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CSIR Begins Clinical Trials Of Niclosamide For COVID Treatment
CSIR Begins Clinical Trials Of Niclosamide For COVID Treatment

Niclosamide has been extensively used in past for treatment of tapeworm infection in adults as well as children. The safety profile of this drug has been tested over time and has been found safe for human consumption at different dose levels.

Covid Fightback: Odisha To Get Vital ECMO Machines
Covid Fightback: Odisha To Get Vital ECMO Machines To Save Critical Lives

In the intense fight against the Covid pandemic, one of the most vital life-saving asset that has come to the rescue of people is ECMO - Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation machine.

Second Wave In Odisha
In Second Wave, Odisha Has 3rd Highest Rural Spread In Country: Report 

As per SBI study, the rural districts in Odisha took a mammoth 74.5 per cent share of the State's daily caseload in peak of firstwave. The second wave gripped State in April, and share in daily caseload touched 75.4 per cent. In the peak month of May, the share rose  sharply to touch almost 80 per cent of daily caseload 

Covid-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 10 PC In Odisha Due To Keen Surveillance, Says Top Health Offic
Covid-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 10 PC In Odisha Due To Keen Surveillance, Says Top Health Official

The Health Services Director informed that the Odisha government has adopted 3T formula- Tracking, Testing and Treatment to contain the Covid-19 outbreak in the State.

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Covid-19: Growing Evidence Supports Wuhan Lab-Leak Theory

Amid the clamour for an in-depth investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, an Indian scientist couple have supported the lab-leak theory.

Shortage Of Drug Hindrance In Treatment Of ‘Black Fungus’ Infected Patients At Odisha's VIMSAR
Shortage Of Drug Hindrance In Treatment Of ‘Black Fungus’ Infected Patients At Odisha's VIMSAR

At present there are four patients admitted at VIMSAR are suffering from black fungus. Two more patients have symptoms for mucormycosis fungal infection while their clinical examinations are underway.

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Over 1.14L Covid Cases In India, Lowest Spike In 59 Days

India on Sunday logged 1,14,460 new Covid infections in 24 hours, the lowest since April 6 when the country saw a rise of 1,15,736 cases in a day. During the same time span, 2,677 more people succumbed to the pandemic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

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Odisha Registers 7002 New Covid-19 Cases, 42 Fatalities In 24 Hours

The Covid-19 single-day cases continue to dip in Odisha with the State recording 7,002 new cases on Sunday. With this, the positive tally in the State surged to 8,1 3,096, informed the Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department

Global COVID-19 Updates
Global Covid-19 Update: Caseload Tops 172.8 Million, Deaths Over 3.71 Million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 172.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.71 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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Odisha To Extend Covid-19 Vaccination To 22 More Municipalities In Third Phase

Odisha government on Saturday approved the expansion of the third phase of the Covid-19 vaccination of 18-44 years age group to 22 more district head quarter Municipalities/NACs this month

Health Workers Go Extra Mile To Serve Covid Patients
Exemplary Dedication & Selfless Service: Health Workers Go Extra Mile To Serve Covid Patients

As Covid pandemic sweeps across Odisha unleashing unimaginable crisis, humanity has waged a relentless war against the disease to sustain its life and livelihood like never before. 

BMC To Increase Covid-19 Testing
Covid-19 Incidence In Odisha Capital Still Critical, BMC To Increase Tests

The Capital City achieved peak on May 16. The second wave peak count has been 2.3 times of first wave peak. The Covid-19 incidence here is still high at 49.8 per lakh population

India Lost 646 Doctors In COVID-19 2nd Wave: IMA
India Lost 646 Doctors Including 23 From Odisha In COVID-19 2nd Wave

India has been struggling with a massive surge in coronavirus cases for the past few months. While the daily count of cases has reduced, the number of deaths continues to be high.

BMC To Intensify Covid-19 Vaccination For 18-44 Age Group
BMC To Intensify Covid-19 Vaccination For 18-44 Age Group From June 8

BMC has also decided to take up vaccination drive for students who want to take up their higher studies abroad. The registration process for such students will start tomorrow.

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'Lockdown Curbs In Odisha To Be Gradually Eased If Positivity Maintains Present Downward Trend'

The Odisha government will slowly lift lockdown restrictions in a phased manner if the current trend of Covid-19 positivity rate persists in its downward curve in the next few days. Director of Health Services Bijay Mohapatra made the statement while addressing reporters on Saturday.

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OTV Impact: Inquiry Begins Into Reports Of Multiple Bodies On One Pyre In Bolangir

The district Legal services authority (DLSA) has initiated a probe into the reports of multiple bodies being cremated on one pyre at the Bijakhanan cremation ground due to shortage of space.

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Did China's 'Bat Woman' Receive $600K From US For Coronavirus Work?

Amid the leaked Anthony S Fauci emails and independent investigations into the Wuhan lab secrets, reports have emerged again that the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China was funded by the US government and the virology lab, headed by Shi Zhengli, received nearly $600,000 in 'gain-of-function' research.

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In Pics: Weekend Shutdown Continues Across Odisha To Curb Covid-19 Second Wave

In an attempt to contain the second wave of the coronavirus spread in Odisha, the imposition of weekend shutdown continued across the State

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India Logs 1.2L Covid Cases In 24 Hrs, Lowest Since April 7

India on Saturday logged 1,20,529 new Covid infections in 24 hours, the lowest since April 7. During the same time span, 3,380 more people succumbed to the pandemic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

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Odisha Reports 7395 Covid-19 Cases, 40 Deaths In 24 Hours

The Covid-19 single-day cases continue to dip in Odisha with the State recording 7,395 new cases on Saturday. With this, the positive tally in the State surged to 8,06,094, informed the Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department

Global COVID-19 Updates
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 172.4 Million Mark

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 172.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.70 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

DCGI Grants SII Permission To Manufacture Russian COVID Vaccine Sputnik V: Sources
DCGI Grants SII Permission To Manufacture Russian COVID Vaccine Sputnik V: Sources

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) on Friday granted Serum Institute of India (SII) the permission to manufacture Russian COVID Vaccine- Sputnik V for examination test and analysis at its licensed facility at Hadapsar, ANI quoted sources as saying.

Covid-19 Norms Violated In Nabarangpur
Covid Guidelines Flouted During Yatra In Odisha’s Nabarangpur

An alleged video of the festival which has gone viral on social media clearly shows that the attendees flouted all norms and many were seeing roaming around without masks and face cover.

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Odisha's Global Tender For Covid-19 Vaccines Gets 2 Bids

The Odisha government has received two bids in response to the global e-tender it had floated for procurement of Covid-19 vaccine doses from global market. 

Pratap Sarangi, Jual Oram Bat For Covid Hospitals In Balasore, Sundergarh
61 PC Beds For Covid Patients Lying Vacant In Odisha: Director, Health Services

"General bed utilisation is around 39 % while beds having oxygen and ventilator facilities are around 60 % in the case of Covid patients. Still, the number of CC, DCSP, DDS have been increased in five-six places."