Medical Check Up
India  /  Published 04.06.20

Corona scan for ENT patients

Patients with fever seeking ear-nose-throat (ENT) consultations should be referred to the nearest coronavirus treatment facility, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday.The guidelines for ENT spe...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.06.20

India's Covid fatality rate declines

India’s case fatality rate among coronavirus disease patients has declined over the past month and is 2.82 per cent, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday releasing updated figures about the epi...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.05.20

Random tests in hot spots

Health authorities will this week begin random blood sample surveillance in 10 “hotspot” Indian cities, including Calcutta, to determine the proportions of their populations infected with the new ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.05.20

7+7 quarantine for fliers from abroad

All international travellers arriving in India would need to undergo mandatory quarantine for seven days in a paid facility at their own cost followed by seven more days under home isolation, the Unio...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.05.20

Tests to double by mid-June in Jharkhand

The state health department is looking at a 100 per cent increase in sample testing capacity by mid-June with Jharkhand seeing a spurt in Covid-19 cases from May onward with the arrival of migrants.Pr...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 09.05.20

Homesick workers jump off train

When they saw the train rattling past their home station of Shahjahanpur on Friday, the five returning migrant workers decided they had just one option.They would jump off at the next station, Roja, a...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 28.04.20

Testing times: what we should do now

It is time for us to figure out how many of us locked in our homes are now carrying any infection from the SARS Cov-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 that causes Covid-19) or have bee...
By Koustubh Panda in

India  /  Published 23.04.20

Do-not-delay advice for hotspot residents

Residents of coronavirus hotspots who develop flu-like symptoms should seek medical attention and tests for Covid-19 without delay, a pulmonary medicine specialist and member of the national task forc...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.04.20

Belated antibody kit caution

India’s health research agency on Tuesday suspended for two days the use of rapid antibody test kits for the coronavirus that the country had procured from China despite warnings about their unrelia...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.04.20

Kasaragod virus-free in 2 weeks?

In one corner of Kerala, humans seem to be winning the war against the coronavirus. A few weeks ago, Kasaragod in the north Kerala, was one of the worst affected districts in the country, although it ...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi


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