Healthcare Sector
India  /  Published 09.09.20

ICMR: no benefit from plasma

Convalescent plasma was unable to reduce mortality or severe illness among coronavirus disease patients, India’s health research agency said on Tuesday, reporting the outcome of a nationwide cli...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.09.20

Covid: Don't let down guard

The head of India’s coronavirus task force on Tuesday asserted the need for people with symptoms to seek tests without fear and for everybody to wear masks in public spaces, adopt physical dista...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 09.09.20

Drug firms in Covid vaccine vow

Nine drug companies issued a joint pledge on Tuesday that they would “stand with science” and not put forward a vaccine until it had been thoroughly vetted for safety and efficacy. The co...
By New York Times News Service in New York

India  /  Published 08.09.20

Covid: Karnataka minister asks officials to conduct clinical study on reinfection

Karnataka medical education minister K. Sudhakar on Monday instructed officials to conduct a clinical study after a 27-year-old woman from the city probably became the “first” victim of Co...
By PTI in Bangalore

India  /  Published 08.09.20

Cong slams leadership failure on all fronts

The Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handling of the coronavirus crisis is the biggest example of “leadership failure” in India’s history as it not only d...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi


India  /  Published 08.09.20

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine to roll out next year

The Oxford University vaccine for Covid-19 is “likely” to be ready early next year and in the best-case scenario later this year, UK health secretary Matt Hancock told the London radio sta...
By Amit Roy in London

India  /  Published 05.09.20

India records 86,432 infections reported in a day

India's Covid-19 tally sprinted past 40 lakh, just 13 days after it crossed 30 lakh, with a record 86,432 cases being reported in a day, while recoveries have surged to 31,07,223 on Saturday pushi...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.09.20

High Covid rates among healthcare workers

India on Thursday recorded its highest-yet daily rise of 83,883 new coronavirus cases as health officials flagged increases in average daily deaths in Delhi and Karnataka and high positivity rates amo...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 04.09.20

Over 45,000 tests in a day, active cases fall

Bengal on Thursday went past 20 lakh tests with a record 45,291 tests in 24 hours, taking the state past 500 tests per million people in a day. Bengal logged 3,335 recoveries in 24 hours till 9am on ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.09.20

Cheaper isotope for PET-CT

A medical isotope which plays a key role in cancer detection is now being produced on the Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) campus and supplied to hospitals at a price cheaper that market rates....
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta


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