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.
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
As we all know that milk contains protein, calcium, nutrients, and enzymes but a question surely arises whether raw milk is good or boiled milk. According to Food and Drug Administration (USA), people should drink boiled milk because raw milk can ''cause food poisoning''. Also, raw milk includes many disadvantages such as it can harm those with weak immunity, infect deadly diseases and also increase acidity in the body.
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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.
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.
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A group of 15 US state attorneys general negotiated a settlement deal from large drug companies for $26 billion for allegedly distributing addictive drugs and opioids. The deal became the second-largest cash settlement ever, after the $246 billion tobacco agreement in 1998. Under the deal, the three largest US drug distributors, McKesson Corp, Cardinal Health Inc, and AmerisourceBergen Corp would pay a combined $21bn, while Johnson &… read-more
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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.
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A woman in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh suffered serious internal burns after her husband allegedly made her consume acid. She has been brought to Delhi for treatment. Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson, Swati Maliwal said that the accused is on the run and has not been arrested. Besides, the DWC chief requested MP’s CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, for his early arrest. However, an FIR has been registered against him.
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Under the government’s 'Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Package,' Rs 50 lakh insurance was paid to each of the families of 921 doctors and healthcare workers who died of coronavirus. The provision for this scheme has been extended for 180 days with effect from April 24, 2021. Bharati Pravin Pawar, minister of state stated that necessary steps are being taken for the health and security of the medical officers during Covid-19.
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An 11-year-old boy from Haryana has succumbed to bird flu on July 20 at AIIMS, Delhi. This is reported to be the first case of the H5N1 virus, also known as “avian influenza” or “blue flu.” The staff who was in contact with the patient has been hospitalized with pneumonia and leukemia. Besides, the Centre has confirmed flu in poultry in Haryana, Delhi, Maharashtra, and others.
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