Sharp fall of Covid-19 cases in Bengaluru invokes BBMP to alter bed-blocking policy

With the declining Covid-19 cases in the capital city of Karnataka, Bengaluru, there has been a lack of demand for beds in the private hospitals and medical colleges has invoked the civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagare Palike (BBMP) to make a formal amendment with respect to bed blocking protocol. As per the recent circular dated…

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Health Minister Sudhakar says, Covid-19 fatality rate lowest in Bengaluru among major Indian cities

The Covid-19 case fatality rate in Bengaluru accounts to only 1.1 per cent and has become the lowest among all the key cities in the country, said Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Wednesday. Sudhakar tweeted, “Bengaluru’s Covid-19 case fatality rate (1.1%) among all major cities in India. With 3,36,880 recoveries and 17,707 active cases…

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Russia’s Sputnik V to be clinically tried on 100 Indian volunteers

The Drugs Controller General (DGCI) from the Indian Central Drugs Standard Control Organization announced on Thursday regarding Russia’s potential Covid-19 vaccine candidate Sputnik V to be clinically tested on 100 Indian volunteers. The DGCI has given the necessary permit to Dr Reddy’s Laboratories for commencing the tests. Though, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories is yet to give…

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