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25,800 volunteers enroll for Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine’s Phase III trials

The indigenous vaccine has been developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - National Institute of Virology (NIV).
A health worker and participant during a dry run of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
A health worker and participant during a dry run of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 07, 2021 08:02 PM IST
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Hyderabad | ByAsian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Devising a vaccine strategy for India

Focus on allocation, distribution, financing, communication and certification
Health workers conduct a dry run of Covid-19 vaccination programme, New Delhi, January 6, 2021(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Health workers conduct a dry run of Covid-19 vaccination programme, New Delhi, January 6, 2021(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 07:43 PM IST
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ByReuben Abraham and Anup Malani

Covering all 300 million people could take 7-8 months: VK Paul

VK Paul, who was the head of the department of paediatrics at AIIMS, was talking about the logistics of the large-scale vaccination drive India is set to initiate and how the priority groups – healthcare workers, frontline workers, people over 50, and those who have comorbid conditions – were selected for the first phase.
The government has faced questions for what critics termed rushed approvals to the two vaccines, especially Covaxin, which is yet to release its phase III data. Bharat Biotech, however, has said the vaccine is “200% safe”.(ANI)
The government has faced questions for what critics termed rushed approvals to the two vaccines, especially Covaxin, which is yet to release its phase III data. Bharat Biotech, however, has said the vaccine is “200% safe”.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 02:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt, New Delhi

Vaccine drive: Those below 50 but with comorbidities may spike numbers under third category

Government data accessed by HT showed that the 4.2 million beneficiaries in the third category are only those above the age of 50 years as per the electoral rolls. The age of the beneficiary as on January 1 will be considered for vaccination.
Senior officials in the state chief electoral officer’s (Delhi CEO) office said the Delhi government estimate of 4.2 million is “nearly correct”.(HT Photo)
Senior officials in the state chief electoral officer’s (Delhi CEO) office said the Delhi government estimate of 4.2 million is “nearly correct”.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 05:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt and Sweta Goswami, New Delhi

Govt recommends citizens to get vaccinated. Check eligibility, required documents here

The government believes that upon receiving a complete schedule of the anti-coronavirus vaccine will allow the body to build a strong immune response against the disease.
A health worker conducts a mock drill for Covid-19 vaccination dry run, at Kalam Centre, KGMU, in Lucknow.(Dheeraj Dhawan / Hindustan Times)
A health worker conducts a mock drill for Covid-19 vaccination dry run, at Kalam Centre, KGMU, in Lucknow.(Dheeraj Dhawan / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 06:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

PMC plans to vaccinate 44 lakh in 6 months

The task force has drafted the strategy after it met on December 29
Based on the central government’s guidelines, the Covid-19 vaccine will be offered first to healthcare workers, frontline workers, persons above 50 years of age(PTI)
Based on the central government’s guidelines, the Covid-19 vaccine will be offered first to healthcare workers, frontline workers, persons above 50 years of age(PTI)
Published on Jan 04, 2021 06:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | BySteffy Thevar

Uttar Pradesh chalks statewide plan for Covid vaccine dry run on January 5

Cops will ensure smooth and safe transport of the vaccine from cold chain points to vaccination sites during Covid inoculation drill on January 5 and also when the actual vaccination takes place.
One vaccination team would vaccinate 100 beneficiaries. There would be up to 180 vaccination sessions run by about 350 vaccination teams, said a press statement.(REUTERS)
One vaccination team would vaccinate 100 beneficiaries. There would be up to 180 vaccination sessions run by about 350 vaccination teams, said a press statement.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 06:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Healthcare workers 7 times more likely to have severe Covid-19 as other workers

Healthcare workers are 7 times more likely to have severe Covid-19 as other workers
Healthcare workers are 7 times more likely to have severe Covid-19 as other workers.(Unsplash)
Healthcare workers are 7 times more likely to have severe Covid-19 as other workers.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 01:06 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale, London

Alcohol-free hand sanitiser just as effective against Covid as alcohol-based versions

A new study from researchers at Brigham Young University finds that alcohol-free hand sanitiser is just as effective at disinfecting surfaces from the Covid-19 virus as alcohol-based products.
In most of the test cases, the compounds wiped out at least 99.9 per cent of the virus within 15 seconds.(Unsplash)
In most of the test cases, the compounds wiped out at least 99.9 per cent of the virus within 15 seconds.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 02:37 PM IST
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Washington [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Coronavirus: Covid-19 reinfection unlikely for at least 6 months, study finds

