The CET exam is scheduled to be held on June 16 across the country
The Union Health Ministry, in its latest set of guidelines, has dropped the use of Ivermectin, HCQ, Favipiravir from COVID-19 treatment. There is also no mention to take steam for the cure of COVID. However, guidelines have suggested a 6-minute walk test to Covid infected patients.
The apex Court has asked the petitioner to serve an advanced copy to respondents including Centre, CBSE and ICSE. The next hearing on the case will be on Monday, May 31, 2021.
The 49-year-old woman was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on May 13 with unbearable abdominal pain, vomiting, and constipation, as per the doctors.
As many as 420 doctors lost their lives in the country during the second wave of Covid-19, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on Saturday.
According to doctors, cases of mucormycosis are being seen among Covid patients who were administered steroids to treat symptoms, and particularly among those who are suffering from diabetes and cancer.
The government has asked all states and union territories to notify "mucormycosis" or "black fungus" under the Epidemic Diseases Act. In a letter, Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said it would be mandatory for all health facilities to report all suspected and confirmed cases of the fungal infectiion.
People with uncontrolled diabetes, on high doses of steroid, weak immunity or comorbidities are most vulnerable to black fungus.
The government on Wednesday said it has accepted new recommendations made by National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC). As per the suggestions, COVID-19 vaccination should be deferred by three months after recovery from the illness, the Health Ministry said.
The Supreme Court on Friday put its foot down stating that 700 metric tonnes of medical oxygen have to be supplied to Delhi daily to tide over the Covid-19 crisis.
The Supreme Court on Thursday told the Centre that Delhi must get at least 700 tonnes (mt) of oxygen every day, which has been requested by the government to meet the demands of the Covid patients. Delhi is among the worst-hit regions in the country during the second wave of coronavirus.
The Supreme Court bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah pointed out that the coury was there to find fault amid the pandemic, but stressed that it was important to ensure oxygen supply for Delhi.
Pointing that the Supreme Court was assured by SG Tushar Mehta that Delhi will not suffer, the high court said that this assurance has not been fulfilled as "small and large nursing homes and individuals are running to us".
The Supreme Court has urged Centre and State governments to consider imposing a ban on mass gatherings and super spreader events. They may also consider imposing a lockdown to curb the virus in the second wave in the interest of public welfare.
The CoWin portal — app where citizens can register for vaccination against coronavirus — will be made ready for 18 plus beneficiaries by April 24. Registrations for 18 plus citizens to book appointments for vaccinations will begin from April 28 while vaccination process will be commenced from May 1.
SC takes suo motu cognisance on prevailing COVID-19 situation in India, issues notice to Centre.
The Uttar Pradesh government has approached the Supreme Court against the Allahabad HC's lockdown order in five cities amid surge in COVID-19 cases.
Delhi Lockdown News: Chandni Chowk market in the old Delhi and the wholesale markets will remain shut till April 25.
As pandemic sitution worsen in the country, Railways is getting fully ready to transport Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) and Oxygen Cylinders across the key Corridors. Availability of oxygen is a key element in the treatment of certain medical conditions in the Covid infection.
The Indian Railways has accepted a request made by the Maharashtra government regarding the transportation of liquid medical oxygen in Cryogenic tankers by Railways, in view of the pandemic situation in the state.