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Serum Institute gets nod to resume vaccine trial in IndiaRediff.com3 days ago
SII has been asked to submit to the DCGI's office details of medication used in accordance with the protocol for management of adverse events.
DCGI orders Serum to suspend recruitment for COVID-19 vaccine trialsRediff.com7 days ago
The DCGI also directed Serum Institute of India to increase the safety monitoring of the subjects already vaccinated as part of the trial, and submit the plan and report.
Serum Inst gets DGCI notice over continuation of vaccine trialRediff.com9 Sep 2020
The show-cause notice was issued following reports that human trials of the most promising COVID-19 vaccine candidate, being developed by the University of Oxford, have been put on hold after a United Kingdom participant had an adverse reaction to it.
Covid can affect almost all organs, say AIIMS expertsRediff.com27 Aug 2020
They stressed that classification of cases into mild, moderate and severe categories based just on respiratory symptoms should be relooked to include other organ involvement.
Serum gets nod for phase 2, 3 trials of Covid vaccine in IndiaRediff.com3 Aug 2020
Currently, phase 2 and 3 clinical trials of the Oxford vaccine candidate is going on in the United Kingdom, phase 3 clinical trial in Brazil and phase 1 and 2 clinical trials in South Africa.
India's first Covid vaccine trial begins, 30-yr-old given 1st doseRediff.com24 Jul 2020
In phase I, the vaccine would be tested on 375 volunteers and the maximum of 100 of them would be from AIIMS.
Govt warns against use of N-95 masks with valved respiratorsRediff.com21 Jul 2020
The Director General of Health Services (DGHS) in the ministry of health, in a letter to the Principal Secretaries of health and medical education of states, said it has been observed that there is 'inappropriate use' of N-95 masks, particularly those with valved respirators, by the public other than designated health workers.
COVID-19: Centre asks these 4 states to pull up socksRediff.com18 Jul 2020
With these states imposing lockdowns anew, the health ministry emphasised that the restrictions should be utilised to focus on containment, surveillance and testing in the containment and buffer zones as the key strategy for early detection of cases and fatality management.
Lockdown 4 accounts for nearly half of COVID-19 casesRediff.com31 May 2020
The lockdown, which was first clamped on March 25 and spanned for 21 days, had registered 10,877 cases, while the second phase of the curbs that began on April 15 and stretched for 19 days till May 3, saw 31,094 cases.
'Travel relaxation, migrant exodus behind surge in COVID-19 cases'Rediff.com26 May 2020
'Now, the government will have to ensure even stronger surveillance to curb the infection but if that will be done is something to be observed'
ICMR to conduct study to check for community spreadRediff.com8 May 2020
Officials said the study would have started earlier as it was planned to be conducted with the rapid antibody test kits brought from China.
India has so far been able to avoid community transmission: VardhanRediff.com5 May 2020
The nation in a post-coronavirus future could well look back on the pandemic period as a 'blessing in disguise' if Indians imbibe hand, respiratory and environmental hygiene and practise it in their everyday lives, the minister said.
30 AIIMS doctors, nurses advised quarantineRediff.com8 Apr 2020
Around 30 healthcare workers including doctors, nurses and technicians at the Cardio-Neuro Centre in All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi have been advised to undergo quarantine after a 72-year-old man who visited the facility with neurological problem tested positive for COVID-19, sources said on Wednesday.
AIIMS trauma centre to turn into COVID-19 hospitalRediff.com30 Mar 2020
The trauma centre currently has 242 beds and 18 more are being added to it.
Govt recommends anti-HIV drug for some COVID-19 patientsRediff.com17 Mar 2020
There is no current evidence from randomised controlled trial to recommend any specific treatment for suspected or confirmed patients with COVID-19.
Maneka Gandhi suggests legalising marijuana for medical purposesRediff.com30 Jul 2017
She also suggested exploring the possibility of setting up de-addiction centres near these railway stations.
Govt working on exclusive bank for womenRediff.com30 Jul 2014
In an ambitious initiative aimed at empowering women, the government has proposed to set up an exclusive bank for women having branches across the country which may see merging of the Bharatiya Mahila Bank launched last year by the UPA government.