According to IRDAI directions, health insurers give reward points to policyholders who engage in physical activity. These reward points can be used to pay their renewal premiums or for saving on prescription costs, diagnostic fees, outpatient visits, and so on.
About 9,111 COVID-19 cases and 27 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
NK Arora, co-chair of India’s genomic surveillance programme, said the XBB variant and its sub-lineages were being detected from sewage samples, indicating its wide prevalence in the community.
In Maharashtra, the XBB 1.16 subvariant has been detected in 93 percent of COVID samples from Pune. The highly transmissible subvariant was also found in over 75 percent of COVID samples in Nagpur
In light of a rising trend in influenza-like illnesses and severe acute respiratory illnesses being witnessed in many states, the Centre also called an interdepartmental review meeting last week
Though aggressive public awareness campaigns and programmes are being conducted by different institutions to promote bariatric surgery in the country, the social stigma associated with surgery for obesity, lack of awareness and non-coverage by health insurers are major hurdles.
"A Lancet modelling study estimates that in India around 34,22,00054 deaths were prevented by vaccination in the year 2021, an estimate based on officially reported deaths in India," the report has said.
Pfizer had sought an emergency use authorisation for its jab in December 2020 but withdrew the proposal in February 2021 after failing to meet the drug regulator’s demand for a local safety study
Covaxin was found to be well-tolerated in vaccine-naïve individuals and in individuals previously vaccinated with mRNA vaccines in the US with no vaccine-related serious adverse events, Bharat Biotech’s partner in the country has announced
Over the past few days, the number of COVID-19 cases in India has risen marginally, owing to a jump in tests even though the test positivity rate stays very low.
The detection rate of BA.5 variant, whose sub-strain BF.7 is wreaking havoc in China, went up from 26% in September to 38% in December, while that of BQ.1.1 rose to 33% in December from 27% in September. Official says the rise is marginal
The co-chair of Indiá’s coronavirus genomic surveillance programme says a coordinated assessment has helped India detect several variants and contain outbreaks in the past
The jump in rentals is higher in prime localities such as Defence Colony, Greater Kailash-2 in Delhi, localities around the Dwarka Expressway and Golf Course Road in Gurugram and sectors located around the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and Central Noida, which includes sectors such as 50, 51, 78 and 76.
China is grappling with its highest tallies of coronavirus cases since April, raising questions about its zero-COVID policy that has frustrated the public and inflicted damage on the world’s second-largest economy.
Millions of Chinese suffering from the dreaded lockdown are turning to a retro Bollywood hit to express their frustrations. Bappi Lehri’s iconic song Jimmy Jimmy from the 1982 hit movie Disco Dancer has found a new audience in China where people are using the song to protest China’s stringent lockdown protocol. Watch this video to find out how an iconic Bollywood track from the 80s is now the soundtrack to protests in China.
The new Omicron sub-variants have been detected in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Officials say there is no reason for panic as the variants detected in India so far haven’t been associated with severe disease.
The Pune-based firm has has been told by CDSCO that only CDL, Kasauli certified batches shall be used in the clinical trial of mRNA vaccine.
According to estimates, 5 out of every 100 elderly people in India have dementia and many more are at high risk of developing the condition.
Paxzen, a two-drug combination, is the generic version of Pfizer's anti-covid pill Paxlovid. A box of Paxzen will cost Rs 5,200
Meghalaya has the worst 8 percent coverage of the Covid booster dose among its eligible population, while Andhra Pradesh has the highest at 34 percent
Sonia Gandhi had tested positive for COVID-19 in early June as well.
Under the shift to a "normal" anti-epidemic system from a "top-level" system, North Korea dropped the mask-wearing obligation and other rules such as limit on service time of commercial and public facilities in all areas except border regions, according to the official KCNA.
Bommai said he has mild symptoms and has isolated himself at home.
Defence is in the spotlight with tension surging between self-ruled Taiwan and mainland China in recent days.
The findings of the study have been published in the high-impact scientific journal Nature.