Health

Pharmacist Body Demands Action Against e-Pharma Cos For Illegal Drug Sale

In wake of the increasing misuse of certain drugs as psychotropic substances, a major chemists’ body has written to Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya, demanding “strict measures” to check the online sale of drugs without a doctor’s prescription. All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD), which represents more than 8 lakh chemists, in a …

Bharat Biotech Anti-Covid Nasal Vaccine Approved

India’s first intranasal anti-Covid vaccine, manufactured by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biocon, has been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI). The vaccine can be used for primary immunization in emergency situations in people above 18 years of age, as per the Ministry of Health. “This step will further strengthen our collective fight against the pandemic. India …

Biocon Bribery Scandal: WhatsApp Chats Reveal Co. Official Sought Waiver For Drug Trial

The CBI charge sheet in the bribery case states that the WhatsApp chat between senior Biocon Biologics Limited official L Praveen Kumar and Guljit Sethi aka Guljit Chaudhary has revealed that the pharma giant was trying to waive off the trial of the Insulin Aspart injection

Dhami Launches School Hygiene Education Program In Uttarakhand

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami launched the ‘School Hygiene Education Program’ across schools in Uttarakhand in Dehradun on Tuesday.

Bharat Biotech Completes Phase III Trial Of Intranasal Covid Vaccine

Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) on Monday said that it has completed the phase III trials and booster doses for the Covaxin Intranasal Covid-19 vaccine.

Uttarakhand To Use ICTC Vans For AIDS Awareness Campaign

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand state health department will soon include mobile Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (ICTC) vans that will be deployed for the ongoing awareness campaign about HIV/AIDS across the state. “The ICTC vans will be used for testing, spreading awareness and counselling of HIV patients. Various programmes are being conducted in the state through the …

Centre Cautions 7 States On Covid Rise, Suggests Strategy

KOLKATA: In the wake of rising cases of Covid-19, the Centre on Saturday asked the governments of Delhi, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Telangana to ramp up vaccination and testing. In a letter to health secretaries of seven worst-affected states, the Union health ministry cautioned them against the rise of Covid infections further …

Japan Approves Covaxin Booster Dose For Travellers

KOLKATA: Japan has approved the booster shot of Covaxin, the anti-Covid vaccine developed by India’s Bharat Biotech, for travellers, the drug maker announced on Friday. “We are proud to announce that Japan has approved COVAXIN booster dose for travellers. Another global recognition of the effectiveness of our universal COVID vaccine,” Bharat Biotech stated. Earlier in April, …

J&K LG Inaugurates Superspeciality Hospital In Nowgam

SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday inaugurated the 150-bedded Ujala Cygnus Kashmir Superspeciality Hospital in Nowgam. The Lt Governor said that the new state-of-the-art hospital, equipped with all the advanced medical facilities, will strengthen the government’s efforts of ensuring quality healthcare services to the people of J&K, besides generating employment opportunities for the locals. …

Lumpy Skin Disease: Raj CM Seeks Central Assistance

JAIPUR: Expressing concerns over lumpy skin disease spreading amongst animals in various districts of the state, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot assured that the state government is taking all possible measures to control the disease by taking awareness and sensitivity toward bovine animals. He urged the Central Government to provide financial and necessary assistance to save …