From showing new symptoms to high viral load among infected people, here’s a look at how India’s second wave of Covid-19 infection looks different from the first

On this World Health Day, which comes with the theme – ‘Building a fairer, healthier world’ – let’s look deep into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global health and how it affected the health of millions of people around the globe.

The National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020 (NCAH Act) was passed by Parliament recently after a long and anxious wait, particularly by health professionals. The landmark law is expected to recognise the skills of over 56 types of frontline health workers, increase their employment opportunities and enhance their true worth within India and globally. Let’s look closely into the key points of the Bill.

The second wave of Covid-19 that started mid-February is now undoing months of progress made against the outbreak. How bad is the second wave? Are things as bad as they were during the rise of the first wave? What do the experts say? Here’s a quick look at how the second wave of infection is playing out.

The healthcare crisis in rural India is not a new chapter, in fact, it has been there for ages. However, in an attempt to fix the healthcare services in these parts of the country, the Parliamentary committee has now recommended the Department of Health and Family Welfare for the compulsory posting of doctors passing MBBS in the rural areas for three years. It also suggested that practitioners violating the rule may be de-registered and banned from undergoing medical practices for the deregistered period.

The burden of kidney disease lacks a precise definition and is often ignored in the face of persistent challenges posed by communicable diseases. However, estimates show that it affects around 850 million people around the world. So, on this World Kidney Day which is observed to raise awareness about the importance of kidney health and kidney disease, let’s reflect upon its prevalence, morbidity, and mortality in India.

India has pushed the pedal on its Covid-19 vaccine drive. The country has begun inoculating its elderly citizens against Covid-19 in the second phase of the world’s largest vaccination drive on Monday. In this phase, people above the age of 60 years and those above 45 years who are in the high-risk category will be administered the jab. Here’s everything you need to know about the world’s largest Covid vaccination drive.

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has started the online application process for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test – Post Graduate (NEET-PG). Candidates who are preparing for the NEET PG examination can apply online by visiting the official website – nbe.edu.in. Here’s everything you need to know about NEET-PG 2021

At a time when many other countries are battling second and third waves and alarming new variants of coronavirus, the drop in infections raises a tantalising prospect- Are we finally seeing a light at the end of India’s COVID-19 tunnel? It is but natural for the common man who’s been living in fear of the virus for over a year to wonder about the end of the pandemic. But what does this “end” even mean? Let’s look into it in detail.

At a time when the whole world is praising doctors and healthcare workers for their indispensable efforts in tackling the pandemic, the doctors here in India are on a hunger strike for more than 10 days for the sake of the healthcare of people. Even then, why aren’t we talking about this? It’s high time to break the silence!