Family lawyer in death of Indian-origin minor alleges medical negligence; UK official calls for health warning on protein drinks

A senior official in the United Kingdom called for health warnings on protein drinks after the death of a 16-year-old Indian-origin boy, even as his family’s lawyer told the press that the case demonstrated ‘a woeful gap’ between paediatric and adult care.

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong tests positive for COVID-19

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday he has tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time after returning home from work trips in Africa and Asia.

Untreated mental health issues indirectly costing Singapore SGD 16 billion: Study

A study conducted by Duke-NUS Medical School and the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) in Singapore suggests that symptoms of anxiety and depression in the post-peak pandemic era could be costing the city-state 2.9 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP), or nearly SGD 16 billion.

India to hold nationwide COVID drills as cases spike

India reported a continuing spike in COVID cases, the government announced that a nationwide drill is planned today and tomorrow to review emergency preparedness of both public and private hospitals.

India reports spike in COVID rate; 5,335 cases in last 24 hours

Indian news: one of the largest spike in COVID rates in the last few months as the nation’s capital reported 509 fresh cases.

India logs lowest single-day Covid cases since March 2020

India recorded 89 new coronavirus infections, the lowest since March 27, 2020, while the active covid cases declined to 2,035, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated yesterday.

Pharmexcil suspends Marion Biotech membership over Uzbek deaths

Ministry of Commerce, has suspended the membership of Marion Biotech after the company failed to reply on the report of children’s death allegedly caused by the firm’s cough syrups in Uzbekistan.

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