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SC wants national plan on COVID-19 situation, including on oxygen supply

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Apr 22, 2021

New Delhi: As the country grapples with the current wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court Thursday took suo motu cognisance of the prevailing grim situation and said it wanted a “national plan” on issues, including supply of oxygen and essential drugs for treatment of...

1/3rd of Indian small businesses turn to technology to combat COVID-19

Eco/Invest/Demography, Technology       Apr 22, 2021

  New Delhi: Nearly two-thirds of Indian small businesses experienced growth in 2020 through technology investment and adoption. They maintain a confidant outlook despite the impact of COVID-19, according to CPA Australia's 2020-21 Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey. The survey canvassed 4,227 small businesses in 11 markets...

Covid-19 resurgence threatens vigorous global economic growth momentum

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Apr 22, 2021

  The renewed surge in Covid-19 infections is threatening to further divide the world economy between the rich and poor, potentially damaging overall global growth if the fresh outbreaks spread or if key sources of demand falter. More people were diagnosed with Covid-19 last week than...

Maharashtra: Real coronavirus horror may unfold in next 10 days

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health       Apr 22, 2021

Mumbai: In a grim prediction, the Maharashtra government has indicated that the real horrors of Covid-19 may unfold in the next 10 days with a steep spike in 'active cases' in the worst-hit state in the country, here on Wednesday. While Pune currently has an...

Over 3.14 lakh new COVID-19 cases in India, highest-ever recorded in any country

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health       Apr 22, 2021

  New Delhi: The number of daily coronavirus cases in India hit a record high with over 3.14 lakh new infections being reported, pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,59,30,965, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. A total of 3,14,835...

‘Why is Centre not waking up to gravity of the situation’: Delhi HC on oxygen crisis

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic, Policy       Apr 21, 2021

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to forthwith provide oxygen by whatever means to the hospitals in the national capital which are treating serious COVID-19 patients and are facing scarcity of oxygen. “Why is the Centre not waking up to...

Oxygen leak kills 22 in Indian hospital as coronavirus infections mount

Health, Pandemic, Risk Management       Apr 21, 2021

  Mumbai: At least 22 patients died on Wednesday in a hospital in western India after a disruption to their oxygen supply caused by a leaking tank, the health minister said, as a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases soaks up supplies of the crucial gas. The...

Covishield comprises over 90 pc of 12.76 cr COVID vaccines administered so far

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Apr 21, 2021

  New Delhi: Covishield, from the Oxford/AstraZeneca stable, comprises over 90 per cent of the 12.76 crore COVID-19 vaccines administered across the country so far, according to government data on Wednesday. Of this, 15 states and union territories have only given Covishield, being manufactured by the...

Covishield to cost Rs 400 a dose for states, Rs 600 for private hospitals

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Apr 21, 2021

NEW DELHI: The Serum Institute of India said on Wednesday it would sell the AstraZeneca vaccine to the country's state governments at 400 rupees ($5.30) per dose and to private hospitals at 600 rupees ($7.95). The price for central government stays at Rs 150. ``Furthermore,...

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