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Union Health Ministry
India  /  Published 12.07.20

Covid: nod to use skin drug

India has approved the restricted emergency use of itolizumab in patients with moderate or severe coronavirus disease, repurposing for Covid-19 a molecule released by the Bangalore-based companyBiocon...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.06.20

Call to acknowledge community spread of virus

India on Sunday recorded 11,929 new coronavirus patients, touching a fresh overnight high amid a chorus of calls to health authorities to acknowledge and address community transmission of the virus wh...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.06.20

Red flags go up over virus count

India’s new overnight counts of coronavirus patients increased for the first time by over 10,000 on Friday amid global estimates suggesting that India now has the second largest number of “serious...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.06.20

Recoveries higher than active cases

India’s number of patients who have recovered from the coronavirus disease after a confirmed diagnosis has for the first time exceeded those still under medical supervision, the Union health ministr...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

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 28.05.20

‘Shame’ label on analysis

Sections of health experts have expressed surprise at the presence of one of the world’s biggest private consulting firms in the Union health ministry’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.NDTV r...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.05.20

Age break-up of Covid-19 toll

More than 100 coronavirus disease patients 30 years or younger have died in India, but over half of the country’s Covid-19 deaths have occurred among patients 60 years or older, the Union health min...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.05.20

Cases rise to 62,939, death toll now 2,109

Yenepoya hospital first in Dakshina Kannada to get virus test nodThe Yenepoya medical college hospital at Deralakatte in Mangaluru has become the first private hospital in Dakshina Kannada distri...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.05.20

Only severe cases to be tested before discharge: Union health ministry

Coronavirus-infected patients developing severe symptoms or having compromised immunity will have to test negative through RT-PCR test before being discharged by a hospital, the Union health ministry ...
By PTI 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


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