The 4th round of Serosurvey conducted by RMRC revealed that over 85 percent health workers in three Odisha districts have developed COVID antibody.
The ministry made it mandatory for the states and the UTs to take all centrally advised measures for the protection of the healthcare professionals on a "priority" basis.
New Delhi: The Union Health ministry said on Thursday that an advisory has been issued to all states and Union Territories to expand Covid-19 vaccination to all public healthcare facilities along with medical centres empanelled in the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) and PM Jan Aarogya Yojna (PM-JAY) for the next phase of vaccination for […]
New Delhi: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers in the country has crossed 1.19 crore, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. A total of 1,19,07,392 vaccine doses have been administered through 2,53,434 sessions till 6 pm on Tuesday, according to a provisional report. The beneficiaries include 64,71,047 […]
New Delhi: A survey conducted by noted public health experts indicated that the side-effects post-vaccination, or ‘reactogenicity’ in medical linguistic, is likely to occur in 66 per cent of the healthcare workers which are most probably to subside within a day of their onset. The survey, which compiled the responses from 5,396 respondents, all healthcare […]
Cuttack: A day after cautioning healthcare and Anganwadi workers against skipping Covid-19 vaccination with a ‘no vaccine, no salary’ warning, the Cuttack district administration took an U-turn on Saturday and clarified its stance over the official letter saying that there was no intension of cutting the salaries of the violators. Cuttack Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani, […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday asked the district collectors to ensure 100 per cent coverage of registered healthcare workers in the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive by February 10. Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra instructed the district collectors to send a clear message that those who do not turn up for vaccination when […]
Bhubaneswar: With an anticipation that Covid-19 vaccine may soon be available, the Odisha government has asked officials of the Women & Child Development department and Mission Shakti along with the concerned medical associations in the State for creation of a database of all health care workers (HCW) and anganwadi workers for Covid-19 vaccination. In a […]
Berhampur: The Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs), staff nurses and pharmacists, who staged a demonstration protesting the termination of their contract, withdrew their stir after assurances from the collector. The contractual healthcare workers had alleged that they were terminated before completion of three months without any prior notice. According to sources, the collector held discussions with […]
Berhampur: People who disrespect the health fraternity should face action. Once ordered by CM Naveen Patnaik, these words echoed in the silk city Berhampur as his own government is now being accused of dismissing several contractual healthcare workers, paramedics and pharmacists before the fixed term of three months. The incident has surfaced at a time […]
London: Frontline healthcare workers with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) have a three-fold increased risk of a positive SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) test, compared to the general population, said, researchers. Those with inadequate PPE had a further increase in risk, they added. The study, published in the journal Lancet Public Health, also revealed that that healthcare workers […]
Bhubaneswar: As healthcare workers continue to fall prey to Covid-19 infection in various hospitals of Odisha, the Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) has asked all the private hospitals in the State to bear the cost of the treatment of their healthcare staff who get infected in course of their duty. The move came […]
New Delhi: Soon after the Union cabinet amended the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 in order to ensure the safety of health workers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to suggest that it showed his government’s “commitment” to protect the medical fraternity. The Prime Minister tweeted: “The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 manifests our commitment […]
New Delhi: Siemens India, one of the leading producers of energy-efficient technologies, on Friday said it would contribute Rs 20 crore towards India’s fight against COVID-19. Meanwhile, self-drive car rental startup Revv said it will offer over 1,000 cars to assist healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. “In these tough and uncertain times, we pledge […]
London: Smartphones can aid healthcare workers to diagnose, track and control infectious diseases in low-income countries, a study has suggested. Smartphones could also help people to test themselves and get results making it easier for them to look after their health, particularly in rural areas where clinics are far away, said the study. People can […]