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Private vaccine centres to charge Rs 150 service fee for precaution Covid dose

New Delhi | Private Covid vaccination centres can only charge up to Rs 150 as service fee for the precaution dose over and above the cost of the jab, the Union Health Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. Under the chairmanship of Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), an orientation […]

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Indian-American doctor jailed for 96 months in healthcare fraud

New York | An Indian-American ophthalmologist in New York has been sentenced to 96 months in prison for a healthcare fraud scheme, along with fraudulently obtaining government loans meant for Covid-hit small businesses. Ameet Goyal, MD, was sentenced this month by Damian Williams, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, for falsely billing […]

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‘Infection with one Covid variant doesn’t protect from others’

New Delhi | Infection by one variant does not provide protection from the other variants, Indian Council of Medical Research Director General Dr Balram Bhargava said on Thursday Responding to a question at a press briefing on re-infection in patients after some weeks, he said that as variants have emerged, re-infections have been seen. However, the […]