Covid second wave

Couldn’t get ventilators for kin: BJP MLA Hartal Halappa

On Wednesday, an MLA of the ruling BJP himself took up issue in the Assembly and even blamed non-availability of ventilators for the death of his relatives.

published on : 16th September 2021

V-shaped recovery in Q1 testimony to strong macroeconomic fundamentals: FinMin report

The Indian economy grew by 20.1 per cent in the first quarter of the current financial year reaffirming, "India's resilient V-shaped recovery despite an intense second wave," the ministry said.

published on : 9th September 2021

Increased number of suicide cases reported during COVID second wave

A recent study on India’s lockdown by the ‘International Journal of Mental Health Systems’ saw a 67.7% increase in online news media reports of suicidal behaviour.

published on : 9th September 2021

Orissa High Court seeks detailed report on Covid deaths from government

Orissa High Court directed the state government to set out in an affidavit how it proposes to gather accurate health data or the methodology specific to Covid 19 deaths.

published on : 8th September 2021

Active COVID-19 cases lowest in 150 days as India logs 36,571 new infections, 540 deaths 

The active cases have declined to 3,63,605, the lowest in 150 days, and comprise 1.12 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, the ministry said.

published on : 20th August 2021

India logs 35,178 new COVID-19 cases; recovery rate climbs to 97.52%, highest since March 2020

The active cases declined to 3,67,415, the lowest in 148 days, and comprise 1.14 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, the ministry said.

published on : 18th August 2021

India adds 32,937 COVID-19 cases, 417 deaths; daily positivity rate remains below 3 per cent

The 3,81,947 active cases, down from 3,85,336 on Sunday, comprise 1.18 per cent of the total infections in the country, the lowest since March last year.

published on : 16th August 2021

How the DMK government helped Tamil Nadu put the worst of second COVID wave behind it

Burning the midnight oil even ahead of assuming office, Stalin held a series of meetings with health experts and officials, and initiated a slew of measures and action plans to mitigate the pandemic.

published on : 16th August 2021

First COVID nasal vaccine by Bharat Biotech gets regulator's nod for holding phase 2, 3 clinical trials

Phase 1 clinical trial has been completed in age groups ranging from 18 to 60 years, the Department of Biotechnology said.

published on : 13th August 2021

NCW worried over 12% gender gap in Covid vaccination, urges states bridge gap

The national dashboard shows that 28.03 crore males and 24.91 crore women have received shots against so far and this marks a difference of nearly 12% between the two genders. 

published on : 13th August 2021

Told Union health minister difficult to ascertain oxygen-related deaths without probe: Sisodia

Sisodia said the Delhi government had formed a committee to probe the deaths and prepare a report so that the affected families can be given a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each.

published on : 12th August 2021

SC seeks action taken report from Centre on recommendations of National Task Force on Oxygen

The top court noted that the final NTF report has been submitted and an interim report of the sub-committee on evaluation of oxygen requirement of national capital has been filed.

published on : 9th August 2021

Negligence of  O2 distributor led to 23 deaths at Tirupati Ruia Hospital, HC told

On July 13, hearing a PIL regarding Ruia hospital deaths, a division bench of Chief Justice AK Goswami and Justice N Jayasurya directed the Andhra Pradesh government to file a detailed affidavit.

published on : 8th August 2021

NGO survey finds healthcare, psychosocial issues were critical to elderly during second COVID wave

Under the survey, Agewell volunteers interacted with 1,500 elderly people in July.

published on : 5th August 2021

Delhi records zero COVID fatality, fifth time since onset of second wave of pandemic; 67 cases

No death due to the viral disease was recorded on July 18, July 24, July 29 and August 2 as well, according to official data.

published on : 4th August 2021
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