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28 Apr 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Coronavirus: 937 dead in India; Delhi cases cross 3,000-mark

On Monday, the total number of coronavirus infections in India crossed 29,000 while the death toll rose to 937.

27 Apr 2020

Delhi High Court

Coronavirus: Faulty Chinese testing-kits recalled; government says no payment made

The central government on Monday clarified that no payment has been made for the faulty rapid antibody testing kits it had procured from China.

25 Apr 2020

West Bengal

West Bengal: 57 COVID-19 patients died; 39 due to co-morbidities

After central teams asked the West Bengal government about the system of declaration of COVID-19 deaths by an auditing committee, the state on Friday admitted that 57 patients had died in the state.

24 Apr 2020


Results of plasma therapy encouraging, says Arvind Kejriwal

In what provides a ray of hope in these gloomy times, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that the plasma therapy trials have yielded "encouraging results" in the fight against coronavirus.

24 Apr 2020


For random testing, Kerala readies a long list of subjects

Kerala, from where India's first coronavirus case was reported, is planning to randomly test people to understand whether community transmission has started.

24 Apr 2020


Coronavirus: 722 dead in India; Maharashtra records highest single-day jump

On Thursday, the death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surged past 700 in India.

23 Apr 2020

South Goa

Coronavirus: India 'flattens the curve'; COVID-19 growth now 'linear'

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday said that India has flattened the curve of the coronavirus outbreak.

22 Apr 2020

South Korea

India procuring Korean rapid-test kits amid questions over Chinese ones

Amid questions over the accuracy of rapid test kits imported from China, India is gearing up to procure new ones from South Korea.

21 Apr 2020


ICMR asks states to temporarily halt rapid testing for coronavirus

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has asked all states to temporarily stop rapid testing, the quick antibody assessment developed to screen patients for the novel coronavirus infection.

16 Apr 2020

Madhya Pradesh

India receives 5 lakh testing kits from 2 Chinese firms

India on Thursday received a total of five lakh rapid testing kits from two different Chinese companies, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

16 Apr 2020

West Bengal

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 426; Rajasthan cases cross 1,000

As the Centre on Wednesday issued guidelines for the extended lockdown in India, the number of coronavirus cases reached 12,400.

14 Apr 2020


India explores 'plasma therapy' for COVID-19: Here's what it means

As the world grapples with the deadly outbreak of COVID-19, India is looking to use a century-old procedure to save patients - convalescent plasma therapy.

13 Apr 2020


Testing kits from China to arrive on April 15: ICMR

The order of rapid testing kits India placed will be delivered from China by April 15, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Monday.

12 Apr 2020

Tamil Nadu

As coronavirus outbreak worsens, delay in arrival of testing kits

The rapid testing kits India had ordered weeks ago are yet to arrive, even as the country aims to ramp up testing in a bid to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

11 Apr 2020

Narendra Modi

Coronavirus: India's total COVID-19 cases cross 7,500; over 250 dead

India on Friday reported over 7,500 cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including 254 deaths, data compiled from state government statistics showed.

10 Apr 2020


Who should be taking Hydroxychloroquine? Here's what the government says

As the use of anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has been a hot topic amid the coronavirus pandemic, the government on Friday reiterated its advisory on the drug.

08 Apr 2020

Narendra Modi

On Hydroxychloroquine, Trump ditches threatening tone, says 'Modi was great'

Hours after he threatened India with retaliation if Hydroxychloroquine, a drug considered important in the battle against coronavirus, is not exported, United States President Donald Trump took a softer tone saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "great".

08 Apr 2020


In 5 days, India's COVID-19 cases doubled to 5,000

In spite of a nationwide lockdown, the highly-contagious novel coronavirus continues to spread across India, sickening more and more people every day.

05 Apr 2020


Coronavirus: India's death toll nears 100-mark; over 3,000 cases reported

In the last 24 hours, the number of cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) jumped by 525, the Ministry of Health confirmed. This is the largest single-day spike in coronavirus cases.

31 Mar 2020


India to begin serological tests for COVID-19 in April

In a bid to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, India is looking to bring a new tool into its arsenal - Serological testing.

27 Mar 2020


In a first, Indian scientists capture image of novel coronavirus

Scientists in Pune have managed to capture the image of the novel coronavirus responsible for the current COVID-19 outbreak.

