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No provision of insurance for recipients of COVID-19 vaccine: Ashwini Choubey, MoS for Health

New Delhi: There is no provision of insurance for recipients of COVID-19 vaccine against any kind of side effects or medical complications that may arise due to the inoculation, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. The COVID-19 vaccination is entirely … Continue reading

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Vitamin D inexpensive, low-risk and can strengthen immune response to COVID-19: Experts

New Delhi: There is no clinical evidence to prove low levels of Vitamin D lead to severe COVID-19 symptoms but there is a definite connect between the “sunshine vitamin” and immune responses to the disease, say experts as the pandemic … Continue reading

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Govt places second purchase order with SII for 1 crore doses of Covishield

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday placed a second purchase order with the Serum Institute of India for the supply of one crore doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’, each costing Rs 210, including GST, sources said. The HLL Lifecare, … Continue reading

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IISER Bhopal Innovators develop a unique ‘Crowd and Mask’ monitoring system to prevent COVID-19 spread

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal innovators have developed a low cost ‘Crowd and Mask’ Monitoring System, to prevent the spread of COVID 19. Wearing masks is among the primary precautions adopted to prevent COVID-19 spread along … Continue reading

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Over 36,000 ventilators delivered to govt hospitals amid Covid: Govt

NEW Delhi: The Health Ministry said on Thursday that it had ensured delivery of 36,433 ventilators to government hospitals in the country and the average cost now ranges between Rs 2-10 lakh as the domestic industry took up manufacturing of … Continue reading

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The Great Vaccination Drive: How India plans to immunize its 1.3 billion population against Covid

India will start this month a vaccination drive to inoculate about 300 million people against Covid-19, an exercise considered to be one of the largest immunization drives in the world. What will it take to vaccinate a population of this … Continue reading

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Budget 2021: Big leg-up for healthcare, major move on vehicle scrapping to tackle pollution

The allocation to healthcare in this budget has been increased substantially, FM Nirmala Sitharaman announced during budget presentation today. The areas of focus will be preventive and curative healthcare as well as well being, she said. The allocation is likely … Continue reading

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Covid cess may face legal hurdles: Experts

MUMBAI: The government’s plan to raise additional funds by introducing additional cess or surcharge over and above current tax rates may end up facing legal hurdles, say tax experts. Issues around legality of the cess, its implementation and splitting of … Continue reading

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Surgery training for ayurveda post-grads: Notification specific to 58 procedures, says govt

NEW DELHI: Post graduate scholars of ‘shalya and shalakya‘ need to be practically trained in 58 surgeries specified in the Indian Medicine Central Council (Post Graduate Ayurveda Education) Amendment Regulations for them to independently perform these procedures after completing course, … Continue reading

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2 hospitals prepare for PM Modi’s interaction with vaccinated staff

Coimbatore: Coimbatore Medical College Hospital and Government Headquarters Hospital, Pollachi, are getting ready for the proposed interaction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with healthcare workers during the rollout of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination scheduled on January 16. Web cameras have … Continue reading

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