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Haryana CM opens two Covid care hospitals
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday inaugurated a 500-bed Chaudhary Devi Lal Sanjivani Hospital in Hisar and an Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) 500-bed Covid Care hospital in Panipat district.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
3 held for selling Remdesivir at higher price in Chennai
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) A police team led by Adyar Deputy Commissioner arrested three persons for selling Remdesivir vials at higher price than its Maximum Retail Price (MRP) from Indira Nagar area here.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Explore possibility of Sputnik V procurement: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Amid continued shortage of Covid vaccine, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday directed Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan to explore the possibility of procurement of Sputnik V for the immunisation of the 18-44 age group.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Covid deaths in Canada linked to dementia, Alzheimer's: Report
Toronto, May 16 (IANS) Dementia and Alzheimer's disease were the most common medical conditions linked with all Covid-19 deaths reported in 2020 in Canada, the media reported.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Roads deserted on Bengal lockdown's first day as police keep vigil
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) Police in West Bengal were on the alert on the first day of the statewide lockdown on Sunday and actively enforcing the bar on any unauthorised movement. While there were some breaches of the restrictions, the streets in Kolkata and around the state were largely deserted.
2021-05-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Maha NGOs create 'jab awareness' among reluctant tribals
Nagpur (Maharashtra), May 16 (IANS) Concerned by the sheer resistance among tribals for the Covid-19 vaccine jabs, a group of NGOs and leading personalities in Maharashtra have launched an awareness drive among the forest folks for the life-saver jabs.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab extends Covid restrictions till May 31
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) With Punjab continuing to report high Covid positivity, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday ordered extension of all the existing restrictions up to May 31, with directions for strict enforcement of all curbs.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana in better position compared to other states, says KTR
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) Telangana is in a better position compared to other states when it comes to the availability of oxygen and medicines, state Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Over 20 cr vaccine doses given to states/UTs free of cost: Centre
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Over 20 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states/UTs free of cost by the Centre so far and more than 1.84 crore doses are still available with them to administer to people, an official statement said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Corona curfew' extended in Bhopal till May 24
Bhopal, May 16 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to extend the 'Corona curfew' in Bhopal till May 24. This is one of the precautionary measures taken by the state government to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection. Earlier, the curfew in Bhopal was in force till May 17.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Over a fourth of EU adults 'unlikely' to get Covid vaccinations: Survey
Brussels, May 16 (IANS) More than a quarter of adults (27 per cent) in the European Union (EU) are "very unlikely" to get themselves vaccinated against Covid-19, according to a large survey of 47,000 people, media reports said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Haryana extends lockdown till May 24
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) The Haryana government on Sunday announced to extend the statewide lockdown till May 24 to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Home Minister Anil Vij said.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Remdesivir allocated till May 23 to States/UTs: Gowda
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has made adequate allocation of Remdesivir injection till May 23 for the treatment of Covid patients, it said.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Women offer prayers to 'Corona Mai' in UP villages
Varanasi/Kushinagar (UP), May 16 (IANS) Women in the villages of Varanasi and Kushinagar have now deified the Coronavirus and have started worshipping 'Corona Mai' to lessen her fury and save people from dying.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Police use drones for surveillance in Trichy
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) The Trichy district police have deployed drones for surveillance on whether people are coming out of their homes during the lockdown period. The drones will be in action in five divisions of Trichy district including, Lalgudi, Jeeyapuram, Musiri, Mannaparai and Thiruverumbur.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Yogi announces free post-Covid treatment
Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has announced that the treatment of post-Covid patients will be free in the state.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Arrest me too, Rahul tweets poster criticising Modi
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Amid reports of people being arrested for putting posters against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has dared the government to arrest him.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
WHO asks rich countries to delay child vax, donate jabs
London, May 16 (IANS) Rich nations must delay their plans to vaccinate their children and teenagers against Covid-19 and instead donate the jabs to low-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Naval Dockyard Vizag repairs two oxygen plants in Andhra
Visakhapatnam, May 16 (IANS) Experts from Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam have achieved a major breakthrough in repairing two major oxygen plants at Nellore and Srikalahasthi in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
PM dials UP, Chhattisgarh, Raj, Puducherry CMs on Covid
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to the Chief Ministers of four states including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over Covid-19 management measures and vaccination drive.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
TN allows Chinese Covid vaccine makers to bid unlike Mumbai
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government's global tender for 3.5 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine does not restrict Chinese vaccine makers from bidding, said an official.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Lockdown extended till May 24 in Delhi: Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Delhi government has extended lockdown period for one more week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vaccination among senior citizens showing good effects in Bengal
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) The major drive to vaccinate the aged people between the age group of 61 years and above is showing a positive effect on the health of the senior citizens of West Bengal. The fatality rate among the aged people have come down considerably in the last two months and the state government is hopeful that they will be able to protect the senior citizens from the deadly Covid-19 in the next six months.
