Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: AIIMS

AIIMS Delhi begins screening children between 2-18 years for Covaxin trials

The trial is to be conducted on 525 healthy volunteers, in which the vaccine will be given by intramuscular route in two doses at day 0 and day 28.

Ramesh Pokhriyal admitted to AIIMS due to post-Covid complications

Education Minister Pokhriyal has been admitted under Dr Neeraj Nischal, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at AIIMS. He tested positive for Covid on 21 April.

AIIMS doctors’ body writes to health ministry to impose gargle lavage method to detect Covid

In a letter to Harsh Vardhan, AIIMS RDA president said researchers at AIIMS & THSTI have validated gargle lavage as a viable alternative to traditional swab testing for Covid.

Over 20 cases of black fungus being reported daily — AIIMS Delhi

A rare fungal infection called 'mucormycosis' or 'black fungus' is on the rise in several parts of the country, including Delhi.

Now, it’s Gayatri Mantra. AIIMS Rishikesh is trying to find out if it helps Covid patients

Since February this year, researchers at AIIMS Rishikesh have been conducting a clinical trial to see if chanting Gayatri Mantra & doing pranayam can help moderately ill Covid patients.

Jailed gangster Chhota Rajan tests positive for Covid, admitted to AIIMS

Rajendra Nikalje, alias Chhota Rajan, has been lodged in the Tihar prison in New Delhi since his arrest after deportation from Bali, Indonesia, in 2015.

AIIMS scraps contact-tracing of Covid-exposed healthcare workers, pvt hospitals follow suit

Doctors are outraged by new AIIMS order and say it will increase the risk of Covid exposure to other patients, Indian Medical Association plans to write to govt.

Concerns about false RT-PCR negatives flagged at high-level govt meeting on Covid

At meeting chaired by Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, MoS Ashwini Kumar Choubey flagged reports of patients showing signs of Covid-related lung damage and yet testing negative.

Lay on belly for oxygen: AIIMS Patna’s new Covid SOP skips mention of remdesivir, favipiravir

In the SOP, doctors recommend different body positions including prone position to improve blood oxygen of Covid patients. These can also be tried with patients in home isolation.

AIIMS Covid Task Force seeks 80% of resident doctors, faculty members from other departments

In an urgent request, Dr Naveet Wig, the chairperson of Covid Task Force at AIIMS said the need for manpower has increased multi-fold due to increase in Covid patients.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.