Indian Origin Patient Among Those Healed Completely Of Cancer In Drug Trial

Achievers News:  An Indian origin patient was among those who had a “miracle” cure using a cancer medication that is being tried out by a research centre here achieving an unprecedented healing rate when all 14 patients in the trial had their cancers disappear. “It’s a miracle”, Nisha Varughese said about the immunotherapy drug’s efficacy in curing her. In the trial at the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center in New York using dostarlimab, “the rectal cancer disappeared after immunotherapy — without the need for the standard treatments of radiation,…

WHO Warns Of Further Transmission Of Monkeypox Over Summer

Achievers News:  The WHO has said that it aimed to contain the monkeypox outbreak by stopping human transmission to the maximum extent possible, warning that the potential for further transmission in Europe and elsewhere this summer is high. In a statement, the WHO on Tuesday added that its European Region “remained at the epicenter of the largest and most geographically widespread monkeypox outbreak ever reported outside of endemic areas in western and central Africa”. Responding to the rise in cases of monkeypox throughout Europe over the past two weeks, WHO’s…

India To Introduce Indigenous TB Infection Skin Test ‘C-TB’

Achievers News: Starting later this year, the Union government will introduce a newly approved ‘Made in India’ tuberculosis (TB) infection skin test called ‘c-TB’, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced on Thursday in the national capital. Mandaviya said this cost-effective tool will be of immense benefit to other high burden countries as well. He was addressing the 35th board meeting of the “Stop TB Partnership” through video-conferencing in Delhi. Highlighting the severe impact of Covid-19 pandemic on TB programmes in high burden countries, the Union Health Minister said several new…

Modi Announces Special Mark For Ayush Products

AchieversNews: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a special Ayush mark for Ayush products among many new initiatives for Ayush sector, on the occasion of Global Ayush Investment & Innovation Summit 2022. The Prime Minister on Wednesday inaugurated the three-day Global Ayush Investment & Innovation Summit 2022 at Gandhinagar in the presence of the Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and others. In his inaugural address, Modi…

CM Naveen Offers Deep Gratitude To Healthcare Professionals On World Health Day

Achievers News: On World Health Day on Thursday, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has offered his deep gratitude to all healthcare professionals who worked with unparalleled commitment and dedication to save precious lives during COVID-19 pandemic. April 7 is celebrated and observed as World Health Day annually in accordance with the aim of World Health Organization (WHO) to discuss health-related issues and to draw attention to specific health issues concerning people across the world. The date marks the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. The first World Health Day…

Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Gautham Reddy Passes Away

Achievers News: Industries, Commerce, and Information Technology Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Gautham Reddy, passed away following a cardiac arrest on Monday. Reportedly, Reddy had been rushed to Apollo Hospital after the heart attack, however, the doctors there declared him brought dead. Born on December 31, 1976, Reddy was MLA for Atmakur Vidhan Sabha constituency and son of the former Nellore MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy.

India Reports 27,409 Fresh Covid Cases, 347 Deaths

Achievers News: India registered 27,409 fresh Covid cases and 347 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on Tuesday. With the addition of the new deaths, the toll has reached 5,09,358. The recovery of 82,817 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 4,17,60,458. India’s active caseload is presently at 4,23,127. With this, the Daily positivity rate is at 2.23%. With the administration of 44,68,365 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid inoculation coverage has reached 1,73,42,62,440…

Odisha Records 24 More Covid Deaths

Achievers News: Another 24 persons suffering from Covid-19 in Odisha have succumbed to the disease, confirmed the Health & Family Welfare Department on Saturday. Details of cases confirmed as death due to Covid-19 after due completion of the death audit process are as under. 1. A 73 years old Male of Angul District who was also suffering from Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension & Diabetes Mellitus. 2. A 55 years old Male of Balasore District. 3. A 86 years old Female of Balasore District who was also suffering from Hypertension. 4. A…

Former Mohana MLA Uday Narayan Dev Passes Away

Achievers News: Former legislator of Mohana Assembly constituency and head of the erstwhile Sanakhemundi royal family, Uday Narayan Dev, passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 87. Born on 20th October 1935, Dev was active in social activities from a young age. He was elected MLA three consecutive times in 1974, 1977, and 1980 from Mohana Assembly constituency. Besides politics, he was interested in painting, writing, and the study of wildlife and nature. He has been recognised as an eminent ornithologist who had recently released his…

Odisha Records 5,901 New Covid Cases

Achievers News: Odisha reported 5,901 fresh Covid cases on Thursday, including 739 children below 18 years of age, taking the active caseload to 70,327. As per the information shared by the Information & Public Relations Department, out of the new cases, 3,419 are in quarantine and 2,482 are local contacts. A total of 63,209 samples were tested in the state in the past 24 hours. The daily test positivity rate (TPR) now stands at 9.33%. The details of the new cases are as under: 1. Angul: 93 2. Balasore: 300…