Sumi Sukanya Dutta

Centre promises 3,600 oxygen plants to tackle a possible third Covid wave

Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that of the planned oxygen plants to be installed in hospitals, 1,595 or about 47% have already been commissioned.

16 Sep 2021

Premature birth, hypertension most common Covid complication during pregnancy: Study

The study collected data of 4,203 pregnant women during the first wave of the pandemic in various districts of Maharashtra, from March 2020 to January 2021, and analysed it.

16 Sep 2021

Women behind men in India’s covid vaccine coverage, gender-gap wider among older population

In late June, nearly two months after vaccination opened for all adults, women’s share in the total inoculation was 46%.

16 Sep 2021

West Bengal, Jharkhand and UP among states falling behind in Covid vaccination

The country’s second most populous state, Bihar was only a tad better with a little over 50 per cent of the 18-plus population covered with vaccination yet.

15 Sep 2021

Change in rule to make adoption by NRIs easier, two-year stay in India not mandatory

The norms earlier mandated monitoring of kids adopted under the Act for at least two years which meant that even NRIs who adopted kids here had to stay in the country during this period.

15 Sep 2021

Sharp dip in antibodies after three-four months of receiving Covid vaccine, find researchers

ICMR’s Bhubaneswar centre study finds higher antibodies in those who took Covishield vaccine compared to Covaxin.

14 Sep 2021

Centre to audit, review scheme of mid-day meal

Closure of schools due to Covid prompts relook at the midday meal scheme, with an eye on ensuring ideal nutrition.

12 Sep 2021

National Medical Commission blinks on new norms for PG medical education

Senior officials at the Commission met representatives of the IMA on Thursday and accepted suggestions to modify various contentious clauses.

11 Sep 2021

First shot of Covid jab lowers risk of mortality by 96.6%, second one by 97.5%: Centre

The government will soon launch a Covid vaccine tracker to allow users to access weekly updates related to vaccine effectiveness.

09 Sep 2021

Vector control failure causing Uttar Pradesh fever outbreak

Firozabad and Mathura alone have recorded more than 1,000 cases in the last two weeks and the outbreak has also spread to some pockets of eastern UP and other parts.

09 Sep 2021

Shot in the arm for vaccine drive as more rural areas come under inoculation coverage

Over the past 12 days, there have been three days when daily vaccination figures crossed 1 crore, indicating that vaccine supplies were getting close to the huge demands of the states.

08 Sep 2021

'Despite high mortality, curbing Nipah is easier than COVID-19': Experts

The Centre on Sunday rushed a team of the National Centre for Disease Control experts to Kerala after a 12-year old boy, diagnosed with Nipah in Kozikode, died.

07 Sep 2021

16,000 Covid samples submitted for genome sequencing in July, August: Centre

The govt said it was done to study the genetic variations in the virus, dismissing concerns that the pace of genomic surveillance had slowed down in the country.

06 Sep 2021

JEE (Main) results on schedule despite probe, says Education Secretary Amit Khare

The fourth session of JEE was held on August 26, 27, 31 and September 1, 2. 

05 Sep 2021

Zydus Cadila vaccine likely to seek 2-dose approval, not 3

The permission granted by DCGI in August was for a three-dose schedule, which was tested for efficacy in the Phase 3 clinical trials.

04 Sep 2021

India records 47,092 fresh Covid cases in 24 hours, highest single-day tally in two months

The number of active cases has increased to 3,89,583 and comprise 1.19 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 97.48 per cent.

02 Sep 2021

Centre rushes experts' team as 30 kids die of 'mystery fever' in UP's Firozabad in 10 days

Firozabad district is treating the disease as a viral fever with dengue-like symptoms -- fever, chills, body ache, headache, dehydration, rapid decline in platelet count, stomachache, etc. 

02 Sep 2021

C-section four times higher among women with college degrees: Study

The scientific paper says that while 35.8% women with college degrees had babies born through C section, this rate was only 8.9% in women with no formal education.

02 Sep 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

Third Covid wave in India likely only in small pockets with low exposure, think experts

Virologist T Jacob John said estimates showing big Covid numbers in coming weeks may be reflecting only 'fear and speculation', rather than basing projections on a scientific model.

01 Sep 2021

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