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Focus on hospitals as India braces for Covid third wave

The health system is trying to ensure that it isn't caught by surprise -- the way it was last time. So, hectic preparations are on, reports Sohini Das.  IMAGE: The paediatric intensive......

DRDO's Covid drug: Benefits. Concerns

Commercial launch and supply to major government and private hospitals is expected in mid-June.Sohini Das reports. IMAGE: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, left, and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan......

Covid patients struggle to shake off hospital images

Many of those who have been to Covid hell and back are unable to shake off the memories of their days in hospitals, leading to worries about post-traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety related......

Women can get Covid vaccine anytime after delivery: Experts

A woman can get vaccinated against COVID-19 anytime after the delivery of her baby, healthcare experts have said and stressed on the need to permit vaccination of even pregnant women to protect......

Delhi to set up dedicated centres for treatment of black fungus

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said dedicated centres will be set up for treatment of black fungus or mucormycosis at three Delhi government-run hospitals.   IMAGE: Medical......

Bird flu: The Rs 90,000 cr poultry industry is in a fix

It is estimated that around 60 million people are directly impacted by the poultry sector in India. The death of a 11-year-old boy due to ‘bird-flu’, even before the devastating......

Home healthcare could be one of India's best bets

One of the biggest impediments to growth for this sector is the fact that home healthcare in India is not covered by insurance. In Delhi’s Greater Kailash, Alka Sahni began to panic as her......

Covid: HCL Tech to HUL, corporate India extends a helping hand

These companies support with isolation centres, medical & financial help, and friendly leave policies. From helping their employees infected with the Covid-19 virus to vaccinating them or......

Muthoot Finance's chairman dies after falling from 4th floor

Mathai George George Muthoot joined the family business as an office assistant and in 1979 he became the managing director and group chairman in February 1993. M G George Muthoot, largely credited......

Pandemic pushes up demand for CT scanners; firms gear up to meet surge

Siemens Healthineers, one of the largest manufacturers of made-in-India CT scanners, has sold 80-100 such machines in the last 45 days. The medical technology firm typically sells 250 machines in a......

How a movie star cheated death

'I had no idea whatsoever about my condition.''When I asked for a mirror to see how I looked, the nurses and doctors exchanged wary glances with each other, refusing to oblige me.''I learnt many......

India's sprint legend Milkha Singh passes away

IMAGE: Milkha Singh, who tested negative for COVID-19 on Wednesday and was shifted to the general ICU, is being closely monitored by a team of doctors. Photograph: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images One......

Milkha Singh's wife dies due to COVID complications

IMAGE: India's track and field legend Milkha Singh. Photograph: Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI Nirmal Kaur, former Indian women volleyball team captain and wife of sprint legend Milkha Singh, died at a Mohali......

Kapil Dev, Pele get vaccinated

Photograph: Kind Courtesy, ANI/Twitter World Cup-winning captain and former India all-rounder Kapil Dev, on Wednesday, received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Kapil, 62, took the vaccine......

Kapil Dev discharged from hospital

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Chetan Sharma/Twitter India's first World Cup winning-captain Kapil Dev was, on Sunday, discharged from a city hospital, two days after undergoing angioplasty following a......

Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr dies at 96

One of India's greatest hockey players, Balbir Singh Sr, died at a hospital in Chandigarh on Monday after battling multiple health issues for over the last fortnight. The legend was 96 and is......

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