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Ludhiana health officials on toes as dist reports 25 fresh Covid cases

Mock drills to assess pandemic-preparation announced; the fresh Covid infections has taken Ludhiana’s total tally to 1,13,807

Ludhiana health department officials are on their toes as the district reported 25 fresh Covid cases. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 02:49 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

NeXT Exam: Centre proposes new board to hold medical entrance tests

The draft bill proposes an autonomous board ‘Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences’, which, when comes to effect, will be responsible for holding the NExT exam.

NeXT Exam: Centre proposes new board to hold medical entrance tests(ANI)
Published on Jan 03, 2023 02:52 PM IST

Men should be equal partners in family planning

The article is authored by Ashutosh Kaushik, CEO, Foundation for Reproductive Health Services (FRHS), India.

In a country like India, where men are hesitant to undergo vasectomies or use condoms, the responsibility of family planning rests solely on the women.((RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT))
Updated on Jul 11, 2022 09:31 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

9 states told to boost Covid testing, vaccination

“Cannot help but re-emphasise the need for ramping up testing in the states and UTs. Those states/UTs that are showing a lower share of RT-PCR are requested to ramp up tests,” Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said. 

Mansukh Mandaviya stressed that vaccination continued to remain a potent tool to fight the virus. In picture - A healthcare worker administers Covid-19 vaccine.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 26, 2022 02:34 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Centre pulls up states/UTs on drop in Covid testing, cites positivity trend

In a letter, additional secretary in the ministry Arti Ahuja said this was required keeping in view the trend of case positivity in specific geographies within the states and UTs.

“However, it is seen from the data available on the ICMR portal that testing has declined in many states and Union territories,” Union health ministry said in its letter to states, UTs. In picture - A health worker collects swab samples for Covid test in Noida.(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 06:26 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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