Medical Treatment
India  /  Published 22.07.20

Doctors: online advice

The Union health ministry on Tuesday announced a new online programme to offer doctors across India guidance on managing coronavirus disease patients and seek to minimise case fatality rates that have...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.07.20

K'taka: Pregnant, on hospital hunt

Pregnant women have been finding it tough to find a hospital in Karnataka since most government facilities have been dedicated for Covid-19 treatment. Leader of Opposition P.C. Siddaramaiah brought o...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

Health  /  Published 16.07.20

Covid: cloud on acidity drug

People who consume anti-acidity medications called proton-pump inhibitors appear to be at higher risk of severe disease or death if they get infected with the new coronavirus, a team of doctors in the...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.07.20

Covid-19 cost ceiling onus on Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to fix any ceiling on treatment costs in private hospitals for coronavirus patients, but asked the Centre to consider a suitable model for the country so that the ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.07.20

Health ministry studying Covid's long-term effects

The Union health ministry has launched an exercise to probe long-term health problems among coronavirus disease survivors in India amid suggestions by medical researchers elsewhere that survivors may ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 12.02.20

Emergency heart care on doorstep

Two paramedics on a motorbike zipped through morning traffic in New Delhi on January 31 and gave an injection to a 52-year-old man experiencing a heart attack, the country’s first instance of life-s...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.05.20

Hospital care: less than 7 %

Less than 7 per cent of India's patients with the new coronavirus disease need hospital care, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday, recording a fresh unprecedented spike of 5,611 new cases.The ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 28.07.19

Is the cure for common cold here?

Indian scientists trying to design antiviral molecules from scratch have stumbled upon a class of compounds that they say could be effective against viruses that cause the common cold, for which there...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.05.20

No agency collecting data key to analysis

No government agency in India has even started collating the clinical details of patients with severe coronavirus disease, without which any meaningful analysis of the disease’s features is impossib...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 27.04.20

Fresh cancer challenge

Cancer patients and their families are among the worst affected in this Covid crisis. Those who have been diagnosed during this period seek immediate treatment but are held back because of logistic an...
By Gautam Mukhopadhyay in Calcutta


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