Indian News

Let Ayushman Bharat guide states to fix the cost of Covid -19 treatment,Centre to SC

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic, Policy       Aug 05, 2020

New Delhi: The Centre in an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Wednesday has proposed that state governments may consider Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY or Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) rates as the benchmark basic rates for the treatment of coronavirus patients in private hospitals. In an...

Zydus Cadila's COVID-19 vaccine candidate found safe in early-stage human trial

BENGALURU: India’s Zydus Cadila said on Wednesday its COVID-19 vaccine candidate was found to be safe and well-tolerated in an early-stage human trial. The company will now start a mid-stage trial of the vaccine candidate, ZyCoV-D, in over 1,000 healthy adult volunteers from Thursday to...

COVID-19 spread reported in new areas but 82% of total cases from 10 states/UTs: Health ministry

New Delhi: The coronavirus infection has spread to new areas in the country, but 82 per cent of the total cases are still limited to 10 states and Union Territories, the health ministry said on Tuesday. Addressing a press briefing, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan...

Aditya Birla Health Insurance launches Covid-19 cover

Health, Non-Life       Aug 04, 2020

  Mumbai: With the onset of COVID-19, Aditya Birla Health Insurance (ABHICL),the health insurance arm of Aditya Birla Capital Limited, has introduced an array of services and product solutions that will enable customers to take care of their health in such difficult times. ABHICL is planning...

AIA and Practo joins hands to promote consumer wellness in India

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Life, Technology       Aug 04, 2020

  Mumbai:  AIA Group and Practo, Indian digital healthcare platform.have joined hands to promote consumer wellness in the country  Founded in 2008,Practo connects the entire health ecosystem – patients, doctors, pharmacy, diagnostics, clinics, hospitals and other partners – together. By integrating different parts of the healthcare...

Life insurers can issue e-policies in 2020-21:IRDAI

Life, Regulation, Technology       Aug 04, 2020

  Hyderabad:: In the wake of emerging situation of Covid19 Global Pandemic,the insurance regulator IRDAI has allowed life insurers to issue new life insurance policies in electronic mode in FY 2020-21. Though,the existing regulations require the life insurers to issue policies and proposal  in physical format,...

India 'flying blind', needs better data collection to control Covid-19

Amit Shah, the man leading India’s fight against Covid-19 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s top lieutenant, has been among government leaders touting the country’s low death rate as a success story. In late June, Shah said India had seen much fewer deaths from the virus...

Disburse pension to elderly on time; provide PPE, face masks to people in old age homes:SC

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Aug 04, 2020

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court Tuesday said pension to elderly persons should be disbursed on time and those living in old age homes across the country be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitisers and face masks during the persisting COVID-19 pandemic. The elderly are...

COVID-19 tally rises to 18,55,745, recoveries cross 12-lakh mark in India

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Aug 04, 2020

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally increased to 18,55,745 with 52,050 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, while the recoveries crossed the 12-lakh mark on Tuesday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 38,938 with...