Covid 19 Pandemic

New law for new era of epidemics

The Law Commission's report serves as a timely and invaluable contribution to the ongoing discourse on the imperative of a robust legal framework to address epidemics in India.

‘Erroneous’: Centre Dismisses Global Hunger Index Report

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) on Saturday rubbished the Global Hunger Index 2022 report which ranked India 107 out of 121 countries. According to the report, India’s child-wasting rate is 19.3 per cent, which is the highest in the world. The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a mechanism to measure and track […]

Himachal Rolls Out 13 Projects Worth Rs 26 Crore

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur laid the foundation stones for 13 development projects worth about Rs 26 crore in the Doon Assembly Constituency of the Solan district

Baba Sehgal to Malini Awasthi: Artists who cocked a snook at Corona

During the Covid-19 pandemic as the tragedy unfolded and the world came to a standstill, many artists channelised their creative energies to conjure up beautiful compositions. Malini Awasthi was one of the prominent singers, renowned for Thumri and Kajri, who belted out a sumptuous song ‘Hawao Pe Baitha Hai Pehra’. Her rendition became a rage […]

Omicron Alone Crosses 2K, Fear Intensifies Jab Drive For Teens

NEW DELHI/HIMACHAL PRADESH: India’s Omicron tally went past the 2000-mark on Tuesday with 153 more cases taking the total number of patients to 2,043. The variant is now spread across 24 states and UTs in the country with fresh cases being recorded in Meghalaya, taking the final tally of fresh Covid cases to 58,097. This […]

Kejriwal Holds High Level Meeting Following Covid Variant Scare; Reviews Preparedness

NEW DELHI: As the country remains on high alert against the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron, reported first in South Africa, the state governments are ramping up their health facilities. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday held a meeting with the officials from Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and other concerned authorities to discuss the […]

COVID and Telehealth: Is Telemedicine the future of healthcare?

Telehealth and Telemedicine, often used interchangeably, have become synonymous with healthcare services during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Telemedicine, that was historically considered less viable as it faced adoption barriers from providers, patients, and payers alike, has undergone a massive expansion over the last year-and-a-half. One study comparing health insurance claims for telemedicine reported an increase […]

Medicos Laud India’s First Upcoming Nasal Vax; Admit Global R&D Still Required

Even as India celebrated the 100 Crore vaccine dose mark last week, Dr. Krishna Ella who is the founder of Bharat Biotech, maker of indegenious ‘Covaxin’ told The New Indian that his company will be bringing the first nasal Covid vaccine and is expected to launch within the first few months of 2022. Dr. Ella […]