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Aster MIMS Hospital, Calicut performs India’s second and South India’s first 4-way kidney swap transplant

While providing a new lease of life to 4 patients and their families, the procedure also provides a solution to a critical problem of shortage of compatible kidneys that can be used for patients suffering from kidney failures in India. According to recent reports, India’s annual requirement for kidney transplant …

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North America to Dominate Medical Oxygen Market During Forecast Period

According to TechSci Research report, “Global Medical Oxygen Market By Form (Compressed, Liquid Oxygen, Oxygen Concentrators, Others), By Purity (99.5%, >99.5%), By Delivery Mode (Topical Application, Aerial Diffusion, Direct Inhalation, Others), By Modality (Portable Medical Oxygen Systems v/s Standalone Medical Oxygen Systems), By Technology (Continuous Flow v/s Pulse Dose), By …

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COVID-19 Boosts Disturbing Plasma Black Market in India

The promise of plasma therapy against medium and critically ill COVID-19 patients has led to a nefarious activity – a robust black market in blood plasma, notably donated plasma from recovered COVID patients. India’s corona crisis shows no signs of a slowdown right now, with 1,241,654 infected persons and 29,906 …

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Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Favipiravir: Glenmark Announces Top-Line Results

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. – a global research-led pharmaceutical company – today announced top-line results from a Phase 3 clinical trial in mild to moderate COVID-19 patients conducted across seven clinical sites in India. The open-label randomized, multicenter clinical trial, conducted in 150 patients, evaluated the efficacy and safety of Favipiravirplus …

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WHO advises 140 tests/day/million population

WHO in its Guidance Note on “Public Health Criteria to Adjust Public Health and Social Measures in the Context of COVID-19” has advised comprehensive surveillance for suspected cases. While explaining the concept of comprehensive surveillance and testing of suspect cases, WHO advises that a country needs 140 tests per day …

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Indigenous Indian COVID19 vaccines in the global race to end the pandemic

With the announcement of COVAXIN by Bharat Biotech and ZyCov-D Vaccine by Zydus Cadila the proverbial silver line in the dark clouds of COVID19 appears at the horizon. Now the nod given by the Drug Controller General of India CDSCO (The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation) for the conduct of …

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Eat right with these 3 immunity boosting foods this monsoon!

It is that time of the year when we relish those gloomy days and the smell of the moist soil. The monsoon season brings a respite from the scorching heat of summer. The sheer delight of binging on hot pakodas with steaming ginger tea makes the rains even more enjoyable. As much …

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12 Crucial Tips to Buy the Best Health Insurance Policy in India

With the passage of time, every industry in India has undergone a major transformation. Health insurance is no exception. The skyrocketing cost of medical treatment and the changing lifestyle of people has led to a rapid increase in the number of health insurance customers in the last few years. In …

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West Coast Pharmaceuticals Launches SteriAll Vegetables and Fruits Wash

West Coast Pharmaceuticals – one of the leading pharmaceuticals company in India has launched SteriAll Vegetables and Fruits Wash with 100% natural ingredients that ensures washing away 99.9% germs, harmful pesticides, chemicals, wax, dirt and dust from the surface of fruits and vegetables. With the use of all-natural vegetable surfactant, West Coast Pharma’s SteriAll …

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50,000 Made in India Ventilators under PM CARES Fund to fight COVID-19

PM CARES Fund Trust has allocated Rs. 2000 crore for supply of 50000 ‘Made-in-India’ ventilators to government run COVID hospitals in all States/UTs. Further, a sum of Rs. 1000 crore has been allocated for the welfare of migrant labourers. Out of the 50000 ventilators, 30000 ventilators are being manufactured by …

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