2021-05-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
How to encourage people with Covid-19 vax hesitancy
London, May 16 (IANS) You can't be sure, even if you're relatively young and fit, that you won't get seriously ill or struggle with long-term Covid-related problems. This could be the most effective way to strongly encourage vaccine-hesitant individuals, say researchers.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Covid cases drastically down in Italy
Rome, May 16 (IANS) Coronavirus cases across all age groups in Italy fell by 80 per cent after the first five weeks of vaccine rollout, the country's National Institute of Health (ISS) and the Ministry of Health said in a joint statement.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
India records 3.11 lakh new Covid cases, 4,077 deaths
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Witnessing a decline in the last 24 hours, India on Sunday reported 3,11,170 new Covid-19 cases, and 4,077 fatalities, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Chidambaram questions govt on fall in daily vax jabs
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday questioned the Narendra Modi government on the decline in the numbers of daily vaccination while taking a jibe at Health Minister Harsh Vardhan over the shortage of vaccines.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Second consignment of Sputnik V vaccines lands in Hyd
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) The second consignment of the Sputnik V vaccine landed in Hyderabad on Sunday. A special cargo flight carrying 60,000 doses landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Congress MP Rajeev Satav loses battle to Covid
Pune, May 16 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member from Maharashtra, Rajiv Satav, passed away in a hospital here after a 23-day long battle with Covid-19, party officials said here on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
First Oxygen express train reaches Kerala
Kochi, May 16 (IANS) The first oxygen express train to Kerala reached Vallarpadam terminal in Kochi at 3.30 a.m. on Sunday. A total of 118 Metric Tonnes of Oxygen was delivered.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
UP extends 18+ vaccination drive to 5 more districts
Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) While many states have curtailed the vaccination in the 18-44 years' age group, citing lack of vaccines, the Uttar Pradesh government is preparing to expand the drive in this age group from Monday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Uncontrolled diabetes major cause of Black Fungus: Experts
Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) Uncontrolled diabetes is emerging as a major factor in acquiring black fungus infection or mucormycosis, which is surfacing in Covid-19 patients after recovery and is leading to further complications
2021-05-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Yogi's oxygen policy to generate jobs as well
Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government's UP Oxygen Production Promotion Policy, 2021, is designed to augment production of medical and industrial oxygen, and generate jobs as well.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
China reports 4 new locally-transmitted Covid cases
Beijing, May 16 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has reported four new locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases in Liaoning province, the National Health Commission said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 162.1mn
Washington, May 16 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 162.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.36 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Myanmar records 24 new Covid-19 cases
Yangon, May 16 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 infections rose to 143,059 after 24 new cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours, according to a statement from the Health and Sports Ministry on Saturday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Myanmar,Health/Medicine,Politics
France hits target of 20mn first Covid-19 vaccinations: PM
Paris, May 16 (IANS) France has administered the first doses of Covid-19 vaccines to 20 million people, reaching its target days ahead of the reopening of catering businesses and cultural venues, French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Saturday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine,Politics
Thailand to ease restrictions on restaurant dine-in services
Bangkok, May 16 (IANS) Thailand decided on Saturday to allow restaurants in the capital Bangkok to resume dine-in services, but with a limited serving capacity and operating hours.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Russia records 8,790 new Covid-19 cases
Moscow, May 16 (IANS) Russia confirmed 8,790 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 4,931,691, the official monitoring and response center said Saturday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Karnataka registers 41,664 positive cases, 349 deaths
Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) With the pandemic wave continuing to swarm the state, 41,664 cases were registered in a day across Karnataka including 13,402 cases in Bengaluru, while 349 succumbing to this deadly virus, said the health bulletin on Saturday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Belarus reports 1,363 new Covid-19 cases
Minsk, May 16 (IANS) Belarus reported 1,363 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking its total to 374,714, according to the country's health ministry.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Belarus,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bangladesh sees significant drop in Covid-19 cases
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) Bangladesh recorded 22 deaths from Covid-19 infection on Saturday, the lowest daily death toll since March.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Politics
K'taka to utilise DMF's fund to purchase cryogenic tankers, oximeters
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) Karnataka on Saturday decided to utilise the District Mineral Foundation's (DMF) fund to purchase 10 each oxygen tankers, 1,000 oxygen concentrators, pulse-oximeters, emergency medical needs and set up oxygen plants to tide over the second Covid wave crisis.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
2 Oxygen Express trains reach Karnataka with 240 tonnes of LMO
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) The second and third Oxygen Express trains, carrying 120 MT liquid medical oxygen (LMO) each from Odisha and Jharkhand, respectively, chugged into the Whitefield railway station in the city's eastern suburb on Saturday, an official said.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Curfew timing advanced to 12 noon in Assam amid Covid spike
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) To check the alarming rise in the number of Covid cases, the Assam government on Saturday advanced the curfew timings across the state from 2 pm to 12 noon besides imposing various other restrictions, including limited movement of people and private vehicles, officials said.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Maha: Covid cases drop; death toll crosses 80K with 960 fatalities
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Although the number of new Covid cases dropped in Maharashtra on Saturday, the states fatalities zoomed past the 80,000-level, with a corresponding rise in the recovery rate, health officials said here.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
India will have 51.6 crore vaccine doses by end of July: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that India will have 51.6 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses by July end including the 18 crore doses already administered.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Week after lockdown, Kerala reports high Covid figures at 32,680
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) A week after the enforcement of lockdown in Kerala, there seems to be little respite when it comes to fresh Covid cases in the southern state, as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that 32,680 people turned positive out of the 1,22,628 samples tested in the past 24 hours.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Recovered Covid patient spends Rs 3.6K for 4 km ride back home in TN
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Due to the lockdown, recovered Covid patients are finding it tough to reach their homes, as the call taxis and auto rickshaws are not plying on the streets citing police threat, said the son of a recovered patient.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
'Delhi receives Covishield doses for 45+, no Covaxin stock for 18-44'
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Delhi government on Saturday said that the national capital has received 1,73,760 more doses of Covishield vaccine for those aged above 45 and healthcare workers, which would last for six more days, but it has completely run out of Covaxin for the 18-44 age group.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine