Fighting COVID

Long neglected PHC building gets new life as COVID care centre after TN MLA’s intervention

After speaking to the staff of the Upgraded Primary Health Centre during his inspection, MLA M Palaniyandi immediately ordered the renovation of the unused building

published on : 14th May 2021

Armed forces rope in Battlefield Nursing Assistants to help in COVID-19 care

Lt Gen Kanitkar also said a large number of Battlefield Nursing Assistants who are trained in basic medical care have been brought in for COVID-19 management.

published on : 14th May 2021

Three reasons for making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for children

Factors such as vaccine hesitancy and mistaken beliefs about the risks COVID-19 poses to children may make this a challenging goal.

published on : 14th May 2021

IIT comes up with green tech to reduce firewood for cremating the dead

At a time when corpses are piling up at crematoriums across the country, this innovation might come in handy, as this ecofriendly traditional method requires less wood.

published on : 14th May 2021

Delhi school sets up walk-in 'oxygen cafes' for Covid-19 patients

A COVID care centre was opened at Mount Carmel School recently by converting its auditorium and classrooms into a 100-bed facility where patients with mild symptoms can be admitted.

published on : 13th May 2021

Why this Chandigarh doctor chose Mysuru for Covid duty

Dr Harsha, who hails from a family of agriculturists in Mandya district, is pursuing his MD in Radiodiagnosis at PGIMER, Chandigarh.

published on : 13th May 2021

Odisha to vaccinate vulnerable people without identify proof

People to be made part of the special vaccination drive included nomads, sadhus and saints, prisoners, inmates of mental health institutions, residents of old age homes, and roadside beggars.

published on : 12th May 2021

Disturbed over Covid news from Bengaluru, Dubai-based NRI rushes 150 oxygen concentrators

Mayne said it was very difficult for him to see his countrymen and women battling all odds to save lives.

published on : 12th May 2021

Asthmatic driver wants to help gasping COVID patients in Kashmir

Manzoor Ahmad carries a portable oxygen cylinder in his load carrier and the oxygen pipe remains connected to his nose 24x7.

published on : 12th May 2021

Jharkhand ropes in 2 lakh MGNREGA workers, 25 lakh SHG women to spread Covid awareness

As many as 80 village resource persons (VRPs) have already been trained, who will further go to their areas and train about 2 lakh MGNREGA workers, said RD Secretary Aradhana Patnaik.

published on : 11th May 2021

Europe woos tourists with cash, cafes and Covid-free islands

The European Commission is working on a "Digital Green Pass" that would provide proof of vaccination and Covid test results, with the aim of making travel easier.

published on : 11th May 2021

TN government school teachers to donate a day's salary to CM Covid-19 relief fund

"There are over 2.62 lakh government school teachers who have volunteered towards this initiative and we hope that the government will soon pass a G.O. regarding the deduction of a day’s salary."

published on : 11th May 2021

Sofosbuvir with Ledipasvir and Daclatasvir: Scientists recommend better alternative to Remdesivir

The scientists said their analysis suggested Sofosbuvir in combination with Ledipasvir and Daclatasvir as potential therapeutic agents for SARS-CoV-2.

published on : 11th May 2021

India fights Covid: Srinagar's Dal Lake gets floating ambulance service

The service, which is expected to benefit thousands of people in the landlocked region, is the brainchild of Tariq Ahmad Patloo.

published on : 11th May 2021

On Mothers' Day, Delhi family mourned loss of brave doctor, her unborn child

Instead the family spent the day remembering Dr Dimple, fondly called Dipika by her friends and family, and Ravish Chawla tweeted a video of his wife in which she cautioned people.

published on : 11th May 2021
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