Monday, March 01, 2021

Health

Third round of Covid-19 vaccination to commence from March 1

CHANDIGARH: The third round of Covid-19 vaccination is set to commence across Punjab from March 1, informed Health Minister Mr Balbir Singh Sidhu here today.

MRI and CT Scan Facility to be provided at District Hospitals Soon on Subsidised Rates: Balbir Singh Sidhu

GHANAUR(Patiala): Punjab Helath Minister, Balbir Singh Sidhu while kickstarting upgradation work of Community Health Center Ghanaur in Patiala district, today, said that the existing capacity of 30 beds of the hospital would be enhanced to 50 after completion of renovation and upgradation work worth Rs 10 crore.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine on track for US emergency approval

NEW YORK: US regulators are working "rapidly" to finalise emergency use authorisation for a Johnson & Johnson vaccine which is on track to become America's third shot against the coronavirus pandemic which has killed 509,000 people in the last 12 months alone - the country's deadliest year.

Covid-19 Vaccination will administer to people above 60 years of age & aged between 45 years to 60 years have co-morbidities: Balbir Singh Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: With the prioritization as guided by the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC), the next phase of vaccination is due for citizens of age appropriate categories, including initially the people above 60 years of age and those aged from 45 years to 60 years and have the co-morbidities.

Global Covid cases top 112.9 mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON: The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 112.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.50 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

WHO experts warn health risk of 'post-Covid' symptoms

COPENHAGEN: As Covid-19 transmission rates seemingly decline across the European Region, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge expressed health concerns over "long-Covid" or "post-Covid" symptoms at a virtual press conference on Thursday.

SAFU issues 77 show cause notices to 63 hospitals for not following guidelines of AB-SSBY

CHANDIGARH:Acting on the reports and complaints of discrepancies regarding the implementation of AB-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna (SSBY), the State Anti Fraud Unit have issued 77 show-cause Notices to 63 erring Hospitals.

Global Covid cases top 112.5 mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON: The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 112.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.49 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Man lynched in UP over guava plucking

RAMPUR(Uttar Pradesh):A man was allegedly beaten to death by his neighbours after he stopped them from plucking guavas from the tree inside his house.

UK reports another 9,938 coronavirus cases, 442 deaths

LONDON: Another 9,938 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,144,577, according to official figures released Wednesday.

US on cusp of third vaccine, FDA says Johnson & Johnson shot safe and effective

NEW YORK: The US is on the cusp of getting a third vaccine against Covid-19. The US Food and Drug Administration today delivered a strong endorsement of Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine and set the stage for a final decision on February 26.

France's daily Covid-19 infections hit three-month high

PARIS: France on Wednesday confirmed 31,519 new Covid-19 cases, the biggest one-day jump since mid-November last year, as very worrying situation in some departments forced the authorities to impose partial lockdown to fight the virus resurgence.

Canada: Variant cases surge as overall Covid-19 numbers drop

OTTAWA:Canada detected 868 Covid-19 variant cases as of Tuesday, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada on Wednesday.
Out of the 868 cases, 827 were B.1.1.7 variants, 40 B.1.351 variants and one P.1. All provinces in the country have detected cases of variants of concern, the Xinhua news agency reported.

New Covid cases dip to 334 in Karnataka

BENGALURU: Maintaining a steady trend, new Covid cases dipped to 334 in a day across Karnataka, while 313 patients recovered, said the state health bulletin on Wednesday.

Pathankot Tops in Punjab by covering highest number of families under AB-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna: Amit Kumar

CHANDIGARH: To extend the secondary and tertiary healthcare services under ‘AB-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna’, the process of generating e-cards is in full swing in all districts in which District Pathankot has topped in Punjab by covering the highest number of eligible families. It was disclosed here today in press communiqué by CEO, State Health Agency, Mr. Amit Kumar.

Common cadre of Punjab Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education and Research depts to be bifurcated

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave approval to the bifurcation of the common cadre of the departments of Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education & Research.

Delhi to make Covid reports 'must' for 5 states

NEW DELHI: With reports of a new Covid surge in several states, the Delhi Government is likely to make mandatory a negative test report from Friday for those travelling in from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, sources said.

1st Covid vaccines shipment in S.Korea a step towards normalcy'

SEOUL: South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Wednesday said that the first shipment of the Covid-19 vaccines in the country marks the beginning of the long-awaited return to everyday life prior to the pandemic.

Telangana stops issuing daily Covid bulletin

HYDERABAD: At a time when spurt in Covid-19 cases in some states, including Maharashtra have raised fears of a second wave, Telangana has stopped issuing daily media bulletins on the pandemic.

