Punjabi Hindi Monday, October 25, 2021


DCM directs Drugs Control Officers to weed out the menace of habit forming drugs

Swastik Clinic Gazipur sealed after discrepancies found during raid

District Health officer appeals to shopkeepers to sell pure and quality food products

Soni orders senior officers to visit health institutions of state in view of spurt in dengue cases

Anti-dengue drive: 1,36,665 houses surveyed, larvae found in 4957

Delta variant now spread to 185 countries: WHO

Free health insurance cover 15 Lakh families lift out of Ayushman/ Sarbat Sehat Scheme

COVID-19 Genome Sequencing facility to identify new variants in Punjab: Balbir Sidhu

4671 Challans issue to violators under COTPA, 2003 during last 8 months

Health Minister Dedicates Mai Daultan Maternal & Child Hospital at Moga

Dr. Andesh Kang Assumes Charge as Director Health & Family Welfare

Dr. Andesh Kang today assumed charge as Director Health and Family Welfare, Punjab. In an administrative reshuffle in the Health and Family Welfare Department Punjab the postings of the three Directors were changed.

AIIMS Delhi develops mobile apps to deal with mental illness

CS orders 100 pc coverage of tap water supply and toilet facilities in anganwaris

80 vacant promotion quota super specialty doctors' posts to be converted to direct quota in GMCs Amritsar & Patiala

Union Health Minister orders immediate 25%increase in Punjab Vaccine supplies

DCGI okays study on mixing Covaxin & Covishield

Breastfeeding is recommended to all Newborns regardless of Covid status of newborn/mother under protocols

Lung cancer: Know the things that matter

Mother & Child Services being Delivered Successfully in Pandemic times: Dr. Andesh Kang

Facing challenges amid COVID-19 to provide essential health services, Punjab Government has left no stone unturned to reach to provide quality medical services under Mother and Child Health Programme.

Global spike in Covid cases may lead to dangerous variants

The third wave of Covid-19 lashing countries across the world is creating fertile breeding grounds for extra infectious and probably vaccine-resistant new variants, scientists warn

Punjab to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030: Balbir Singh Sidhu

With an aim to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030 from the State, Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Wednesday announced to extend the treatment of Hepatitis to 41 SDHs and 6ESI hospitals from Aug 2021. 

Cut down steroids to avoid bone death post Covid

 Increased use of steroids for the treatment of Covid-19 has resulted in many problems from black fungus or mucormycosis to bone tissue death in patients who recovered from the deadly infectious disease, say doctors.

80% of Dengue cases reported from urban areas: Balbir Sidhu

As 80 percent of Dengue cases have been reported from urban areas, the Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu instructed all the Stakeholder departments of State Task Force to strictly implement the preventive measures to control the outbreak of Dengue, Malaria, chikungunya and other vector & waterborne diseases.

Punjab CM Inaugurates 100-Bed makeshift COVID hospital at Talwandi Sabo

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday virtually inaugurated a 100-bed makeshift Covid hospital at Talwandi Sabo in district Bathinda, scaling up the state’s preparedness for a third wave of the pandemic.

Punjab CM asks centre for 40 lakh vaccine doses to Punjab

Citing a current demand of more than 2 lakh Covid vaccine doses for the second dose alone, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on

Tuesday demanded 40 lakh more doses from the Centre on urgent basis to inoculate the state’s eligible population.

COVID 3rd wave: order sero sirveillance survey with focus on under-18

Punjab will initiated the 3rd Sentinel sero-surveillance survey, especially focused on children in the age group of 6- 17 years, this month, ahead of the imminent third wave

Treatment with blood thinners may reduce death in Covid patients

Administering a full dose of a standard blood thinner early to moderately ill hospitalised patients with Covid-19 could halt the formation of blood clots and reduce the risk of severe disease and death, finds a study.

Family Planning Programs in the State re-oriented to promote reproductive health besides population stabilisation: Sidhu

Across the globe, July 11 is celebrated as Population Day in order to create awareness among the general public about the ill effects of growing population and the burden that it adds to the natural resources

CS launches 'anaemia mukt Punjab' campaign

The Chief Secretary, Ms Vini Mahajan, on Saturday launched ‘anaemia mukt Punjab’ campaign to free the adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women of anemia in the state.

No COVISHIELD, only one day COVAXIN stock left, Punjab CM calls for more supplies from centre

With the state running out of Covishield and left with only one day’s stock of Covaxin, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday again stressed the need for increase in vaccine supplies from the Centre.

Vitamin D shows promising results in COVID-19 treatment : PGI doctors

Vitamin D, which is primarily related to bone and mineral metabolism, has shown promising results in COVID-19 treatment, said doctors of the PGI Hospital here on Monday.

Free Covid Vaccination Camp held at Aryans

A free Covid-19 vaccination camp was organised today at Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura Chandigarh in association with the Department of  Health & Family Welfare, Government of Punjab at Aryans Campus.

94% of patients with cancer respond well to Covid vax: Study

Nearly 95 per cent of people with cancer developed a good immune response to the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines three to four weeks after receiving their second dose, finds a new study co-authored by Indian-origin researchers.

Covid-19 infection significantly changes our blood cells: Study

Covid-19 infection has the potential to significantly change the size and stiffness of red and white blood cells, a team of German scientists has found.

Punjab Government recruits 128 Medical specialists in Health Department

Health and Family Welfare Minister Punjab, Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu today distributed appointment letters to 128 Medical specialists.

Mohali being developed as Medical hub- Balbir Sidhu

Mohali is being developed as the Medical Hub in the state with government medical infrastructure being scaled up multi-fold

First Ante Natal Check-up is Key to End Female Foeticide: Balbir Sidhu

With the efforts of the Health Department the sex ratio (at birth) of Punjab has considerably improved from 888 in 2016-17 to 919 in 2020-21.

Strong and persistent immunity induce by Covid-19 vaccines: Study

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found evidence that the immune response to Covid-19 vaccines, namely Pfizer and Moderna, is both strong and potentially long-lasting.

Sitaraman announced Rs 23220 crore package for public health sector

On Monday, the finance minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced that the government has assigned an additional budget of Rs 23,220 crore that would be spent on the public health sector with a focus on children, with a focus to an emphasis on children and pediatric care.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 180.7mn

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 180.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.91 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.