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Covid India LIVE Updates: Precautions you should take before Covid Vaccination

So far, India has crossed 20 Crore Cumulative COVID19 Vaccination Coverage in 130 days. Getting vaccinated is the need of the hour to defeat Covid. However, there are some do's and don't you should keep in mind before and after you get vaccinated.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 27, 2021 23:59 IST
Covid India LIVE Updates
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Covid India LIVE Updates

With the second wave of Covid raging, many new challenges have been aggravated including rare fungal infections like black fungus, yellow fungus and white fungus. Many people are struggling to beat the coronavirus and living in the hope of a better tomorrow. The good news is that the recovery rate is quite good. Vaccination drive is going on and people from the age of 18 and above can get vaccinated. So far, India has crossed 20 Crore Cumulative COVID19 Vaccination Coverage in 130 days. Getting vaccinated is the need of the hour to defeat Covid. However, there are some do's and don'ts you should keep in mind before and after you get vaccinated.

 

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  • 11:59 PM (IST) Posted by Prerna Yadav

    Delhi govt declares black fungus epidemic as number of cases rises, issues regulations

    Amid rising incidents of black fungus in the national capital, the Delhi government on Thursday declared it an epidemic with Lt Governor Anil Baijal issuing regulations under the Epidemic Diseases Act to contain and manage cases of the deadly mucormycosis in the city.

    A government notification released on Thursday said "the Lt Governor of NCT of Delhi is satisfied that the NCT of Delhi is threatened with the outbreak of a dangerous epidemic disease, namely mucormycosis, among immune-compromised patients, especially COVID-19 patients being treated with steroids and that the ordinary provision of law for the time being in force are insufficient for the purpose".

    Read the full story here: Delhi govt declares black fungus epidemic as number of cases rises, issues regulations

  • 10:04 PM (IST) Posted by Prerna Yadav

    MHA orders continuation of COVID guidelines till June-end, asks states to focus on local curb strategy

    The Centre on Thursday directed states and union territories to continue the ongoing COVID-19 guidelines till June 30 and asked them to go for intensive and local containment measures in districts with a high number of cases to check the spread of the deadly disease.

    In a fresh order, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said strict implementation of containment and other measures has led to a declining trend in the number of new and active cases, across states and union territories, barring some areas in the southern and northeastern regions, reports news agency ANI.

     

  • 8:50 PM (IST) Posted by Prerna Yadav

    Black fungus: Patients have right to life, can’t be given preference over others, says Delhi HC

    The Delhi High Court Thursday said every patient has a right to life and to live with dignity but it cannot give privilege to anyone over other patients for providing medicine to treat black fungus, primarily affecting those recovered or recovering from COVID-19.

    The court said it was sure that a patient’s granddaughter, who was seeking direction to the government and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital to provide sufficient number of vials of Amphotericin B to him, was not seeking any preferential treatment over other patients.

    Read the full story here: Black fungus: Patients have right to life, can’t be given preference over others, says Delhi HC

  • 7:50 PM (IST) Posted by Prerna Yadav

    COVID-19: How to use glucometers for blood sugar analysis, which ones to buy

    When you have diabetes, keeping a check on your blood sugar is a huge priority. So, If you need to monitor your blood sugar levels frequently, it will be great to have a good glucometer at home.

    Read the full story here: COVID-19: How to use glucometers for blood sugar analysis, which ones to buy

  • 6:03 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    How to reduce stress during COVID 19 pandemic

    Many have stressing during the pandemic. Here's how you can cope up with it.  

  • 5:01 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Don't fall for fake apps for vaccination

    A verfied government account busted a fake WhatsApp forward claiming, "A message claims that people can register for #COVID19Vaccination by downloading "CowinHelp App" through the given link"

     

     
  • 3:41 PM (IST) Posted by Prerna Yadav

    UK study finds long-term lung damage after COVID

    Researchers in the UK have identified persistent damage to lungs in COVID-19 patients at least three months after they were discharged from hospital, and in some cases the duration is even longer.

    Read the full story here: UK study finds long-term lung damage after COVID

     

  • 2:22 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    What impact does COVID has on cancer patients?

    With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year and now its resurgence in the second wave we have been left unprepared in true sense to fight this biggest threat to human race in recent times. There are different aspects that need to be seen which in general can help us understand and plan better for future as this disease is here to stay and may not be gone so soon.  

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  • 2:22 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    What doctors have to say about White Fungus

    After Black Fungus, White Fungus has become a matter of concern for people. Here's what doctors have to say about it.

  • 1:12 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Ministry of health on Mucormycosis

  • 11:44 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Follow these steps to increase the oxygen level

    Proning is very effective for strengthening the lungs and increasing the oxygen level in the body. Know the correct method of doing it.

  • 11:43 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Take care of yourself and the planet together

    Dr. Harsh Vardhan advises people to think about their health and use masks and PPE kits but not forget about the planet. throwing away used masks and PPE kits without proper disposal can harm the environment which can also have a bad effect on your health. So keep masks and PPE kits in a closed box, take care of your own health with the environment

  • 10:02 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    India logs 2.11L new cases

    India on Thursday reported 2,11,298 fresh cases as 3,847 more patients succumbed to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said. Tamil Nadu recorded the highest new cases with 33,764 people testing positive for the virus, while Kerala added 28,798 cases. Meanwhile Maharashtra saw most fatalities at 1,013, Karnataka added 530 and Tamil Nadu 475. Strict measures have been initiated by the M.K. Stalin government to bring down the Covid figures.

    India's overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,73,69,093 with 24,19,907 active cases and 3,15,235 deaths so far.

    According to the Health Ministry, a total of 2,83,135 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, with 2,46,33,951 being cured from Covid till date.

    The Health Ministry said that a total of 20,26,95,874 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 18,85,805 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

    -- IANS

  • 7:55 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    When should home isolation be discontinued

    What are the guidelines about when to discontinue home isolation of Covid patients? When to discontinue home isolation and seek medical help? According to the guidelines laid out, if you do not have a fever for 3 days, you can end the home isolation. Also, there is no need for testing after the end of the home isolation period. However, if you have difficulty in breathing along with continuous chest pain/pressure, seek medical help.

  • 7:51 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Mucormycosis: What not to do to stay protected

    Dr Arun Sharma, Director NIIRNCD, Jodhpur says, "Patients, especially those in high risk category for Mucormycosis, should avoid visiting damp and dusty places for a few weeks post COVID recovery."

  • 7:50 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Covid Vaccine: Do's and Don'ts you should know

    Covid patients can get vaccinated 3 months after being fully recovered. According to the new guidelines, it is important to keep some things in mind before and after vaccination. The guidelines strictly prohibit drinking alcohol or other intoxicants on the day of vaccination. It also advises not to panic in case of side effects. Know what you should do and don't do here.