People who’ve had Covid-19 are highly unlikely to contract it again for at least six months after their first infection, according to a British study of healthcare workers on the frontline of fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
University of Utah student Abigail Shull takes a rapid COVID-19 test Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City.(AP)
University of Utah student Abigail Shull takes a rapid COVID-19 test Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City.(AP)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 11:31 PM IST
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London | ByReuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Hailed as Covid warriors, but no bonus: Chandigarh PGI non faculty staff to hold protest on Diwali

Approximately 5,000 group B (non-gazetted), C and D employees will not receive the bonus
Non faculty staff of PGIMER will not be getting Diwali bonus this year.(HT Photo)
Non faculty staff of PGIMER will not be getting Diwali bonus this year.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Covid-19 vaccine drive may span over a year, says govt

The ministry has sought constitution of committees at state and district levels which will review preparatory activities in terms of cold chain preparedness, operational planning, strategies for state-specific challenges in terms of geographical terrain and hard-to-reach areas, etc.
The committee will also have to institute a reward/recognition mechanism for achievement of best performing district/block/urban ward, etc.(REUTERS)
The committee will also have to institute a reward/recognition mechanism for achievement of best performing district/block/urban ward, etc.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 31, 2020 08:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

Delhi starts gathering details of healthcare workers for Covid vaccine drive

On the database will be 13 categories of health care workers, including MBBS doctors, AYUSH practitioners, nurses, lab technicians, pharmacists and ANMs (Auxiliary Nurse Midwife) who are part of the frontline workforce against Covid-19.
The database is being created by the directorate of health and family welfare under the Delhi government following a central government directive.(HT Photo)
The database is being created by the directorate of health and family welfare under the Delhi government following a central government directive.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 05:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt, New Delhi

Saliva tests could quickly detect asymptomatic Covid-19 cases, study says

Testing self-collected saliva samples could offer an easy, quick and effective mass testing approach for detecting asymptomatic Covid-19 cases.
“Rapid detection of asymptomatic infected individuals will be critical for preventing Covid-19 outbreaks within communities and hospitals,”(Unsplash)
“Rapid detection of asymptomatic infected individuals will be critical for preventing Covid-19 outbreaks within communities and hospitals,”(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 06:33 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

CPIM urges govt to take steps to address mental health crisis

CPIM state secretariat member Kuldip Singh Tanwar said without proper physiological support at hospitals and covid care centres patients, attendants, non-covid patients and healthcare workers are becoming victim of stress and anxiety.
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Updated on Sep 24, 2020 12:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

Parliament monsoon session: Rajya Sabha passes bill to protect corona warriors

The bill provides for up to five years in jail for those attacking doctors and healthcare workers fighting the Covid-19 outbreak or during any situation akin to the current pandemic
A general view of Rajya Sabha on Saturday.(ANI)
A general view of Rajya Sabha on Saturday.(ANI)
Published on Sep 19, 2020 03:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Covid-19 led to global disruptions in TB testing, care

The report, called ’The impact of Covid-19 on the TB epidemic: A community perspective,’ has warned that the world may not achieve the sustainable development goal of ending TB by 2030
A health worker collects swab sample for coronavirus test in Ghaziabad, India, on September 15.(HT photo)
A health worker collects swab sample for coronavirus test in Ghaziabad, India, on September 15.(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 09:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

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

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.
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)
Published on Sep 13, 2020 06:19 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Ziqitza Healthcare has served over 1.09 Lac COVID-19 patient transfers

It was unprecedented for everyone when COVID -19 pandemic hit countries, business and people irrespective of class, income and boundaries.
Ziqitza Healthcare, which presently operates the helplines 104 / 108 that support the COVID handling, had to scale up their operations and base as per the guidelines and advice from the health ministry, in a short period in hand to manage 10x of calls inflow a day.
Ziqitza Healthcare, which presently operates the helplines 104 / 108 that support the COVID handling, had to scale up their operations and base as per the guidelines and advice from the health ministry, in a short period in hand to manage 10x of calls inflow a day.
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 08:02 PM IST
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15 more succumb to virus in Ludhiana district

The district now has 1,883 active cases, while 9,894 people have recovered so far.
A health worker collects sample of a Ludhiana Improvement Trust employee on Tuesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
A health worker collects sample of a Ludhiana Improvement Trust employee on Tuesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Published on Sep 08, 2020 10:55 PM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

‘Treat at par with armed forces martyrs’: IMA asks PM Modi for inclusive solatium for doctors

