Wahengbam Shakhi Dev, an 87-year-old woman was taken under the care of the district health society on humanitarian grounds after she was abandoned by her family on being tested positive for Covid-19. Hailing from Manipur's Kaching district, she was admitted to a temporary isolation ward-cum-Covid care center on June 16. Besides, she was barely able to walk due to low oxygen when the staff found her.
According to AIIMS Chief, Dr. Randeep Guleria, vaccination for children in India is likely to start by September 2021. “Hopefully, by September, we should start vaccinating children, and that will be a big boost as far as breaking the chain of transmission is concerned," said Dr. Guleria. Reportedly, Zydus has completed its trials and is waiting for their emergency authorisation. Besides, 67% of India’s population has developed antibodies.… read-more
Following the controversy related to the deal with the Brazilian government for the supply of 20 million doses of vaccine led to the suspension of clinical studies of 'Bharat Bio-Tech Covaxin.’ It thus terminated Bharat Biotech’s agreement with its partner. The MoU signed with Precisa Medicamentos and Envixia Pharmaceuticals LLC for its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin for the Brazilian… read-more
In a two-day meeting at Athens with health ministers from various countries, the World Health Organization said that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health will be "Long-term" and "Far-reaching". The World Health Organization called for the strengthening of mental health services in general. WHO also insisted on taking action on Covid-19 linked anxiety and stress problems via technology.
An Indonesian man was detained mid-air after he was caught faking his apparel and passport. The man, identified as DW, wore his wife's full-face veil also known as hijab, and took her passport even her negative Covid test result to fly from Jakarta to Ternate without being caught. The police apprehended and ordered him to self-isolate at home after landing. He will be taken to court after his quarantine ends.
India reported 35,342 fresh Covid-19 cases and 483 deaths in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said. Over 54 lakh vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours which takes the data to a total of 42.34 crore vaccines so far, the ministry added. India's recovery rate stands at 97.36%. The total number of people recovered from the virus stands at 3,04,68,079.
Courtesy: The Times of India
Considering the ''extraordinary urgent situation'', Gujarat HC has granted permission to the hospital to collect the sperm of a critical Covid-19 patient on July 20. Reportedly, the patient is unable to give his consent for the same. However, his wife wanted to bear his child through ''in vitro fertilization''. After the court's permission, the sperm has successfully been collected on July 21 by the doctors.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
India has registered 41,383 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, while the positivity rates remained at 3%. According to Union Health Ministry, including these new cases, India now stands at 3,12,57,720 coronavirus cases so far. Nearly 38,652 people have been recovered in the last 24 hours. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 45.09 crore samples have been tested until July 21.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia targeted the Centre for not allowing to form a committee regarding the alleged deaths of the people due to oxygen constrain on July 21. Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry stated that the other states and Union Territories reported zero deaths due to oxygen shortage. “The Centre wants to hide the truth about the mismanagement it brought on,” said Sisodia.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
According to Health Minister M Subramanian, free vaccination camps will be hosted by the TN government via private hospitals availing the CSR funds provided by private companies. 117 private hospitals in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, and Salem have held conversations with the health ministry. Slowly the whole scheme will be expanded to different parts of the state. Reportedly, Rs 61 lakh has been collected which can likely vaccinate 7,800… read-more
Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle