India  /  Published 11.05.20

Revised guidelines issued for home isolation

Coronavirus infected patients can end home isolation after 17 days of onset of symptoms or date of sampling and if they have no fever for 10 days without getting tested again for Covid-19, according t...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.04.20

Monitor every Covid patient given HCQ

Every Covid-19 patient given the hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and azithromycin combination should be monitored for adverse cardiac effects, doctors in India and the US said on Friday in cautionary researc...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.04.20

Increase in Covid-19 cases linear, not exponential, says government

The government said on Thursday that it has been able to 'cut coronavirus transmission', minimise its spread and increase the doubling time of Covid-19 cases in the country during the 30-day period of...
By PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 08.04.20

Indian American's US pharma firm donates malaria drug

An Indian American-owned pharma firm has pledged to donate 3.4 million Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate tablets to some of the key COVID-19 battleground states, including New York and Louisiana, joining th...
By PTI in Washington

India  /  Published 07.04.20

Just grin and bear-hug it, Sir

Thank you for the hugs, Uncle Sam has made an offer that Narendra Modi could not refuse.“If he doesn’t allow it to come out, that would be okay but, of course, there may be retaliation. Why wouldn...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi


India  /  Published 07.04.20

India partially lifts ban on export of Hydroxychloroquine

Case against ophthalmologist for hiding info on Delhi visitA case has been booked against an ophthalmologist for allegedly not disclosing information on attending the preparatory meeting for the Tabli...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.04.20

Trump requests Modi to release anti-malaria drug

American President Donald Trump has sought help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the sale of Hydroxychloroquine tablets ordered by the US to treat the growing number of coronavirus patients ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.05.20

Questions cloud study on HCQ

Healthcare workers who take six or more doses of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) enjoy “high” protection against the coronavirus infection, India’s health research agency claimed in a study published o...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.05.20

Clinical trials for hydroxy stalled

Two government agencies have stalled a proposal from health researchers for a randomised clinical trial to test the efficacy, if any, of the anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine in preventing the novel co...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 19.05.20

Trump says he is taking anti-malaria drug

President Trump said on Monday that he had been taking hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug the Food and Drug Administration warned could cause serious heart problems for coronavirus patients. He ...
By Annie Karni and Katie Thomas in Washington


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