Sumi Sukanya Dutta

Test everyone with Covid symptoms, increase RAT booths: States told amid rising Omicron cases

The Centre said that multiple RAT booths must be set up in identified geographies and operationalised on a 24X7 basis to offer widespread testing and easier access to people.

31 Dec 2021

Bid to make IIT counselling error-free

The decision to make the process friendlier for students was made by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority, the panel responsible for admission counselling.

19 Oct 2021

JEE-Advanced: Slip in successful girl candidate count

JEE-Advanced is the entrance test for admission into IITs and NITs. A total of 1,41,699 candidates appeared in both papers.

16 Oct 2021

COVID-19: Highly mutated C.1.2 variant sparks concern amid third wave fears

The variant is being called the most mutated version of the virus yet, even though a concrete understanding on its clinical characteristics and transmissibility is yet to emerge. 

02 Sep 2021

COVID-19: Amid reports of shortage, remdesivir production to be up to 78 lakh vials per month

Last week, the government had put ban on export of Remdesivir for the time being to meet domestic needs.

15 Apr 2021

Budget 2021: 137 per cent hike for healthcare, but experts say read fine print

The budget proposals for 2021-2022 rest on six pillars, said Sitharaman, naming health and well-being ahead of five others.

02 Feb 2021

Government planning emergency use authorisation of Covid-19 vaccine, says Health Minister

The statement by the minister indicates that the government is planning to allow vaccination of a section of people even before phase 3 trials of Covid-19 vaccines are completed.

13 Sep 2020

Along with COVID-19, healthcare sector deals with another crisis: Doctors’ suicides

Over the last two months, at least 11 suicides by doctors have been reported, the latest being the case of a government doctor, Nagendra SR in Mysuru, Karnataka.

24 Aug 2020

COVID-19: To wear or not to wear a mask? Even govt agencies are not on same page

The manual, designed jointly with the health ministry and issued by the PSA’s office, cited an influenza modeling study from the US that noted elimination of infection with 80 per cent use of masks

31 Mar 2020

Coronavirus cases cross 150 mark in India

Coronavirus cases crossed 150-mark in the country, while another 276 Indians got added to the list on Wednesday as they tested positive abroad.

19 Mar 2020

Spadework for population law begins

Congress-era Bill tabled in 1992 being studied to assess its feasibility in present times

15 Feb 2020

One in seven persons in India suffers from mental disorder, finds ICMR survey

This was revealed by the first comprehensive study on disease burden due to mental disorders, conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research.

24 Dec 2019

Fraud cases abound in NDA's health scheme

Sample this: Seven women got added to a family quota to get their Ayushman Bharat cards and the next week they were having delivered babies in a private hospital. 

01 Sep 2019

Sex harassment at work cases up 4,000% in 4 years

The figures, accessed by TNIE, show that while 371 cases were reported in 2014, the number shot up to 14,866 in 2018 (till October) — a rise of over 3,907 per cent.

22 Oct 2018

#MeToo: Another woman comes out against Union minister M J Akbar 

At least 15 women journalists have called out Akbar so far.

17 Oct 2018