Bihar faces twin crisis: CM Nitish Kumar orders immediate Covid testing of flood victims at relief camps

India Today
Amid the twin crisis of Covid-19 and floods in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ordered immediate antigen testing of the flood victims taking shelter in the government-run relief camps and ready availability of medical facilities if anyone among them is found positive for coronavirus.

While Bihar’s coronavirus tally crossed the 50-000-mark on Friday, the state is also…

Corona treatment: High cost no deterrent for government hospitals

The Hans India
Hyderabad: While there is an impression among the people that the government is doing nothing to take care of Covid patients, the reality is that the State-run hospitals are spending a handsome amount on treatment of every corona patient.

According to sources, costly anti-viral drugs approved by ICMR are being made available for treatment of Covid patients admitted to the State…

Coronavirus vaccine update July 31: Covaxin trails start in UP; Thousands signing up for trials in US, says official

Money Control
Human clinical trial of indigenously developed Covaxin, a possible vaccine against coronavirus, began at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

The trial began at Rana Hospital and Trauma Centre, which is among the 12 institutes selected for clinical trials of the…

Hospital bed availability to be made available in public domain

The Hindu
The status of beds available in different hospitals in Dakshina Kannada will soon be made known to people through public domain, according to Deputy Commissioner K.V. Rajendra.

Addressing presspersons here on Friday, he said that the district administration is working on its technical aspects to make status available through any online platform, including a mobile app. The initiative…

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: Suspension on special trains extended till Aug 15; 5,881 fresh cases reported

The Indian Express
Seven special trains will be suspended till August 15. (Representational Image)

Tamil Nadu on Friday recorded at least 5,881 Covid-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 2,45,859. With 97 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, the death toll surged to 3,935.

As many as 5,778 persons were discharged following treatment today, taking the number of recoveries to 1,83,956. The…

Rajkot civic body screens 1,378 vegetable vendors, 5 test positive

The Indian Express
The drive started a day after Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had visited Rajkot on Wednesday to review the preparedness of the city and district to tackle the pandemic. (Express photo/Partha Paul)

Five vegetable vendors in Rajkot tested positive for coronavirus on Friday during a drive conducted by the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) to screen the health of all fruit and vegetable…