Delhi to make Covid reports 'must' for travellers from 5 states

NEW DELHI: With reports of a new Covid surge in several states, the Delhi Government is likely to make mandatory a negative test report from Friday for those travelling in from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, sources said.

Global Covid cases top 112 mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON: The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 112 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.48 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Covid-19 death toll tops 20,000 in Romania

BUCHAREST: The number of coronavirus-related fatalities in Romania reached 20,013 on Tuesday after a further 119 patients died in the past 24 hours, the latest official data showed.

Americans less afraid of dying from Covid-19: Survey

CHICAGO: In an ongoing panel survey conducted by Northwestern University (NU) and the Ohio State University, researchers find Americans significantly less concerned they could die of Covid-19, while their overall perceived likelihood of contracting the virus remained relatively consistent from December through February.

UK records another 8,489 coronavirus cases, 548 deaths

LONDON: Another 8,489 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,134,639, according to official figures released Tuesday.

Senegal kicks off vaccination drive with China's vaccines

DAKAR:Senegal on Tuesday officially began the first phase of Covid-19 vaccination, taking a new step in the crusade against the pandemic.
Senegalese Minister of Health and Social Action Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in front of the press at his ministry, which symbolised the starting point of Senegal's vaccination campaign.

Canadian Covid-19 cases surpass 850,000

OTTAWA:Canada's cumulative Covid-19 cases surpassed 850,000 as of Tuesday noon, with the total hitting 851,231, including 21,747 deaths, according to CTV.

US Houston launches federal Covid-19 vaccination site

HOUSTON: A US federally-supported, state-managed Covid-19 mass vaccination facility was launched in Houston, Texas on Tuesday.
According to officials, the drive-through facility, located in NRG Park in Houston, plans to serve 6,000 people per day, seven days a week. In the first three weeks, it will provide the first doses of vaccine and then transition into second doses in three weeks, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Year after the pandemic hit, Agra limps back to normalcy

AGRA: Almost a year after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country, the Taj city is slowly limping back to normalcy, though the hospitality industry continues to struggle as foreign visitors are not coming due to the suspension of international flights.

New Covid cases remain below 400 in Karnataka

BENGALURU: Allaying fears of sudden surge, new Covid cases remained below 400 for the second consecutive day across Karnataka, said the state health bulletin on Tuesday.

Andhra logs 70 more Covid infections, tally 8.89 lakh

AMARAVATI:ndhra Pradesh reported 70 new Covid infections on Tuesday, raising the state's tally over 8.89 lakh, even as 84 more persons recovered in the past 24 hours.

Depressed and out of work? This therapy may help you

NEW YORK: If depression is making it more difficult for some unemployed people to land a job, one type of therapy may help, research suggests.
The findings indicated that 41 per cent of unemployed or underemployed people undergoing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) found a new job or went from part-to full-time work by the end of the 16-week treatment for depression.

Covid TPR in Kerala still below 6%

THIRUVANANTHPURAM: The Covid test positivity rate (TPR) in Kerala on Tuesday continued to remain under 6 per cent with 4,034 people testing positive after 69,604 samples were sent for testing in the past 24 hours.

J&K sees 94 new Covid cases, 62 recoveries

JAMMU:Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday saw 94 new Covid cases come to light, while 62 patients were discharged from different hospitals after recovery and one patient succumbed during the last 24 hours.

Mexico begins application of Chinese Sinovac vaccine

MEXICO CITY: Mexican health authorities began to vaccinate older adults with a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac, after a shipment of doses arrived on February 20.

India detects over 24K mutations in 7K variants of Covid

NEW DELHI: The genetic diagnostic laboratories in India have detected over 24,000 mutations in the strains of SARS-CoV-2 in the last one year, top officials told IANS on Tuesday.

US Covid deaths top 500,000: Johns Hopkins University

NEW YORK: The US has reached the grim milestone of half a million coronavirus deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

Global Covid cases top 111.7 mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON: The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 111.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.47 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

One week special campaign for generating E-cards under Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna

CHANDIGARH: For issuing e-cards to all the beneficiaries in mission mode under Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna (SSBY) in all the districts of Punjab, the Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Monday launched one week drive from 22nd February to 28th February.

Indonesia logs 10,180 new Covid cases, 202 deaths

JAKARTA: Indonesia has logged 10,180 new Covid cases, taking the country's tally to
1,288,833, while the death toll mounted to 34,691 with 202 fresh fatalities, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

Poor memory, impulsive personality: Traits of extremist mind

LONDON: Extremists have shorter memories and tendencies towards impulsiviness and are also sensation seekers, according to a study by Cambridge researchers in to the psychological "signature" of the extremist mind.

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