Covid 19

The migrants waiting for days for a ticket to home at Chennai Central | Tamil Nadu Lockdown

Hundreds of migrant workers have been staying at the Chennai Central station for the past three-four days with the hope of getting a confirmed ticket to the two trains which leave from #Chennai that will take them home.

published on : 16th May 2021

India's COVID situation hugely concerning, says WHO Chief

India's COVID-19 situation remains hugely concerning, with several states continuing to see a worrying number of cases, hospitalisations and deaths, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday, warning that the pandemic's second year will be "far more deadly" than the first for the world.

published on : 15th May 2021

Diabetes and the second covid-19 wave: Dr Jothydev Kesavadev | Expert Talk

Speaking to TNIE, Dr Jothydev Kesavadev, Diabetologist and MD of Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centres, Thiruvananthapuram shares some insight on, What are the effects of COVID-19 on diabetic patients. People with diabetes and other preexisting conditions are more likely to experience serious complications and death from #COVID19 than people without diabetes and other conditions.

published on : 13th May 2021

Watch | 11 COVID patients die in Tirupati's Ruia Hospital due to disruption in oxygen supply

Eleven patients died and the condition of at least five others was critical after oxygen supply was disrupted for some time at the SVR Ruia Government Hospital here Monday night.

published on : 11th May 2021

Blindness due to fungal infections rising in second COVID wave

The pandemic has thrown up yet another challenge for the healthcare sector, with isolated cases of an unusual fungal infection being reported from some among those being treated for COVID-19. Mucormycosis, a rare fungal infection affecting immuno-compromised people, has been reported from amongst those battling, and those recently recovered from COVID-19, in many parts of the country

published on : 9th May 2021

DRDO's anti-COVID drug reducing oxygen dependence approved for emergency use

The Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI) has granted emergency use approval to an anti-Covid drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) lab. This after a three-phase clinical trial of the drug had shown a faster recovery of hospitalised patients. 

published on : 8th May 2021

Covid double mutant B1617, a variant of concern: Centre

The Centre on Wednesday came up with a grim warning that a third Covid-19 wave in India was inevitable and admitted for the first time that B.1.617, an Indian mutant of the virus, could be fuelling the massive surge in the country.

published on : 7th May 2021

Can save lives if Delhi gets 700 MT oxygen daily, says Kejriwal 

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked the Centre on Thursday for supplying Delhi with 730 metric tonnes of oxygen and requested hospitals to increase COVID beds that they had to cut down due to shortage of the life-saving gas in the past few days.

published on : 6th May 2021

Not ruling out nationwide lockdown: Head of COVID-19 taskforce

The Centre on Wednesday did not rule out a national lockdown to control the fierce second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, amid a growing clamour for tough restrictions to curb the chain of transmission.

published on : 6th May 2021

Kerala imposes lockdown from May 8 to 16 amid surging Covid cases

Kerala has imposed lockdown from May 8th to 16th amid surging coronavairus cases.  The state reported 41,953 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the single biggest surge reported in a day.

published on : 6th May 2021

Watch | KK Shailaja: Not just a teacher, but a rockstar

Health Minister KK Shailaja, who became the face of Kerala in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, has come up victorious in yet another battle — this time political.

published on : 3rd May 2021

Eight COVID-19 patients die at Delhi hospital due to oxygen shortage

Eight COVID-19 patients, including the HOD of gastroenterology department, of Batra Hospital here died due to oxygen shortage, officials said on Saturday.

published on : 1st May 2021

India records highest-ever spike of 4,01,993 new COVID-19 cases and 3,523 deaths

 India's daily coronavirus tally crossed the grim milestone of four lakh, while the death toll rose to 2,11,853 with 3,523 fresh fatalities, according to date updated by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.

published on : 1st May 2021

Don't line up outside inoculation centres, COVID vaccines haven't come yet: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday appealed to people in the 18-44 age group not to queue up outside COVID vaccination centres from May 1, saying Delhi hasn't yet received vaccine doses.

published on : 30th April 2021

1 in 4 tests Covid positive, Kerala gears up to treat 8 lakh in 2 weeks’ time

Kerala now has the dubious record of the highest growth rate of active cases (11.11%) in the country, forcing the government to rework its strategy to handle an estimated 8 lakh patients after two weeks. On Wednesday, one in four persons tested positive. In some areas, every second person was found infected.

published on : 29th April 2021
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