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Two new variants of SARS-CoV-2 not reason for surge in cases in Maharashtra, Kerala: Govt

Two variants of SARS-CoV-2 — N440K and E484K — have been detected in Maharashtra and Kerala but there is no reason to believe presently on the that they are responsible for the surge in cases in some districts in these … Continue reading

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Rajasthan government to bring Universal Health Care scheme worth Rs 3,500 crore: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government on Wednesday presented the Budget for 2021-22 and said it will bring a Universal Health Care scheme worth Rs 3,500 crore. He said that from next year, universal health coverage will be implemented … Continue reading

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86 percent of people in India following AYUSH guidelines, says ministry official

NEW DELHI: About 86 per cent people in the country are following one or the other AYUSH guideline, a senior ministry official said on Friday. Addressing the ASSOCHAM Foundation Week 2020, AYUSH Ministry Secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha said through the … 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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View: Are we budgeting for a safe and healthy India? Uncertainty surrounding the new grants is dishearteni

By K Sujatha Rao The allocation of Rs 1,06,606 crore by the 15th Finance Commission for strengthening the public health infrastructure, accounting for 0.1% of GDP, was unexpected as hitherto, FCs were reluctant to earmark grants as the determination of … Continue reading

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SC upheld AYUSH Ministry’s advisory, allowed homoeopathy as add on to COVID-19 care: Rijiju

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has upheld the AYUSH Ministry‘s advisory and permitted use of homoeopathy medicine as add on to standard care in COVID-19 treatment, said Kiren Rijiju, who holds the additional charge of the ministry, in the Lok … Continue reading

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No data on efficacy of India’s COVID vaccines against South African, Brazilian variants: Scientists

New Delhi: Preliminary research shows the two vaccines against COVID-19 approved in India are effective against the UK variant of the novel coronavirus but there is no data on their efficacy against the South African and Brazilian mutants detected in … 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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COVID-19 tested resilience of Maharashtra’s healthcare system

Health remained a big area of concern for Maharashtra in 2020 as COVID-19 cast its long shadow on the state, which remained many times on top in the country in terms of daily cases and deaths due to the disease. … Continue reading

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