Medical Check Up
India  /  Published 02.04.20

20 hotspots in country

As India’s overnight count of coronavirus patients spiked by 432 to reach 2,069 on Thursday, the health ministry said the country had “20 hotspots and 22 potential hotspots”.Health authorities s...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.06.20

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 02.06.20

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 20.04.20

India count at 1.36 lakh: Researchers

India may already have more than 136,000 people infected with the coronavirus, a figure seven-fold higher than the current confirmed cases of under 18,000, provisional calculations based on the record...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.04.20

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

India  /  Published 18.04.20

Efforts on to scale up tests: Bengal

The Bengal government said on Saturday that the state was en route to “almost optimal level of testing”, with over 400 tests daily for a couple of days now — the total on Saturday stood at 4,630...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.04.20

Claim of test kit shortage at NBMCH

Swab sample tests for the novel coronavirus have slowed at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) in the past two days because of a shortage of examination kits, multiple sources in the med...
By Bireswar Banerjee, Binita Paul & Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok

India  /  Published 14.04.20

Advice to all with symptoms

India’s top science advisory body on Tuesday asked “all patients” with influenza-like symptoms such as fever, dry cough, or runny nose and living in densely populated areas to consult healthcare...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.04.20

Supreme Court orders free coronavirus tests

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the central government to ensure free Covid-19 tests for all suspected coronavirus patients across the country, agreeing with a petitioner’s contention that t...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.04.20

Green shoots of flattening emerge

Ten more districts in five states have joined 44 others that have not reported new Covid-19 cases for 14 days or longer amid signals that some states are “flattening” their epidemic curves even th...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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