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India  /  Published 07.05.22

Swachh boast under cloud

Nearly one in five households in India practise open defecation, according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2019-21 released by the health ministry on Thursday, more than two years after th...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.05.22

WHO, India spar over Covid death data

Less than an hour after the WHO released its estimates, the health ministry issued a statement saying India “strongly objects to the use of mathematical models” to project excess mortality...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.05.22

All-oral treatment for tuberculosis

The World Health Organisation has released new guidelines for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis with an all-oral regimen, but patients’ rights advocates in India are concerned about implement...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.05.22

SC no to forced vaccination

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that citizens cannot be coerced into taking Covid vaccines since it violates the fundamental right to privacy, but said “reasonable” restrictions on indiv...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.04.22

Govt urged to settle Covid debate

The Union health ministry has questioned each estimation exercise, saying the estimates have emerged from extrapolation, limited datasets and unproven assumptions. Jha, in communications sent to cent...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

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India  /  Published 20.04.22

Project blitz in poll-bound Gujarat

At the inauguration of the WHO centre for traditional medicine in Jamnagar, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus shared the stage with Modi. The BJP po...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.04.22

Six Indian letters stalled Covid data

India has sent six letters articulating its concerns about the methodology the World Health Organisation has adopted to estimate the country’s Covid-19 death toll as at least 4 million, or ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.04.22

India stalls WHO data on Covid death toll

An ambitious effort by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to calculate the global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has found that vastly more people died than previously believed — a to...
By Stephanie Nolen, Karan Deep Singh

India  /  Published 16.04.22

TB finger at poor nutrition

Undernutrition accounts for a much bigger share of India’s counts of new tuberculosis patients than hitherto assumed, health researchers have said after an exercise that tweaked a single word &m...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.04.22

Fresh Covid cases go under 1,000

India on Monday recorded 913 new Covid-19 infections over the previous 24 hours, the first time the count has dropped below 1,000 in 715 days marking a continued decline amid a global uncertainty over...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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