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Govt fixes Covid vaccine price at Rs 250 a shot for pvt hospitals

Indian News       Feb 27, 2021

  New Delhi: Eligible COVID-19 vaccine aspirants in Gujarat will have to pay Rs 250 per shot if they opt to get themselves inoculated at 522 designated private hospitals during the second phase of the vaccination drive beginning March 1, the state government said on Saturday....

UK health insurers' profitability still strong despite coronavirus disruption:Fitch

International News       Feb 26, 2021

  London: The coronavirus pandemic will have only a minimal impact on UK health insurers' earnings in 2020-2021, Fitch Ratings says in a new report. Claims have reduced due to restricted hospital access, but we do not expect increased profits for insurers - any "excess" profits...

Indians allowed to choose vaccination sites as government seeks faster roll-out

Indian News       Feb 26, 2021

  NEW DELHI: India said on Friday it will let people choose their coronavirus vaccination centres when the campaign expands next week, effectively letting beneficiaries pick either a home-grown shot or the AstraZeneca one, unlike now. The country will halt vaccinations this weekend to upgrade software...

Huge potential of pvt investment in 400 maritime projects worth Rs 2.24 lakh cr: Govt

Indian News       Feb 26, 2021

  New Delhi: The government is eying huge private investment in 400 projects worth Rs 2.24 lakh crore during the Maritime India Summit 2021, a top official said on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate Maritime India Summit 2021 (MIS 2021) on March...

Subhash Chandra Khuntia, Chairman, IRDAI

Indian Insurance industry has recovered, pays Rs 9,000 crore Covid-19 pandemic claims :IRDAI Chief

Indian News       Feb 26, 2021

  Pune: The Indian insurance industry has recovered from the negative growth caused by the caronavirus disruptions, and has already settled Covid-19 pandemic related claims worth of Rs 9000 crore, said Subhash Chandra Khuntia, Chairman, IRDAI. The domestic general insurance industry has made Covid-19 pandemic related...

Rare Disease Day: Health advocacy groups press for govt policy, say India’s numbers unknown

Indian News       Feb 26, 2021

  New Delhi,Feb 27: Only 450 of the 8,000 known rare diseases in the world are recognised in India, an anomaly that underscores a mounting health crisis in which many patients go without being diagnosed accurately or treated on time, say experts while stressing the urgent...

IRDA allows dividend payment by insurers to their shareholders

Indian News       Feb 24, 2021

  Hyderabad,Feb 25: Setting the stage for the dividend payment to the government, which intends raise funds from all possible sources,by the state owned insurance companies,the insurance regulator IRDAI has now allowed domestic insurers to declare dividends for FY 2020-21. Earlier, at the outset of the...

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...

Fire at India's UPL plant kills two, injures 26

Indian News       Feb 23, 2021

BENGALURU: Agrochemical maker UPL Ltd said on Tuesday a fire that broke out at a plant in the western state of Gujarat had killed two and injured 26. Five workers were still missing. The fire may have been caused due to an electric short circuit,...

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...

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