Public Health(Search results - 28)
Top StoriesSep 22, 2021, 2:10 PM IST
UK approves Covishield for travel, but casts doubts over India's Covid vaccination certification
Following backlash over its discriminatory guidelines, the United Kingdom on Wednesday revised its travel advisory by adding AstraZeneca Covishield as an approved vaccine. However, it does not mention India in the list of countries with a recognised public healthy body giving certification for vaccination.
Top StoriesSep 5, 2021, 10:37 AM IST
Kerala: Nipah virus claims life of 12-year-old boy in Kozhikode; Centre rushes expert team
The Centre rushed an expert team to Kerala to support the state in public health measures after a case of Nipah virus was detected in the Kozhikode district and to evaluate the situation.
Top StoriesAug 30, 2021, 11:56 AM IST
Kerala government imposes night curfew from 10 pm to 6 am from tonight amid COVID spike
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had announced the decision on Saturday after facing flak from opposition and public health experts for alleged poor Covid-19 management in the state.
United KingdomAug 6, 2021, 7:40 PM IST
UK says there are early signs of COVID vaccines not stopping Delta variant
In a media statement, Public Health England (PHE) has said that the initial findings indicate that virus levels of the vaccinated people who are infected with Delta are similar to the levels found in unvaccinated people.
Top StoriesAug 2, 2021, 2:17 PM IST
Covaxin effective against Delta Plus variant of COVID-19, says ICMR study
Delta Plus variant of coronavirus is a global public health concern due to its impact on existing vaccines.
Top StoriesJul 29, 2021, 3:32 PM IST
Explained: Why is Kerala reporting such high COVID-19 numbers; why public health response is a problem
Kerala has imposed complete lockdown on weekend amid surging Covid-19 cases.
Top StoriesMay 11, 2021, 11:29 AM IST
'Not just about the strain...' WHO lists reasons for increased virus transmission in India
There is more than just one factor associated with increased transmission of Coronavirus cases in India which include social mixing and relaxation of some public health and social measures, WHO Technical Lead (Covid-19) Dr Maria Van Kerkhove has said.
Top StoriesMay 3, 2021, 12:16 PM IST
'India still has inadequate healthcare spending'
"India still has inadequate healthcare spending, and the focus is to build new establishments rather than fixing old issues to rehaul the existing healthcare infrastructure," says Public Health Communications and Policy Expert Dr Rajiv Chhibber.
Top StoriesApr 29, 2021, 6:28 PM IST
Bharat Biotech slashes vaccine price by Rs 200; Covaxin to cost Rs 400
Bharat Biotech, in a statement, said that the decision to revise the prices was taken while recognizing the enormous challenges to the public healthcare system in the critical pandemic circumstances.
CoronavirusApr 25, 2021, 4:47 PM IST
551 medical oxygen generation plants using PM Cares Fund
The decision is aimed at further strengthening the public health system. This would also ensure that each of these hospitals has a captive oxygen generation facility.
HealthApr 23, 2021, 4:02 PM IST
Ziqitza HealthCare Ltd emphasizes for making India free of Malaria
"Malaria is a major public health problem in India. We still have a long way to go to eradicate malaria. And it is necessary to provide education to the people for better understanding regarding disease malaria and how to cure," says Dr Santosh Datar from Ziqitza Healthcare Limited
Top StoriesFeb 6, 2021, 11:46 AM IST
WHO chief hails India’s great progress in reducing number of COVID-19 cases with simple health solutions
"This shows us that if we can do these simple public health solutions, we can beat the virus...With vaccines being added, we would even expect more and better outcomes," he said.
IndiaOct 19, 2020, 12:05 PM IST
Experts wary of COVID-19 spike in 15 West Bengal districts during Durga puja
Health experts are expressing concern over the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the state of West Bengal. According to state health department sources, health officials are seeing 'danger signals' in 15 out of 23 districts in terms of the rate of COVID infection (case positivity rate) compared to the sample test in Bengal.
LifestyleOct 15, 2020, 3:52 PM IST
Hand hygiene needs to become an integral part of our daily routine: WHO
New Delhi, 15 Oct: Ten months into the pandemic, handwashing with soap remains one of our best defenses against the virus, along with other public health measures such as maintaining physical distance, avoiding crowded places, practising cough etiquette and wearing a mask wherever recommended.
IndiaOct 13, 2020, 1:27 PM IST
Coronavirus: WHO lauds India’s Aarogya Setu app, says it helped officials identify clusters, expand testing
"Aarogya Setu app from India has been downloaded by 150 million users and has helped city public health departments to identify areas where clusters could be anticipated and expand testing in a targeted way," said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus