.
West Bengal, May 11 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attends the 5th video conference meeting of Chief Ministers of States under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on COVID-19 situation, in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
West Bengal, May 11 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attends the 5th video conference meeting of Chief Ministers of States under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on COVID-19 situation, in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

After food secretary, West Bengal removes health secretary; BJP targets Mamata Banerjee

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 03:16 PM IST
Vivek Kumar is the second top bureaucrat to be transferred after food and supplies secretary Manoj Kumar Agarwal, who was sent on “compulsory wait” amid allegations of malpractices in the public distribution system.
A word here is needed on a state beyond states in India: Migrant workers. They form a floating Union Territory that requires full statehood, not territorially but civilisationally(AP)
A word here is needed on a state beyond states in India: Migrant workers. They form a floating Union Territory that requires full statehood, not territorially but civilisationally(AP)

Recognise the centrality of states in defeating Covid-19, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi

UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 07:15 PM IST
Federalism has been at work in the best sense. The states have worked with limited resources and within constraints
Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday reviewed India’s preparedness to deal with the deadly coronavirus(REUTERS)
Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday reviewed India’s preparedness to deal with the deadly coronavirus(REUTERS)

PMO reviews India’s preparedness to deal with coronavirus cases

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 10:15 PM IST
The cabinet secretary, home secretary, foreign secretary, defence secretary, health secretary, civil aviation secretary and several other top officials attended the meeting.
All officials were directed to ensure that government hospitals, schools, and office building are ‘vector-free’.(HT archive)
All officials were directed to ensure that government hospitals, schools, and office building are ‘vector-free’.(HT archive)

Ahead of dengue season, Union health minister takes stock

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 04:19 AM IST
Delhi has reported 22 cases of dengue and 10 cases of chikungunya so far, fewer than the numbers usually reported this time of the year.
Soon after the video went viral, the Malkangiri health officials summoned the four nurses and served them showcause notices. (Image used for representational purpose only).(HT FILE PHOTO)
Soon after the video went viral, the Malkangiri health officials summoned the four nurses and served them showcause notices. (Image used for representational purpose only).(HT FILE PHOTO)

Odisha nurses shoot TikTok video in newborn care unit, served notice

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 09:00 AM IST
The nurses, wearing their green uniform and caps posted several video clips lip-syncing to some Hindi film songs and dialogues using TikTok, a popular Chinese video-sharing Android application.
The Latehar-based victim was referred to RIMS in January and she remained under treatment till March 27. The discharge slip, however, didn’t declare her fit.(HT FIle Photo)
The Latehar-based victim was referred to RIMS in January and she remained under treatment till March 27. The discharge slip, however, didn’t declare her fit.(HT FIle Photo)

HC pulls up health secretary, RIMS administration for lapses in treatment of gang rape victim

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Bedanti Saran
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 02:53 PM IST
The bench of justice Sujit Narayan Prasad questioned why the victim was discharged from the hospital when she had not fully recovered.
National Health Authority accuses Bengal of misleading people(Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
National Health Authority accuses Bengal of misleading people(Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

National Health Authority accuses Bengal of misleading people

New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2019 11:25 PM IST
The letter, issued by NHA CEO Indu Bhushan to the state additional health secretary, comes two days after Banerjee announced that her government would stop paying the state’s share for the national health scheme.
Newly Constructed Civil Hospital Sector 48 in Chandigarh.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Newly Constructed Civil Hospital Sector 48 in Chandigarh.(Keshav Singh/HT)

No doctors for almost ready 100-bed civil hospital in Chandigarh’s Sector 48

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 09:08 PM IST
Talking to HT, health secretary Arun Kumar Gupta said, “We need doctors. The hospital is 99% complete, but we are waiting for sanctioning of manpower from the central government. We have already taken up the matter with the government.”
Pankaj carries the body of his brother on his back.(HT Photo)
Pankaj carries the body of his brother on his back.(HT Photo)

Denied ambulance, man carries brother’s body on back, transgenders help him

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Anupam Trivedi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 09:07 PM IST
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat directs health secretary to probe the incident that took place at Government Doon Medical College and submit report
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