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Can you catch Covid-19 from delivered packages?

While infection from touching surfaces of boxes or bubble wraps couriered by an infected logistics centre worker would be concerning, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said transmission in this manner was unlikely.But health authorities and infectious disease experts have not ruled out the possibility of infection if a person touches their eyes, nose or mouth after contact with a contaminated package.

Max completes healthcare merger with Radiant Life

“Max India shall stand dissolved effective today,” Max Healthcare said in a statement on Monday, adding that amalgamation and demergers as per the sanctioned scheme have been successfully completed.

How Covid-19 frontline workers are cooling off

With coronavirus spreading across the globe, hospitals everywhere have been overwhelmed by the sheer amount of people coming in, and with COVID-19 proving fatal in many cases, healthcare workers have been swamped trying to save lives.

Physical distancing, masks, eye protection may help prevent COVID-19: Lancet study

The systematic review of existing evidence was commissioned by the World Health Organization, the researchers said.

Made-in-India health gear makes me feel optimistic: PM

“The initial gains make me optimistic,” Modi said referring to Make-in-India initiatives in the healthcare sector in his address to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), virtually inaugurating its silver-jubilee celebrations from Delhi.

'Have adequate facilities, but we are ramping up hospital capacity by 40%'

CK Mishra, chairman of the empowered group on hospital availability, disease surveillance, testing and critical care, said India’s Covid-19 count will plateau with people’s effort to cut down transmission.

Bihar to give 2.5 million HCQ tablets

The ICMR has been pushing for the use of HCQ to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection among frontline workers and, last month, it expanded the scope of the antimalarial medicine’s use.

India should now shift focus from number of cases to mortality curve: Experts

The number of new Covid-19 cases is still rising though rate of recovery has improved to 47 per cent, from 42 per cent a week ago. Leading virologists and epidemiologists say lockdown fatigue is setting in, and that is why the new solution to deal with the crisis should be sustainable.

US exit may hit WHO’s India work

​The US is the largest donor to the WHO with a contribution of $400 million in 2018-19. WHO India’s country budget was reported to be a little above $100 million. An official aware of the development of WHO India office said there would be a short-term impact on the finances of the country office.

Most private labs in Karnataka yet to ramp up Covid-19 testing

Of the 62 laboratories in Karnataka, 28 are private. The state has tested 2.8 lakh samples as of May 30 and the data shows that just 1/8th of these samples were tested by private labs.

Experts see community spread of COVID-19 in India

Experts see community spread of COVID-19 in India

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian government has insisted that there is no community spread. But epidemiologists, public health practitioners and experts in preventive and social medicine have issued a joint statement that “community transmission is already well-established across large sections or sub-populations in the country”.

PM Modi says advancements nations make in health sector will matter more than ever

PM Modi says advancements nations make in health sector will matter more than ever

Addressing an event at the Rajiv Gandhi Health University in Bengaluru via video conference, he sought a discussion on whether new models can be conceived that make telemedicine popular on a larger scale.

Covid, non-Covid trash! Fast-filling yellow bins keep medi-waste handlers on their toes

Covid, non-Covid trash! Fast-filling yellow bins keep medi-waste handlers on their toes

Corporate and government offices, which are resuming operations after the two-month lockdown, have been advised by various state-level Pollution Control Boards to take the help of bio-medical waste handlers to dispose-off “disinfectant consumables” and anti-Covid safety gears used by their employees while on duty. This may add to the workload of medi-waste handlers.

Excellent job by India in reducing COVID-19 related deaths by clamping lockdown: Indian-American doc

Excellent job by India in reducing COVID-19 related deaths by clamping lockdown: Indian-American doc

India currently has over 1,82,00 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 5,164 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry. According to the World Health Organisation's COVD-19 tracker, India is the seventh-most affected nation in terms of coronavirus cases after the US, Brazil, Russia, UK, Spain and Italy.

Four or more dosage of HCQ showed significant decline of COVID-19 among healthcare workers: ICMR study

Four or more dosage of HCQ showed significant decline of COVID-19 among healthcare workers: ICMR study

As healthcare workers deputed in the treatment of coronavirus patients are at the higher risk of contracting virus, a pivotal study done by India's apex medical research body has revealed a significant reduction (>80 per cent) in the odds of COVID19 infection in the HCWs was identified with the intake of six or more doses of HCQ prophylaxis.

'Enhance testing capacity and get states to ease process of registering phlebotomists'

'Enhance testing capacity and get states to ease process of registering phlebotomists'

A governmental panel dealing with Covid-19 testing and surveillance has asked the health ministry to enhance testing capacity and get state governments to ease the process of registering phlebotomists.

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