Coronavirus vaccines: Will you get an adverse reaction from a COVID-19 shot? Myths, doubts busted | The Times of India

Adverse events after inoculation, categorized as AEFI are said to be a medical occurrence which can happen after immunization, related or unrelated to the vaccine, which can be unexpected or dangerous in nature. While vaccines do create some side-effects which are usually mild and reactogenic in nature, sometimes, unprecedented reactions may also take place. However, … Read more Coronavirus vaccines: Will you get an adverse reaction from a COVID-19 shot? Myths, doubts busted | The Times of India

Coronavirus: Most COVID patients shared their food tasted like paper or cardboard | The Times of India

If you are concerned about losing your sense of smell or taste, you can use common household items to test them. Smell test: Try to smell foods that have a strong characteristic smell. Foods like coffee beans, cinnamon, or fresh garlic can be a great option. Taste test: Even for testing your taste buds, look … Read more Coronavirus: Most COVID patients shared their food tasted like paper or cardboard | The Times of India

Over 16.13 lakh healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 across India, says Centre

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Sunday (January 24, 2021) informed that more than 16 lakh healthcare workers across India have been administered the COVID-19 vaccines. According to the official figures, 31,466 beneficiaries were vaccinated till 7:30 pm in five states on the 9th day of the world’s largest COVID-19 … Read more Over 16.13 lakh healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 across India, says Centre

COVID-19 pandemic underlined need for higher budget allocation for healthcare sector

Preetha Reddy said that public spending in healthcare should increase to deal with future pandemics and for sustained preventive care. The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised the key role of healthcare in the lives of people, underlining the importance of higher budget allocation for improving the healthcare infrastructure in the country, sectoral players said. The pharma … Read more COVID-19 pandemic underlined need for higher budget allocation for healthcare sector

Thank you India and PM Narendra Modi, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for support to global COVID-19 response

Geneva: The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday (January 23, 2021) thanked India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the support to the global COVID-19 response.  The WHO Chief said, “Thank you India and PM Narendra Modi for your continued support to the global COVID-19 response. Only if we … Read more Thank you India and PM Narendra Modi, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for support to global COVID-19 response

Schools for class 5-8 in these cities to reopen from next week, check details

PUNE: Looking at the declining cases of coronavirus, the Thane and Pune Municipal Corporations on Friday decided to reopen schools from January 27 and February 1 respectively. However, both the municipal corporations issued strict coronavirus guidelines and said all have to follow these SOPs sincerely. PUNE: Issuing an order, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on … Read more Schools for class 5-8 in these cities to reopen from next week, check details

Coronavirus: Talking can spread COVID-19 as much as coughing, claims study | The Times of India

Tiny droplets can also be a bigger risk for indirect transmission. Droplets of micro sizes, such as the one generated via talking or breathing can also travel for longer distances via aerosol transmission, which have been proven in earlier studies as well. Experts have now decoded that it only takes a matter of seconds for … Read more Coronavirus: Talking can spread COVID-19 as much as coughing, claims study | The Times of India

Data | Covishield and Covaxin currently among the cheapest COVID-19 vaccines globally

The costs of the two COVID-19 vaccines that were rolled out in India are lower compared to others in use around the world. However, the vaccine manufacturers have indicated that they may raise the cost going forward. The overall cost of vaccination against COVID-19 in India would trump that of others. The estimated cost of … Read more Data | Covishield and Covaxin currently among the cheapest COVID-19 vaccines globally

COVID-19 active caseload further dips to 1.81% of total cases

The COVID-19 active caseload in the country has further reduced to 1,92,308 comprising 1.81% of the total infections, with Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal accounting for 73% of the total active cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. The Ministry said that as on date, a total of 8,06,484 beneficiaries have … Read more COVID-19 active caseload further dips to 1.81% of total cases

Gift from a ‘trusted friend’, says Bhutan’s PM Dr Lotay Tshering after receiving Indian COVID-19 vaccines

New Delhi: Bhutan on Wednesday (January 20, 2021) became the first country to receive “Made in India” COVID-19 vaccines with an Indian Air Force’s AN32 landing in the country with 1,50,000 doses of it.  Following the delivery, Bhutan’s Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering while receiving the vaccine expressed that it is a gift from a … Read more Gift from a ‘trusted friend’, says Bhutan’s PM Dr Lotay Tshering after receiving Indian COVID-19 vaccines