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Devising a vaccine strategy for India

Health workers conduct a dry run of Covid-19 vaccination programme, New Delhi, January 6, 2021
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 07:43 PM IST

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

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”.
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 02:55 AM IST

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

Senior officials in the state chief electoral officer’s (Delhi CEO) office said the Delhi government estimate of 4.2 million is “nearly correct”.
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 05:34 AM IST

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

A health worker conducts a mock drill for Covid-19 vaccination dry run, at Kalam Centre, KGMU, in Lucknow.
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 06:10 PM IST

PMC plans to vaccinate 44 lakh in 6 months

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
Published on Jan 04, 2021 06:51 PM IST

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

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.
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 06:45 PM IST

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.
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 01:06 PM IST

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

In most of the test cases, the compounds wiped out at least 99.9 per cent of the virus within 15 seconds.
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 02:37 PM IST

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

University of Utah student Abigail Shull takes a rapid COVID-19 test Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City.
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 11:31 PM IST

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

Non faculty staff of PGIMER will not be getting Diwali bonus this year.
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 11:31 PM IST

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

The committee will also have to institute a reward/recognition mechanism for achievement of best performing district/block/urban ward, etc.
Published on Oct 31, 2020 08:42 AM IST

Delhi starts gathering details of healthcare workers for Covid vaccine drive

The database is being created by the directorate of health and family welfare under the Delhi government following a central government directive.
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 05:07 AM IST

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

“Rapid detection of asymptomatic infected individuals will be critical for preventing Covid-19 outbreaks within communities and hospitals,”
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 06:33 PM IST

CPIM urges govt to take steps to address mental health crisis

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Updated on Sep 24, 2020 12:02 AM IST

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

A general view of Rajya Sabha on Saturday.
Published on Sep 19, 2020 03:36 PM IST

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

A health worker collects swab sample for coronavirus test in Ghaziabad, India, on September 15.
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 09:33 AM IST

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.
Published on Sep 13, 2020 06:19 AM IST

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

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

15 more succumb to virus in Ludhiana district

A health worker collects sample of a Ludhiana Improvement Trust employee on Tuesday.
Published on Sep 08, 2020 10:55 PM IST

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

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.
Published on Aug 31, 2020 12:33 AM IST

Frontline workers become first plasma donors in Ludhiana

Head constable Davinder Jeet Singh donating plasma at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 10:21 PM IST

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

The ICMR study pointed out that whether the risk of aerosol generation was similar to swab collection. (Representational Image)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 12:59 PM IST

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

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)
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 07:45 PM IST

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

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.
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 06:33 PM IST

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

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

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

The chief minister announced that the government will provide jobs to one family member of each of the frontline workers who have died.
Published on Jul 15, 2020 05:09 PM IST

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

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.
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 12:45 PM IST

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

Medics wearing PPE kits carry the body of a person who died of COVID-19 at a district hospital, in Noida.
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 01:14 PM IST
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