“India could bleed itself dry amidst covid-19 crisis owing to blood shortage” – ET HealthWorld

By Sh. Heera Lal India’s blood shortage crisis is no alien to headlines. Now with a corona virus fear, blood banks in the country are going to face even tougher times ahead. Despite the massive burden of trauma and surgeries in the current situation, several hospitals in almost all states and union territories have been […]

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 […]

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 […]

Covid-19 tests to be doubled in Delhi in next two days, door-to-door survey in hotspots: Amit Shah – ET HealthWorld

NEW DELHI: With Covid-19 cases increasing alarmingly, Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday announced that the testing will be doubled in Delhi in the next two days and subsequently increased by three times. Announcing a slew of measures to check the spread of the coronavirus in the national capital after he held a meeting […]

Dear Tamil Nadu govt, where are the 5,000 hospital beds? – ET HealthWorld

CHENNAI: Nearly half the beds in various government hospitals in the city meant exclusively for Covid-19 cases have not been made available to the patients. As per data released by the Covid-19 control room, just 2,690 of the 5,200 beds were allotted even as the number of active cases in the state climbed to 17,659 […]