Citing government data, the IMA said 87,000 healthcare workers in the country have been infected by the virus and 573 of them have succumbed to the viral contagion.
A doctor screens a woman for malaria symptoms, during a Covid-19 and malaria screening drive at a school in Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums, in Mumbai, India.(AP)
A doctor screens a woman for malaria symptoms, during a Covid-19 and malaria screening drive at a school in Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums, in Mumbai, India.(AP)
Published on Aug 31, 2020 12:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

Frontline workers become first plasma donors in Ludhiana

Seven people, including five cops from Punjab and two healthcare workers affiliated with Dayanand Medical College and Hospital have donated their plasma over the last two days.
Head constable Davinder Jeet Singh donating plasma at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Head constable Davinder Jeet Singh donating plasma at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 10:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | ByMohit Khanna, Ludhiana

Gargled water may be used as alternative to swabs for Covid-19 sample: ICMR

According to ICMR, swab collection has several drawbacks also as it requires training, exposes the healthcare workers (HCWs) to the virus-containing aerosols and has poor patient acceptability and is resource-intensive.
The ICMR study pointed out that whether the risk of aerosol generation was similar to swab collection. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The ICMR study pointed out that whether the risk of aerosol generation was similar to swab collection. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 12:59 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

BJP spokesperson, MC’s PA, pathologist among 212 test positive in Ludhiana

Among those who tested positive were six healthcare workers, seven police personnel, three pregnant women and three domestic travellers.
(Representative image/Reuters)
(Representative image/Reuters)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 11:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Frontline healthcare workers more likely to test Covid-19 positive, despite PPE: Study

The front-line healthcare workers with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) have a three-fold increased risk of a positive SARS-CoV-2 test, compared to the general population.
FILE PHOTO: A medical specialist wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes care of a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the City Clinical Hospital Number 15 named after O. Filatov, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia, in this handout picture released June 12, 2020.(Representational)(via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A medical specialist wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes care of a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the City Clinical Hospital Number 15 named after O. Filatov, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia, in this handout picture released June 12, 2020.(Representational)(via REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 07:45 PM IST
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London | ByAsian News International| Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Jolt to patient care as contractual nurses strike work at AIIMS-Patna

The contractual nurses account for 45% of the total nursing staff’s strength at AIIMS-Patna, who was hired through an outsourcing agency four years ago.
Contractual nurses were allowed to take eight days weekly offs in a month on condition that they did a minimum of five-day consecutive night shifts like the permanent nursing staff.(HT Photo)
Contractual nurses were allowed to take eight days weekly offs in a month on condition that they did a minimum of five-day consecutive night shifts like the permanent nursing staff.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 06:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByRuchir Kumar

Relatives torch ambulance after Covid-19 patient dies in Karnataka hospital

In the incident, health workers were also said to have been manhandled and a constable present at the hospital was injured in the incident.
Relatives and friends who had gathered near the hospital apparently felt that the man had not got the right treatment and started manhandling some of the healthcare workers. (HT Photo)
Relatives and friends who had gathered near the hospital apparently felt that the man had not got the right treatment and started manhandling some of the healthcare workers. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 05:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Twelve frontline Covid-19 workers have died in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

The last frontline worker to die was a deputy magistrate. The officer in her mid-30’s who was overseeing the movement of migrant workers, died on Monday.
The chief minister announced that the government will provide jobs to one family member of each of the frontline workers who have died.(ANI/Twitter)
The chief minister announced that the government will provide jobs to one family member of each of the frontline workers who have died.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Jul 15, 2020 05:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

Coronavirus: UK Covid-19 infections fell faster than thought in May

“It shows the impact our national lockdown efforts have had and demonstrates that we have taken the right actions at the right time,” Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in an emailed statement. “As a country we have made great strides towards beating this virus, but we mustn’t take our foot off the pedal.”
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks walk past a Burberry store at Covent Garden, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London, Britain June 15, 2020.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks walk past a Burberry store at Covent Garden, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London, Britain June 15, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 12:45 PM IST
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United Kingdom | ByBloomberg | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

High humidity, sweat take a toll on healthcare workers and their PPE kits

While the PPE gear could be used by a health care worker for six to eight hours in April and May, they currently need to be changed at least after every four hours as the person wearing them has to bear high perspiration levels inside them.
Medics wearing PPE kits carry the body of a person who died of COVID-19 at a district hospital, in Noida.(PTI)
Medics wearing PPE kits carry the body of a person who died of COVID-19 at a district hospital, in Noida.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 01:14 PM IST
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