With the lives of millions already impaired due to the scare of the deadly pandemic, another cause of concern taking a toll on the health is the fear of Black Fungus infection among recovered COVID patients.
Volunteers cremate the bodies of COVID-19 victims in Ganjam district.Beyond the deaths and infections, the pandemic is having a dreadful impact on human behavior eroding humaneness by degrees.
Bhubaneswar: Amid the rising cases of Coronavirus, Odisha government has issued the standard operating procedure (SOP) for the requisition of Tocilizumab for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The Additional Chief…
Bhubaneswar: Odisha has despatched at least 29 tankers carrying about 510 MT of medical oxygen under police escort to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and…
Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported four more COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases on Thursday taking the tally to 48 in the State. The Health & Family Welfare Department has shared the development in it’s website. The H&FW Department, however, is yet to reveal details of the COVID-19 patients. Also Read: COVID-19 Outbreak: Odisha First State To Extend Lockdown Till […]
New Delhi: Railways has converted 5,000 coaches into isolation wards for those infected with coronavirus and is likely to deploy them in rural areas after consultation with the health ministry, officials said Saturday. The railways has set a target of converting 20,000 coaches to counter the pandemic, of which 5,000 coaches with 80,000 beds are […]
Bhubaneswar: With four more persons having travel history to Kolkata testing positive for COVID-19 in the state, Odisha Police on Wednesday sealed roads along the West Bengal border. The roads were sealed and additional force deployment was made a day after DGP Abhaya visited the border check gates. The travel history of the four COVID-19 […]
New Delhi: The Health Ministry has issued guidelines for home isolation of very mild and pre-symptomatic Covid-19 cases under which a patient can stay at home but will have to be in touch constantly with the District Surveillance Officer, and a hospital and will have to sign an undertaking. The present guidelines are in addition […]
Washington: The US food and drug regulatory body has allowed emergency use of an investigational anti-viral vaccine to treat COVID-19 patients after some researches, including one led by an Indian-American physician, found that the drug helped recover some of the infected cases faster. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave emergency use authorization (EUA) for […]
New York: An Indian-origin team of researchers in the US has claimed that people with cancer who develop coronavirus (COVID-19) are much more likely to die from the disease than those without cancer. The mortality rate for COVID-19 in the US is 5.8 per cent, according to the World Health Organisation. “Our findings emphasise the […]
New York: Loss of taste or smell is now among the new coronavirus symptoms that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added to its official list and now, a new study says that loss of the sense of smell is most likely to occur by the third day of infection with […]
New Delhi: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday that it has initiated phase – three clinical trials on antiviral Favipiravir for COVID-19 patients in India. COVID-19 patients from over 10 leading government and private hospitals in India are being enrolled for the study. The trial completion and study results are expected by July-August this year. Glenmark […]
Hyderabad: Hypertensive individuals run the increased risk of Covid-19 infection and they should take extra precautions like regularly monitoring their blood pressure level, doctors said on World Hypertension Day on Sunday. Hypertensive individuals and increased age are high-risk factors for Covid-19 infection, said Dr Shiva Raju, Senior Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, KIMS Hospitals, Secunderabad. He […]
Bhubaneswar: As many as 53 more COVID-19 patients recovered from the disease on Sunday, taking the total number of recovery cases in Odisha to 550, informed the State Health and Family Welfare Department. The COVID-19 recovered persons are from Ganjam (30), Jajpur (18), Khurda (3) and Keonjhar (2). 53 #Covid19 patients recover in #Odisha 30 […]
New Delhi: No major side-effects of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) have been found in studies in India and its use should be continued in preventive treatment for COVID-19, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Tuesday. The ICMR’s statement came against the backdrop of the World Health Organization (WHO) suspending the testing of the drug […]