Health

Most consumers would buy life insurance in the next six months:Tata AIA Life Survey

Indian News       Feb 24, 2021

  Mumbai: Driven by the need to secure family’s future financially and concern around medical emergencies, life insurance has emerged as the most preferred financial tool, reveals Tata AIA Life Insurance's Consumer Confidence Survey on the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic. The survey also found that most...

India detects over 24,000 mutations in 7,000 variants of Covid

Indian News       Feb 24, 2021

  New Delhi: The genetic diagnostic laboratories in India have detected over 24,000 mutations in the strains of SARS-CoV-2 in the last one year, top officials told IANS on Tuesday. The officials added that the mutations have been detected in around 7,000 variants of the novel...

Rajasthan to enact Bill on Right to Health,to bring Universal Health Care scheme worth Rs 3,500 cr: Gehlot

Indian News       Feb 24, 2021

  Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government on Wednesday presented the Budget for 2021-22 and said it will bring a Universal Health Care scheme worth Rs 3,500 crore. He said that from next year, universal health coverage will be implemented at a cost of...

Govt warns states of worsening COVID-19 situation if rules ignored

Indian News       Feb 24, 2021

  New Delhi: India warned on Wednesday that a breach of guidelines on testing and other measures to contain the coronavirus could worsen a recent spurt in infections in many states, particularly after it detected several variants. Nearly a month after the health minister declared that...

India's COVID-19 active caseload stands at 1.46 lakh

Indian News       Feb 24, 2021

  New Delhi: India's total COVID-19 active caseload currently stands at 1.46 lakh (1,46,907) on Wednesday and accounts for 1.33 per cent of the country's total coronavirus cases, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). According to the health ministry, the country registered...

India says virus variants not behind upsurge in cases

Indian News       Feb 23, 2021

  New Delhi: India says virus variants not behind upsurge in casesIndia said on Tuesday mutated versions of coronavirus were not responsible for an upsurge in cases in two states, a potential relief for a country where mask-wearing and social distancing have largely disappeared. Maharashtra in...

Japan appoints ‘loneliness minister’ to tackle suicides

Facts       Feb 23, 2021

Japan has appointed a “minister of loneliness” to reduce social isolation among its residents as the country deals with rising suicide rates, according to a report in the Japan Times. The rising psychological and physical toll of the pandemic has been accompanied by a worrisome...

India's health sector overcame trial by fire during COVID-19:PM

Indian News       Feb 23, 2021

New Delhi: The prestige of India's health sector and trust in it has increased manifold across the globe after it successfully overcame the trial by fire during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday and asserted that time has come...

India's COVID-19 active caseload falls below 1.5 lakh; no fresh deaths in 21 states, UTs

Indian News       Feb 23, 2021

  New Delhi: India's tally of active COVID-19 cases fell below the 1.5-lakh mark on Tuesday and was pegged at 1,47,306, comprising 1.34 percent of the total caseload, the Union Health Ministry said, highlighting 21 states and UTs have not reported fresh fatalities in a 24-hour-period....

Indian vaccine makers say can quickly adapt to tackle variants

Indian News       Feb 23, 2021

  NEW DELHI: Indian pharmaceutical companies Bharat Biotech and Biological E. Ltd said on Monday they could quickly rework their COVID-19 vaccine products to fight new variants once their genetic sequence is known. In recent months, India has confirmed the presence of the variants first identified...

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