Monday, May 16, 2022

Health

India may face extreme shortage of trained healthcare professionals: expert

CHANDIGARH: As many as 150 students along with faculty and staff attended a talk to mark International Nurses Day at University Institute of Nursing, Chandigarh University Gharuan on Thursday. Global Chairman Cardiomersion.

India logs marginal dip in Covid cases

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday witnessed a marginal decline in Covid-19 cases with 2,827 fresh infections registered in the past 24 hours, against previous day's 2,897, as per the Union Health Ministry's data.

ADIF becomes party to CCI probe into Apple's app market dominance

NEW DELHI: The Alliance of Digital India Foundation (ADIF) on Wednesday said it is now a party to the ongoing Competition Commission of India (CCI) probe against Apple over alleged abuse of market power in the apps market.

India logs 3,207 Covid cases, 29 deaths in past 24 hrs

NEW DELHI: India reported 3,207 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hrs, a marginal decline against previous day's 3,451, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

India logs 3,805 new Covid cases, 22 deaths

NEW DELHI:India on Saturday reported 3,805 new Covid cases, a considerable rise against the 3,545 infections registered the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said.

Dr.Areet Kaur appointed Director Health Services(Family Welfare)

CHANDIGARH: Dr. Areet Kaur here today joined as the new Director Health Services (Family Welfare), Punjab. She is presently posted as Director National Health Mission, Punjab and took over the additional assignment of DHS(FW ), Punjab.

Nearly 15 mn deaths directly or indirectly linked to Covid: WHO

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that almost 15 million deaths globally were directly or indirectly associated with the Covid-19 pandemic by the end of 2021.

Vaccines still protect against new Covid-19 variants: WHO

GENEVA: Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasised on Wednesday that vaccines are still highly effective against Covid-19, even new variants of the disease emerging in South Africa and the US.

India reports decline with 2,568 new Covid cases

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday reported 2,568 fresh Covid-19 cases, a decline against the 3,157 infections registered previous day, the Union Health Ministry said.

Mithun Chakraborty admitted to hospital with kidney stone, but is now on way to recovery

MUMBAI: Veteran Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty's latest pictures, which surfaced on the Internet, showed him battling ill health. The actor was recently rushed to a Bengaluru hospital following complaints of severe stomach ache, fever and similar symptoms.

India reports 3,157 new cases, positivity rate crosses 1%

NEW DELHI: India on Monday reported 3,157 new Covid-19 cases, a decline from the 3,324 infections registered the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said, adding that the country's daily positivity rate has crossed the 1 per cent mark.

No 4th Covid wave in India, only local spike: ICMR

NEW DELHI: The current spike in the number of daily Covid-19 cases in India cannot be termed as the fourth wave of the pandemic, Samiran Panda, Additional Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), told IANS on Sunday.

Health staff honored for commendable work done by field health workers during Covid-19

GURDASPUR: As per the direction of Civil Surgeon Dr. Vijay Kumar and under the guidance of Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr. Bharat Bhushan, the district level Mass Media Wing and Multipurpose Health Worker Supervisor has been honored with commendation letter for commendable work done.

India reports 3,688 new Covid cases, 50 deaths

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday reported a marginal increase of 3,688 new Covid cases, against the 3,377 infections reported the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said.

40 students of TN college isolated over Covid symptoms after conference

CHENNAI: A private college in Coimbatore has put 40 students in isolation after they showed symptoms of fever and cold.

India reports 3,377 new Covid cases, 60 deaths

NEW DELHI: India on Friday 3,377 new Covid cases, an increase against the 3,303 infections registered the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said.

WHO calls for continued innovation to fight malaria

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for continued innovation and increased investment in fighting malaria.

India logs 2,483 fresh Covid cases, active caseload dips to 15,636

NEW DELHI: India reported 2,483 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, a marginal decline against previous day's 2,541 infections, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

DGP Punjab, two ADGPs among 149 police personnel got Covid-19 vaccination

CHANDIGARH: Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab VK Bhawra was among the 149 Police Personnel, who got himself vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccination booster dose during a special camp organised at Punjab Police Headquarter (PPHQ) here on Friday. Two Additional Director Generals of Police including ADGP Welfare Arpit Shukla and ADGP Security Sharad Satya Chauhan, and AIG Welfare Sukhwant Singh Gill have also got the booster jab.

