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Prime Minister Announces Four Pillared Strategy For Boosting Medical Care In The Country

Prime Minister on June 1 called for a four pillared strategy to improve the health care, its infrastructure and its access to one and all. He said the first pillar would be Preventive Health Care wherein the emphasis would be on Yoga, Ayurveda and General Fitness. He said more than 40,000 Wellness Centres were opened with …

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Climate & Health: WHO Manifesto For A Healthy Recovery From COVID-19

WHO’s prescriptions for a healthy and green recovery from COVID-19: The pandemic is a reminder of the intimate and delicate relationship between people and planet. “The pandemic is a reminder of the intimate and delicate relationship between people and planet. Any efforts to make our world safer are doomed to fail unless they address the …

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Everything You Should Know About Nanomedicine

Scientists at S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata (SNBNCBS) have developed a safe and cost-effective nanomedicine that promises treatment of a number of diseases by altering oxidative stress in the body. The research may provide a ray of hope in India’s fight against COVID-19, as the nanomedicine can decrease or increase reactive …

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Disability and COVID 19

1B People With Disabilities Hard Hit By Covid-19: United Nations

Disabilities And COVID 19: According to the UN, the world’s 1 billion people living with disabilities are among the hardest hit by the coronavirus. The UN has called for them to have equal access to prevention and treatment of COVID-19. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the pandemic is revealing the extent to which people …

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Exploring Novel Blood Plasma Therapy For COVID-19

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) an Institution of National Importance under the Department of Science and Technology has obtained a go-ahead for taking a bold step to provide innovative treatment to patients suffering from COVID-19 disease.  Technically called “convalescent-plasma therapy”, the treatment aims at using the immune power gained by …

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WHO And China

Has WHO Mishandled The COVID-19 Crisis?

Cash-rich China on April 23, 2020 announced an additional USD 30 million grant to the World Health Organization to support its global fight against the deadly coronavirus. Earlier, China had expressed serious concern over US’s decision to freeze US’ funding for the UN health agency over its handling of the COVID-19 crisis. The grant will …

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Urbanisation And Infectious Disease

Expansion Of Cities Linked To Outbreak Of New Diseases

Link Between Urbanisation And Infectious Disease: Urban expansion at the periphery of cities, sometimes called extended urbanisation, is creating “new ecological niches” for the spread of infectious diseases, according to a study which sheds light on the governance needed to reduce future outbreak risk. According to the scientists, including those from the University if Lincoln …

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Cabinet Nod To Ordinance To Protect Healthcare Personnel From Attacks

Against the backdrop of attacks on healthcare personnel fighting coronavirus, the Union Cabinet on April 22, 2020 approved an ordinance making acts of violence against them as cognizable and non-bailable offences. Amendment To The Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 The proposed ordinance also provides for compensation for injury to healthcare service personnel or for causing …

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