The Maharashtra government has decided to use hospitals attached to medical colleges as treatment centres for Mucormycosis, a serious but rare fungal infection now affecting coronavirus patients, said Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Tuesday.
The Congress on Tuesday set up a five-member group headed by former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan to evaluate the party's performance in the just-concluded assembly polls.
The Health Ministry has urged states to ensure all beneficiaries who have taken the first dose of COVID-19 are prioritised for the second dose.
The Centre has taken multiple initiatives to ramp up the oxygen supply across the country, including the airlifting of empty-tankers to reduce the turnaround time and training 500 drivers, a senior Home Ministry official said on Tuesday.
"Job of the government is not like a terrorist" and "just to hide your failure, you are after people," said an anguished Delhi Court on Tuesday while expressing strong displeasure that the government is yet to regulate the prices of medical equipment
The centre on Tuesday asked states along the Ganga to ensure strict vigilance and check future incidences of people dumping bodies in the river and its tributaries.
Controversial former MP Pappu Yadav, who hit the headlines recently for a spat with a BJP parliamentarian in Bihar, was on Tuesday rounded up by police. A case for alleged violation of coronavirus lockdown was also registered against him.
A Keralite woman working in Israel was killed allegedly in a Palestinian rocket strike on Tuesday, her family members said.
The US is ramping up efforts in partnership with India and other countries to increase the availability of COVID-19 vaccines without waiting for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to arrive at a consensus-based decision on a proposal for patents wai
The Bombay High Court's Goa bench on Tuesday ordered that no person will be allowed to enter the coastal state without a negative COVID-19 test report, except in cases of medical emergency.
Seeking "discharge" against framing of charges in a criminal case is a valuable right provided to the accused under the law, the Supreme Court has said while asking courts to consider the case on merits.
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Centre and Delhi government to treat as a representation a plea seeking setting up of drive-in vaccination centres in open areas, including stadiums, as has been done in Mumbai.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said that the vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics "continue to be effective" against the B.1.617 variant of COVID-19.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a telephonic conversation with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering on Tuesday as the two leaders noted that the coronavirus crisis has further highlighted the special friendship between the two countries.