Thursday, August 05, 2021

Health

Punjab on Path to Achieve 100 Percent Breastfeeding among Newborns

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government is making continuous effort to provide quality healthcare services to newborn children under Mother & Child Healthcare programme and now, Punjab has improved considerably in terms of initiation of breastfeeding at birth from 30.7 percent as per NFHS-4 data (2015-16) to 81.7 percent as per the latest HMIS (Health Management Information System) data.

India sees jump in Covid infections, logs 42,625 cases in a day

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday took a high jump in daily Covid infections and reported 42,625 new cases across the nation in 24 hours. A total of 562 deaths were reported in the same span of time, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

How fears influence Covid-19 transmission

NEW YORK:Researchers have developed a mathematical model that predicts how infectious disease outbreaks incorporate fear -- both of disease and of vaccines.

Don't let guard down, warn K'taka health experts

BENGALURU: With the warning signs of a third Covid wave showing up in some parts of Karnataka, several districts of the state sharing border with Kerala are contemplating enforcing night curfew and restrict vehicular movements to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Kalonji may help in treatment for Covid-19 infection: Study

SYDNEY: Australian researchers have found that seeds of the plant, Nigella sativa, better known as Kalonji, could be utilised in the treatment of Covid-19 infection.

Guru Nanak Dev Hospital employees hold rally held in support of their demands

AMRITSAR: A Gate rally of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital employees was held today in support of their demands. The union has staged a protest rally from the Medical Superintendent's Office to the Principal Medical College and raised slogans against the Punjab government in this regard.

4 new medical colleges to double the MBBS seats in Punjab- OP Soni

PHAGWARA: Medical education and Research Minister of Punjab OP Soni today said that the Punjab Government has already sanctioned the first installment of financial grants for 4 new medical colleges in the state which will enhance the MBBS seats upto 1500 in the state from existing 700.

UK reports another 21,952 coronavirus cases

LONDON: Britain has reported another 21,952 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 5,902,354, according to official figures released Monday.

UP records 25 new Covid cases in 24 hours

LUCKNOW:Uttar Pradesh has recorded just 25 new Covid cases across 17 districts in the past 24 hours.
Forty-eight districts have recorded zero cases.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 198.8 mn

WASHINGTON:The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 198.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.23 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.14 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Breast feeding week at Gian Sagar

PATIALA: The Gian Sagar College of Nursing in collaboration with the Department of Community Medicine organized a function to mark the start of the breast feeding week celebrations at the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital.

Mother & Child Services being Delivered Successfully in Pandemic times: Dr. Andesh Kang

CHANDIGARH: Facing challenges amid COVID-19 to provide essential health services, Punjab Government has left no stone unturned to reach to provide quality medical services under Mother and Child Health Programme.

Global spike in Covid cases may lead to dangerous variants

LONDON: The third wave of Covid-19 lashing countries across the world is creating fertile breeding grounds for extra infectious and probably vaccine-resistant new variants, scientists warn.

Dr Vimla Sud, stalwart in Dentistry passes away

CHANDIGARH: Dr Vimla Sud, the First female dentist of Undivided India, left for her heavenly abode on 01st August 2021 at the age of about 100 years. Dr Puneet Girdhar, Joint Director, Medical Education and Research, Punjab , Member Dental Council of India and Registrar, Punjab Dental Council ,Mohali laid the wreath on behalf of the Department of Medical Education and Research, Punjab and informed that Dr Vimla Sud was the senior most registered dentist with Punjab Dental Council.

India logs 41,831 new Covid cases, 541 deaths in a day

NEW DELHI:India on Sunday reported 41,831 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 541 fatalities, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

Chile reports 1,152 daily Covid-19 cases, 82 deaths

SANTIAGO:Chile reported on Saturday 1,152 new Covid-19 infections and 82 more deaths in the last 24 hours, for a total of 1,615,771 cases and 35,448 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

WHO members oppose politicisation of Covid-19 origin tracing: Report

MOSCOW: Member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) agree that the Covid-19 origin tracing should not be politicised, Sputnik reported on Friday citing Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 197.7 mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 197.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.21 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.07 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Senior Vets express intrigue at govt's indifference toward doctors' demands

MOHALI: The Senior Vets association at a meeting held here today strongly condemned the Punjab government for dilly dailying on the issue of Non Practicing Allowance(NPA) to Government Medical, Veterinary, Dental, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic doctors who have forged a joint Government Doctors coordination committee to press the government to restore 25% NPA and to make it a part of salary for calculation of all other allowances.

