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Vaccine cost: Centre dispute figures of Serum CEO
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Vaccine cost: Centre dispute figures of Serum CEO

Days after Adar Poonawalla expressed concern over the Government’s financial ability to vaccinate the entire population against the Covid-19, the Union Health Ministry  has contested the Rs 80, 000 crore estimate put out by the CEO of the Serum Institute of India, the world’s…

Rising Covid-19 cases: Saudi suspends flights to and from India
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Rising Covid-19 cases: Saudi suspends flights to and from India

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday suspended travel to and from India, Brazil and Argentina citing the rising Covid-19 cases in these countries. “Saudi Arabia has suspended travel to and from India, Brazil, and Argentina; including any person  who has been there 14 days prior to their…

Kerala to soon have country’s first Medical Devices Park
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Kerala to soon have country’s first Medical Devices Park

The South Indian state of Kerala will soon house one of the first medical device parks in the country, focusing on the high-risk medical device sector to provide full range of services for the medical devices industry like R&D support, testing, and evaluation. MedSpark, the…

Kerala Tourism aims a comeback through virtual KTM
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Kerala Tourism aims a comeback through virtual KTM

The popular Kerala Travel Mart (KTM), the biennial international travel, tourism exhibition and buyer-sell meet, will be held in the virtual format from November 23 to 27 this year owing to Covid-19 pandemic. Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said the south Indian…

Study to assess Covid vaccine effectiveness when inhaled
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Study to assess Covid vaccine effectiveness when inhaled

British scientists are set to begin trials to assess the safety and effectiveness of two experimental coronavirus vaccines when inhaled. Researchers at the Imperial College London and Oxford University would test the vaccines being developed by both the institutions by delivering…

Dental crown stuck in Man’s lungs removed
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Dental crown stuck in Man’s lungs removed

Kochi: Never in his wildest dreams did Vinoj, a native of Ernakulam in the South Indian state of Kerala, think a small dental crown would pose a threat to his life. The 43-year old had undergone a root canal procedure nearly six months ago. However, the dental crown put over…

‘Heightened fear of Covid-19 spread on airplanes unfounded’
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‘Heightened fear of Covid-19 spread on airplanes unfounded’

The fears of infected airline passengers spreading the coronavirus infection to everyone else on the aircraft are unfounded and the risk of contracting the disease on an airplane is low, according to scientists.While there have certainly been cases of infected passengers passing…

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