Sumi Sukanya Dutta

Aaganwadi workers, helpers now under Rs 50 lakh Covid insurance scheme

Workers involved in awareness and surveillance drives, door-to-door distribution of ration, caring for the infected pregnant women, and vaccination drives will be covered under the scheme.

05 Oct 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

National panel recommends mandatory oxygen plants for hospitals with 50 beds

The committee, whose suggestions were presented in the National Council for Clinical Establishments recently, has also recommended converting one third of all hospital beds into oxygen-supported beds.

26 Aug 2021

Institutional quarantine must for evacuees from Afghanistan

The arriving persons shall undergo a mandatory minimum of 14 days’ institutional quarantine” at the ITBP  Chhawla camp in Delhi.

24 Aug 2021

Christian schools saving Rs 2,500 crore by denying seats to poor in India: Child rights body

Since these schools are exempt from providing admission to children from the disadvantaged or weaker sections, they are saving on expenditure equivalent to 25% of total children.

12 Aug 2021

Antibody cocktail for Covid emerges as ray of hope, but cost makes it prohibitive for most

Akanksha Chawala, a critical care pulmonologist at Apollo hospital in Delhi, said she had used the therapy in just two patients but the results had been extraordinary.

12 Jun 2021

Final phase 3 trials data on Covaxin in July, says Bharat Biotech; experts question delay

"It is unusual to have such a delay, particularly when the second analysis was so close to the sample size of 130 symptomatic cases," said a top virologist who did not wish to be named.

09 Jun 2021

Another 44 crore Covid vaccines ordered, 2.16 billion doses by December-end is the promise 

With the latest purchase orders, the government has secured 74 crore coronavirus vaccine doses for the country from August onwards, announced V K Paul.

08 Jun 2021

Covid double mutant at least twice as infectious as earlier variants, say Indian scientists

"For the public, what needs to be communicated very clearly is that there is a greater need to double mask and maintain social distancing as this virus is highly infectious," a senior scientist said.

09 May 2021

Centre asks states to increase gap between Covishield doses

Scientific evidence from some countries shows that while the vaccine is about 60-65 % effective at a gap of four weeks, it can be up to 90 % effective when given at an interval of 12 weeks.

22 Mar 2021