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Only 221 dengue patients admitted in hospital, says Delhi govt
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The dengue situation in the national capital is under control with only 221 patients admitted in hospitals, the Delhi government said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid outbreak in China leads to closure of schools, tourist sites
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) An outbreak of Covid-19 in China has led to swift restrictions being imposed in multiple Chinese provinces over the last week, the BBC reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Telangana Guv hails scientists, doctors on vax milestone
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Telangana Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday lauded the efforts of the scientists, doctors, healthcare workers and all the frontline warriors for their efforts in enabling the country achieve the milestone of administering 100 crore vaccine doses.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Delhi logs 22 fresh Covid cases, infection rate 0.05%
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The national capital reported 22 fresh cases of Covid on Thursday, taking its tally to 14,39,488, and no further fatality in the last 24 hours, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi Health Department.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
82% eligible population received at least one dose of vaccine (Ld correcting first para)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) As many as 82 per cent of the eligible population has already received one dose of the Covid vaccine and 39 per cent has received both doses, as per the IANS-CVoter Vaccine Tracker.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Africa's Covid cases surpass 8.45 million
Addis Ababa, Oct 21 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 8,450,464 as of Thursday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Vaccine naysayers came down from 12.8% to 2% in 6 months
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Vaccine naysayers reduced from 12.8 per cent in May 2021 to just 2 per cent in October 2021, as per the IANS-CVoter Vaccine Tracker.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
82% eligible population received at least one dose of vaccine
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) As many as 2 per cent of the eligible population has already received one dose of the Covid vaccine and 39 per cent has received both doses, as per the IANS-CVoter Vaccine Tracker.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
India most pro-vaccine country in the world
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India is the most pro-vaccine country in the world as 98 per cent of its eligible population want to get vaccinated against Covid-19, as per the IANS-CVoter Vaccine Tracker.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Indonesia reports 633 new Covid cases; 43 deaths
Jakarta, Oct 21 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 633 within a day to 4,237,834, with the death toll adding by 43 to 143,120, the country's Health Ministry said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Worst is not yet over, 100 cr vaccinations is a safety net: VK Paul
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) "The worst is not over yet. We have created a safety net of 100 cr vaccinations but those who have not been vaccinated yet should come forward to get the vaccine to complete this safety net", said V.K. Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, in an exclusive interview with IANS. He said that talks with WHO for Covaxin EUL approval are in the final stage.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Arthritis could be more common in girls than in boys: Experts
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) While arthritis is not uncommon in children as everyone thinks, it affects girls more than boys, health experts said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
100cr vax milestone: 100 monuments lit in Indian flag colours
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) under the Ministry of Culture is illuminating 100 monuments in the colours of Indian flag across the country to celebrate the landmark milestone of hundred crore vaccination.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Kerala sees fluctuations in daily Covid tally continue
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21 (IANS) New daily Covid cases in Kerala continue to fluctuate as on Thursday, 8,733 turn positive after 86,303 samples were sent for testing in the past 24 hours, while the test positivity rate was 10.11 per cent, said a statement from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Obesity, diabetes driving hidden pandemic of fatty liver disease
New York, Oct 21 (IANS) People with advanced liver scarring caused by obesity, diabetes and related disorders are dying of liver disease, finds a study.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
IndiGo transports 67.9% of total vaccines in India
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Airline major IndiGo on Thursday said it has transported 67.9 crore doses, or 67.9 per cent of total vaccines, in India.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
100 cr vax is Diwali of Atmanirbhar Bharat: Mandaviya
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) After India achieved 100 crore vaccination against Covid, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said it is Diwali for Atmanirbhar Bharat. He said, the country was able to achieve this landmark because of the firm determination of PM Modi.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Proud to contribute to 1 bn vaccinations: Bharat Biotech
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin maker Bharat Biotech on Thursday said it was proud to contribute to India reaching the one billion-mark of Covid vaccinations.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Gurugram hospital removes world's largest chest tumour at 13.85 kgs
Gurugram, Oct 21 (IANS) A team of doctors at Fortis Memorial Research Institute successfully removed the world's largest chest tumour weighing 13.85 kgs from the chest of a 25-year-old male patient.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Haryana,Health/Medicine
India's 100 cr Covid vax is historic & proud moment: Shah
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday congratulated the nation for achieving the milestone of vaccinating over 100 crore people with the Covid-19 vaccine under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Experts hail India's 100 Cr Covid vax milestone
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India on Thursday achieved a milestone of vaccinating 100 crore people against Covid-19, 279 days after inoculating the very first health worker.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
BYJU's extend employee health cover to parents, siblings, in-laws
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) Edtech company BYJU'S on Thursday introduced an enhanced and tailor-made health insurance policy for its employees that covers and further scales up focus on their physical and psychological well-being.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Health/Medicine
Let's give govt credit: Tharoor on 100 cr vaccination
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) After India on Thursday achieved a major milestone of 100 crore vaccination, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that the credit should be given to the government and this is a matter of pride for the entire country.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
California variant of Covid now in Pakistan
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistan health authorities have announced that another variant of the deadly Covid virus had managed to reach Pakistan, Dawn reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine
India logs 18,454 new Covid cases, recovery rate maintained at 98.15%
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India reported 18,454 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday, and 160 deaths in the last 24 hours, even as the recovery rate continues to be 98.15 per cent as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India achieves major milestone of 'one billion' vaccinations
