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Opinion  /  Published 05.07.20

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

Sir — It beats reason that the Indian Council of Medical Research has allegedly set a deadline to some Indian companies to fast-track human trials of some possible coronavirus vaccines so that t...
By The Telegraph in

Calcutta  /  Published 04.07.20

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 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

India  /  Published 02.07.20

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

India's Covid-19 tally zoomed past six lakh on Thursday with a single-day increase of 19,148 cases, just five days after it crossed the five-lakh mark, while the death toll rose to 17,834, accordi...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.07.20

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 28.06.20

Pradyot Kumar Sen Gupta: The birdman of Bengal

At a time when pollution levels have gone down in cities, albeit for all the wrong reasons, it is important to go back to the early 20th century when nature was more or less unspoilt, although big ind...
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

Jharkhand  /  Published 28.06.20

Mobile Covid-19 test lab in Jamshedpur

A Jamshedpur-based company has developed a Covid-19 mobile testing laboratory which it claims is the country’s first with fully automated sanitisation and thermal scanning facilities.The mobile lab,...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 26.05.20

Why the low Covid death rate?

India’s death rate among coronavirus disease patients is among the lowest in the world, the health ministry said on Tuesday, attributing it to early detection and clinical management, but health res...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.06.20

Advice against HCQ in severe cases

India’s department of health research on Saturday recommended against the use of the anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine on patients with severe coronavirus disease and introduced three still-experimen...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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