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Opinion  /  Published 04.07.20

Indefensible: Covid-19 vaccine launch on August 15, Governmental incompetence

Sir — It is now a truth universally acknowledged that Indians are masters of ‘jugaad’ — resourcefulness that helps people overcome adversities by coming up with innovative solu...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 04.07.20

Vaccine: Bid to mix research, politics

India’s health research agency has asked doctors in 12 hospitals to “fast-track” clinical trials on a candidate vaccine against Covid-19 with the “target” of making it av...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 03.07.20

Before binning masks, set aside for 72 hours

Masks, gloves and other shields used by people who have not tested positive for Covid-19 or are not home quarantined should be kept aside for 72 hours and then thrown with other waste, a guideline by ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 02.07.20

Over 6 lakh cases in India, death toll 17,834

  The Regional Medical Research Centre in Assam's Dibrugarh has become the fourth laboratory in the country to successfully isolate SARS-CoV-2 virus that can be used for the production of a ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.07.20

Remove impediments to testing: Centre

The Centre on Wednesday asked states and Union Territories to ramp up testing for the coronavirus disease by allowing private medical practitioners to prescribe the test days after it said symptomatic...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 29.06.20

Pradyot Kumar Sen Gupta: The birdman of Bengal

Long before every amateur photographer started to inundate social media with colourful shots of birds, Sen Gupta used to roam around Santiniketan, Calcutta’s Salt Lake and the sprawling mango or...
By Soumitra Das in

India  /  Published 28.06.20

Nod to drug for patients with moderate symptoms

India’s health ministry on Saturday approved for the treatment of Covid-19 an inexpensive steroid called dexamethasone, which a UK study has found to reduce the risk of death among patients with...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.06.20

30-minute Covid-19 test result

India’s department of health research has validated a new test for the novel coronavirus infection that yields results within 30 minutes at the point of care and could be used to scale up testing of...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.06.20

Call to acknowledge community spread of virus

India on Sunday recorded 11,929 new coronavirus patients, touching a fresh overnight high amid a chorus of calls to health authorities to acknowledge and address community transmission of the virus wh...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.06.20

Alert on ICU bed shortage

India may face a shortage of intensive care unit beds and ventilators for Covid-19 patients for about four months from mid-November even with strong protective public health measures, a government-sup...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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