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India on Thursday achieved the major milestone of 100 crore vaccination-mark, nine months after the nationwide inoculation programme was started to protect the people against Covid-19.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
TN to organise mega vaccine camp on Saturday for second dose
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu health department will organise sixth mega Covid vaccination drive for the second jab on October 23, Saturday. This, after the poor percentage of the second dose, as the state has till Wednesday administered second dose only to 26 per cent of its population and is lagging behind other South Indian states like Kerala (33 per cent), Karnataka (33 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (36 per cent) and Telangana (28 per cent). It is also behind the national average which is at 29 per cent.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Australia hits 70% Covid vaccination target
Canberra, Oct 21 (IANS) Australia's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has hit a major milestone, with 70 per cent of the adult population fully inoculated against the virus, Minister of Health Greg Hunt said.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
WH unveils plan to roll out Covid vax for kids aged 5-11
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) The White House has unveiled a plan to roll out Covid-19 vaccines for children aged from five to 11, pending the jab's approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
2021-10-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
First blood mismatch kidney transplant in UP's RMLIMS
Lucknow, Oct 21 (IANS) The Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) in Lucknow has successfully performed its first ABO incompatible (mismatched blood group) kidney transplant, becoming the second medical education institute in the state capital, after SGPGIMS, to perform such a procedure.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 241.9 mn
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) The global coronavirus caseload has topped 241.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.92 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.69 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US approves new booster of Covid vaccines, 'mix and match' dose
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised Covid-19 booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, and approved "mix and match" booster dose for currently available approved Covid-19 vaccines.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Govt to release song to celebrate 100cr vaccination mark
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) As India is set to achieve the target of 100 crore vaccination dose, the Health Ministry has planned several events to mark the occasion. The milestone is expected to be achieved on Thursday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Insurance scheme for health care workers extended for 180 days
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday extended the 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Care Workers Fighting Covid-19' for a period of further 180 days. The current period of the insurance policy is ending on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
'Lockdown impact was more severe in urban areas during 1st Covid wave'
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) During the first wave of the pandemic, the impact of the lockdown was more severe in urban than in rural areas, said a Unicef study here on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
India issues revised travel advisory, negative RT-PCR Report must
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India on Wednesday issued a revised travel advisory for international visitors, making a negative RT-PCR test report must for all.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Kerala sees Covid cases rise again, tally goes up to 11,150
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) Kerala on Wednesday recorded a rise in new Covid cases, at 11,150, after 94,151 samples were tested in the past 24 hours and the test positivity rate also went up to touch 11.84 per cent, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
US doctors perform first-ever pig kidney transplant in human patient
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) In a first, doctors at NYU Langone Health in New York temporarily transplanted a pig's kidney onto a human, a 'significant step' toward animal-to-human organ transplants, the media reported.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Goa completes 72% coverage of second Covid jab: CM
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Goa has completed nearly 72 per cent coverage of the second Covid vaccination dose, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Toll free UPSC helpline number for reserved categories candidates
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) With an aim to assist the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD), the Union Public Service Commission on Wednesday opened a toll free helpline number.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Cautious about Covid spread in Goa during IFFI by foreign delegates'
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) The organisers of the country's biggest government-organised film festival, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) are concerned about Covid-19 infections being spread in the state through foreign delegates.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Delhi reports 25 new Covid cases; no death
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The national capital on Wednesday reported 25 new Covid-19 cases, taking the overall caseload to 14,39,466, the Delhi Health Department said.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India doesn't need Covid booster dose immediately: Experts
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) As India is set to reach the milestone of vaccinating 100 crore people, the country is currently focused on providing both the doses to all of its adult population and the need for a third or a booster dose does not appear to be an "immediate" one, health experts said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
B'desh receives new batch of China-aided Covid vaccines
Dhaka, Oct 20 (IANS) Bangladesh has received another batch of China-aided Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines to boost the Asian country's vaccination drive.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine
Modi to inaugurate Vishram Sadan at NCI in AIIMS' Jhajjar campus
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday will virtually inaugurate the Infosys Foundation Vishram Sadan at National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the Jhajjar campus of AIIMS-Delhi, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indigenous knowledge from Guj farmer used for treating mastitis
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Utilising the indigenous knowledge system shared by a farmer from Gujarat, a poly-herbal and cost-effective medicine has been developed to treat mastitis, an infectious disease of dairy cattle.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
PGIMER conducts 58 abstracts pertaining to Covid research
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Fifty-eight abstracts pertaining to research in Covid-19 were conducted in the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
UK, Israel seeing rise in Delta plus Covid variant
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The UK and Israel are witnessing a surge in Covid-19 infections due to a new descendant of the Delta variant AY.4.2, also called the "Delta Plus" variant.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Sri Lanka extends inter-province travel ban amid Covid spread
Colombo, Oct 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities on Wednesday extended an inter-province travel ban till October 31 to prevent further spread of the Covid pandemic.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Politics
Centre aims to vaccinate entire adult population by 2021-end: Minister
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Central government has set a target of vaccinating the entire adult population of the country by the end of 2021, said Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, here on Wednesday. More than 99 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the country so far, the Minister added.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine