Don’t use Gilead’s Remdesivir in hospitalised COVID-19 patients: WHO

LONDON: Gilead`s Remdesivir should not be used for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, regardless of how ill they are, as there is no evidence the drug improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation, a World Health Organization panel said on Friday. “The … panel found a lack of evidence that Remdesivir improved outcomes that matter to patients,” … Read more Don’t use Gilead’s Remdesivir in hospitalised COVID-19 patients: WHO

President-Elect Biden Announces US Will Rejoin WHO, Says China Will Have to Play by the Rules

US President-elect Joe Biden has said that he wants to make sure that China plays by the rules and announced that his administration will rejoin the World Health Organisation. Biden was responding to a question on Thursday about his remarks during the presidential debates that he wanted to punish China over the way Beijing has … Read more President-Elect Biden Announces US Will Rejoin WHO, Says China Will Have to Play by the Rules

Health experts clash over use of certain drugs for COVID-19

Health officials around the world are clashing over the use of certain drugs for COVID-19, leading to different treatment options for patients depending on where they live. On Friday, a World Health Organisation guidelines panel advised against using the antiviral remdesivir for hospitalised patients, saying there’s no evidence it improves survival or avoids the need … Read more Health experts clash over use of certain drugs for COVID-19

Coronavirus | Centre sends health teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Manipur

79.49% of the 585 case fatalities that have been reported in past 24 hours are from 10 States/UTs The Union Health Ministry on Thursday deputed teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur to strengthen COVID-19 containment, surveillance, testing and infection prevention. Also read: India’s active caseload 4.95% of total cases; recovery rate improves to 93.58% … Read more Coronavirus | Centre sends health teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Manipur

Central health teams for Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Manipur

79.49% of the 585 case fatalities that have been reported in past 24 hours are from 10 States/UTs The Union Health Ministry on Thursday deputed teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur to strengthen COVID-19 containment, surveillance, testing and infection prevention. Also read: India’s active caseload 4.95% of total cases; recovery rate improves to 93.58% … Read more Central health teams for Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Manipur

Coronavirus India lockdown day 233 live updates | ICU beds for COVID-19 patients nearly full in Delhi

“Our public health behaviour over the next 8-10 days will be extremely crucial and could decide the fate of India’s COVID wave. Our healthcare workers are exhausted. The general public should avoid super-spreader events. The risks they (health care workers) endure far outweigh any urges to do otherwise. Celebrate sensibly. Give the medical staff reasons … Read more Coronavirus India lockdown day 233 live updates | ICU beds for COVID-19 patients nearly full in Delhi

Coronavirus | Include disabilities in comorbidity survey, activists urge Kolkata Municipality Corporation

“We are dismayed that although the KMC survey includes columns on religion, caste etc, there is no column on disability in the survey form,” activists write in letter to KMC   In the last week of September, Bahni Bhattacharyya Mondal and her 24-year-old daughter with autism tested positive for COVID-19. When no help came from … Read more Coronavirus | Include disabilities in comorbidity survey, activists urge Kolkata Municipality Corporation

World Mental Health Day 2020: A Look at This Year’s Theme and How You Can Participate

World Mental Health Day 2020 | Image credit: News18 Creatives World Mental Health Day was started in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health. WFMH is a global mental health organisation having members in more than 150 countries. Trending Desk Last Updated: October 10, 2020, 6:17 PM IST … Read more World Mental Health Day 2020: A Look at This Year’s Theme and How You Can Participate

Living in harmony with nature vital in preventing pandemics, says WHO Chief Scientist

She was delivering the convocation address at the 10th Annual Virtual Convocation of Nitte University. Chief Scientist and Deputy Director General of World Health Organisation (WHO) Sowmya Swaminathan on Friday said that living in harmony with the environment and animal kingdom was very critical to preventing global pandemics. This week, the world witnesses 32 million … Read more Living in harmony with nature vital in preventing pandemics, says WHO Chief Scientist

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 194 live updates | Vaccine likely to arrive by first quarter of 2021: Health Secretary

The Translational Health Science And Technology Institute (THSTI), an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), has been chosen by the international non-profit, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), as one of the ‘Global network of Laboratories for centralized assessment of COVID-19 Vaccines’. Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan had earlier said that according … Read more Coronavirus India lockdown Day 194 live updates | Vaccine likely to arrive by first quarter of 2021: Health Secretary