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Doctors warn of severe post-COVID secondary infections

Mucormycosis is the most common bacterial, fungal infection due to steroid misuse Ram (name changed), 36, tested positive for COVID on April 18. He had mild symptoms and consulted a doctor over the phone, who prescribed him regular COVID-19 treatment — paracetamol, vitamin and mineral supplements. On the sixth day, however, his fever soared to […]

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Adoption issues to the fore as COVID-19 throws up many orphans

Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani took to Twitter to flag adoption requests as illegal and urged people to prevent trafficking in the garb of adoption and report all such cases to 1098 or police or a Child Welfare Committee. In Odisha’s Ganjam district, a 45-day-old girl was found next to her mother’s […]

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COVID-19 surge | Maharashtra BJP claims MVA is fudging data

Fadnavis writes to Sonia; Congress hits back While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government’s agencies praise the ‘Mumbai model’ of fighting the coronavirus, BJP’s Maharashtra leaders seem to think otherwise. The party, which is in the Opposition in the State has once again alleged that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is fudging data. Former […]

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Public, govt. became inattentive after first wave, says RSS chief

Time for everyone to work as a ‘team’. Time for assigning blame would come later, says Mohan Bhagwat Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said everyone — society, the government and the administration — had become inattentive after the first wave of COVID-19. Dr. Bhagwat was speaking during the online lecture series […]

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In Delhi, COVID funerals overshoot govt. death toll

Over 4,500 fatalities do not find mention in the State government’s records Over 4,500 people, who lost their lives in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, have slipped through the cracks of Delhi government death records over the last 24 days. An dovetailing of funerals with government death toll statistics between April 18 and […]

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Coronavirus LIVE UPDATES: India reports 3,26,098 new cases, 3,890 deaths

With today's count, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country has reached 2,43,72,907 and the number of fatalities stands at 2,66,207. At present, as many as 36,73,802 cases are active while 2,04,32,898 people have been treated and discharged. Coronavirus India Live updates: India reported 3,26,098 new Covid-19 cases and 3,890 deaths in the […]

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Second Oxygen Express arrives in Bengaluru

A third train is expected to arrive later in the evening. The second Oxygen Express train to Karnataka pulled into Inland Container Depot, Whitefield, in Bengaluru, at 3.30 a.m. on May 15 carrying a load of 120 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in six cryogenic containers from Kalinganagar, Odisha. It arrived at Whitefield earlier than […]