ICMR asks for list of people who got actual vaccine shot during clinical trials – ET HealthWorld

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has asked the principal investigators of clinical trials to compile a list of volunteers who received an actual vaccine shot, and not a placebo, so that they can be issued certificates from the vaccine registration platform CoWIN. “ICMR is facilitating the process. We do feel that participants have … Read more

State centric sero-prevalence survey helps in localized public health measures : Centre – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday, advised all States and UTs to conduct sero-prevalence surveys in consultation with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to generate district-level data which is essential in formulating localized public health response measures. This has been delegated via a letter written by the Union Health Secretary to all States. … Read more

Microsoft ties up with Apollo Hospitals for digital healthcare solutions – ET HealthWorld

For a quick and easy health and wellness facility, the digital Arm of the Apollo Hospitals Group and Microsoft India have joined hands to launch enterprise solution within the Microsoft work suite. It has been tested in a pilot program for Microsoft India employees for a period of three months Due to the upcoming covid … Read more

Discovering the Role of Automation and AI in a pandemic era – ET HealthWorld

By Anil Bhasin The Pandemic has accelerated the adoption and scaling of AI and automation across sectors, designing a whole new world for us. Minimising human contact and enabling a remote workforce has become imperative, and in this scenario, organisations including governments, hospitals and banks have realised the need and importance of considering automation to … Read more

Things To Do Before Third Wave Hits. How building immunity,nutraceuticals & glutathione intake goes hand in hand? – ET HealthWorld

By Ajit Marathe COVID-19 situation is somewhat stable right now and the country is recuperating from the impact caused by the second wave. The dip in numbers has come as a relief, but experts have rung the disquiet bells of a possible third wave that seems to be inevitable. Leading researchers and healthcare experts speculate … Read more

Goa: After flood, health directorate asks for fever survey – ET HealthWorld

Panaji: The directorate of health services (DHS) has issued an advisory to health centres asking them to conduct a fever survey to control the possible spread of vector-borne diseases in the flood-ravaged areas of the state. Instructions have also been issued to remove and clean areas that may have stagnant water and to take anti-larval … Read more

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

The role of emerging technologies in managing the COVID situation – ET HealthWorld

By Abhishek Agarwal Even before the pandemic hit us, start-ups had already begun working on the development of technology-driven solutions that could help medical professionals achieve better outcomes. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used in conjunction with medical imaging techniques to improve the quality of diagnosis. Start-ups specializing in Machine Learning are developing algorithms with decision-making … Read more

Regulating Healthcare – a Covid Reaction – ET HealthWorld

By Vikram Raghani India has faced criticism for not having nurtured its’ healthcare industry in the past. With this backdrop, a new law to regulate the “standards of education and services by allied and healthcare professionals” (namely the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Act, 2021) has been finalised. The law seeks to regulate … Read more

NICS technology improves chances of pregnancy in IVF treatment – ET HealthWorld

Credit/ Kolhapur: NICS or Non-Invasive Chromosomal Screening a type of testing of an embryo’s overall chromosomal normality prior to being transferred to the patient’s uterus during In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), a technology that is offered at very few IVF centers across the world was successfully performed jointly by Lilac Insights, a genetic diagnostic testing company … Read more