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CDSCO expert panel endorses studies to assess mixing of Covishield and Covaxin

One of these applications included a submission by the Christian Medical College, Vellore, to study mixing of Covishield and Covaxin in 300 volunteers.

30 Jul 2021

2.27 lakh pregnant women take Covid jabs in less than a month

The Union Health Ministry had approved inoculations for all pregnant women starting July 2 saying that they can opt for any available vaccines at any point during the pregnancy. 

30 Jul 2021

Kerala model of Covid management gets both brickbats and pats even as cases rise

Worryingly, the state has reported a high case positivity of 12.93% cumulatively and 11.97% weekly while six districts are reporting more than 10% weekly positivity.

29 Jul 2021

Seropositivity highest in MP, lowest in Kerala, finds ICMR survey

The data showed that there are nine states which showed a seropositivity rate of over 70%. They are MP, Rajasthan, Bihar, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, UP, and AP. 

29 Jul 2021

Coming: Plan to slash 25% vaccine quota for private hospitals

Under the existing policy, vaccines are split between government and private hospitals in a 75-25 % ratio.

29 Jul 2021

After flak for denying deaths due to lack of oxygen, Centre now writes to states seeking info

The development comes a week after the Centre had informed the Parliament that no states had specifically reported any deaths due to oxygen shortage during the second wave.

27 Jul 2021

Gennova likely to become second vaccine maker to receive advance from Centre

Insiders in the government said that results of the mRNA vaccine by Gennova look very promising and the health ministry is actively considering funding for at-risk production.

27 Jul 2021

Centre issues fresh recommendations for pregnant, lactating women battling Covid. Check here

The advisory said that while during an active infection, a mother should continue to breastfeed the baby but is advised to keep the baby at a distance of 6 feet from her when she is not breastfeeding.

26 Jul 2021

Higher Covid vaccination may be why Delhi doing better than Mumbai

As on July 23, Mumbai had 10,608 active Covid-19 cases while Delhi had only 573 coronavirus patients under treatment in hospitals or under home isolation, which is 178% less. 

25 Jul 2021

Covid vaccination: Fresh row erupts as Centre 'backtracks' on December 31 deadline

The Union Health Ministry said that at present, in view of the dynamic and evolving nature of the pandemic, no fixed timeline can be indicated for the completion of the vaccination drive.

23 Jul 2021

Studies claiming vast undercounting of Covid deaths in India not factual, says Centre

About 4 lakh deaths have been confirmed due to Covid in India thus far, but some researchers estimated that the actual deaths due to the infectious disease could be anywhere between 25-50 lakhs.

22 Jul 2021

No need to panic, say experts as India confirms the first bird flu death in humans

An 11-year-old boy from Gurugram, Haryana had died of the disease 10 days back, prompting the Centre to launch an epidemiological investigation in the case.

22 Jul 2021

Centre begins inquiry into bird flu death of 11-year-old in Gurugram

The child, who was diagnosed with leukaemia, was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi on July 2 and passed away ten days later due to multi-organ dysfunction.  

22 Jul 2021

Bird flu: Probe launched into death of Gurugram boy, close contacts under surveillance

The health ministry, in a statement said that upon testing it was found that the child had both Influenza A and Influenza B but was negative for SARS COV-2 and other respiratory viruses.

21 Jul 2021

India received just 5.45 crore doses of Covaxin till mid-July, reveals Health Ministry

The Union Health Ministry said till July 16, 5.45 crore doses of Covaxin had been available against 36.01 crore doses of Covishield.

21 Jul 2021

Covid hospitalisation costs equal to average Indian worker's 7-month pay: Study

This meant that to afford hospital isolation, regular employees would need to spend the equivalent of 124 days of wages while self-employed and casual workers would spend 170 days, and 257 days respec

21 Jul 2021

Open primary schools first in districts reporting less than 5% Covid TPR, suggests ICMR chief

As kids can handle infection better, primary schools can be reopened with fully vaccinated teachers and support staff, Balram Bhargava suggested.

20 Jul 2021

No Covid deaths due to lack of oxygen have been specifically reported by states: Centre

The Union Health Ministry said that while health is a state subject, all states report cases and deaths to it on a regular basis, as per detailed guidelines for reporting deaths.

20 Jul 2021

2 in 3 Indians infected with Covid, India might've seen 30 infections per confirmed case

The project found that out of 12,607 adults without vaccination, 62.3 % were found to have antibodies as against 81 % with one dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 89.8 % of those with two doses. 

20 Jul 2021

Private hospitals write to Centre, say they are struggling to procure Covid-19 vaccines

Of the over 40 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India, it is not clear how many were given in private hospitals. Sources said it could be in the range of 7-8 crore.

19 Jul 2021

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