MUMBAI: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has told the Bombay High Court that a decision to declare sanitary napkins as an essential commodity can be taken only after following the due process, and understanding the current market scenario and demand and supply gap. The central government filed an affidavit in the high court earlier this week in response to a petition seeking a direction to the government to declaresanitarynapkinsas an essential commodity and supply them on par with other essential commodities to all the poor and needy women amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The petition, filed by two law students Nikita Gore and Vaishnavi Gholave, alleged that the Centre and the state government were not implementing effective menstrual
NEW DELHI: Four more personnel of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, officials said on Monday. There are a total of 81 active cases and 236 have recovered to date, according to ITBP. India on Monday reported 19,459 new coronavirus cases taking the country's total count to 5,48,318, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. There are a total of 2,10,120 active cases and all are under medical supervision.While there are 3,21,723 cured/discharged/migrated patients, the death toll has risen up to 16,475 in the country with 380 persons succumbing to the lethal infection in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.
NEW DELHI: The Union health ministry on Tuesday informed that the recovery rate of patients suffering from Covid-19 has risen to 52.8 percent in the country. Currently, 1,55,227 active cases are under medical supervision. "During the last 24 hours, 6,922 Covid-19 patients were cured. A total of1,86,934 patients, so far, have been cured of Covid-19," read a statement from the ministry. The number of government labs have been increased to 674 while private labs have been increased to 250. In the last 24 hours, 1,63,187 samples were tested. The total number of samples tested so far is 60,84,256. On Tuesday, the health ministry reported that India's recovery rate was 52.47 percent.
NEW DELHI: The National Aids Control Organisation has written to the Union ministry of social justice sharing the concerns of injecting drug users, transgender persons, men having sex with men (MSM), female sex workers and people living with HIV/AIDS who are facing livelihood, food and shelter related challenges in the ongoing lock down to combat Covid-19. Seeking the intervention of the ministry to include these sections in social protection schemes, NACO has offered that at the state level, State AIDS Control Societies (SACS) could coordinate linkages of the social welfare departments with the target population. When contacted, Union social justice secretary R Subrahmanyam told TOI that they had received the letter from NACO and were looking into the various possibilities.
Representative imageSRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday issued guidelines for screening and institutional quarantine of passengers coming from outside the Union Territory by all modes of transport, including air, train to mitigate the possibility of spread of Covid-19. To curb the spread of Covid-19 in the UT, authorities will keep all the passengers coming to the UT under institutional quarantine for 14 days and will be tested using RT-PCR. "All passengers coming to J&K by air/rail will be kept in institutional quarantine for 14 days & will be tested for #Covid19 using RTPCR test," read the official tweet. The officials will be following the procedure under the Disaster Management Act 2005 amid the nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19.
PANAJI: Goa's tally of active Covid-19 cases has reached 26, after four persons who had travelled to the coastal state from Mumbai via train on Sunday tested positive in preliminary tests. After not recording a single Covid-19 case from April 3, Goa has witnessed the surge of 26 active cases since May 14. Coronavirus lockdown: Latest updatesHealth Minister Vishwajit Rane has said, that the samples of the four train passengers tested positive for a TrueNat rapid test and have been sent to the local testing facility for reconfirmation. According to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, all the 26 cases were "imported" into the state. A large number of cases involve passengers who have travelled by train to the state from Mumbai