First successful robotic renal transplant performed in govt hospital

The doctors of the centre run Safdarjung hospital in the capital have successfully performed a robotic renal transplant on a patient who was on dialysis and awaiting the transplant for years. The 39-years-old recipient was from Uttar Pradesh’s Farrukabad. His wife is the donor. The transplant was done under Safdarjung hospital and […]

WHO South-East Asia Region commits to inclusive, equitable and resilient health systems

The Seventy-fifth Session of the Regional Committee for WHO South-East Asia concluded here today with Member countries committing to resilient health systems, accelerating multisectoral actions to address priority health issues. “We are at a history-defining juncture. Over the past two and a half years, the Region and the world have witnessed […]

WHO South-East Asia Region commits to universal access to people-centered mental health care, services

To promote mental health in the Region, Member countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region on Tuesday adopted the Paro Declaration committing to Universal Access to People-centered Mental Health Care and Services. “There is no health without mental health. Increasing investments in mental health, including for preventive and promotive services at the primary care […]

Covid very much around us, rapid change in Omicron sublineage circulating: Top expert

Dr NK Arora, Chairman of the COVID working group, National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI), on Wednesday said that COVID-19 is still around us and quite a significant transmission of viruses is going on. In an exclusive interview with ANI Dr NK Arora Chairperson COVID working group, NTAGI said, […]

India’s first vaccine against cervical cancer to come on September 1, official sources

The Serum Institute of India (SII) and the Department of Biotechnology(DBT) are set to launch India’s first indigenously developed Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccine (qHPV) against Cervical Cancer on September 1, official sources told. The most awaited vaccine will be launched by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & […]

New symptoms found in Covid-infected children raise concerns in Hong Kong

The health experts in Hong Kong have warned of new clinical features including hoarseness and inspiratory stridor (a sign of airway obstruction) among children suffering from COVID-19 during the fifth wave. The latest development brings concerns for the city, which has reported over 7,000 COVID-19 cases for four consecutive days, […]

Tomato Flu not related to SARS-CoV-2, monkeypox, dengue, chikungunya, Centre sent advisory to states

Centre has sent an advisory to states on HFMD (Hand Foot & Mouth Disease), commonly known as Tomato Flu, stating that it’s a self-limiting illness targeting mostly young children aged 1-10 years and immune-compromised adults and no specific drug exists to treat it. The advisory further mentioned that although the Tomato Flu virus […]

CORBEVAX booster shot approved for 18 years and above jabbed with Covaxin, Covishield

The Central government has approved Biological E’s Corbevax for restricted use in an emergency as a heterologous booster dose, official sources confirmed on Wednesday. On Tuesday,  had reported that Corbevax booster for heterologous first has been approved by the Centre. Last month the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) recommended Biological […]

Omicron, sub-lineages circulating predominantly in India: Sources

The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), in a weekly meeting, reviewed the data of genomic surveillance of variants and found that at present, Omicron and its sub-lineages are the predominant mutataions that are circulating in India. “Presently, only Omicron and its sub-lineages are the predominant circulating variants in India,” sources […]

WHO declares monkeypox global health emergency

Looking at the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries, the World Health Organization declared the virus a public health emergency of international concern. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “I have decided that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern.” Speaking at the […]

Australian authorities warn about foot-and-mouth disease on nation’s “doorstep”

Authorities of the Australian state of New South Wales are warning travellers about the threat posed on the livestock industry by foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). The virus, which attacks cloven-hoofed animals including cattle, pigs and goats, can cause them to drool, go lame and eventually die. Cases of humans catching FMD are extremely rare and […]