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CanSino Biologics to begin final phase of human trials for its COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia
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CanSino Biologics to begin final phase of human trials for its COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia

This final leg of human vaccine trials will recruit 5,000 volunteers above age 18 in Riyadh, Dammam and Mecca.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Serie A remains on hold as Italian government examines medical guidelines before announcing resumption
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Serie A remains on hold as Italian government examines medical guidelines before announcing resumption

Serie A teams have been allowed to start practice this week but only with players training individually and respecting social distancing. Full team practice is due to begin on 18 May, but only if the medical protocol is approved.

73% of those who have died of COVID-19 are men: Health Ministry data
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73% of those who have died of COVID-19 are men: Health Ministry data

Lav Agarwal broke down the demographics of the pandemic in India and said that confirmed cases consist of 76% males and 24% females.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Delhi government starts WhatsApp helpline number for citizens
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Delhi government starts WhatsApp helpline number for citizens

This is a 24-hr service that aims to provide up to date and verified information on the pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Facebook Messenger chatbot released to educate users about the global pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Facebook Messenger chatbot released to educate users about the global pandemic

Facebook Messenger chatbot is available in both Hindi and English languages in India.

Coronavirus Outbreak: How Apple, Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, Microsoft, Instagram are helping users cope with the pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: How Apple, Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, Microsoft, Instagram are helping users cope with the pandemic

Combating fake news or misinformation about COVID-19 is also one of the most important issues right now for social media platforms.

Govt launches MyGov Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp to combat misinformation, inform citizens
India

Govt launches MyGov Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp to combat misinformation, inform citizens

With myths and misinformation spreading as fast as coronavirus itself, the Centre has launched an official chatbot on WhatsApp to resolve any queries related to COVID-19

Coronavirus outbreak: Over 1.97 lakh airplane passengers have been screened for novel virus so far, Centre tells Lok Sabha
India

Coronavirus outbreak: Over 1.97 lakh airplane passengers have been screened for novel virus so far, Centre tells Lok Sabha

Over 1.97 lakh passengers travelling in 1,818 flights have been screened for novel coronavirus, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday as he outlined the steps taken by the government to deal with the virus since its outbreak last month.

Health ministry seeks info from MEA on Indian visa applicants after outbreak of coronavirus in China
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Health ministry seeks info from MEA on Indian visa applicants after outbreak of coronavirus in China

Coronavirus has infected more than 220 people, resulting in the death of three people but WHO says the risk is low.

Govt aims to raise health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025, health minister Harsh Vardhan tells Rajya Sabha
India

Govt aims to raise health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025, health minister Harsh Vardhan tells Rajya Sabha

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan informed the Rajya Sabha that the National Health Policy 2017 envisages increasing the public health expenditure to 2.5 percent of the GDP by 2025

Govt to provide more funds for Ayushman Bharat next year: Finance minister Piyush Goyal
Business

Govt to provide more funds for Ayushman Bharat next year: Finance minister Piyush Goyal

In the last four months of its launch, the scheme has already benefited over 10 lakh people, Goyal said

Supreme Court allows sale of Saridon, two other drugs for now after manufacturers challenge Centre's ban
India

Supreme Court allows sale of Saridon, two other drugs for now after manufacturers challenge Centre's ban

Manufacturers of Saridon, Piriton and Dart had challenged the Centre's move to ban the drugs claiming that their composition could put people consuming them at risk.

Battle against drug-resistant TB: Like South Africa, India needs to allow access to 'game-changing' bedaquiline, says researcher
India

Battle against drug-resistant TB: Like South Africa, India needs to allow access to 'game-changing' bedaquiline, says researcher

The use of bedaquiline is crucial because TB is the ninth leading cause of death worldwide, killing an estimated 1.6 million people in 2016 – of which 27 percent were Indians, who dominate the ranks of TB patients.

Primary health centres across India fall short by 24-38% of medical personnel, reveals CAG report
India

Primary health centres across India fall short by 24-38% of medical personnel, reveals CAG report

There is a 24%-38% shortfall in the availability of medical personnel at primary health centres, sub centres, and community health centres in 28 states/union territories of India, according to the latest audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.

As health crises in country grow, 29% of funds with states remain unspent over 5 years: CAG report
India

As health crises in country grow, 29% of funds with states remain unspent over 5 years: CAG report

State governments had to release the money to state health societies within 15 days of receiving it, and if they failed to do so state governments were liable to pay interest — 5.75 percent to 7.25 percent

Centre to promote nutrition, provide safe drinking water for students in tribal schools across India
India

Centre to promote nutrition, provide safe drinking water for students in tribal schools across India

Health Minister JP Nadda and Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram presided over the MoU signing ceremony to improve the health and well-being of students in tribal schools.

Health ministry's 'advice' for mental health patients trivialises their pain, derails work done to remove stigma
India

Health ministry's 'advice' for mental health patients trivialises their pain, derails work done to remove stigma

The responsibility of dealing with depression lies not just with the individual, but society at large. We all need to develop resilience to ensure that individuals feel safe to even acknowledge their mental health concerns.

Health ministry's 'misguided' tweet on depression an eye-opener; it reflects govt's narrow understanding of mental health
India

Health ministry's 'misguided' tweet on depression an eye-opener; it reflects govt's narrow understanding of mental health

Health ministry's poster on depression is an eye-opener as it makes one realise how the govt itself lacks awareness and doesn't understand mental illness.

Depressed? Do yoga, travel, eat fruits, says health ministry; Twitter, mental health experts slam 'tone-deaf' advice on depression
India

Depressed? Do yoga, travel, eat fruits, says health ministry; Twitter, mental health experts slam 'tone-deaf' advice on depression

If the health ministry is to be believed, the clinical illness of depression, a disorder that affects 322 million worldwide – is not an illness at all.

Indian health ministry proposes a law to govern data security in healthcare sector
India

Indian health ministry proposes a law to govern data security in healthcare sector

The draft Digital Information Security in Healthcare Act was proposed by the health ministry on 11 March 2018.