Karnataka to soon have health register of all citizens
This project will be implemented first in Chikkaballapur district on an experimental basis.
Non-COVID-19 health care rules issued in April: Centre to HC
The Union government told the Bombay High Court on Tuesday it had last month laid down detailed guidelines for all states to ensure emergency and critical care health services for patients suffering from non- COVID-19 ailments remain functional during the lockdown.
Community transmission of Covid-19 infection well-established: health experts
Community transmission of the coronavirus infection has been well-established across large sections or sub-populations in the country, a gro...
Health Ministry seeks inclusion of vulnerable groups in social protection schemes
The Health Ministry received representations from civil society organisations and key population representatives, like injecting drug users, the transgender community, female sex workers and HIV/AIDS-affected people, that they are "greatly affected" in terms of livelihood, nutrition and access to shelter and other essential services, officials said Thursday.
Himachal BJP president Rajeev Bindal resigns amid health scam row
In a resignation letter sent to BJP president J P Nadda, Bindal stated that he was tendering his resignation on high moral grounds as some people were dragging the party's name in the alleged corruption case.
Home delivery of essential medicines can be organised in containment zones: Health ministry
In its 'Guidance note on Provision of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) services during and post COVID-19 pandemic' released on Wednesday, the ministry stressed that critical services for women, children and adolescent should be provided irrespective of their COVID-19 status.
Premature to call Sars-Cov-2 less virulent in India: Health experts
“At present, we look at the case fatality ratio (CFR) when we want to gauge virulence. How we fare would depend on the number of tests conducted. At present, India conducts tests largely on symptomatic individuals, barring a few categories.
As Covid-19 rages, Mumbai ramps up health infrastructure
Data released by the state public health department on Sunday on dedicated Covid hospitals showed the city’s oxygen-supported beds and isolation beds have gone up three times, thanks to new ‘jumbo’ makeshift facilities set up in the city’s exhibition grounds. The number of oxygen-supported beds has gone up from 1,413 on May 12 to 4,508 on May 24.
No prasad or touching idols in temples, disposable menus in restaurants, AC temp at 24 degrees: Centre issues guidelines for Unlock 1.0
Religious places, malls, restaurants and hotels outside the containment zones can reopen from June 8.
Ensure unhindered movement of health professionals: Centre to states
“All state governments should ensure that migrant workers do not resort to walking on road and on railway tracks. In case they are found in such condition, they should appropriately be counselled, taken to nearby shelters and provided with food, water, etc. till such time they are facilitated to board the Shramik Special trains or buses to their native places,” home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla said in a letter to all state governments.
Concern over health of police personnel in Maharashtra, Gujarat amid Covid crisis
While shortage of personal protective equipment has made the fight tougher, police personnel have also been finding it arduous to get tested. The two states, however, are now putting more focus on the health of their police forces to prepare them for the long haul. According to the Maharashtra police, as on Friday, 15 men and an officer had succumbed to the disease.
US to ship first batch of 100 ventilators donated to India next week: White House
"The president was happy to announce that the United States would be ready to ship the first tranche of 100 donated ventilators to India next week," the White House said in a readout of the call.
Covid-19 Unlock-1: Health Ministry issues safety guidelines for hotels, malls, workplaces; cinema halls still shut
Union Health Ministry issues safety guidelines as malls, restaurants, and hotels set to open up on June 8 outside containment zones. The gen...
Bihar health secretary transferred as COVID-19 crisis peaks
According to a notification issued by the General Administration Department, the 1990-batch IAS officer has been made to swap posts with 1993-batch officer Uday Singh Kumawat, who is the state's Principal Secretary for Tourism Department.
Tamil Nadu sets package rates for treatment under the CM's health insurance scheme as cases soar in the state
This came as a response from the State government after it was brought to light that a number of private hospitals were allegedly charging patients exorbitant amounts for Covid-19 treatment. As per the government's statement, all linked hospitals can charge up to Rs.5000 per day for asymptomatic patients and those with mild symptoms in the general ward.
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