May 12, 2021 09:52 AM IST
Hitesh Oberoi, the CEO and MD of Info Edge, which runs portals such as Naukri, Jeevansathi and 99 acres, apart from being an investor in unicorns such as Zomato and Policybazaar spoke to Moneyocntrol's Chandra R Srikanth on the harrowing few weeks as the second wave of Coronavirus hit India like a Tsunami. From running around for beds and oxygen for affected employees, Oberoi says things are now beginning to stabilise and will get better in a couple of weeks. He also said IPOs of companies such as Zomato, which filed its DRHP recently are on track and that the demand for digital skills continues.
- May 09, 2021 03:54 PM IST
The reason behind the rise of mucormycosis among COVID-19 patients is because the use of steroids elevates sugar level and some medicines suppress the patients' immunity
- May 07, 2021 05:17 PM IST
Speaking exclusively to News18 America’s top public health expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, has advised a complete lockdown in India. Dr Fauci argues that a short-term lockdown is necessary to break the ‘chain of transmission’. India has been avoiding lockdowns due to its economy. But Dr Fauci believes that a timely lockdown would help the economy recover in the long run.
- May 05, 2021 02:18 PM IST
70-year old Murty's day usually starts at 5:30 am and she works for up to 15 hours a day, coordinating relief efforts from home, seeking requirements from various hospitals and organisations
- May 05, 2021 11:57 AM IST
The Government of India has so far provided nearly 17.02 crore vaccine doses (17,02,42,410) to states and UTs free of cost. Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 16,07,94,796 doses, according to data available at 8 am.
- May 05, 2021 09:19 AM IST
Everyone above 18 years of age is now eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Registration for the newly eligible population groups commenced on April 28. Potential beneficiaries can either register directly on CoWIN portal or through the Aarogya Setu app.
- May 04, 2021 02:23 PM IST
So far, 15.5 crore doses have been administered since January and the central and state governments along with the private sector aim to get 30 crore more doses in three months until July.
- May 04, 2021 01:09 PM IST
IPL 2021 suspended | The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in the tournament, the organisers said, amid the COVID-19 second wave
- May 04, 2021 11:59 AM IST
India's vaccination programme was expanded after a deadly second wave of COVID-19 cases began in late-March/early April.
- May 03, 2021 05:37 PM IST
How can you take care of yourself and your children during the second wave of COVID-19? Manipal Hospitals Chairman Sudarshan Ballal shares his views on episode 6 of Moneycontrol Masterclass. According to Ballal, "90 percent of patients with COVID can isolate at home. The person needs a separate room and toilet, and home monitoring includes checking of vitals," he says.
- May 03, 2021 02:55 PM IST
An industry veteran says the price of the vaccines could have been far lower. A former health secretary says the Centre’s procurement policy would lead to inequality in distribution. Even as there are many complaints, India has thus far given 15.7 crore vaccine doses.
- May 01, 2021 11:16 AM IST
In the event of an employee losing life due to COVID-19, Borosil will take care of the education of his/her children till their graduation.
- Apr 30, 2021 08:47 PM IST
The second wave of Coronavirus has ripped through India with ferocity, leaving death and devastation in its wake, even as people struggle for oxygen, hospital beds and medicines. While an accelerated inoculation will help lift India out of darkness, what can people do to ensure they stay home, stay safe and don't burden an already creaking healthcare infrastructure? How can you protect your loved ones? What care do children need in these times? How can you stay safe at home? Three of India's top doctors will debunk the myths and explain facts behind the second wave of COVID-19 in the 6th episode of Moneycontrol Masterclass.
- Apr 30, 2021 04:17 PM IST
As India opens vaccination for people above 18 years of age, vaccination centres could see huge rush of people. Experts are sounding caution as the chances of people contracting virus increases manifold in an indoor setting and amid a large crowd if proper precautions and Covid-19 appropriate behaviour are not adhered to. Here are some handy tips that you can take before heading to take the jab so that you and your loved ones remain safe from the second wave of coronavirus.
- Apr 30, 2021 02:26 PM IST
India Inc has stepped forward to lend a helping hand as the country's COVID-19 case count continues to rise unabated and an acute shortage of medical oxygen keeps hospitals on the edge. Watch the video to know how industry majors and startups are helping to keep the supply chain moving and augment the availability of medical oxygen in different parts of the country.
- Apr 28, 2021 10:56 PM IST
Amid surging COVID cases, deaths and frenzy for oxygen, there is a thriving black market. News18 tracked down some agencies that were involved in black-marketing of life-saving medical oxygen in Delhi-NCR.
- Apr 27, 2021 02:24 PM IST
With 323,144 new cases, India's overall caseload now stands at 17.64 million.
- Apr 24, 2021 12:56 PM IST
The second wave of COVID-19 has dealt a devastating blow as India’s healthcare system struggles to cope with the surge in cases. Shortage of oxygen supply in hospitals is threatening the collapse of the country's healthcare system.
- Apr 23, 2021 04:47 PM IST
"What is happening... this is strictly against our tradition, our protocol... that some Chief Minister is showing a live telecast of an in-house meeting," Modi said during the meeting.
- Apr 22, 2021 06:59 PM IST
Double Masking refers to the act of using two face masks over each other for added protection against Coronavirus. But can using two masks really help us as the virus threatens to collapse the country’s health infrastructure?
- Apr 21, 2021 07:18 PM IST
Only "two to four per 10,000 post vaccination breakthrough infections" were recorded in India, ICMR chief Balram Bhargava said, adding that "this is a very small number".
- Apr 21, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Serum Institute of India said 50 percent of its capacities will serve the Centre's COVID-19 vaccination programme, and the remaining 50 percent will be for state governments and private hospitals.
- Apr 21, 2021 12:22 PM IST
Bharat Biotch expects to reach a production capacity of up to 800 million doses per annum by July-August.
- Apr 20, 2021 11:11 PM IST
The evidence so far suggests that Remdesivir reduces the duration of hospital stay, the ICMR said, adding that it "should be administered in hospital setting only".
- Apr 19, 2021 07:27 PM IST
Dr Vivek Nangia, Principal Director of Pulmonology at Max Hospital, said vaccine beneficiaries must postpone their plans to get the jab if they are displaying even mild COVID-19 symptoms.