Not all home remedies for Covid are helpful

Social media, papers, word of  mouth are sources of bogus information Amidst the raging Covid-19 pandemic, people’s fear of getting infected is driving them to unproven and unscientific remedies. Amrutha Palacharla, who works for a private company in Telangana, informed The Observer: “It is always recommended to drink hot water with honey as it helps in fighting […]

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As unskilled workers return to villages, demand in cities rises

Want their jobs back, lockdown comes in the way Lavanya Pilli, with her family, moved to her native village near Ballari after staying in Hyderabad for five years. “My husband has tested positive for Covid-19. I can’t afford medical expenses in the city, so we have moved to our village,” she said. Lavanya and her […]

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Companies cut down on hiring, fresh graduates badly affected

Second wave has squeezed the employment market Hyderabad: The Covid-19 pandemic has badly affected the Indian economy, increasing unemployment. Recent graduates are struggling to get jobs. Navya Sree, who completed her BSc in Computer Science soon after the pandemic began, is still looking for a job. “I am being offered call centre and data entry […]

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States to get 19k more vials of the drug for black fungus

On Tuesday, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers D.V. Sadananda Gowda announced an allocation of additional 19,420 vials of Amphotericin-B to the states and Union territories. Besides these 19,420 vials of Amphotericin-B, on May 21, 23,680 more vials of the drug were allocated to THE states and Union territories. Amphotericin-B, an antifungal medication, is seeing […]

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Covaxin trials on 2-18 age group get a nod

The Drugs Controller General of India has granted permission to Bharat Biotech to conduct clinical trials of Covaxin on children in the 2-18 age group, according to an official release. Bharat Biotech had submitted the proposal of conducting trials on children earlier this year. An expert committee that looked into the matter asked Bharat Biotech […]

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Three small units get CMERI technology

In the wake of Covid-19, the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) has transferred its Oxygen Concentrator Technology and High Flow Rate Iron Removal Plant Technology to three micro, small and medium enterprises through a virtual meeting. Dr Harish Hirani, director of CMERI, said at the meeting: “The main motto of CSIR-CMERI is to help everyone, […]

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Covid-19 patients in Hyd find service in Pvt hospitals poor

Docs say they are overworked, but doing their best    Hyderabad: Covid-19 patients say staying in hospitals in the twin cities is a nightmare. Although doctors and other staff are doing their best, many patients are disappointed with their efforts. “I wish I had suffered and died at home rather than got admitted to hospital,” said P. […]

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