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A health worker collects swab samples to test for Covid-19 at Lesiure Valley in Chandigarh’s Sector 10.(HT Photo)

Numbers of Covid cases, tests drop in Chandigarh

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 10:37 PM IST
Tests have dropped below the 1,000 mark since September 28, recording a low of 766 on Sunday, of which only 85 cases were positive.
PGIMER has been selected for the trials after the Drugs Controller General of India granted approvals to the Serum Institute of India in Pune for conducting phase 2 and 3 of the Covishield trials.(HT Photo)
PGIMER has been selected for the trials after the Drugs Controller General of India granted approvals to the Serum Institute of India in Pune for conducting phase 2 and 3 of the Covishield trials.(HT Photo)

PGIMER to start Oxford Covid vaccine trials by end of August

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 09:44 PM IST
Around 2,000 people will be examined and about 1,600 persons will be selected. Out of them the institute has committed around 250 people. Recruitment will be done in the first month
Before the Covid-19 lockdown, traffic jams were routine in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Before the Covid-19 lockdown, traffic jams were routine in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

Vehicular density linked to rise in nitrogen oxide levels in Chandigarh: Study

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 12:11 AM IST
More vehicles on roads mean higher concentration of toxic gases, states a study by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

48% Covid-19 positive patients in Chandigarh tricity aged between 21-40

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 08:34 PM IST
The age bracket hit the next hardest is between 41 and 60 years at 25.7%. Senior citizens, who are above 60 years, account for 20% of the positive cases, all from Mohali
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PGI begins YouTube channel for information on Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 12:25 AM IST
A brainchild of Dr Amarjeet Singh, the channel aims at providing authentic information
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Corona highly mutational, outlives vaccine: Experts

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 12:32 AM IST
At a conference in Chandigarh Press Club, experts said therapy targeting host human protein instead of viral protein may help combat the virus
A seminar was held on ‘Hypertension: Prevention and management’ at the PGIMER on Saturday.(HT Photo)
A seminar was held on ‘Hypertension: Prevention and management’ at the PGIMER on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Disease prevention: PGIMER experts call for integrated research in traditional, modern medicine

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 12:42 AM IST
A seminar was held on ‘Hypertension: Prevention and management’ at the institute on Saturday
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Three doctors of PGIMER Chandigarh, former dean in race for directors’ post at six new AIIMS

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2020 01:13 AM IST
The Union health and family welfare ministry had invited applications for the positions in February last year
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Four PGIMER doctors selected for ICMR Awards

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2019 01:36 AM IST
The gap between urban and rural BMI in many of these countries shrank or even reversed.(Unsplash)
The gap between urban and rural BMI in many of these countries shrank or even reversed.(Unsplash)

Obesity rising faster in rural areas than cities: Study

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, London
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 05:31 PM IST
In high-income countries, the study published in the journal Nature showed that BMI has been generally higher in rural areas since 1985, especially for women.
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