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Vice President asks Centre to consider setting up vaccine testing

Ahmedabad Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu today spoke to the Union Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and urged the Centre to consider the request of the Telangana government to set up a vaccine testing and certification laboratory at the Genome Valley in Hyderabad. Naidu referred to the request made by the Telangana IT Minister, K T Rama Rao to the Union Health Minister in this regard. Rao, in a letter to the Union Health Minister pointed out that Hyderabad…

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Frontline workers at Columbia Asia Hospital receive first COVID19 Vaccine

Ahmedabad With the largest inoculation vaccine drive that started on Saturday, India has successfully administered the first jab of vaccine to lakhs of frontline workers. Two made-in-India vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin were administered to priority groups in the past two days.  Thousands of people in Karnataka received their first shot while others are awaiting their turn. Over 750 hospital staff at Columbia Asia Hospital Whitefield, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital Yeshwanthpur, Columbia Asia Hospital Hebbal and Columbia Asia Hospital Sarjapur…

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Newborn screening: Saving babies of the Future

Authored by – Dr. Aditi Gupta, Lead Consultant –Biochemistry, Aster Labs Ahmedabad They say if there is anything more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one, it’s the childbirth. Hence, it is ethical as much as critical that every newborn, takes a healthy first breath into the world. Although, at times, due to a congenital disease or an irreversible disorder many such plans of families and parents get disrupted. What follows is a…

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Urgent Need To Establish Neuropathological Links In Covid-19 Via Autopsies & Pathology Studies

Ahmedabad The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), one of the apex trade associations of India successfully organised another edition of the ‘Illness to Wellness’ series themed ‘Wellness of brain and nervous system’. The online event saw participation of an expert panel of neurologists hold an informative dialogue on challenges faced by patients suffering from a weak nervous system. Supported by top hygiene brand SAVLON, the program which promotes healthy living with a focus on wellness…

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Birth defects can be corrected – Don’t ignore or delay

By Dr. Beena Jeysingh, Senior Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia Asia Hospital, Sarjapur Road Ahmedabad Every year more than 1.7 million children in India are born with birth defects. Birth defects are common and are one of the major causes of infant hospitalization. They are also called as congenital abnormalities or congenital anomalies. Birth defects are the major cause of infant deaths which may occur as early as a few days after birth. The birth defects can result in…

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