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“Nigah” Scheme to be launched by Himachal Pradesh Government

The Himachal Pradesh Government is to launch a new programme called “Nigah”. The programme aims at educating family members that are coming from other parts of the country. Highlights The Nigah Programme is to deploy ASHA, anganwadi and health workers to create awareness about maintaining social distancing during home quarantine. Under the programme the health ..

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Herbal Decongestant Spray developed by CSIR

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Botanical Research Institute (CSIR-NBRI) has developed herbal decongestant spray. The spray is used to prevent COVID-19 infection and to ease wearing masks. Highlights Wearing mask for a long time creates difficulty in breathing and congestion in respiratory system. The herbal spray will help to address this problem. What ..

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Apthamitra: Helpline and application launched by Karnataka Government

The State Government of Karnataka has launched “Apthamitra” mobile application and helpline to fight COVID-19. The application was launched by the Chief Minister of the state B S Yediyurappa. Highlights The application aims at providing medical guidance and advice on COVID-19. When a person has symptoms of COVID-19, he or she can call to the ..

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GoI brings in ordinance making attack on doctors punishable up to 7 years

On April 22, 2020, the Government of India brought in ordinance to end violence against doctors and health care workers. Highlights According to the ordinance, persons attacking health personnel are to be sentenced to jail for 6 months to 7 years. In non-serious cases, the workers are liable to pay penalty of Rs 50,000 and ..

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GoI: Recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in the country is 17.47%

On April 21, 2020, the Government of India announced that the recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in the country is 17.47%. There are more than 61 districts in 23 states and union territories where no fresh cases have been reported in 14 days. Highlights The Government of India has issued detailed guidelines for all states ..

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