"India has several tribal communities that have their own cultural practices... So, by interacting with these communities, we can understand their traditional astronomical knowledge and probably gain insights into their lives going back a few millennia," said Dr Aniket Sule.
Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur and Kolhapur are among 12 districts where positivity rate is between 6 and 10 per cent. These also include Beed, Hingoli,, Nanded, Parbhani, Ratnagiri, Osmanabad, Wardha and Washim.
LT GEN MADHURI KANITKAR, Deputy Chief, Integrated Defence Staff (Medical) under Chief of Defence Staff says that Pune, with its expertise of academic and research institutions, can show the way forward to encourage innovation through clusters.
While the findings indicate that the poorer the water sanitation in a country, the lower the Covid-19 deaths per million, the study has strongly advised against pursuing weak hygiene as a disease coping mechanism.
India's largest ever trial has found convalescent plasma therapy ineffective in Covid-19. ICMR is cautious about the option, some states still push it. In what circumstances do experts recommend this therapy?
A month after recovery, noted paediatric surgeon Dr Dasmit Singh speaks to The Indian Express about the consuming loneliness of his hospitalisation and says that, till a vaccine is finalised, the only way to prevent the infection is social distancing and masking.
Hospitals are increasingly demanding to dereserve Covid beds. According to Bomi Bhote, president of Association of Hospitals in Pune, a letter was sent to the authorities to free up beds as the load of non-Covid patients requiring hospitalisation is on the rise.
The NHRC wants sex workers to be classified as informal workers in order that they get government benefits in the time of the pandemic. But a veteran fighter for the rights of trafficked women wants the advisory withdrawn.
After rigorous testing with patient samples by an authorised ICMR laboratory, in adherence with the council's strict guidelines, it has granted certification for the Covid-19 diagnostic test, said IIT-Kharagpur Director Professor V K Tewari.
Dr Kapil Zirpe, in charge of the neuro trauma intensive care unit and isolation facility at Ruby Hall, said that the problem is usually related to patients who have had moderate to severe form of Covid-19.
Interim results of WHO’s Solidarity Trial show that none of the treatments studied could prove benefits across parameters. What does it mean for the drugs that hopes were pinned on, especially remdesivir?
Dr Suresh Jadhav, executive director of the Serum Institute of India, told The Indian Express that India is heading fast towards vaccine development, as two manufacturers are already in phase-3 trial and one in the phase-2 trial, and more players are joining the race.
PMC data shows that there were seven cases of dengue and 18 cases of chikungunya before the lockdown in March. Last year, the PMC had recorded 1,407 cases of dengue and 10 deaths – the majority of which were reported from July to November
Citing the case of a woman who had both SARS-CoV-2 and malaria, researchers said the patient experienced foetal demise and had to undergo abortion, adding that if the malaria had been diagnosed earlier, the pregnancy might have been saved.