Polio vaccine: ‘Maharashtra is safe,’assures state health minister

Amid the polio vaccine contamination controversy which has spread like wildfire across the country, Maharashtra health minister, Dr Deepak Sawant has assured the citizens of the state that the polio vaccine being used is completely safe

Polio vaccine: ‘Maharashtra is safe,’assures state health ministerAhead of a polio dose day, Maharashtra health minister has clarified doubts regarding the status of polio vaccine in Maharashtra. The use of virus infected polio vaccine produced by a certain company has been stopped in the state as per the directions of the central government. While speaking to the press, state health minister, Dr […]

Health ministry directs states, UT’s to furnish data of the contaminated polio vaccine

On Wednesday, October 03, the union health ministry dispatched a letter to all the states; and the UT’s to provide data of the contaminated polio vaccine. The health ministry is also increasing surveillance in the affected states

Health ministry directs states, UT’s to furnish data of the contaminated polio vaccineThe union health ministry has directed all the states and the union territories to furnish information about the contaminated Polio vaccine. The ministry has asked for the information about the stock of batches B100318 supplied by a Ghaziabad based company. The polio vaccine supplied by this company was found to be contaminated with polio 2 […]

Contaminated batch of polio vaccine was not sent to Maha, clarifies state health min

The polio vaccines infected by Type 2 virus and produced by a certain company was not supplied to Maharashtra, clarified the Central Vaccination Department, according to Maharashtra health minister Dr Deepak Sawant. Meanwhile, a high level meeting in this regard will be held at Delhi tomorrow (October 03)

Contaminated batch of polio vaccine was not sent to Maha, clarifies state health minGiving detail information in this regard Dr Sawant said that the World Health Organization (WHO) is cooperating in India for polio survey as per the international quality parameters. As a part of this survey, sewage water samples from 45 places in different states including Maharashtra were collected. These samples were examined in five recognised laboratories […]

Drug controller begins investigation in polio virus vaccine contamination case

The Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has formed a 3 member investigation team, to investigate the polio vaccine contamination case. The three-member committee begins the probe in this week. The team will try and find out the cause of contamination

Drug controller begins investigation in polio virus vaccine contamination caseThe Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has begun an investigation into the recent polio dose virus case. The three-member team constituted by the CDSCO will investigate the possible cause of contamination in the poliovirus Recently, polio vaccines contaminated with a strain of type 2 virus were found in some batches of the oral vaccine […]

Polio virus: ‘Don’t panic, Maharashtra is safe,’ assures state health minister

You might have come across news reports since today morning (September 29), about the resurgence of a strain of the polio virus. In a statement issued by Maharashtra health minister Deepak Sawant, he mentioned that there is no need to panic about a comeback of the deadly virus

Polio virus: ‘Don’t panic, Maharashtra is safe,’ assures state health ministerPeople living in Maharashtra need not worry about the return of the dreaded polio virus. Although, news reports about polio vaccines contaminated with a strain of type 2 virus are true. Residents of Maharashtra have no reason to worry as the state discontinued vaccines containing a weakened form of the virus a long while ago […]

Cabinet approves establishment of two Medical Colleges in Uttar Pradesh

The proposal of the State Government of Uttar Pradesh for the establishment of a new medical college at Deoria at a cost of Rs.250 crore under Phase-II of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme

Cabinet approves establishment of two Medical Colleges in Uttar PradeshThe Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, July 18, has approved the proposal of the State Government of Uttar Pradesh for the establishment of a new medical college at Deoria at a cost of Rs.250 crore under Phase-II of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme. Under Phase-II of the […]

‘He’ travelled 2,000 kilometres to save ‘her’ life

Poonam Sharma, a young would-be mother from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, has a rare blood group - The Bombay Blood Group. Poonam was in the hospital, and her only chance of survival was if she gets the blood in time. That is when two blood donors from Maharashtra travelled all to way to Agra and saved her life

‘He’ travelled 2,000 kilometres to save ‘her’ lifePoonam Sharma, a would-be mother from Agra, Uttar Pradesh was very critical. She had become very weak, and her haemoglobin levels had dropped down to as low as three counts. She was eight months pregnant. And, the only chance of her survival was to infuse blood into her body. But, the question in front of […]

Rare condition: Woman in Uttar Pradesh gives birth to boy with plastic-like skin

Anita Devi and Alakhram Yadav  delivered their first child at home last week. The baby, who has not yet been named, was born with lamellar ichthyosis. The condition makes skin tight, waxy and causes it to shed regularly. The doctor said it was ‘extremely rare’ but the baby has a good chance of survival. It is believed to occur in one in every 600,000 people and symptoms usually appear within the first few days of life

Rare condition: Woman in Uttar Pradesh gives birth to boy with plastic-like skinA couple rushed to three hospitals in six hours after their first son was born with a rare condition which makes his skin look like plastic. The newborn boy was taken to a hospital 100 miles from his home village in the north of India when doctors realised he needed urgent medical attention. The baby, […]

Varanasi: Portion of bridge collapsed – 50 trapped, 12 dead

A portion of an under construction flyover has collapsed near Cantonment railway station in Varanasi on Tuesday. Over 50 people are feared to be trapped under the debris. It is reported that those trapped under the debris are labourers

Varanasi: Portion of bridge collapsed – 50 trapped, 12 deadThe incident took place under Sigra police station near Lehartara Cancer Hospital where a part of an under-construction bridge collapsed, trapping many people who were passing underneath it. A few cars and a bus ferrying passengers are also trapped under the debris. The flyover being built was supposed to connect Varanasi Cantt railway station with […]

#EndTB: Exclusive call centre for TB patients to start soon

The government is set to start a call centre for the tuberculosis (TB) patients in the country. In a first-of-its kind attempt, the call centre will soon be launched in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. This call centre will work dedicatedly towards spreading TB awareness, and to keep a check on whether the patients are taking their medications

#EndTB: Exclusive call centre for TB patients to start soonThis will be a call centre solely dedicated to the health need of TB patients Through this call centre, awareness regarding TB will be created, information on TB will be provided too The call centre employees will keep an eye on TB patient, whether they are taking medicines at proper intervals Patients who are diagnosed […]