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Health ministry says in written response to MP’s questions that Tamil Nadu has received the highest funds, followed by Maharashtra, UP and Rajasthan.
Apart from the money, India has also asked Asian Development Bank to select technical experts to help analysis and data visualisation on Covid-19.
Health ministry RTI reply shows it invoked Disaster Management Act to act quickly, but data is being shared with KPMG, Cisco & Boston Consulting.
Complaint by NGO Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India has accused Abbott and Danone of violating Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods Act.
The ministry advisory comes three months after a non-peer-reviewed French study had claimed smokers are less likely to contract Covid-19.
Cause for concern, say experts, is age-wise break-up of deaths — 47% are those aged less than 60 years, and could be a very strong indicator that India is missing deaths among elderly.
Community transmission means spread of an illness without knowing the source of infection. Govt had last reiterated its denial on 11 June.
Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan lists nuclear families and social distancing in Covid season as reasons for aggravation of mental health problems.
In a letter to empanelled healthcare organisations, govt has cited complaints from beneficiaries about problems faced getting treatment amid Covid pandemic.
The health ministry’s plan is part of a larger attempt to plug loopholes in mother and child healthcare under the Covid-19 lockdown.