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The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday announced that Covid vaccination should be deferred by three months after recovery from the illness and if infected after the first dose, the second dose should be deferred by three months after clinical recovery from illness.   Accepting the...

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Vaunted as the largest in the world, Indias vaccine programme is being hobbled by supply shortages and an abrupt shift in procurement policy that appears to be without parallel, The Washington Post reported.   The report said as India confronts a devastating Covid outbreak where...

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So far widely being used as most effective therapy to treat Covid patients in India, the government has removed convalescent plasma therapy from the country's clinical management guidelines on Covid-19.   The move comes following suggestion of an expert group which found that the...

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Israel-based researchers have found an online market of fake vaccine and test certificates with over 1,200 vendors in the UK and worldwide on dark web and on instant messaging platforms like WhatsApp, Telegram and Jabber. The vendors on these platforms sell false documents for 25 pound, the...

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In a major decision, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday issued a global tender to acquire 1 crore vaccines, an official said.   The bids were issued after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray cleared a proposal, said BMC Commissioner I.S....

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Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi, Ernakulam and Nagpur are among those top 10 cities in the country which account for 24.44 per cent of total active cases.   Bengaluru with 9.49 per cent active cases is on top among these cities followed by Pune (2.63 per cent), Delhi (2.29 per cent), Ernakulam...

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Eli Lilly announced that it has issued royalty-free, non-exclusive voluntary licenses to Indian pharmaceutical manufacturers of generic medicines, Cipla Ltd., Lupin Ltd. and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., who are collaborating with Lilly to accelerate and expand the availability of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 May 2021
Revising the national hospital admission policy to be more patient centric, the union government on Saturday clarified that a positive test report is not mandatory for admission and for initiating treatment of a patient into a COVID health facility and no patient will be refused services on...

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The Centre has relaxed rules, to allow hospitals and nursing homes accept cash payments in excess of Rs 2 lakh for treatment of Covid patients from April 1 to May 31, 2021.   A notification by the Department of Revenue states that under Section 269 ST of the Income Tax Act, 1961,...

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Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, can turn dangerous if left untreated, doctors said on Friday amid reports of re-emergence of the rare deadly fungal infection among Covid-19 patients across hospitals in Delhi, Pune and Ahmedabad.   The fungal infection is caused by a group of...

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The third wave of Covid is inevitable given the amount of virus circulating in India, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government, K. VijayRaghavan warned on Wednesday.   Addressing the Union Health Ministry press conference, he said: "Third phase is inevitable given the amount of...

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As the second and a more dangerous wave of Covid19 is taking its toll on people and healthcare workers (HCWs) toiling for over a year, an innovative solution, adapted from abroad at a fraction of the cost is helping check the virus during hospital procedures.    Interestingly,...

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At least 90 Covid-19 patients in Maharashtras Raigad district, who were administered Remdesivir doses of a particular brand, developed severe side-effects following which the state government has imposed a temporary suspension on its use here, FDA Minister Rajendra Shingane...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 April 2021
India records 3.86 lakh fresh cases of Covid in past 24 hours 30-04-2021 12:00 India witnessed highest spike of 3,86,452 fresh cases of Covid-19 and 3,498 fatalities due to virus infection in the last 24 hours, according to Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It was the...

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The decision to administer Remdesivir or use any other investigational therapy must be taken by a medical professional and the drug must be administered only in a hospital setting, said the 'Revised guidelines for home isolation of mild/asymptomatic Covid-19 cases' issued by the Union Health...

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Consumer forums have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure equitable distribution and easy accessibility of Covid vaccines across India as the third phase of vaccination drive is to begin from May 1.   The mass inoculation drive, expanded for all adults in the country...

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Registration for the third phase of Covid vaccination for everyone above 18 years will start from 4 p.m. Wednesday.   On April 19, the Union Government announced that everyone above the age of 18 will be eligible to get a vaccine against Covid-19 from May 1.   In the morning,...

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Barely 72 hours before the ambitious phase of vaccination for 18-45 age groups begins from 1st May, the Maharashtra government has started scouting around for getting sufficient quantities of the COVID-19 jabs, officials said here on Tuesday.   Health department principal secretary,...

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Arul Louis (IANS) 27 April 2021
A senior US official has said that the government was diverting its own supply of Covid-19 vaccine-manufacturing materials to India "as the most effective and rapid step" to help it.   The official said that since President Joe Biden's administration did not have the power to force US...

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Arul Louis (IANS) 26 April 2021
In a break from the America First policy, President Joe Biden's administration is "working round the clock" to immediately send India raw material needed for making Covishield and other products needed in the fight against the COVID-19 surge overtaking the nation, according to National...

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