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Centre Issues New Guidelines For Discharging COVID Patients

The Union health ministry on Wednesday organized a press conference regarding the increasing COVID positive cases. During the conference, the Joint Secretary of the ministry, Luv Agarwal, said that the rate of COVID positive cases in Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Gujarat is increasing expeditiously. "It has become a matter of concern for all of us now," Agarwal said. “A high Covid surge noticed globally – in 159 countries; Eight countries in Europe reporting an increase of cases by more than 2 times in the last two weeks," he added. Meanwhile, the Centre has also issued new guidelines for discharging the patients in light of reviewing the current COVID-19 situation. Now people infected with mild symptoms can be discharged afte...

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WHO Chief: Tidal Wave of Corona Is Inevitable, Omicron Delta Twins, 6.5 Million Cases Globally In A Week!

WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Wednesday declares that the tsunami of corona is inevitable. We are now on verge of facing another tidal wave especially due to Omicron and Delta variant of Covid-19 infection. Maximum number of cases are recorded from 22-28th December globally, which is 6.5 million. This is an increase of 37% compared to the last week data globally. WHO Chief quotes, "I am highly concerned that Omicron, being highly transmissible and spreading at the same time as Delta, is leading to tsunami of cases. This is and will continue to put immense pressure on exhausted health workers and health systems on the brink of collapse." WHO CHIEF requesting all nations to achieve 70% vaccination by July 2022 Dr. Tedros also speaks about the global vaccination programme ...

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WHO Chief Scientist: Need To Increase Vaccination Campaign All Over The World

Amid rising cases of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan on Monday called for the expansion and strengthening of COVID-19 vaccination across the world. She said this through a virtual medium in the plenary session of PANEX-21 held at Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, Maharashtra. Dr. Swaminathan said that there is a need to increase immunization further to ensure that even the marginalized are protected against this pandemic. Due to this, the number of deaths due to corona and the figures of hospitalization of patients suffering from corona will also reduce. She said that we need to expand the vaccination campaign all over the world as much as possible so as to control the spread of the coronavirus and n...

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COVOVAX Vaccine By Serum Institute of India Gets Emergency Approval From WHO

Covovax Vaccine by the Serum Institute of India [SII] gets the approval from the WHO for emergency use. Under the license from Novavax, Covovax will be produced in India by the SII. It is a part of COVAX, a worldwide initiative aimed at providing, equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. Moving ahead in this direction the WHO issuing emergency use listing of the Covovax is a step in expanding the basket of jabs validated by the global health body against Corona. As a result of this step by the WHO Covovax becomes the 9th vaccine to be listed. Meanwhile Adar Poonawalla tweets, "This is yet another milestone in our fight against COVID-19, showing excellent safety and efficacy. Thank you all for a great collaboration." Indeed its a great news among the rising cases of Omicron variant across...

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Elevating The Poverty Ordeal; Deets Inside

On Sunday, the reports from the World health organization (WHO) & World bank suggest, "the pandemic has pushed more than half a billion people into poverty." People already spend huge amounts on healthcare services, the pandemic just gave an unfortunate boost. Not only individuals were seeking treatment/medications for critical illness due to the virus (ICU costs) but also reaching out for professional mental healthcare. The world is still debating about ethical prioritization and distribution of the covid-19 vaccine. These revelations will surely add more to it. When talking of numbers, the High-income nations spend a higher percentage of their GDP on health. But what goes under the radar is that the low-income economies simply do not have the available resources to denote healthcare...

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