[

national health service

]
Fountains in Trafalgar Square are lit with blue lights to show support for the NHS in London, on January 7, 2021.(AP)

Covid-19: UK trial finds 2 more drugs reduce deaths, ICU stay

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:41 AM IST
Two widely available drugs typically used to treat rheumatoid arthritis – tocilizumab and sarilumab – reduce the risk of death from the coronavirus disease by 24% and reduce stay in the intensive care unit by up to 10 days
Close
Scotland Yard said people in “obvious, wilful and serious” breach of the restrictions are increasingly likely to face fines or fixed penalty notices.(REUTERS)
Scotland Yard said people in “obvious, wilful and serious” breach of the restrictions are increasingly likely to face fines or fixed penalty notices.(REUTERS)

UK police to get stricter with fines for Covid-19 lockdown breaches

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:58 PM IST
The public is being alerted that there are fewer “reasonable excuses” for people to be away from their home in the latest regulations.
Close
Medics transport a patient from an ambulance to the Royal London Hospital as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in the UK.(REUTERS)
Medics transport a patient from an ambulance to the Royal London Hospital as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in the UK.(REUTERS)

UK in ‘eye of the storm’ amid surging new Covid-19 cases

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 06:45 PM IST
A day after the UK posted a record 55,892 new infections and another 964 coronavirus-related deaths, concerns are mounting about the impact on the overstretched National Health Service.
Close
People should act as if they have Covid-19 to avoid spreading the virus, ministers said as they launched a publicity campaign warning of the rapid rise in infections and the pressure on the National Health Service(REUTERS)
People should act as if they have Covid-19 to avoid spreading the virus, ministers said as they launched a publicity campaign warning of the rapid rise in infections and the pressure on the National Health Service(REUTERS)

UK tells public to stay home for New Year’s eve celebrations

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 03:42 PM IST
The advice coincides with new rules putting 78% of the country’s population in the strictest tier 4 pandemic curbs, banning almost all household mixing and closing non-essential shops. Ministers have said the roll out of vaccines will allow the country to start getting back normal by spring 2021.
Close
William Shakespeare, 81, receives the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at University Hospital, in Coventry, Britain.(REUTERS)
William Shakespeare, 81, receives the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at University Hospital, in Coventry, Britain.(REUTERS)

Covid-19: Can pregnant women take Pfizer’s vaccine? This and other questions answered

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 09:38 PM IST
While the governments around the world will be targeting frontline workers and people at higher risk to inoculate them against the virus, some groups may have to wait longer even after the vaccine becomes available for the general public.
Close
MHRA issued precautionary advice to the NHS after two health care staff members experienced allergic reactions.(AFP)
MHRA issued precautionary advice to the NHS after two health care staff members experienced allergic reactions.(AFP)

UK issues precautionary advice on Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine after two allergic reactions

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:39 PM IST
NHS England confirmed that both staff members have a significant history of allergic reactions to the extent that they need to carry an adrenaline auto-injector with them.
Close
The vaccine prevented Covid-19 illness seven days after the second injection - which is about a month after the first shot.(REUTERS)
The vaccine prevented Covid-19 illness seven days after the second injection - which is about a month after the first shot.(REUTERS)

I just got a Covid-19 vaccine. Now what?

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 04:46 PM IST
The country’s National Health Service will give priority to vaccinating people over the age of 80, frontline healthcare workers and nursing home staff and residents.
Close
While Tier 1 indicates ‘medium alert’, Tier 2 and Tier 3 indicate ‘high’ and ‘very high alert’ respectively.(AP)
While Tier 1 indicates ‘medium alert’, Tier 2 and Tier 3 indicate ‘high’ and ‘very high alert’ respectively.(AP)

UK to enter 3-tiered system from tomorrow: Here’s how to find out which tier your area comes under

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:55 PM IST
On December 2, shops, personal care, gyms and the wider leisure sector will reopen regardless of tier. The winter plan also provides for the resumption of collective worship, weddings and outdoor sports
Close
Pedestrians, some wearing a face mask walk in the early morning fog in Walthamstow, east London on November 27.(AFP)
Pedestrians, some wearing a face mask walk in the early morning fog in Walthamstow, east London on November 27.(AFP)

Covid-19: Death toll of UK Indians crosses 1,000

By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 06:58 PM IST
As of Thursday evening, 1,029 Indians had passed away in England’s hospitals and care homes, according to the National Health Service (NHS). The Indian ethnic group is followed by Pakistanis.
Close
The UK government published its plan aimed at suppressing the spread of infection.(REUTERS)
The UK government published its plan aimed at suppressing the spread of infection.(REUTERS)

Covid-19 winter plan: All you need to know about UK’s 3-tier system starting December 2

