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  • No community transmission of COVID-19 in Maharashtra: Rajesh Tope Jul 02, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    No community transmission of COVID-19 in Maharashtra: Rajesh Tope

    "The data shows that most of the coronavirus positive patients are those who were earlier placed under institutional quarantine, home quarantine or had some contact history. Therefore, there has been no community spread in Maharashtra so far," he said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Kerala government revises discharge guidelines for COVID-19 patients Jul 02, 2020 02:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Kerala government revises discharge guidelines for COVID-19 patients

    According to the new guidelines, issued on July 1, the government has decided to do away with the "double negative" criteria for the discharge of coronavirus patients

  • Maharashtra running out of remdesivir supply after delay in advance orders for drug: Report Jul 02, 2020 02:28 PM IST

    Maharashtra running out of remdesivir supply after delay in advance orders for drug: Report

    India supplier Hetero said it has so far supplied 20,000 doses, of which more than half went to Tamil Nadu, followed by private hospitals which took 7,000 doses, and the rest to other state hospitals.

  • COVID-19 care | Kerala PSU to manufacture India's cheapest emergency ventilator: Report Jul 02, 2020 12:31 PM IST

    COVID-19 care | Kerala PSU to manufacture India's cheapest emergency ventilator: Report

    The ventilator to be produced by Kerala State Drugs and Pharmaceuticals (KSDP) could cost Rs 7,500-8,000, nearly half the price of the cheapest available ventilator currently

  • Delhi directs private labs, diagnostic centres to conduct antibody tests: Report Jul 02, 2020 12:21 PM IST

    Delhi directs private labs, diagnostic centres to conduct antibody tests: Report

    Corporates, agencies and organisations planning to re-open business will now be allowed to engage private labs to conduct antibody tests to check if any staff have developed immunity to SARS-CoV-2

  • Coronavirus pandemic | At least 70 doctors in India lost their lives in line of COVID-19 duty Jul 02, 2020 10:28 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | At least 70 doctors in India lost their lives in line of COVID-19 duty

    Community health experts say there is a need to urgently launch infection control audits across hospitals by the government to determine the scale of dangers faced by the health care workers during COVID-19

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India cross 6 lakh-mark, death toll at 17,834 Jul 02, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India cross 6 lakh-mark, death toll at 17,834

    India is the fourth country to register six lakh or more COVID-19 cases, according to the Reuters tracker.

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally July 2: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh cross 15,000 Jul 02, 2020 09:49 AM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally July 2: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh cross 15,000

    With more than 1.8 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (94,049), Delhi (89,802) and Gujarat (33,232).

  • AIIMS doctors team up with IIT-Delhi to launch app for patients needing plasma therapy Jul 02, 2020 09:20 AM IST

    AIIMS doctors team up with IIT-Delhi to launch app for patients needing plasma therapy

    The app will also automatically track donors who will be eligible to donate plasma after a cycle of every 14 days.

  • Coronavirus India News highlights: Maharashtra reports over 6,000 fresh COVID-19 cases, 125 deaths Jul 02, 2020 07:00 AM IST

    Coronavirus India News highlights: Maharashtra reports over 6,000 fresh COVID-19 cases, 125 deaths

    Coronavirus India highlights: Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 6.04 lakh. India’s recovery rate stands at 59.5 percent.

  • BioNTech and Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine shows potential in human trial Jul 01, 2020 07:18 PM IST

    BioNTech and Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine shows potential in human trial

    The drug is one of 17 being tested on humans in a frantic global race to find a vaccine the world is counting on to end a pandemic that has infected 10.5 million people and killed more than half a million so far.

  • As Japan re-opens, a hospital grapples with coronavirus aftermath Jul 01, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    As Japan re-opens, a hospital grapples with coronavirus aftermath

    The presentation, full of colour-coded flow charts, showed dozens of new safety protocols for everything from routine surgeries to dialysis.

  • COVID-19 care | Made in India ventilators cost-effective, comply with all specifications: Health Ministry Jul 01, 2020 04:17 PM IST

    COVID-19 care | Made in India ventilators cost-effective, comply with all specifications: Health Ministry

    These Made in India ventilators have the specified BiPAP mode that supports breathing without the need to insert tubes into the patient's mouth.

