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This is what the Centre said about celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali & Eid amid the COVID-19 pandemic

With the threat of a surge in COVID-19 infections and deaths looming large, the Union health ministry has urged citizens to celebrate the upcoming festivals of Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and Eid at home without gathering in large numbers. Notably, the request from the Centre comes as fresh COVID-19 cases driven by the Delta variant of...

Gujarat’s Mansukh Mandaviya to lead India’s battle against COVID-19

BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat, Mansukh Mandaviya, has been entrusted with the health ministry in the new Cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The development comes with the resignation of Dr Harsh Vardhan ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday. Mandaviya’s elevation in the Union Cabinet from a minister of state for chemicals and...

Revised guidelines for Covid-19 treatment in India: Ivermectin, Doxycycline removed

All drugs, including zinc and multivitamin supplements, hydroxychloroquine dropped from Covid-19 treatment prescribed by health ministry; only the ones for fever and cold retained; HRCT only in cases of worsening symptoms New Delhi: Most of the medicines that were being prescribed by doctors across the country for management of mild and asymptomatic cases of coronavirus...

Around 20 per cent COVID-19 patients have recovered in India: Health Ministry

At a time when the COVID-19 curve in India is getting steeper with every passing day, the Union Health Ministry gave a glimmer of hope on Thursday when they announced that around 20 per cent coronavirus patients have recovered so far in the country. Addressing a press conference on Thursday, joint secretary of the Union...

Congress leader points out huge difference in COVID-19 tally of states, Centre & ICMR

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday pointed out the huge difference between the number of positive coronavirus cases put out by different states, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Union Health Ministry. “Usually, states’ total is the highest, followed by ICMR number, followed by the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s number....

Coronavirus cases in India touch 43

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India touched 43 on Monday after a 3-year-old child from Kerala who returned from Italy and a 63-year-old woman in Jammu who returned from Iran tested positive for the virus. Apart from these two, the tally of 4 confirmed cases on Monday include one from the national...