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India  /  Published 22.08.20

HCQ: study on health staff

Private health researchers have announced plans for a study on 7,000 healthcare workers across India to determine whether the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine can lower the risk of the coronaviru...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.08.20

Sero survey begins in three districts

The second phase of a sero survey to gauge the prevalence of the SARS-COV-2 virus in the state began on Thursday with a plan to test samples of 400 people in the three districts of Latehar, Simdega an...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 19.08.20

India's Covid tally almost 28 lakh, over 64,000 infected in a day

  With 64,531 people testing positive in a day, India's Covid-19 tally increased to 27,67,273 on Wednesday, while the recoveries crossed the 20-lakh mark pushing the recovery rate to 73.64 p...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta, New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.08.20

Cautious hope in Covid count

Data from the Union health ministry have also shown a decline in positivity — the proportion of positive cases among those tested — from 10 per cent in early July to 7.72 per cent in mid-A...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.08.20

Cancer: therapy findings

India’s burden of cancer cases is likely to increase from 1.39 million in 2020 to over 1.57 million by 2025, the Indian Council of Medical Research said on Tuesday in a report analysing cancer t...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

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Calcutta  /  Published 17.08.20

Covid: note to clear confusion

Covid-19 patients in hospitals or safe homes will get a note during discharge which will mention that they do not need to undergo any more swab test to confirm that they are free of the novel coronavi...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 13.08.20

Covid: highest one-day spike

With a record single-day increase of 66,999 cases, India's Covid-19 tally mounted to 23,96,637 on Thursday, while the number of patients who have recovered from the disease surged to 16,95,982, pu...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta, New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.08.20

Delayed ICMR data drive

India’s health research agency has launched a project to create a database of coronavirus disease patients and their clinical records, four months after conceiving the idea and amid concerns in ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 07.08.20

Neighbours seek proof of cure

“Dear All, This is to inform you that… and family is out of quarantine.” This was the message sent on Thursday to residents of a housing complex in south Calcutta by its welfare as...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 05.08.20

ICMR, doctors don't see eye to eye on vaccine

The head of India’s apex health research agency said on Tuesday that both indigenous vaccine candidates against the coronavirus disease had completed phase 1 safety studies and were undergoing p...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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