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 11:41 PM IST
In its winter plan summary, the government stated that lifting national restrictions has become possible because the ongoing restrictions have slowed the spread of the virus and eased the pressure on the National Health Service (NHS).
Close
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that it would meet on Dec. 10 to discuss whether to authorise the vaccine.(REUTERS)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that it would meet on Dec. 10 to discuss whether to authorise the vaccine.(REUTERS)

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine could get UK approval this week: Report

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar | London
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 02:41 AM IST
Citing government sources, it said British regulators were about to start a formal appraisal of the vaccine, made by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, and that the National Health Service had been told to be ready to administer it by Dec. 1.
Close
People walk in the rain past Christmas decorations in central London on November 20.(AFP)
People walk in the rain past Christmas decorations in central London on November 20.(AFP)

UK secures early access to 355 million doses of prospective Covid-19 vaccines

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 12:26 AM IST
Health secretary Matt Hancock said on Friday that recent news from the Pfizer and Oxford trials was promising
Close
The medical drone delivery service founded by trainee doctors aims to transport coronavirus samples, test kits and protective equipment between hospitals.(Reuters file photo)
The medical drone delivery service founded by trainee doctors aims to transport coronavirus samples, test kits and protective equipment between hospitals.(Reuters file photo)

Medical drone delivery project that can aid healthcare workers against Covid-19 wins UK Space Agency’s support

By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma | London
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 07:32 PM IST
According to the authorities the drone project can help free up healthcare staff, avoid courier waiting times and minimize the risk of virus transmission.
Close
The alert level was reduced from level four to three on June 19, when new cases on successive days and weeks were recorded in the hundreds.(REUTERS)
The alert level was reduced from level four to three on June 19, when new cases on successive days and weeks were recorded in the hundreds.(REUTERS)

UK raises Covid-19 alert to second highest level

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 05:08 AM IST
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to make a statement in parliament on Tuesday to announce new measures to deal with the virus, seeking to strike a balance between ensuring public health and preventing further blows to Britain’s battered economy.
Close
Pedestrians and shoppers, some wearing a face mask or coverings due to Covid-19, walk in Newcastle city centre, north-east England, on September 17.(AFP)
Pedestrians and shoppers, some wearing a face mask or coverings due to Covid-19, walk in Newcastle city centre, north-east England, on September 17.(AFP)

UK to launch new Covid curbs, not ruling out national lockdown

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 04:55 PM IST
New curbs called ‘circuit break’ are expected to be announced next week, aimed at restaurants, pubs and other hospitality areas.
Close
A donor is screened at the plasma bank in Gurugram.(HT photo)
A donor is screened at the plasma bank in Gurugram.(HT photo)

UK issues urgent call for more Indian, South Asian Covid-19 plasma donors

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 03:28 PM IST
According to experts, people from a South Asian background are around twice as likely to have high enough antibodies for their donations to be used in life-saving treatment trials, compared to white people.
Close
England players honour NHS.(ECB)
England players honour NHS.(ECB)

England cricket team honours four Indian-origin doctors for work during Covid-19 fight

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 01:46 PM IST
One of the doctors nominated in the ‘Raise The Bat’ campaign was Dr. Vikas Kumar. He works at the critical care unit of a National Health Service (NHS) Trust hospital at Darlington in Durham. 35-year-old Kumar’s name was featured on the jersey worn by England’s captain Ben Stokes.
Close
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease in London, Britain.(Reuters File Photo)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease in London, Britain.(Reuters File Photo)

Reports of me looking ‘wraithlike’ are nonsense, says British PM Boris Johnson

By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | London
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 03:28 PM IST
British PM Boris Johnson said he was feeling very well, thanks to the National Health Service.
Close
Rajinder Singh, 73, from Harlington in west London, began filming exercise videos earlier this year, bringing together over 250,000 viewers on YouTube, encouraging people to remain active and fundraising over 12,000 pounds for NHS charities.(Twitter)
Rajinder Singh, 73, from Harlington in west London, began filming exercise videos earlier this year, bringing together over 250,000 viewers on YouTube, encouraging people to remain active and fundraising over 12,000 pounds for NHS charities.(Twitter)

Skipping Sikh awarded by British PM for fundraising efforts

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | London
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2020 03:04 PM IST
Close
Rajinder Singh with his wife Pritpal Kaur and daughter Min Kaur.
Rajinder Singh with his wife Pritpal Kaur and daughter Min Kaur.

