India to use Israeli solution to safeguard public places in its fight against Covid-19: Report – ET HealthWorld

JERUSALEM: India is to use an innovative antiseptic disinfectant, which was originally developed for the Israeli Defence Forces to deal with biological warfare, to protect its public places in its fight against the highly contagious coronavirus, a media report said. The solution developed by the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR), an organisation that works […]

Individuals have societal responsibility to end COVID-19 outbreak: Top US doctor – ET HealthWorld

Representational Image. (Reuters Photo) By Lalit K Jha Washington, Jun 27 : America’s top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has said that individuals have a societal responsibility to end the coronavirus outbreak as the US set another single-day record, surpassing 40,000 COVID-19 cases for the first time. Fauci, during the first White House Coronavirus […]

Wealth of Serum’s Poonawalla grows fastest in India during pandemic: Hurun Research report – ET HealthWorld

Mumbai: ‘Vaccine king’ Cyrus Poonawalla‘s wealth grew the fastest among Indian billionaires and fifth fastest in the world during the COVID-19 pandemic because of the strong business potential of his company, Serum Institute of India, according to a report by Hurun Research. Poonawalla has climbed 57 places to be the 86th richest person in the […]

Centre revises quarantine period to 1 week for doctors, health workers in COVID-19 facilities – ET HealthWorld

NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry on Thursday revised to one week, against 14 days earlier, the quarantine period for doctors, nursing officers and other health workers with high-risk exposure to confirmed COVID-19 cases or respiratory specimens. A decision on extending the quarantine period further by one week will be taken by the nodal officer […]

Privatise healthcare facilities to ensure accountability: Dr Girdhar Gyani, AHPI – ET HealthWorld

With Covid-19 positive cases rising, the Delhi state government decided to allow private hospitals to join in managing the increasing number of infected patients’ load. As on June 18, the Covid-19 tally in Delhi stood around 47,000 including 1,904 casualties. Speaking on the current developments, director general of Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI), […]