Sumi Sukanya Dutta

One-fourth of eligible population in India is now fully vaccinated, says Centre

However, the Centre expressed concern over the slow pace of Covid vaccination in 7 states where less than 60% of the population is covered with at least one dose.

30 Sep 2021

Mid-Day Meal repackaged, to cover pre-primary

From 2022-23, nearly 24 lakh children of age 5-6 years will be added for the first time to the existing pool of 11.8 crore beneficiaries of the scheme.

30 Sep 2021

Employability test for management and engineering students

The move is the latest in line to improve the quality of teaching-learning in technical institutes. 

29 Sep 2021

Private hospitals across India come with novel ways to clear COVID vaccine stocks

Starting June 21, when the Centre took over the job of providing all 75 per cent of the remaining vaccines to states, the supplies in government hospitals have dramatically improved.

28 Sep 2021

Cancer in kids rising, leukaemia rampant 

The instances of childhood cancer may be increasing in India, with more boys-as compared to girls, falling prey to it, a report prepared by the ICMR suggested. 

27 Sep 2021

Centre allows Covid vaccination at home for the disabled, bedridden

The Centre advised that a line list of such potential beneficiaries and their caregivers may be prepared at the district level.

23 Sep 2021

Government puts foot down on Pfizer, Moderna jabs

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 83 crore.

23 Sep 2021

ICMR launches project to carry out RCTs in systemic way, calls hospitals to join hands

The network, thus established, will conduct large-scale, multi-centric clinical trials in a timely and well-regulated manner, said the health research body.

22 Sep 2021

ICMR asks states to make proof of completed COVID vaccination must for travel

These requirements, says their paper, could be applied at the point of arrival in holiday accommodation, where current rules require the collection of traveller detail.

22 Sep 2021

NMC says no plan to allow MBBS course in Hindi, regional language 

The medical education regulator clarified that there is no plan to amend norms to allow medicine courses in languages other than English. 

21 Sep 2021

Centre flags deadly dengue outbreak in 11 states, asks them to carry out fever surveys

The dengue outbreak this year, which mainly started from UP’s Firozabad district, is being caused by dengue serotype 2 or DEN-2 viruses which in many cases can turn fatal.

19 Sep 2021

IITs gear up to fill reserved seats in faculties

Figures show that less than 3 per cent faculties in India’s top engineering institutions are from SC/ST categories.

18 Sep 2021

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

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