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Government must examine oxygen stricken COVID deaths in second wave, says parliamentary panel
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Government must examine oxygen stricken COVID deaths in second wave, says parliamentary panel

There were several instances of families of patients pleading for oxygen and waiting in queues for oxygen cylinders. Media relayed stories of hospitals running out of oxygen and making desperate appeals when hospitals were reportedly left with only few hours of oxygen supply

60-day special maternity leave to female staff in case of death of a child soon after birth: Centre
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60-day special maternity leave to female staff in case of death of a child soon after birth: Centre

The decision has been taken keeping in view the potential emotional trauma caused due to stillbirth or death of a child soon after birth, which has a far-reaching impact on the mother's life

COVID-19: India reports 7,591 fresh cases in last 24 hours, active cases decline
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COVID-19: India reports 7,591 fresh cases in last 24 hours, active cases decline

The death toll climbed to 5,27,799 with 30 new fatalities. Besides 15 deaths have been reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated

COVID-19: Over 3 crore children between 12-14 years administered first vaccine dose
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COVID-19: Over 3 crore children between 12-14 years administered first vaccine dose

The vaccination for children between the 12-14 age group started on 16 March with Biological E's intramuscular vaccine Corbevax, which is administered to the beneficiaries in an interval of 28 days

Precautionary doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be available for all adults from 10 April, says Centre
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Precautionary doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be available for all adults from 10 April, says Centre

The vaccination will begin on 10 April at private centres. Earlier the government had started these booster shots for those above 60 and healthcare workers.

Centre ends COVID-19 containment measures from 31 March; wearing of face mask to continue
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Centre ends COVID-19 containment measures from 31 March; wearing of face mask to continue

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare advisories on COVID containment measures will continue to guide the overall national response to the pandemic, said Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla

National Deworming Day: Find out how to prevent intestinal worms in children
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National Deworming Day: Find out how to prevent intestinal worms in children

The initiative was started in 2015 in 277 districts across 11 states and Union territories to free every child between the ages of one and 19 years across the country from intestinal worms

How India’s mammoth vaccination drive has been a testament to PM Modi’s political conviction
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How India’s mammoth vaccination drive has been a testament to PM Modi’s political conviction

Accounting for more than 14 percent of the total doses given worldwide at the rate of over 700 jabs per second, India, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has a lot to cheer about

India records 19,740 new COVID-19 cases, 248 deaths; highest recovery rate reported since March 2020
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India records 19,740 new COVID-19 cases, 248 deaths; highest recovery rate reported since March 2020

The country’s Friday’s numbers were 7.1 percent lesser than the previous days numbers

How drones delivering COVID-19 jabs will help take India's vaccination drive to all corners of the country
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How drones delivering COVID-19 jabs will help take India's vaccination drive to all corners of the country

The unmanned aerial vehicles will aid in providing the vaccines in a timely manner to very hard-to-reach areas

COVID-19 variants Mu, C.1.2 variants not found in India so far, says genome sequencing panel
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COVID-19 variants Mu, C.1.2 variants not found in India so far, says genome sequencing panel

The consortium has called for more strongly implementing existing recommendations on sequencing of positive samples from international travellers.

Govt will ensure that your garlic bread has garlic in it; here's how
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Govt will ensure that your garlic bread has garlic in it; here's how

Under the category of speciality bread, the draft proposes that “the speciality ingredient must be present in case a prefix is added to the term ‘bread’ on the label”

Centre reserves 27% seats for OBCs, 10% for EWS in medical schools even as Constitution Bench examines 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act
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Centre reserves 27% seats for OBCs, 10% for EWS in medical schools even as Constitution Bench examines 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act

The OBC students from across the country will now be able to avail of this reservation in AIQ Scheme to compete for seats in any state

'Get no respect', say Delhi's ASHA workers as pleas for pay hike, protective equipment fall on deaf ears
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'Get no respect', say Delhi's ASHA workers as pleas for pay hike, protective equipment fall on deaf ears

As per government guidelines, ASHAs are called volunteers. But the amount of work they are expected to perform is more akin to a full-time job

Hyderabad-based Biological E to manufacture Canadian firm Providence's COVID 19 vaccine
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Hyderabad-based Biological E to manufacture Canadian firm Providence's COVID 19 vaccine

Biological E will conduct a bridging trial for the vaccine in India and also manufacture the vaccine.

'We need vaccines, not  tears': Congress leaders slam Centre over 'slow pace' of vaccination
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'We need vaccines, not tears': Congress leaders slam Centre over 'slow pace' of vaccination

Stating that accelerating the pace of vaccination is necessary to prevent a third wave of coronavirus, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram also urged the Centre to back its claim of getting 216 crore vaccine doses by 31 December with hard data

Glitches in CoWIN app slow down COVID-19 vaccination drive, fixed for now
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Glitches in CoWIN app slow down COVID-19 vaccination drive, fixed for now

A critical component to the nationwide vaccination drive, the CoWIN app suffered from initial hiccups, causing delays and denial of service in many parts of the country

Delhi Pollution: Concerns raised over efficacy, proactiveness of super commission as air turns deadly 
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Delhi Pollution: Concerns raised over efficacy, proactiveness of super commission as air turns deadly 

The Commission has asked the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and the Delhi government to “work in close coordination with the industrial units” to meet the deadline

Active caseload 2.78% of total COVID-19 cases, says Centre; 23,067 persons test positive in last 24 hrs
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Active caseload 2.78% of total COVID-19 cases, says Centre; 23,067 persons test positive in last 24 hrs

Continuing with the trend of the last 28 days, India has reported more daily recoveries than the daily new cases in a span of 24 hours, the ministry said

Narendra Modi launches National Digital Health Mission; all you need to know about new health ID
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Narendra Modi launches National Digital Health Mission; all you need to know about new health ID

The health ID will contain information about medical data, prescriptions and diagnostic reports and summaries of previous discharge from hospitals for ailments