India  /  Published 09.02.22

12-month heart alert for those who have had Covid

“The risk and the one-year burden of cardiovascular diseases among those who survive the acute phase of Covid-19 are substantial,” Ziyad Al-Aly, director of the clinical epidemiology centr...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

News  /  Published 11.01.22

New protocol for admission and discharge of Covid patients

Patients without fever or not requiring oxygen support for three days at a stretch will be considered “fit for discharge”, experts overseeing Covid management told state-run medical colleg...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

World  /  Published 02.01.22

Omicron: More cause for relief

People who contracted the omicron variant of the coronavirus were about half as likely to need hospital care as those infected with the Delta variant, and one-third as likely to need emergency care, a...
By Marc Santora, Adeel Hassan in London

India  /  Published 03.10.21

Jab reach need not lower Covid cases

India had fully vaccinated about 11 per cent of its population by September 3. India had around 182 new Covid-19 cases per million over the prior seven days.  The US had fully vaccinated 51 per...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 28.08.21

Jagarnath Mahto in hospital

Jharkhand education minister Jagarnath Mahto, who resumed work two months ago after undergoing a lung transplant surgery in Chennai after a prolonged bout of Covid, was admitted in the Intensive Care ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi


India  /  Published 28.08.21

Delta variant doubles hospitalisation risk, indicates large UK study

The delta coronavirus variant that was first detected in India and has spread across the world doubles the risk of hospitalisation compared with the alpha variant, UK researchers said on Friday after ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 18.07.21

Sadhan Pande 'very critical'

Bengal minister Sadhan Pande, who is in hospital with a severe infection in lungs, continued to be very critical on Sunday, officials said. Pande, the minister for Consumer Affairs, and Self Help and...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

India  /  Published 11.06.21

Owner of collapsed building loses 9 family members

Rafique Siddiqui is too dazed to comprehend whether to thank his luck for surviving after the Mumbai building where he lived collapsed or to mourn the loss of his wife and eight other family members i...
By PTI in Mumbai

India  /  Published 08.05.21

Covid: New rules for hospitalisation

In a significant directive to the states and Union Territories, the Union Health Ministry on Saturday said the requirement of a positive Covid-19 test report is not mandatory for admission to a health...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.05.21

Pandemic: A doctor’s 27-hour workday

Aggarwal spends the night fighting constant emergencies. Three of his patients die. It isn’t until 5am that he manages some sleep in the break room of the ER.  By the time he emerges, ble...
By Alasdair Pal in New Delhi


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