Posts by: Barkha Mathur

Barkha Mathur

‘I Feel Safe After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine,’ Said A Health Worker During PM Modi’s Interaction With Beneficiaries At Varanasi

‘I Feel Safe After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine,’ Said A Health Worker During PM Modi’s Interaction With Beneficiaries At Varanasi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to dispel fears and misconceptions over the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines in an interaction with health workers in Varanasi
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Coronavirus Found In Ice Cream Samples In China, Can The Virus Spread Through Food? Experts Explain

Coronavirus Found In Ice Cream Samples In China, Can The Virus Spread Through Food? Experts Explain
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According to experts, there is no need to panic because of the detection of coronavirus in ice cream samples in China because no evidence suggests transmission of the virus through food
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Better To Take COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In A Gap Of 6-8 Weeks, Says Dr Suresh Jadhav Of Serum Institute of India

Better To Take COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In A Gap Of 6-8 Weeks, Says Dr Suresh Jadhav Of Serum Institute of India
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According to Dr Suresh Jadhav, Executive Director, Serum Institute of India, the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’ goes up if the gap between two doses is more than 28 days
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Once A Child Labourer, This Hyderabad Techie Has Been Feeding Thousands Of Hungry People For Free Everyday For Last Nine Years

Once A Child Labourer, This Hyderabad Techie Has Been Feeding Thousands Of Hungry People For Free Everyday For Last Nine Years
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Malleshwar Rao, a 27-year-old resident of Hyderabad, started a “Don’t Waste Food” initiative in 2011 under which he with the help of several volunteers distribute the leftovers from large events to the poor and needy
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Despite Improvements In Health Services, Malnutrition Persists In West Bengal Finds NFHS-5

Despite Improvements In Health Services, Malnutrition Persists In West Bengal Finds NFHS-5
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Here is a quick lowdown on West Bengal’s performance on vital health parameters like infant and child mortality rate, immunisation, malnutrition, the prevalence of anaemia as revealed by NFHS-5
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India’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Explained: What Is Co-WIN Vaccine Delivery Management System, All You Need To Know

India’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Explained: What Is Co-WIN Vaccine Delivery Management System, All You Need To Know
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According to the Government of India, Co-WIN has been made primarily to help track the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, monitor beneficiaries and enable citizens to register for the vaccination process
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Coronavirus Outbreak Explained: Everything You Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Dry Runs

Coronavirus Outbreak Explained: Everything You Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Dry Runs
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According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the aim of the COVID-19 vaccine dry run which started on January 2, is to assess operational feasibility, to test the linkages between planning and implementation, and identify the challenges and guide the way forward prior to actual implementation
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A Scoring System To Ensure High Risk Individuals Get Immunised First, Says AIIMS Director As India Approve COVID-19 Vaccines For Emergency Use

A Scoring System To Ensure High Risk Individuals Get Immunised First, Says AIIMS Director As India Approve COVID-19 Vaccines For Emergency Use
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According to Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, a system to differentiate people with comorbidities is in the works to ensure those who are at a higher risk get vaccinated for COVID-19 first
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COVID-19 Outbreak Explained: What Do We Know So Far About The New Coronavirus Strains Detected In The United Kingdom And South Africa

COVID-19 Outbreak Explained: What Do We Know So Far About The New Coronavirus Strains Detected In The United Kingdom And South Africa
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According to experts, while the new strains of mutated coronavirus detected in the United Kingdom and South Africa are not more deadly, the increase in the rate of transmission makes it challenging to manage
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National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5): Child Mortality Rate And Vaccination Improve But Concerns Around Malnutrition And Anaemia Remain

National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5): Child Mortality Rate And Vaccination Improve But Concerns Around Malnutrition And Anaemia Remain
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The partial findings of the fifth round of the National Family Health Survey has highlighted that nutrition in children below five years of age continues to be an area of concern across all the states and Union Territories
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Sufficient Immunisation To Stop COVID-19 Spread Could Take 6 Months, Says AIIMS Director As India Gets Vaccine Ready

Sufficient Immunisation To Stop COVID-19 Spread Could Take 6 Months, Says AIIMS Director As India Gets Vaccine Ready
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According to Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, the country will be able to get regulatory approval for one or mare vaccines by the early 2021 but the mammoth task at hand is to vaccinate the prioritized population which would be like holding elections in each state
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Yearender 2020: 10 Health And Sanitation Lessons From 2020 Experts Advise To Take In To 2021

Yearender 2020: 10 Health And Sanitation Lessons From 2020 Experts Advise To Take In To 2021
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As the rather unprecedented year comes to an end, here are some of the important lessons about health and sanitation that were learnt and must be taken along in 2021 and beyond
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COVID-19 Has Shown The Importance Of Strengthening Epidemic Prevention To Avoid Global Health Crisis: WHO Chief

COVID-19 Has Shown The Importance Of Strengthening Epidemic Prevention To Avoid Global Health Crisis: WHO Chief
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WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in video that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will not be the last pandemic and addressing climate change is vital for improving human health
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COVID-19 Pandemic: The New Variation Of SARS-CoV-2 Is Rapidly Replacing Other Strains, Says WHO's Soumya Swaminathan

COVID-19 Pandemic: The New Variation Of SARS-CoV-2 Is Rapidly Replacing Other Strains, Says WHO's Soumya Swaminathan
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In a conversation with NDTV, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist at WHO said that it is too early to draw conclusions about the new strain as experiments are still going on to better understand the new strain and will take a couple of weeks to get results
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