Covid treatment

Drug Molnupiravir effective against Omicron, could reduce deaths: Study 

A new study revealed that a five-day course of antiviral drug, Molnupiravir, could be effective against highly contagious Omicron and other variants of concern (VOCs).

published on : 16th February 2022

Access affordable help for post-Covid health issues

He said severe post-Covid issues like diabetes and hypertension are a reality, while some develop fibroids in the lungs. 

published on : 10th February 2022

Post-Covid treatment: Do you really need it?

99% survivors don’t, say health experts. Still, hospitals prescribe costly drugs for prolonged periods of time, inflating treatment cost

published on : 9th February 2022

Inhaled Nitric Oxide can kill SARS-COV-2, reveals study

As the global search for an effective remedy against Covid continues, this strategy to use iNO as a therapeutic measure could be a successful, rapid and affordable game-changer in that direction.

published on : 6th February 2022

Nanobubbles in blood of Covid patients could treat, prevent infection with coronavirus variants

The evACE2 can serve as a therapeutic to be developed for prevention and treatment for current and future strains of SARS-CoV-2 and subsequent coronaviruses, the researchers said.

published on : 21st January 2022

12-year-old boy beats Covid-19, long odds after 65 days of ECMO

The child was infected by Covid-19 about four months ago in September and all his organs were severely affected.

published on : 25th December 2021

‘Nurse’ offers Covid care, forces girl into prostitution

An unknown woman, who introduced herself as a nurse at the Guntur GGH, took the girl promising her father to provide better treatment to his daughter.

published on : 19th December 2021

China grants emergency approval for its first Covid drug

China is also grappling with a growing number of studies that show its vaccines have lower efficacy rates than many of those made overseas.

published on : 9th December 2021

WHO advises against blood plasma treatment for Covid-19

Convalescent plasma showed some early promise when given intravenously to people sick with Covid-19 but in the latest WHO said that the treatment wouldn't reduce the need for mechanical ventilation.

published on : 7th December 2021

Odisha spent Rs 892 crore on free Covid treatment

The government had set up dedicated Covid hospitals with around 40,000 beds, including 4,500 ICU beds and 1,500 ventilator beds across the state, Odisha Health Minister said.

published on : 7th December 2021

Covid pills promising but their utility yet uncertain

Pfizer’s Paxlovid, Merck’s Molnupiravir new drugs in Covid treatment

published on : 23rd November 2021

Merck’s Covid pill -- Molnupriravir -- close to regulator nod

The drug Molnupriravir, a broad spectrum antiviral, has shown promise in international trials in halting the progression of Covid in its early stages.

published on : 14th November 2021

Start non-Covid services: Health Minister T Harish Rao to TIMS, King Koti District Hospital

New Health Min takes steps to improve medical facilities, reviews vax drive in TS

published on : 12th November 2021

Odisha's Covid treatment facilities to remain intact till November-end

The State has so far administered single dose to around 81 per cent and double dose to 40 per cent of its targeted 3.25 crore population.

published on : 11th November 2021

Chances of recovery from brain stroke during Covid low: Experts

As per the experts from the Neurosurgery department of AIIMS, the recovery rate from brain stroke is 66 per cent for those who have not got infected from the virus.

published on : 30th October 2021

Need data on safety, efficacy before vaccinating children: Expert

With emergency approval given for vaccines for children, Dr Srikanta JT, member of the state Covid-19 committee set up to tackle the third wave, speaks about the pros and cons

published on : 17th October 2021

Odisha toddler beats coronavirus after spending a week on ventilator support

Tested positive for the virus, the boy from Nilagiri was rushed to SUM Covid Hospital here in a serious condition on September 21.

published on : 9th October 2021

Blood thinners significantly reduce COVID-related mortality, hospitalisation: Study 

The researchers also evaluated the association between anticoagulation therapy, which is used to prevent blood clots, and mortality risk among admitted patients.

published on : 4th October 2021

Merck & Co says experimental pill cuts worst effects of COVID-19

Several other companies, including Pfizer and Roche, are studying similar drugs that could report results in the coming weeks and months.

published on : 1st October 2021

India asks WTO to waive intellectual property norms to combat Covid-19

India along with South Africa wants easy access to diagnostics, monoclonal antibodies, and vaccines for local production without the need for prolonged intellectual property negotiations.

published on : 3rd October 2020