India’s first online course on Infusion Therapy launched

Mumbai, Aug 13 : Infusion Nurses Society (INS) — a global authority in infusion therapy — on Sunday launched India’s first online course on Infusion Therapy for nurses, under which it aims to train over 3,000 nurses in the vital medical procedure. Announcing the initiative, which will boost nurses even in rural parts of India, […]

Gautam Gambhir joins organ donation awareness drive

New Delhi, Aug 12 : Cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Saturday joined a campaign to encourage people to pledge to donate organs, at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals here. “I am extremely humbled to be a part of this drive. Organ donation is an egalitarian and a moral act,” said Gambhir, who is also an ambassador for […]

Nanotechnology-based test can quickly diagnose Zika virus

New York, Aug 12 : Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a nanotechnology-based test that can quickly detect the presence of the Zika virus in the blood, an advance that may also be applicable to other emerging infectious diseases. Currently, testing for Zika requires that a blood sample be refrigerated and shipped to a […]

‘Farmers getting subsidy to cultivate medicinal plants’

New Delhi, Aug 11 : Farmers throughout the country are getting financial assistance by the AYUSH Ministry to encourage cultivation of herbs and other medicinal plants, parliament was informed on Friday. Subsidy, as high as 75 per cent, is being given as part of a Centrally Sponsored Scheme. In a written reply in the Lok […]

Lupin names new Chairperson

Mumbai, Aug 11 : The board of transnational pharmaceutical company Lupin on Friday appointed co-founder Manju Deshbandhu Gupta as Chairperson for two years. “The board felt that this is a deserving recognition for one of the co-founders and the company’s first investor,” said Lupin in a regulatory filing on the BSE. She has been a […]