Kumbh Mela.

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Karnataka Govt Asks Kumbh Mela Returnees To Isolate Themselves

Karnataka government asks the Kumbh Mela returnees to isolate themselves at home on return. It has asked the pilgrims to get the RT-PCR test and then can carry on with their daily activities only when the test is negative. Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar tweeted requesting the pilgrims to strictly follow the SOPs.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 05:56 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Kumbha Mela, Kumbh 2021, COVID-19 outbreak, karnataka government

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Remdesivir.

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Karnataka Home Minister Warns Strict Action For Creating False Scarcity Of Remdesivir

Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraja Bommai, on April 15, said that strict action will be taken against creating false scarcity of Remdesivir. He said that Health Ministry has already stated that there is no scarcity of the drug in the state and it is being sold at a price much higher than the original. Bommai said the government will keep track of the supply storage and distribution under the Epidemic Act.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 05:06 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Remedesivir, karnataka government, COVID-19 outbreak, corona epidemic

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Mumbai Hospital

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Mumbai: Private Hospitals Ties Up With 5-Star Hotels For COVID Treatment

To tackle the increasing cases of COVID-19 patients in Mumbai, the BMC officials have instructed the hospitals to tie up with hotels to treat patients with mild symptoms. In order to accommodate more patients, the doctors have approved the transfer of patients to hotel who require less medical attention. However, transfer of patients will ensure vacant beds for the patents who need critical care.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 04:45 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: BMC, Mumbai, Covid-19, Maharashtra

Courtesy: NDTV

Sputnik V

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Dr Reddy's Laboratories To Import Russia's COVID-19 Vaccine Sputnik V

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories is expected to receive 250 million doses of Russian vaccine ‘Sputnik V’ between April and June. Reportedly, the supply will be determined by considering the number of doses requested by the Centre and the cold chain mechanism in place to deliver them throughout the country. While, currently, Sputnik is negotiating with the government regarding the price, India will use the Russian Direct Investment Fund for its… read-more

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 11:38 AM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Sputnik-V, Covid-19 Vaccine, India, Russia, RDIF

No Lockdown, No Curfews In The State, Says Telangana Health Director

Evaluating huge surge in COVID-19 cases in Telangana, the Director for Public Health Dr. Srinivas Rao on April 14 made a consequential caution to the state people. He urged people to wear masks and follow COVID-19 protocols. "The situation might get worsened in the next four to six weeks, despite the government’s complete efforts. If the same situation prevails, it would be difficult to accommodate beds (for COVID-19 patients) in the… read-more

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 12:04 AM / by Samanth Lanka

Tags: Telangana, telangana government, Covid-19, Hospitals, Coronavirus, Maharashtra

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Bombay High Court

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Mumbai: HC Denies Mass Prayers At South Mumbai Mosque During Ramadan

The Bombay High Court denied permission to a mosque in Mumbai for conducting mass prayers during Ramadan. Terming the COVID-19 situation “serious and critical” the bench called it impeccable to break the COVID chain. Court said while religious rights are important, ensuring safety of citizens is the paramount importance. Earlier, the petitioner Juma Masjid Mosque Trust had said that mosque's wide campus can accommodate 7,000 people at a time… read-more

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 06:30 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Bombay High Court, Mosque, COVID-19 outbreak, Ramzan

Courtesy: The Economic Times

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

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UP Govt Announces Deployment Of MBBS Students For COVID Assistance

Considering the pressure on doctors due to massive surge in COVID cases, the UP government has decided to deploy fourth and fifth-year MBBS students at hospitals. The decision came after the state government announced the cancelation of MBBS exams amid rising cases of infections. Reportedly, the private labs and hospitals will also be used as COVID facilities to increase the medical infrastructure in the state.

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 05:01 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Uttar Pradesh, Covid-19, MBBS student, Doctors

Courtesy: Zee news

J'khand: COVID Patient Dies At Hospital Gate In Absence Of Medical Aid

In another instance of medical negligence in Jharkhand, Hazaribagh resident Pawan Gupta succumbed to COVID-19 complications in the parking lot of Ranchi's Sadar hospital on April 12. Following his death, Gupta's daughter wailed loud in the hospital screaming, "We kept shouting for a doctor for half-an-hour but no one came." She also lashed out at State Health Minister Banna Gupta, who was on inspection, for visiting the hospital for votes.… read-more

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 02:08 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Ranchi, Hazaribagh, Health Minister, Banna Gupta, COVID-19 Patient

Courtesy: India Today

Several states are facing shortage of vaccines.

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Central Government Approves Foreign-Made Vaccines For Emergency Use

The Indian government has approved the use of foreign vaccines following a huge surge in the COVID-19 cases. The National Expert Committee on Vaccine Administration's chairman, VK Paul said, "We hope and we invite the vaccine makers such as Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and others...as early as possible." However, the aim of this move is to speed up the vaccination drive and help states to tackle pandemic.

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 - 07:23 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Covid-19, Vaccination, SECOND WAVE, Sputnik V

Courtesy: NDTV

WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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WHO Chief Says Pandemic Is 'A Long Way From Over'; Not Enough COVID Vaccines

WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has predicted that pandemic is 'a long way from over' but can be controlled in coming months, following health protocols. Speaking with reporters at Geneva, Ghebreyesus highlighted last week's count, fourth-highest number of cases in a week. Moreover, addressing the medical incongruity causing deaths, he advised to maintain social distancing, hygiene, surveillance, contact tracing to break COVID chain as… read-more

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 - 06:13 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: World Health Organisation, COVID-19 outbreak, CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS, Covid -19, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Courtesy: The Indian Express