Short supply of covid vaccines hits booster coverage in Odisha 

The Health department officials admitted that the shortage of vaccines has hit the precaution dose drive in rural parts of the State after the free dose for the 18-59 years age group.

08 Aug 2022

Laser-guided anti-tank missiles successfully test-fired from Arjun tank

The missile locks and tracks the targets with the help of laser designation to ensure precision hit accuracy.

04 Aug 2022

Odisha govt to start high sensitive tests in districts with malaria burden

This year too, it has recorded 3,345 malaria-positive cases, the second highest in the country, during the January to April period, Chhattisgarh being the table topper with 7,255 cases.

04 Aug 2022

People who skipped booster are most vulnerable to severe Covid

An analysis of recent Covid fatalities in the State revealed that around 80 per cent (pc) of the victims who succumbed to the disease in the last one month had not taken the precautionary dose.

03 Aug 2022

Odisha slips to 16th rank in Innovation Index

In the major states category, Odisha has a lower percentage of women employed with advanced degrees.

23 Jul 2022

Lightning strikes claimed 5,706 lives in Odisha in 20 years: Global study

Researchers from six universities in India and Brazil found lightning-induced deaths are among the most unnoticed disaster fatalities and often ignored as it isn't considered as a public health issue.

22 Jul 2022

Odisha government to augment public health facilities for COVID

As per the decision taken at a high level meeting, each DHH and MCH will have a DCH facility having general oxygen beds, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Dependency Unit (HDU).

19 Jul 2022

Omicron sub-variant BA.2.38 behind Odisha's Khurda covid surge

The latest mutation has displaced the immunodominant antigen of BA.2 against which people have developed protection.

17 Jul 2022

Odisha set to frame policy for rare diseases

The Central policy focuses on early screening and prevention through primary and secondary health care facilities and counselling for the high-risk parents.

10 Jul 2022

Covaxin booster dose generates 25-fold rise in antibodies: ICMR study

The year-long longitudinal cohort study started in January last year and continued till March this year. A total of 304 healthcare workers (HCWs) were included in the study. 

07 Jul 2022

Health Ministry asks State to explain Jajpur MCH delay

Sources said the State government had taken up the project in mid-2018.  It was decided to set up the medical college after upgrading the existing district headquarters hospital.

03 Jul 2022

Odisha State government seeks five-year extension of GST window

Odisha was among at least a dozen states, which sought extension of the compensation, during the 47th meeting of the GST Council held on Tuesday and Wednesday at Chandigarh.

30 Jun 2022

VL-SRSAM fired from warship hits aerial target in first attempt

The launch was monitored by senior scientists from various DRDO labs involved in the design and development of the system and senior naval officials.

25 Jun 2022

Odisha’s suicide prevention measures lack footing

The suicide cases in the State rose by 21 per cent in one year while suicide rate increased from 10.5 in 2019 to 12.2 in 2020.

25 Jun 2022

India successfully test-fires short range missile system from Navy ship, aerial target hit

The Vertically Launched Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) is a ship borne weapon system meant for neutralising various aerial threats at close ranges.

24 Jun 2022