Category: Covid News

What ails Congress in Punjab: Majithia, his ‘influence’ haunts Cong in Majha

One name that came up repeatedly during AICC leader Rahul Gandhi’s meetings with Punjab Congress leaders was that of SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia. According to sources, Congress leaders from Majha region told Rahul Gandhi that Majitha still enjoyed significant power in Majha despite Capt Amarinder Singh being the Chief Miniser and party being in […]

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Recovered Covid-19 patients now plagued by pancreatitis – ET HealthWorld

Ahmedabad: For Gopi Darji (33), recovery from Covid-19 was uneventful. She was home quarantined for 14 days and took basic medicines under guidance of an MD doctor. What happened 15 days later knocked her out– she developed severe stomach pain that refused to subside. Her general physician suspected gastritis and prescribed basic medicines to lower […]

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Maharashtra: State to challenge Centre’s Banking Act amendments, to move Bombay HC, says minister

The state government has decided to file a writ petition in the Bombay High Court challenging the amendments in the Banking Regulation Act 1949, which, it believes, have adversely impacted the functioning of cooperative banks in Maharashtra. The decision was announced by cooperation minister Balasaheb Patil late on Wednesday night. The amendments in the Banking […]

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Man with roots in Kot Kalan becomes Australia’s first Indian Judge

Barrister Pardeep Singh Tiwana has become the first Indian to be appointed as a judge of the County Court of Victoria (Australia). The family of the judge originally hail from Jalandhar’s Kot Kalan village, where villagers on Wednesday performed a Path (religious prayer) and distributed sweets after getting this news. No one from Tiwana’s family […]

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2,505 fresh Covid-19 cases in Delhi take tally to over 97,000; death toll crosses 3,000-mark – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Delhi recorded 2,505 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the tally in the city to over 97,000, while the death toll from the disease mounted to 3,004, authorities said. Fifty-five fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, the Delhi health department said in a bulletin. It also said that 26 earlier […]

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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray stays allotment of 100 flats in MHADA buildings to Tata cancer hospital – ET HealthWorld

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has stayed the transfer of 100 MHADA flats here to the Tata Memorial Hospital for providing temporary accommodation to cancer patients undergoing treatment there. State Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad on Wednesday confirmed the decision. Shiv Sena MLA Ajay Chaudhary told reporters that the decision to stay the transfer order was […]

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Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar held by NCB in drugs case

The Narcotics Control Bureau on Wednesday arrested Iqbal Kaskar, the brother of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, in a drugs case, an NCB official said. Kaskar’s involvement was found in connection with the seizure of 15 kg of hashish, a contraband, following which he was taken into custody, the official said without divulging any further […]

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Telangana caps Covid treatment charges in pvt hospitals – ET HealthWorld

Hyderabad: The government of Telangana on Wednesday issued orders fixing treatment and investigation charges for Covid-19 in private hospitals. The state government, which had capped the treatment charges last year, issued a revised Government Order (GO) on the direction of the Telangana High Court. The fresh GO has fixed charges for routine ward and isolation […]

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10 of 52 UP hospitals wasted oxygen: IIT report – ET HealthWorld

Kanpur: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has submitted a report to the state government on the oxygen wastage in hospitals across Uttar Pradesh during the month of May. The report claims that of the 52 hospitals from various districts, 10 were found to be wasting oxygen or using more than the required amount […]

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Singapore’s GIC to invest $180 mln in Sunway’s healthcare unit – ET HealthWorld

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC will invest 750 million ringgit ($180 million) in Sunway Berhad‘s healthcare business, the Malaysian conglomerate said on Wednesday. GIC will buy a 16% stake in an agreement that values Sunway Healthcare at about 4.69 billion ringgit ($1.13 billion), it said. “The foreign direct investment by GIC validates Sunway’s confidence in […]

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