China's Yunnan reports 9 imported Covid cases

BEIJING: China's Yunnan province has reported nine imported coronavirus cases with no new infection in the community, the local health commission said Saturday.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 197.2 mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 197.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.20 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.04 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Karnataka logs 1,890 new Covid cases

BENGALURU: Reversing the declining trend, 1,890 new Covid cases were registered across Karnataka in a day, while recoveries were lower at 1,631, said the state health bulletin on Friday.

Vaccination key to control Covid-19: Zambian govt

LUSAKA:The Zambian government said on Thursday that vaccination was a tool that could help attain herd immunity and bring Covid-19 under control.

Chile registers 1,383 new Covid-19 cases, 119 deaths in one day

SANTIAGO:Chile registered on Thursday 1,383 new Covid-19 infections and 119 more deaths in one day, for a total of 1,613,288 cases and 35,295 deaths.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 196.5 mn

WASHINGTON:The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 196.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.19 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.99 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 195.8 mn

WASHINGTON:The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 195.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.18 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.96 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Punjab to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030: Balbir Singh Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: With an aim to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030 from the State, Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Wednesday announced to extend the treatment of Hepatitis to 41 SDHs and 6ESI hospitals from Aug 2021. The total treatment centres will be 114 in 23 districts so that patients could get services for Hepatitis C near to their homes.

Over 43K Covid cases and 640 deaths in 24 hrs in India

NEW DELHI:India on Wednesday recorded 43,654 fresh cases of Covid-19 with 640 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

Portugal's 98% Covid-19 patients not fully vaccinated

LISBON: People not immunised or having received only one dose of vaccine constitute 98 per cent of patients hospitalised with Covid-19 in Portugal, the Portuguese General Directorate of Health (DGS) reported on Tuesday.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 195.2 mn

WASHINGTON:The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 195.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.17 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.91 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Karnataka logs 1,501 new Covid cases, 32 deaths

BENGALURU:As an evidence of the pandemic's second wave weakening, only 1,501 new Covid cases were registered in a day in Karnataka, while 32 died of the infection, said the state health bulletin on Tuesday

AP's special vaccination drive inoculates 11.78 lakh people in one day

AMARAVATI: In a special vaccine drive, Andhra Pradesh government inoculated as many as 11.78 lakh people, said a health official on Tuesday.
AP health department carried out the special drive all through the 13 districts of the southern state on Monday until 11 p.m.

Delta variant identified in Chinese city's clusters

BEIJING:The virus strain behind the latest Covid-19 infection cluster in Nanjing, the capital city of China's Jiangsu province, has been identified as the highly infectious Delta variant, local authorities said on Tuesday.

Yogi puts UP on alert mode for third wave

LUCKNOW:Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has put the state on alert mode in view of the possible third wave of the pandemic.
The government spokesman said on Tuesday that the government is sparing no efforts to expand all the healthcare facilities for children across the state and making fool proof arrangements including paediatric ICUs and Neonatal ICUs in every medical college and district hospital.

RSS to boost immunity in children with Vedic period Ayurvedic medicine

LUCKNOW:The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has taken the initiative to popularise 'Suvarna Prashan', an Ayurvedic medicine which was adopted in the Vedic period, and now by the people of Uttar Pradesh to increase the immunity in children before the expected third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic hits the state.

'Nearly 60% of French adults received 1st Covid vax dose'

PARIS:Nearly 60 per cent of the adult population in France have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, hitting the government's target previously set for the end of August, President Emmanuel Macron announced.

Iraq reports record 12,180 daily Covid cases

BAGHDAD: Iraq reported on Monday 12,180 new Covid-19 cases, the highest daily count since the outbreak of the pandemic, raising the nationwide caseload to 1,564,828.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 195 mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 195 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.18 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.84 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Balbir Sidhu inaugurates Mai Daultan MCH worth

CHANDIGARH/BATHINDA:Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Monday inaugurated the Mai Daultan Mother & Child Hospital at Guniana, District Bathinda.

Medical Education & Research Department signs MoU with NIV

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Medical Education and Research, Punjab today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune here at Punjab Bhawan . The agreement was signed by the Director of Medical Education, Dr.Sujata Sharma and Director, NIV, Pune. Priya Abraham in the presence of Punjab Medical Education and Research Minister Mr. Om Prakash Soni and Principal Secretary Medical Education and Research Mr. Alok Shekhar.

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