nppa

NPPA caps Trade Margin of five medical devices, MRP w.e.f. 20th July

In a significant decision by the Union Government, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) exercising extraordinary powers in public interest, has capped the Trade Margin vide notification dated 13th July 2021 for five... Read more »
covaxin

WHO seeks more info for emergency use listing of Covaxin

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said more information is required from Bharat Biotech, which is seeking emergency use listing (EUL) for its Covaxin vaccine for COVID-19. The latest Status of COVID-19... Read more »
Mucormycosis

ICMR study reveals 3.6% of hospitalized Covid patients diagnosed with bacterial, fungal infections

Just as cases of black fungus are being reported in Covid-19 patients during the second wave of the pandemic, secondary bacterial and fungal infections affected at least 3.6% (ranging from 1.7% to... Read more »
dr randeep guleria

AIIMS director lists three key factors to prevent ‘black fungus’

All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) director Randeep Guleria on Friday listed three factors important in the prevention of ‘black fungus’ or mucormycosis outbreak, prevalent in Covid-19 patients. “Three factors are... Read more »
icmr

ICMR releases advisory regarding RAT

ICMR has released an advisory on Wednesday for Covid-19 Home Testing using Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs). For more details, visit icmr.gov.in Read more »
Dr Reddy's

Dr Reddy’s releases crucial information regarding 2DG drug

Dr Reddy’s, on Wednesday released an important information regarding 2-Deoxy-D-glucose, a drug developed by INMAS, a DRDO lab in collaboration with Dr Reddy’s, for the treatment of Covid-19. Emergency use approval has... Read more »
DRDO

DRDO’s anti-COVID drug will be available to hospitals across country from June

After the first batch of anti-Covid drug 2-DG developed by DRDO was released by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh here, it will be available only to AIIMS, Armed Forces Hospitals, DRDO hospitals and... Read more »
Government of India

Govt allows employees with medical qualification to undertake practice, offer teleconsultation

The Centre on Wednesday allowed its employees with medical qualifications to undertake practice and offer teleconsultation. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said the central government employees with medical qualifications can... Read more »
Thalassemia

World Thalassemia Day 2021

May 8 is observed as World Thalassemia Day every year. The day commemorates the struggles of the patients suffering from this genetic disorder and raise awareness about the disease and its symptoms. This... Read more »
Digital X-Ray

Karnataka government caps decides to cap price of CT scan and digital X-ray

The Karnataka government Friday decided to cap rates of CT scan and digital X-ray in private hospitals in the state, as the demand for the same in diagnosing Covid-19 has been on the rise... Read more »