Wednesday, November 30, 2022

COVID-19

China announces 1st COVID-19 death in almost 6 months

China on Sunday announced its first new death from COVID-19 in nearly half a year as strict new measures are imposed in Beijing and across the country to ward against new outbreaks.The death of the 87-year-old Beijing man was...

Dropout rate in Assam primaryschools nearly doubled in FY’22

The dropout rates in primary schools in Assam have nearly doubled in 2021-22, mainly due to the impact of COVID-19 and identification of fake students’ rolls, state Education Minister Ranoj Pegu said Wednesday.However, the dropout rate at the secondary...

Most docs want telehealth for Opioid abuse treatment to stick around

Many doctors who used telehealth to treat patients with opioid addiction because of the COVID-19 pandemic would like to make it a permanent part of their practice.A new study from Yale School of Public Health surveyed more than 1,100...

TB passes Covid as biggest killer: Expert

Following gargantuan global efforts against Covid-19, tuberculosis is once again the world’s biggest infectious killer, a top expert has told AFP, lamenting the lack of focus on rooting out TB.Mel Spigelman, president of the non-profit TB Alliance, hailed the...

State reports 1 Covid-19 death

Nagaland on Saturday reported one more Covid-19 fatality while no positive cases were recorded during the day.With one more Covid death from Dimapur, the death toll rose to 782 (including 5 non-Covid deaths but with positivity).The state currently has...

India-Bhutan border gates reopened

India-Bhutan border gates in Assam have been reopened for tourists after a hiatus of two-and-a-half years, an official said on Saturday.The gates, which were closed since the outbreak of COVID-19, have been reopened on Friday with some new rules,...

‘New India prepared to deal with any threat in healthcare sector’

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday underlined the need for de-politicising the discussions on health policy and infrastructure and adopting a more holistic approach across the whole spectrum of the populace.He also asserted that a new India is...

Blood on your hands, says WHO official if world steps back on tackling Covid now

If rich nations think the pandemic is over, they should help lower-income countries reach that point too, a senior World Health Organization has said.In an interview with Reuters, WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward warned that richer nations must not...

Tibet’s provincial capital Lhasa battles food shortage amid COVID-19 outbreak

A crippling food shortage triggered by a prolonged quarantine period has gripped Tibet’s provincial capital Lhasa, which is facing a serious COVID-19 outbreak, according to a media report on Friday. Widespread infections and food shortages have rocked the small...

First test-flight of Gaganyaan this year, says Jitendra Singh

India’s maiden human space-flight mission Gaganyaan is expected to be launched in 2024, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said here on Tuesday.Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event, Singh said the government had planned the human space flight...