  • Alembic Pharma gets USFDA nod for generic Doxycycline Hyclate tablets Jul 01, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Alembic Pharma gets USFDA nod for generic Doxycycline Hyclate tablets

    The company's product is a generic version of Almirall, LLC's Acticlate tablets in the same strengths, Alembic Pharma said in a BSE filing.

  • Force Motors supplies 1,000 new 'Traveller Ambulances' to Andhra Pradesh Jul 01, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    Force Motors supplies 1,000 new 'Traveller Ambulances' to Andhra Pradesh

    These ambulances include 130 advanced life support ambulances, 282 basic life support ambulances and over 656 mobile medical units that will significantly upgrade the healthcare infrastructure, improve reach and reduce response time, the company said in a statement.

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 update | No Lalbaugcha Raja in Mumbai for first time in 93 years Jul 01, 2020 10:43 AM IST

    Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 update | No Lalbaugcha Raja in Mumbai for first time in 93 years

    Instead of installing the Ganesh idol, the Lalbaughcha Raja Ganesh Mandal has decided to set up a blood and plasma donation camp for 11 days in the area this year

  • 3,000 COVID-19 cases daily: Maharashtra reports consecutive spikes for past two weeks Jul 01, 2020 10:22 AM IST

    3,000 COVID-19 cases daily: Maharashtra reports consecutive spikes for past two weeks

    On July 1, Maharashtra reported 4,878 new COVID-19 patients and 245 deaths

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally July 1: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu cross 90,000 Jul 01, 2020 09:46 AM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally July 1: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu cross 90,000

    With 1.74 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (90,167), Delhi (87,360) and Gujarat (32,557).

  • COVID-19 treatment | Contradictory guidelines issued on use of plasma therapy Jul 01, 2020 09:18 AM IST

    COVID-19 treatment | Contradictory guidelines issued on use of plasma therapy

    The therapy involves transfusing plasma from a patient who has recovered from COVID-19, into a sick patient so that the latter may benefit from the possible antibodies generated in the blood of the patient who has already recovered.

  • Coronavirus India News Highlights: Section 144 extended in Noida till July 31 Jul 01, 2020 07:01 AM IST

    Coronavirus India News Highlights: Section 144 extended in Noida till July 31

    Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 5.85 lakh. India’s recovery rate stands at 59.4 percent.

  • Health experts teams to do regular, surprise inspections of COVID-19 facilities in Delhi Jun 30, 2020 10:45 PM IST

    Health experts teams to do regular, surprise inspections of COVID-19 facilities in Delhi

    "The teams will conduct inspections and submit their report for the preceding week to the Secretary, health ministry and Chief Secretary of Delhi every week by 5 pm on next Tuesday," according to an order issued by the Delhi health department on June 29.

  • Fauci says no guarantee US will have effective COVID-19 vaccine, warns spread 'could get very bad' Jun 30, 2020 10:40 PM IST

    Fauci says no guarantee US will have effective COVID-19 vaccine, warns spread 'could get very bad'

    Fauci warned that the daily increase of new cases in the United States, currently around 40,000, could reach 100,000 if people do not adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear masks.

  • Chinese raw materials stuck at customs: Government tells pharma companies it will clear stocks Jun 30, 2020 10:10 PM IST

    Chinese raw materials stuck at customs: Government tells pharma companies it will clear stocks

    Imported raw materials such as intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from China are integral components in India's drug supply chain.

  • Japan's Kiyou Jochugiku launches 'Air Doctor' a virus repellent card in India Jun 30, 2020 09:40 PM IST

    Japan's Kiyou Jochugiku launches 'Air Doctor' a virus repellent card in India

    The product called Air Doctor contains sodium chlorite, natural inorganic substances (natural zeolite) which helps in the prevention of virus.

  • COVID-19 vaccination must be affordable, universal: PM Modi Jun 30, 2020 06:46 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination must be affordable, universal: PM Modi

    At the meeting, the current status of vaccine development efforts were also reviewed and the prime minister highlighted India's commitment to play an enabling role in the vaccination efforts against COVID-19, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement.

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