Children with severe acute malnutrition are believed to face a 9 times higher risk of death than a well-nourished child. The condition has also been linked with growth impairment.
The stuttering vaccination program and a lack of clarity on how & where the second wave was virulent are making it difficult to figure out what a third will look like.
US pharmaceutical companies like Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson have asked for indemnity against legal liability but the Government of India has not been inclined to give it.
Study published in BMJ Global Health compares eradication of smallpox and polio to possibility of eradicating Covid-19, argues that benefits outweigh the cost of working towards eradicating the pandemic.
Foreigners can use their passports as identity proof for registration. Govt said the initiative will counter possibility of Covid spread in metropolitan areas, where foreigners reside.
In a meeting last week with private healthcare providers, Niti Aayog member (health) Dr V.K. Paul urged them to explore the CSR option.
A study published in IJMR says routine treatment of non-communicable diseases was hindered due to the pandemic and patients in urban areas faced more difficulty than those in rural areas.
Those who can afford safe water should pay a reasonable price. But those who cannot pay for reasons beyond their control should get it for free.
As of Monday 8am, India's number of active cases declined to 4,02,188, its total Covid burden was 3,19,69,954 cases while death toll was 4,28,309, according to the health ministry.
The official data also showed that the Delta variant has been found in 1,689 and the Alpha variant has been detected in 947 of the 5,752 samples from Delhi processed so far.