Day: May 17, 2021

Calls mount for Gaza-Israel cease-fire, greater US efforts

U.N. Security Council diplomats and Muslim foreign ministers convened emergency weekend meetings to demand a stop to civilian bloodshed as Israeli warplanes carried out the deadliest single attacks in nearly a week of Hamas rocket barrages and Israeli airstrikes. President Joe Biden gave no signs of stepping up […]

Top Indian virologist quits government panel after airing differences

A top Indian virologist has resigned from a forum of scientific advisers set up by the government to detect variants of the coronavirus, he told Reuters on Sunday, weeks after questioning the authorities’ handling of the pandemic. Shahid Jameel, chair of the scientific advisory group of the forum known […]

India’s virus cases decline, but WHO expert says positive tests ominously high

India reported a further decline in new coronavirus cases on Monday, but daily deaths remained above 4,000 and experts said the count was unreliable due to a lack of testing in rural areas where the virus is spreading fast. For months now, nowhere in the world has been […]

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza as fighting enters second week

Israel bombed what it said were underground tunnels used by Hamas and Palestinian militants fired rocket barrages at Israeli cities as fighting spilled into a second week on Monday and international calls for a ceasefire mounted. After a night of heavy Israeli air strikes on areas across the […]

Centre highlights to States/UTs Critical Protocols for COVID-19 Containment

Clinical Management for COVID complications like Mucormycosis infections discussed Changes in CoWIN platform and Protocols for Vaccinations reviewed DELHI, MAY 16: Union Health Secretary Shri Rajesh Bhushan along with Member (Health), NITI Aayog Dr. Vinod K. Paul chaired a high-level video conference meeting today with all the States/UTs. […]

Chopra Nursing Home, affiliated to Government Medical College Jammu

DELHI, MAY 16: Chopra Nursing Home, affiliated to Government Medical College Jammu, will start functioning with 100 bed capacity to begin with and two more Oxygen Plants having a capacity of 2400 LPM i.e. 3456 cubic mt will be installed in GMC Jammu which will be in addition […]

First batch of anti-COVID drug 2DG released

New Delhi, May 17:  The first batch of anti-COVID oral drug 2-DG, developed by the DRDO, was released on Monday by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. The Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI) approved the 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) drug for emergency use as an adjunct […]

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