‘Miracle drugs’  no silver bullet

‘Miracle drugs’ no silver bullet

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi

WHO’s thumbs down to Ivermectin, ICMR no to Tocilizumab Disappointing in trials but still trusted by the anxious Covid patients. “Miracle drugs” Remdesivir, Tocilizumab, and Ivermectin and Plasma therapy continue to find favour with people pinning their hopes on them to cure themselves of Covid-19 cure in the absence of any sure-shot...

Kalaignar at Stalin’s coronation!

Kalaignar at Stalin’s coronation!

Tuesday, 04 May 2021 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

Tamil Nadu’s sombre mood due to Covid-19 pandemic gave way to celebrations, music, dance and bursting of firecrackers since Sunday evening when it was known that MK Stalin would form the next government as the DMK won a comfortable majority in the legislative Assembly polls. By late Sunday evening, the DMK...

Footprint beyond Bengal may not be easy for Didi

Footprint beyond Bengal may not be easy for Didi

Monday, 03 May 2021 | Navin Upadhyay | New Delhi

On April 5, addressing a rally in Debanandapur in Hooghly district, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said, “I will win Bengal with one leg and in the future, will get victory in Delhi with two legs.” The reference was to the injury she suffered in one leg in Nandigram on March...

16 Covid patients killed in Bharuch fire

16 Covid patients killed in Bharuch fire

Sunday, 02 May 2021 | PTI | Bharuch

At least 18 persons, including 16 Covid-19 patients, died in a fire at a hospital at Bharuch in Gujarat in the early hours of Saturday, officials said. The State Government said a judicial enquiry will be conducted into the fire that destroyed the Intensive Care Unit of Patel Welfare Hospital, run...

Black marketeers prey on even bodies

Black marketeers prey on even bodies

Saturday, 01 May 2021 | SHEKHAR SINGH | NEW DELHI

For a family to keep alive a loved one suffering from Covid-19 is a nightmare, but it’s equally traumatic to arrange mortuary van to carry his body. Even to hire an ambulance to take a patient to hospital is a major challenge now. First ambulances are not available, and if you...

Centre OK’s import of oxygen-related devices

Centre OK’s import of oxygen-related devices

Friday, 30 April 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs on Thursday allowed the import of 17 medical devices such as oxygen concentrators, oxygen canister, nebulisers, oxygen generators and ventilators with mandatory declarations after customs clearance and before the sale of such products in the domestic market. The importers can make all necessary declarations after the...

Vaishno Devi tourism on back foot

Vaishno Devi tourism on back foot

Thursday, 29 April 2021 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

Amid worsening Covid-19 situation across different parts of India, the pilgrim traffic to the Cave Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, nestled in the Trikuta hills, has sharply nosedived. Incidentally, last year the Government suspended the yatra for a period of five months. After the lockdown restrictions were imposed across several north Indian...

Capital to breathe easy with Bangkok, Paris O2

Capital to breathe easy with Bangkok, Paris O2

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Oxygen from Bangkok and Paris will now save the lives of Delhi citizens. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said his Government is importing 21 ready-to-use oxygen plants from France. The plants will be installed in different hospitals to ensure steady supply, while 18 oxygen tankers from Thailand will start...

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