Health premium collection up 13% in FY21 – ET HealthWorld

Mumbai: Before the second wave hit, there was a sharp drop in Covid hospitalisation cases and a rise in elective procedures, which resulted in the share of Covid claims dropping to 14%. In the first quarter of the current fiscal, Covid claims are expected to be more than 50%. Even now claims are coming in … Read more

Parents’ Day 2021: Lockdown brings millennials close to their families, says survey

A lot of people spent time with their families during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Pixabay) Parents’ Day is celebrated every year on July 25 to remind children about all the sacrifices parents made for them. Parents face all odds to make sure that children get the environment necessary for their personality development. These things create … Read more

Covid-19: AIIMS chief Randeep Guleria says booster shots required for emerging variants

AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria. (File Photo/ANI) At a time when there are serious concerns about the various mutations of the Covid-19, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) chief Dr Randeep Guleria said that boosters shots of vaccines might be required to cover various emerging variants. “It seems that we probably need the booster … Read more

Rs 9,725 crore spent so far on Covid-19 vaccination drive – ET HealthWorld

NEW DELHI: A total of around Rs 9,725 crore has been spent so far on the Covid-19 vaccination programme including procurement of vaccines and operational cost for vaccination, the government informed the Parliament on Friday. It also maintained that there has been no delay in procurement of jabs and that the target of delivering 135 … Read more

Statins May Help Protect Against Severe COVID-19

TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Could cholesterol-lowering statins help lower your risk of dying from COVID-19? For patients with a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, the answer appears to be yes. At least that’s the conclusion of a new study that enlisted roughly 10,500 patients across 104 U.S. … Read more

Covid-19 positivity rate drops below 1% in Puducherry – ET HealthWorld

PUDUCHERRY: The Union territory of Puducherry reported less than 50 fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday after a gap of more than four months. The positivity rate of the samples (5,243) tested on Monday stood at 0.8%, the lowest during the second wave. The territory reported 42 fresh cases even as 125 patients recovered in the … Read more

Divorced Parents Are Clashing Over COVID-19 Vaccines

July 12, 2021 — Now that the COVID-19 vaccines are available for children ages 12 and older, some divorced parents are facing a challenge: What to do when one parent wants the kids to get the COVID-19 vaccine and the other parent doesn’t. This is the situation facing Michelle Roy-Augustin*, a divorced mom of … Read more