Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

BENI, Congo — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, a World Health Organization doctor offered her a job investigating Ebola cases at double her previous salary — with a catch. “When he asked me to sleep with him, […]

Scientists race to study variants in India as cases explode

NEW DELHI — A potentially worrisome variant of the coronavirus detected in India may spread more easily. But the country is behind in doing the kind of testing needed to track it and understand it better. On Monday, the World Health Organization designated the new version of the […]

Indian workers allege ‘shocking violations’ in building Hindu temple in New Jersey

Hundreds of marginalized workers from India were recruited to build a massive Hindu temple in New Jersey where they were forced to work long hours for low pay in violation of U.S. labor and immigration laws, according to lawsuit filed on Tuesday. The complaint, filed in U.S. District […]

Indian health agency chief says most of country should remain locked down for 6-8 weeks

The head of the main Indian health agency responding to the coronavirus has said districts reporting a high number of infections should remain locked down for another six to eight weeks to control the spread of the rampaging disease. Dr. Balram Bhargava, head of the Indian Council of Medical Research […]

Death toll rises in Gaza and Israel in most intense hostilities in years

Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza into Wednesday morning as the Islamist group Hamas and other Palestinian militants fired multiple rocket barrages over the border at Tel Aviv and the southern city of Beersheba. At least 35 people have been killed in Gaza and five […]

PIB’S BULLETIN ON COVID-19

Posted On: 12 MAY 2021, Delhi  India’s Active Caseload Declines for the Second Consecutive dayWHO has not associated the term “Indian Variant” with B.1.617, now classified as Variant of ConcernGovernment to ramp up availability of Amphotericin B – to fight Mucormycosis  #Unite2FightCorona #IndiaFightsCorona PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU MINISTRY OF […]

Government take steps to ramp up availability of Amphotericin B – to fight Mucormycosis

DELHI, MAY 12: A sudden increase in demand has been observed in some states for Amphotericin B which is being actively prescribed by the physicians to patients suffering from Mucormycosis, a post COVID complication. The Government of India is therefore engaging with the manufacturers to ramp up production […]

PM expresses gratitude to the nursing staff on International Nurses Day.

DELHI, MAY 12: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed gratitude to the nursing staff on International Nurses Day.  In a tweet, the Prime Minister said : “International Nurses Day is a day to express gratitude to the hardworking nursing staff, who is at the forefront of […]

India’s Active Caseload Declines for the Second Consecutive day

New Recoveries outnumber Daily New COVID Cases for the Second Consecutive day India’s Cumulative Vaccination Coverage exceeds 17.5 Crore More than 30 lakh beneficiaries of age group 18-44 Vaccinated so far DELHI, MAY 12: India’s total Active Caseload has dipped to 37,04,099 today. It now comprises 15.87% of the country’s total Positive Cases. […]

WHO has not associated the term “Indian Variant” with B.1.617, now classified as Variant of Concern

DELHI, MAY 12: Several media reports have covered the news of World Health Organisation (WHO) classifying B.1.617 as variant of global concern. Some of these reports have termed the B.1.617 variant of the coronavirus as an “Indian Variant”. These media reports are without any basis, and unfounded. This […]

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