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How can you get health coverage under a term plan?

Many things can go wrong in life. Unfortunately, we do not have control over most of them. However, we can make sure that we are prepared...

Health & Fitness

India faster than US, UK in administering 1 million vaccine shots: Health Ministry

The Union Health Ministry yesterday lauded India's efforts in conducting a successful vaccination drive and said India took only six days to...

Covid-19

US-based Dental medtech firm SmileDirectClub offers virtual services, consults from new Singapore location

Dental care medtech company SmileDirectClub, a US-based teledentistry pioneer, has opened a new convenient SmileShop location for...

Health & Fitness

PM Lee Hsien Loong gets first vaccine shot as government announces rollout plan

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong received his first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine today and urged others to take the jabs in a country...

Covid-19

UK PM Boris Johnson announces new lockdown amid surging coronavirus deaths

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday night ordered a new national lockdown to try to slow a surge in COVID-19 cases that threatens...

Covid-19

South Asia handled pandemic well, states US-Indian joint study

A transcontinental study found that the South Asian region has done well in mounting an appropriate response and has shown a notably lower...

Covid-19

Indian-origin doctors in US take COVID-19 vaccine in public to encourage others

Several Indian-American physicians have publicised getting the coronavirus vaccine shot and are encouraging others to follow suit,...

Covid-19

Indian Health Ministry to meet to discuss mutated COVID strain in UK

The Indian Union Health Ministry has called an urgent meeting of its Joint Monitoring Group today to discuss the emergence of a mutated...

Covid-19

Indians' COVID-19 vaccination to be on voluntary basis: Health Ministry

The Indian Health Ministry announced that getting vaccinated will be voluntary while underlining that the vaccine introduced in India will...

Covid-19

Indian-origin man in UK to get first COVID vaccine

An 87-year-old Indian-origin man from north-east England is set to become one of the first people in the world to get a COVID-19 vaccine...

Covid-19

Travel agents say Indians keen on travelling to UK for COVID-19 vaccine

Travel agents stated they have started receiving inquiries from Indians who want to travel to the UK as soon as possible to get the Covid-19...

Covid-19

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine trial gets nod from Indian authorities

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has approved human trials of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate by Hyderabad-based...

Covid-19

Unsung heroes: NRI Sweta Rai’s documentary highlights stellar efforts of Indian-origin doctors during the pandemic

Indian-origin filmmaker Sweta Rai’s lockdown documentary about frontline workers against the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the stellar...

Covid-19

Largest Hindu temple in Britain spreads awareness of coronavirus trial among Indian community

Europe’s BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, the largest Hindu temple in the continent, is spreading awareness about the PRINCIPLE trial of...

UK

India to roll out fast and cheap COVID-19 paper 'Feluda' test soon, say officials

A fast and cheap paper-based coronavirus test will soon be available across India, claims the Indian government, with scientists hoping it...

Covid-19

World Bank allotts USD 12 bn to make COVID-19 vaccines more accessible

The World Bank announced that it has approved USD 12 billion in financing to help developing countries buy and distribute coronavirus...

Covid-19

Indian-origin professor's firm begins trial of new COVID-19 vaccine in UK

An Indian-origin professor’s Oxford-based company announced that its Indian partner, the Serum Institute of India (SIIPL), has begun...

Covid-19

India COVID-19 testing rate higher than WHO's recommendations, says ICMR

India has been testing around 23.7 people per lakh for COVID-19, much higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO's) recommended...

Covid-19

SIA partners Khoo Teck Puat Hospital to deliver training services for healthcare professionals

This is the first time that Singapore Airlines is extending its training and development services outside the organisation.

Singapore

British-Indian physician awarded for volunteer work helping NHS charity

Ravi Solanki, an Indian-origin physician, is among 19 winners of the United Kingdom's Royal Academy of Engineering President's Special...

UK

COVID-19: India sees drop in mortality rate, rise in recoveries even as cases spike

India's COVID-19 Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) stands at 1.93%, as of today, signalling a continuous decline in the mortality rate.

Covid-19

Amazon to launch online pharmacy in India

“Amazon Pharmacy” will provide both over-the-counter and prescription-based drugs, basic health devices as well as traditional Indian...

Corporate

Indian envoy to US highlights joint Indo-US Ayurvedic trials to combat COVID-19

Indian Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu said Ayurvedic practitioners and researchers in India and the United States are planning...

Covid-19

Trump grateful to healthcare workers, including Indian-Americans, for battle against COVID-19: White House

The United States White House stated that US President Donald Trump is tremendously grateful to all the doctors, nurses and healthcare...

USA

Dengue cases this year could exceed 16,000: NEA

There are five dengue deaths so far in 2020.

Singapore