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WHO validates 3rd Chinese Covid vaccine for emergency use

Geneva:  The World Health Organization (WHO) validated on Thursday the CONVIDECIA Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese developer CanSino Biologics for emergency use, making it the third Chinese vaccine after Sinopharm and Sinopec having been certified by WHO Emergency Use...

Japan to discharge radioactive wastewater from Fukushima plant into ocean

Tokyo: Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved a plan to discharge radioactive wastewater from the disaster-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said that once opinions on the matter from the public...

2 in 3 persons with Covid symptoms didn’t take test

New Delhi: A latest survey by Local Circles indicates that two in three persons who suffered symptoms of Covid-19 during April and May in Delhi NCR did not take the diagnostic test. According to the survey, only 22 per cent...

Shija Hospital wins National Health Award for combating Covid-19

Imphal: Manipur’s leading private hospital Shija Hospitals & Research Institute (SHRI) was awarded the National Health Award by Double Helical for rendering extraordinary services during the  COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Vijay Agarwal, President CAHO (Consortium of Accredited Hospitals Organization) and Dr....

Global Covid cases crosses 500 million

Washington: As a fresh surge of coronavirus cases are being reported in several countries, the global coronavirus cases on Wednesday crossed 500 million cases and the death toll was more than 6 million. The latest Johns Hopkins University said...

Covishield, Covaxin prices cut to Rs 225 day before booster drive begins

New Delhi: A day before the rollout of precaution doses for the population aged between 18 and 59 years, the Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers have slashed the price of jabs by more than half. Serum Institute of India (SII) and...

NHA invites comments on Drug Registry app

New Delhi: The National Health Authority (NHA) on Thursday invited comments on the consultation paper for Drug Registry Application, which the authority intends to develop as a centralised repository of all approved drugs available in the market. The consultation...

14.37 lakh people with HIV positive in India now: Govt

New Delhi: An estimated 14.37 lakh people are HIV positive in the country, among them 7.29 lakh are male patients, 7.03 lakh are female and around 5000 are transgender, the government informed Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. “Under the National...

Covid: Shanghai to go for city-wide lockdown

Beijing: China announced its biggest city-wide lockdown since the Covid outbreak began more than two years ago, BBC reported on Sunday. The city of Shanghai will be brought under complete locked down in two stages over the next nine...

India sees 35 pc jump in mental illnesses during Covid: Govt

New Delhi: There has been an estimated increase of about 35 per cent in the prevalence of anxiety and depression in India during the Covid-19 pandemic, the government informed Parliament on Tuesday, citing an international study. The Global prevalence...

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WHO validates 3rd Chinese Covid vaccine for emergency use

Geneva:  The World Health Organization (WHO) validated on Thursday the CONVIDECIA Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese developer CanSino Biologics...