Another DC player tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of match against Punjab: Report

MUMBAI: After Mitchell Marsh tested positive for Covid-19 on April 18, another Delhi Capitals overseas player has got infected, hours ahead of their match against Punjab Kings at the Brabourne Stadium on Wednesday, says a report in ESPNCricinfo.

Disinfectant that can act as green de-contaminant for Covid developed

NEW DELHI: Researchers have developed a plasma-based disinfectant generated with the help of cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAP) that can act as a green de-contaminant for Covid-19.

State-Level Health Mela Inaugurated by Punjab Health Minister Dr. Vijay Singla

MOHALI: Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Vijay Singla launched the Health Melas across the state here today under the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahautsav' campaign.

Global Covid caseload tops 503.5 mn

WASHINGTON: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 503.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.19 million and vaccinations to over 11.16 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Covid mRNA tech may create first-ever cure for heart attacks

LONDON:  UK scientists may have discovered the world's first cure for heart attacks using the same mRNA technology as Covid vaccines.

Global Covid caseload tops 502.8 mn

WASHINGTON: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 502.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.19 million and vaccinations to over 11.15 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

India logs 796 fresh Covid cases, 19 deaths

NEW DELHI: India recorded 796 Covid cases in the last 24 hours, a marginal decline against 861 infections recorded the previous day, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.

India reports 861 new Covid cases, 6 deaths

NEW DELHI: India reported a marginal decline at 861 Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, and six deaths were also recorded, said the Union health ministry on Monday morning.

Is Covid picking pace in India?

NEW DELHI: Amid a global rise in Covid cases driven by BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron, India is also seeing a slow yet steady rise in the number of infections in several states.

Global Covid caseload tops 497.2 mn

WASHINGTON: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 497.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.17 million and vaccinations to over 11.08 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Ensuring clean environment our prime & collective responsibility: Dr. Vijay Singla

MOHALI: Punjab Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education & Research Minister Dr. Vijay Singla today said that "The impact of diseases is increasing constantly due to contaminated atmosphere and it is prime and collective duty of all of us to ensure clean environment."

Some Amazing Benefits of Triphala That Makes It the Most Powerful Herb

Today, people are getting more inclined towards and prefer natural and authentic plant-based products for treating their ailments. And when talking about Ayurveda, the things that make this tradition and age-old practice recognized are its herbal formulated medicines and a systematic approach treatment that provides effective long-term results without the worry of any side effects. The most valued herb in Ayurvedic text is “Triphala” which is considered as a potent herb.

Covid infection may increase serious blood clot risk up to 6 months: Study

LONDON: People infected with Covid-19 are at an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis -- a blood clot in the leg -- up to three months, pulmonary embolism -- a blood clot in the lung -- up to six months, and a bleeding event up to two months, finds a study.

Global Covid caseload tops 494.8 mn

WASHINGTON: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 494.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.16 million and vaccinations to over 11 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Drive against adulteration: health teams seize 14 quintal more spurious cheese in Mohali, Patiala

CHANDIGARH: In another action against adulteration in food items under the ongoing drive, the Health Teams on Wednesday seized 14 quintals more adulterated food items.

WHO warns against severe air pollution

GENEVA: Almost the entire global population, or 99 per cent, breathes air that exceeds air quality limits set by the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN health agency said in a statement.

Crackdown against adulteration in Punjab, will ensure pure & quality milk & milk products : Dr Vijay Singla

CHANDIGARH: In bid to check aduleteration in milk and milk products, a state-level inspection drive was kickstarted on Saturday, under which the teams collected samples from different places so that pure and quality milk and food products can be made available to people.

Punjab health minister orders to strictly curb misuse of drugs from de-addiction centers

CHANDIGARH: Taking a major step forward to make the state drug-free, the Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education & Research Minister Dr. Vijay Singla, on Thursday, asked the managements of all the drug de-addiction centers to strictly curb the misuse of drugs available in these centers, failing which invite revocation of the licenses of centers and penal action will be taken against the managing staff.

One-third of world's population yet to receive a Covid vax: WHO chief

GENEVA: Even as some high-income countries have rolled out fourth and fifth Covid vaccine doses, one-third of the world's population is yet to receive a single dose, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Covid cases surge in most populous Australian states

SYDNEY:: NEW reported 25,235 new cases on Wednesday, its second highest daily increase in the month of March, the first highest being a result of a backlog of cases earlier in the month, Xinhua news agency reported.

After Covid, 19 per cent spike in TB cases returns to haunt India

NEW DELHI:While the world is still reeling with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, India's fight against tuberculosis (TB) has encountered setbacks after decades of gains.

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