India must not let its guard down against Covid-19

India's support for global initiatives ensuring fair and affordable access to vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics worldwide is crucial.

JN.1 variant: India reports 628 fresh COVID-19 cases in a single day

KOLKATA: India has reported 628 new COVID-19 cases in a single day taking the overall toll in new cases to over 4,000, on Monday. According to the Union Health Ministry, the figure has now reached 4,50,09,248 total coronavirus infections in the country.  With the new variant slowly grappling the country, the ministry is now keeping […]

No operational hospital in Northern Gaza: WHO

NEW DELHI: In a dire development, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday that northern Gaza is now without a functional hospital, facing a severe shortage of fuel, staff, and essential supplies. According to the WHO, only nine out of 36 health facilities in the entire Gaza Strip are partially operational, and these are […]

Sheikh Hasina’s daughter becomes WHO regional director

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s daughter Saima Wazed, 50, emerged victorious in the elections of becoming the regional director of the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia region held in New Delhi.  The member states voted in a closed-door meeting on the third day of the 76th session of the WHO Regional Committee for […]

UNICEF, WHO applaud AAP’s Delhi Jal Board for clean water initiative

NEW DELHI: On Wednesday, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) praised the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s Delhi Jal Board’s role in providing clean water to around 25 million people living in the city. In a recent visit, officials from the central government, and the two international organisations, visited the Sonia Vihar Water Treatment […]

Now your OTT content will come with tobacco warning

India mandates tobacco warning on online streaming content, violations will bring strict action

‘Sub-standard, Unsafe’: WHO’s warning against 2 Indian cough syrups

The health body said cough syrups made by Noida-based Marion Biotech Pvt. Ltd were ‘substandard medical products’ and “fail to meet quality standards or specifications and are therefore out of specification”.

PM Modi To Attend Global COVID Summit

  NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to address the opening session of the second Global COVID Virtual Summit on Thursday. The PM will deliver remarks on the theme of ‘Preventing Pandemic Fatigue and Prioritising Preparedness’ at the summit that is hosted by US president Joe Biden, the foreign affairs ministry said in […]

PM Modi Launches WHO’s Global Centre for Traditional Medicine In Gujarat

JAMNAGAR (GUJARAT): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid foundation stone of WHO’s Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in presence of WHO DG Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus and Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth here on Tuesday. The Centre aims to unlock the potential of traditional medicine by mixing ancient practices with modern science. Speaking on the […]