Madhya Pradesh gets 100 oxygen concentrators from WHO for treatment of COVID patients

Madhya Pradesh minister Vishvas Sarang was present at the government drug store here, where these 100 concentrators were delivered.

published on : 19th May 2021

India logs 13 per cent fall in new COVID-19 cases in week; still highest globally: WHO

As per the WHO estimates, cumulative cases in India currently stand at about 24.68 million and total deaths are at about 270,284.

published on : 19th May 2021

WHO reminds Serum Institute of its COVAX commitments amidst devastating COVID-19 outbreak, soaring demand in India

The SII has received total orders of over 26 crore doses from the Government of India, of which more than 15 crore doses have been supplied.

published on : 18th May 2021

WHO donates 100 oxygen concentrators to Rajasthan government

Health Minister Raghu Sharma said that every possible effort is being made by the state government to overcome the lack of oxygen in the state.

published on : 17th May 2021

Indian Covid variant sparks concern, and questions

The name "Indian variant" describes a strain -- B.1.617 -- that in fact groups together three distinct subvariants sharing some, but not all, of several mutations.

published on : 15th May 2021

India's COVID situation hugely concerning, says WHO Chief; calls second year of pandemic 'far more deadly'

Ghebreyesus added that the WHO is responding to the COVID-19 surge in India and has shipped thousands of oxygen concentrators, tents for mobile field hospitals, masks and other medical supplies.

published on : 14th May 2021

Diplomats, donors concerned about sex abuse reports at WHO

Two WHO staffers signed off on an agreement between WHO’s Dr. Jean-Paul Ngandu and a young woman he allegedly impregnated in Congo.

published on : 14th May 2021

Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

The revelations come at a time when the UN health agency is winding down its response to two recent Ebola epidemics in Congo and Guinea.

published on : 12th May 2021

Panel suggests WHO should have more power to stop pandemics

Some experts criticized the panel for failing to hold WHO and others accountable for their actions during COVID-19, describing that as “an abdication of responsibility.”

published on : 12th May 2021

Using term 'Indian Variant' for B.1.617 strain has no basis, WHO has not done so: Health Ministry

This is to clarify that the WHO has not associated the term "Indian Variant" with the B.1.617 strain of the coronavirus in its 32 page document, it said.

published on : 12th May 2021

Indian COVID variant found in 44 countries, of global concern: World Health Organization

According to it, B.1.617 sub-lineages appear to have higher rates of transmission, including observed rapid increases in prevalence in multiple countries.

published on : 12th May 2021

Indian variant of coronavirus is more contagious, it is of concern at world level: WHO

Classification changed after indications of higher transmission & vaccine resistance

published on : 11th May 2021

Still no coronavirus infections in country: North Korea tells WHO

North Korea has described its anti-virus efforts as a “matter of national existence.” It has barred tourists, flown out diplomats and severely restricted cross-border traffic and trade.

published on : 11th May 2021

WHO official warns countries loosening restrictions may worsen COVID-19 pandemic

WHO emergencies chief Dr. Michael Ryan says the virus has “huge kinetic energy” in certain countries and leaders who think vaccination alone will stop the epidemic are mistaken.

published on : 8th May 2021

United States backs plan to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents

Biden had been under intense pressure to waive protections for vaccine manufacturers, especially amid criticism that rich nations were hoarding shots.

published on : 6th May 2021
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