Govt counters IMA’s criticism over Ayush protocol

Reacting to the Indian Medical Association’s criticism of the Centre’s Ayush protocol for Covid-19 management, the government has said the advice was based on Ayurveda and yoga after considering ’empirical evidences and biological plausibility’ as well as emerging trends from ongoing clinical trials. Continue Reading

Medical body questions Health Minister on his Ayurveda claims

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) questioned the scientific basis of the government’s claims, days after the Health Ministry and the Ayush Ministry released an Ayurvedic protocol for the treatment of asymptomatic and mild coronavirus patients coronavirus in India. Continue Reading

Coronavirus: 24 deaths in Chennai today

As many as 24 deaths were reported in Chennai due to coronavirus today morning. Four persons died at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, four persons at the Omandhurar Hospital, four at Kilpauk Medical College, one person at Stanley Hospital and six more deaths at private hospitals. Continue Reading

Mobile app to help people get easy access to blood

A mobile application that would enable people to access ‘safe blood’ easily, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, was launched by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. Continue Reading

Total confirmed corona cases in India reaches 52

The number of confirmed cases of novel corona virus in the country has risen to 52, with two fresh positive cases one each from Delhi and Rajasthan being reported, the health ministry said today. Continue Reading

Corona Virus: 28 positive cases so far in India: Health minister

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today said,”28 positive cases of corona virus have been detected so far in India and announced that all international flights and passengers will now have to undergo screening, and not just the 12 countries listed earlier”. Continue Reading

Ayushman Bharat scheme to be launched in Puducherry today

Health Minister of Puducherry Malladi Krishna Rao has announced that the Ayushman Bharat scheme of the Central government would be launched here today. Continue Reading

Nipah: Sample of 7th person suspected to be infected tests negative

Concerns related to the spread of Nipah in Kerala were allayed further, with Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja yesterday saying sample of one more person suspected to be infected with the potentially deadly virus has tested negative. Continue Reading