Delhi Health Budget Down By 1.6% In 2022-2023
During Delhi Budget 2022-23, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said, around Rs 1,900 crore for construction of four new hospitals and revamping 15 hospitals. With these over 16,000 hospital beds will be added, said Sisodia. The Deputy CM also added, "A QR code-based e-health card will be made available to all citizens. An outlay of Rs 70 crore is proposed in the budget for the year 2022-23 for this scheme."
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Courtesy: The Indian Express
Employee Receives Rs 16 crore From Coal India To Treat Daughter's Rare Genetic Disease
An official from South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) said that the company paid Rs 16 crore to its employee. According to reports, the employee's 2-year-old daughter suffers from a rare disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy and requires an injection called Zolgensma worth that amount. The disease affects motor neurons present in the spinal cord progressively leading to muscle weakness. The medicine had to be imported from the United… read-more
Tags: Coal india, health care, Rare Disease, India, Genetic Disorder
New Study Reveals How Cancer Killing Cells Can Be Activated; Report
Researchers identified a specific subset of dendritic cells that have a unique way of activating "T" cells in a human body. According to reports, the "T" cells are responsible for killing the cancer cells in a body. MIT researchers have found a possible way to activate dendritic cells that will cloak themselves on tumor proteins, allowing them to impersonate cancer cells and trigger a strong immune response.
Tags: cancer cells, health care, cancer treatment, new research, United States
Plant-Based Diet Can Help Ease Migraine Symptoms: Study
For patients suffering from persistent migraine headaches, doctors suggested that switching to a plant-based diet rich in dark green leafy vegetables may be beneficial, according to the 'BMJ Case Reports Journal'. Doctors decided to make this recommendation after treating a man who had suffered from severe migraine headaches without aura for over 12 years. Reportedly, his migraines stopped completely after three months, and they haven't… read-more
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Courtesy: Hindustan Times
COVID-19 Pandemic Increases 'Anorexia' In Japan's Youth By 60%
In Japan, a survey released by the National Centre for Child Health and Development showed 258 youths were diagnosed with "Anorexia" in 2020 which is 60% higher than the previous year. Anorexia is an eating disorder. Reportedly, it increased due to the growing anxiety and pressure among the youths amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the government advised the parents and school teachers to pay attention to their children's health.
Tags: anorexia, Japan, children, health care, school children, Health Advisory
PM Modi Unveils 9 Medical Colleges In Uttar Pradesh
Nine Medical institutes were launched in Uttar Pradesh by PM Narendra Modi on October 25. Reportedly, eight medical institutions come under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for "Establishment of new medical colleges attached with district/ referral hospitals". While the one comes under the state government. The scheme intends to address the current geographical imbalance in the distribution of medical colleges, and make better use of the… read-more
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4 Death, 463 Fresh COVID Cases Reported In Mumbai; 4,550 Active Cases
Mumbai has reported 463 fresh COVID-19 cases on October 20, taking the total active cases to 4,550. Besides, the city reported 4 deaths, taking the death toll to 16,192. Reportedly, the number of active cases in the metropolitan city stands at 7,51,957. Further, as many as 40 buildings have been sealed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to avoid virus spread due to the ongoing pandemic.
Tags: Covid-19, Mumbai, India, Coronavirus Pandemic, health care
Courtesy: The Times Of India
Swiggy Grants 2-Day Paid 'Period' Leave To Female Delivery Agents
Swiggy announced that it will provide a two-day paid monthly period leave to its regular female delivery agents, on October 20. The delivery agents can take the said leaves voluntarily in the month. This decision was made to ensure comfort to the female delivery partners. Notably, more than 99% of the females working in the firm are below 45 years of age, and almost 89% of them have a child.
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14,146 New COVID-19 Cases; India Records Lowest Daily Total Since March
Owing to 14,146 fresh COVID cases, India recorded a daily lowest total since March. However, 144 deaths were recorded, taking the new death count to 4,52,124. Besides, Delhi and Mumbai reported 21 and 1,533 fresh cases respectively. Around 11,00,123 tests were done on October 16, whereas, the total tests conducted in the country stand at 59,09,35,381. The next 3 months will be crucial for our country, says the Centre.
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Government Has Big Plans To Celebrate 100 Crore Vaccination Mark: Health Minister
The government is planning to celebrate the extravaganza moment of reaching the 100 crore vaccination mark by making announcements at airports, seaports, railways, bus, and metro stations. The health minister stated that the target is expected to be accomplished by October 18 or 19. Furthermore, he stated that there are plans to activate 80,000 vaccination centers so that more people could come forward and take the vaccination shot.
Tags: health care, COVID 19 VACCINE, Coronavirus Vaccines, India
Courtesy: The Times Of India