UK award for inspiring 73-year-old ‘Skipping Sikh’

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 10:28 PM IST
Missing taking his daily exercise, food and prayer with others from the Sikh community during lockdown, officials said Singh decided to share videos online of his skipping fitness routines and inspire others to keep active with him, particularly those isolating at home.
Close
The Covid-19 National DiagnOstic Research and Evaluation Platform, or CONDOR, will create a single national route for evaluating new diagnostic tests in hospitals(AP)
The Covid-19 National DiagnOstic Research and Evaluation Platform, or CONDOR, will create a single national route for evaluating new diagnostic tests in hospitals(AP)

Oxford platform to accelerate Covid-19 tests into use

By Bloomberg | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 05:26 PM IST
The 1.3-million pound ($1.6-million) research program seeks to bring together experts who are “highly experienced in evaluating diagnostic tests and generating the robust evidence required” for a test to be used in the U.K.’s National Health Service.
Close
There are indications that some flights will operate from early June to selected holiday destinations within the UK and Europe as part of plans to gradually reopen the economy while maintaining social distancing and other curbs.(AP)
There are indications that some flights will operate from early June to selected holiday destinations within the UK and Europe as part of plans to gradually reopen the economy while maintaining social distancing and other curbs.(AP)

Covid-19 update: UK deaths cross 36,000, including 695 Indians

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 07:48 PM IST
According to NHS England, 695 members of the non-white community categorised as ‘Indian’ died after contracting coronavirus as of May 19. The UK-wide death toll of 36,042 includes a day rise of 338.
Close
The use of the Underground and trains during the pandemic has dropped substantially in London.(AP)
The use of the Underground and trains during the pandemic has dropped substantially in London.(AP)

Cycle-to-work is new UK mantra as Covid-19 toll crosses 31,500

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2020 09:30 PM IST
Promoting walking and cycling to deal with the pandemic and later, transport secretary Grant Shapps said the shift will help create a greener economy as well as have a positive impact on people’s health and consequently lower the impact on the National Health Service.
Close
Boris Johnson was taken to hospital as a precaution on April 5 for further tests but within 24 hours was moved to intensive care.(AFP Photo)
Boris Johnson was taken to hospital as a precaution on April 5 for further tests but within 24 hours was moved to intensive care.(AFP Photo)

Boris Johnson says doctors had plan in case he died of Covid-19

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2020 05:19 AM IST
Boris Johnson, 55, first announced he had contracted Covid-19 on March 27 but maintained he had only mild symptoms. Yet he failed to shake the illness after a week of self-isolation.
Close
While 37 per cent of the UK’s doctors are foreign-born, nearly one in 10 are from India – all currently on the frontline of the coronavirus fightback in hospitals and other care settings.(PTI)
While 37 per cent of the UK’s doctors are foreign-born, nearly one in 10 are from India – all currently on the frontline of the coronavirus fightback in hospitals and other care settings.(PTI)

Indians at greater risk from Covid-19 in UK’s health sector: Report

By Press Trust of India | London
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 05:07 AM IST
The IFS analysis found that among the UK’s working age population, those working in health and social care may be at the greatest risk of infection, with Indians facing a high risk due to their sheer numbers.
Close
Birthday cards flooded in for Captain Tom Moore’s 100th birthday.(Twitter/@BedfordSchool)
Birthday cards flooded in for Captain Tom Moore’s 100th birthday.(Twitter/@BedfordSchool)

World war veteran who raised millions for charity turns 100, flooded with cards and wishes

By Reuters | Bedford, England
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 01:56 PM IST
Tom Moore has raised more than 29 million pounds ($36 million) for the National Health Service by completing laps of his garden with the help of a walking frame.
Close
Over 80 medical professionals have passed away in the UK after being infected by the virus in recent days.(AP)
Over 80 medical professionals have passed away in the UK after being infected by the virus in recent days.(AP)

Covid-19 in UK: India-origin doctors launch legal challenge on PPE

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 07:31 PM IST
The challenge has been launched by Meenal Viz, a clinical fellow in medicine, and Joshi, a trainee general practitioner employed by the National Health Service (NHS).
Close
The money raised will be donated to NHS Charities Together, a group representing various charity organisations linked to the NHS.(Captain tom Moore/Twitter)
The money raised will be donated to NHS Charities Together, a group representing various charity organisations linked to the NHS.(Captain tom Moore/Twitter)

At 99, veteran of World War II in India raises £7 million

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 09:59 PM IST
Tom Moore, who rose to be a captain in the British army and served in colonial India and Burma, wanted to express his gratitude to medical staff in the National Health Service (NHS), who looked after him and helped him recover from a hip operation and skin cancer.
Close
Representational.(REUTERS)
Representational.(REUTERS)

‘Test all players for virus before English season restart’ - Richard Bevan

By AFP | London
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 09:44 AM IST
“Tests must be made available first to National Health Service (NHS) workers and patients,” Bevan told the BBC.
Close
A total of 637 of the latest deaths were in England, the National Health Service (NHS) said.(HT Photo)
A total of 637 of the latest deaths were in England, the National Health Service (NHS) said.(HT Photo)

Child aged five among new UK coronavirus victims

By Agence France-Presse | London
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2020 07:28 AM IST
The health ministry said 4,313 people who tested positive for the virus in hospital had died as of 1600 GMT Friday while there were 41,903 confirmed cases as of 0800 GMT Saturday, up 3,735.
Close
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • ...
Story Saved