27 Mar 2020


Soon, India will begin antibody tests to check COVID-19 exposure

As COVID-19 cases continue to grow in India, the government is gearing up to carry out a new antibody test to see if a person had previously been exposed to the novel coronavirus.

24 Mar 2020


#GoodNews: Pune's Mylab approved to make COVID-19 test kits

In a major development, Pune-based molecular diagnostics company Mylab Discovery Solutions has been given the go-ahead to develop testing kits for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

21 Mar 2020


Who should get tested for coronavirus? ICMR revises guidelines

With positive cases of coronavirus surging in the country, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the apex body dealing with COVID-19, issued new testing guidelines late on Friday night.

19 Mar 2020


Coronavirus: Narendra Modi to address nation at 8 pm today

At 8 pm today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on the coronavirus outbreak and steps taken to combat it. The decision to talk to countrymen was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by him yesterday.

16 Mar 2020


What should India do to fight coronavirus

With the coronavirus cases seeing a surge in India, despite the early measures taken by the government, experts feel a pre-emptive lockdown is the only way to deal with the deadly virus that has taken over 6,000 lives worldwide and infected 169,577.

Coronavirus 'not a health emergency' in India; 81 cases reported

The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 81 on Friday, senior government officials said.

12 Mar 2020


All you need to know about coronavirus tests (not exhaustive)

Coronavirus outbreak has been declared a pandemic and leaders across the globe have made containing the damage, their topmost priority.

26 Sep 2019


Amid vaping-related deaths, JUUL CEO Kevin Burns resigns

On Wednesday, JUUL Labs announced that its CEO, Kevin Burns, has decided to step down as the e-cigarette manufacturer faces scrutiny over the recent reports of deaths and illnesses due to vaping.

19 Sep 2019


Explained: What are e-cigarettes and how are conventional cigarettes different?

On Wednesday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the government has banned e-cigarettes, citing health concerns.

26 Jan 2019


Now, scientists producing horny mosquitoes to prevent malaria, Zika, dengue

For centuries, mosquitoes have been troublemakers and the number of people who have died after getting bitten by them is still a mystery.

11 Oct 2018


UNICEF, WHO laud India's polio-free status, says 'all govt-vaccines safe'

In the backdrop of some oral polio vaccine vials being found contaminated with the type-2 poliovirus, the UNICEF and the WHO today reiterated India's status as a polio-free country.

13 Sep 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Report: Alarming increase in cancer, heart disease-related deaths among Indians

According to the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990-2016 published in The Lancet, there has been an alarming increase in the occurrence of heart diseases, strokes, diabetes and cancers in the last 25 years in India.

31 Aug 2018


Brain-dead man's family proposes storing his sperm, AIIMS declines

When a team of AIIMS doctors approached a 22-year-old brain-dead man's family requesting them to donate his organs, they were met with a unique proposition.

#NipahOutbreak: Re-opening of Kozhikode schools, colleges postponed to June 12

Kerala Government has decided to postpone the re-opening of educational institutions in Kozhikode district to June 12, besides deferring all examinations, except those conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

10 May 2018


1 out of every 8 Indian has high blood pressure

Roughly one of every eight Indians suffer from high blood pressure (BP), a 2017 health ministry screening has revealed, an alarming rise from the one in 11 that was found in the 2015-16 National Family Health Survey.

3,292 NGOs, institutes haven't disclosed foreign donations yet: Govt

As many as 3,292 NGOs and institutes, including some top academic centers like JNU, IGNOU, IIT Delhi and Madras, have not disclosed their annual foreign donations and expenditure between 2011-12 and 2016-17, Home Ministry has said.

Indian scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan named WHO's Deputy Director-General

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva has appointed India's Dr. Soumya Swaminathan as the Deputy Director-General for Programmes. She is currently the Director-General of Indian Council of Medical Research.

19 Jun 2017


Rent-a-womb scam: Hyderabad hospital held lowly-paid surrogates captive

A rent-a-womb scam was unearthed at Hyderabad's Sai Kiran Hospital when police found over 40 surrogate mothers confined inside a room.

10 May 2017


In relief for 70mn people, India gets rare diseases registry

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has set up a registry of rare diseases to record information about patients suffering from such illnesses.

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