Regulate health e-service aggregators, states told – ET HealthWorld

Representational Image. (Getty Images) NEW DELHI: The Centre has asked states to take urgent steps to regulate online health service aggregators that are providing diagnostic or other services without meeting the regulatory requirements or having registered under the law. In a letter to all state chief secretaries, health secretary Rajesh Bhushan has underlined concerns about … Read more

How Dangerous Is Coronavirus to the Middle-Aged?

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged folks’ risk of dying from a COVID-19 infection is higher than they might think, a new study reports. The risk of death from COVID increases with age, but researchers have found that the upward curve grows exponentially steeper with every extra decade. One out of … Read more

In Mumbai, govt hospitals see handful surgeries as maximum operation theatres remain shut, here’s why

Despite Covid case dip, people with other ailments are being refused the treatment. (Representative Image) Operation theatres (OT) in the government hospitals in Mumbai continue to remain unoperational and now the impact can be seen as routine surgeries are affected. According to a report by The Indian Express, OTs are under repair in many government … Read more

Covid: Teachers ‘not at higher risk’ of death than average

ONS analyst Ben Humberstone said: “As the pandemic has progressed, we have learnt more about the disease and the communities it impacts most. There are a complex combination of factors that influence the risk of death; from your age and your ethnicity, where you live and who you live with, to pre-existing health conditions. Source … Read more

PM exhorts youths to defeat ‘network of lies and rumours’ on COVID-19 vaccination with right information

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Indian scientists have done their duty by developing the COVID-19 vaccine and “now we have to fulfil ours” by defeating through the right information every network spreading lies and rumours. Addressing NCC cadets, NSS volunteers and artists who would be participating in the Republic Day parade, Modi said … Read more