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Medical devices like stents will now be regulated by CDSCO

Coming soon: More than 750 inspectors & technicians to regulate medical devices in India

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says Department of Expenditure has approved the creation of posts to inspect, audit and test the efficacy of medical devices.
An insulin pump

India issues warning about US-made insulin pumps that can be controlled by hackers

Alert was issued on insulin pumps made by American medical equipment giant Medtronic. In India, the insulin pumps used are MiniMed 508 and MiniMed Paradigm series.
Polio vaccination | Commons

Modi govt acts against firm that supplied adulterated polio vaccines, seeks jail for MD

Several batches of polio vaccines by Bio-Med Pvt Ltd were found to be contaminated with traces of Type-2 virus, which were administered to 30 lakh children.
Johnson and Johnson Inc. building

After J&J implant row, govt plans to hire 750 officers to regulate medical devices

Plan is to hire these officers, who will exclusively regulate sale of medical devices such as coronary stents & hip implants, through a written exam conducted by UPSC.

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Men smoking hookah | Representational Image | Commons

Chewing gum ban good but Haryana’s hookah culture can be real Covid-19 culprit

Hookah is popular in the state of Haryana and people, especially the elderly are defying Covid-19 lockdown and coming together to smoke hookah.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

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Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.