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MTAI urges govt to cut in customs duties, rollback health cess in Union Budget 2021-22

Hyderabad, Jan 15 (UNI) Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI), which represents leading research-based medical technology companies with large footprint in manufacturing and training in India, on Friday urged the government to promptly reduce customs duties and rollback health cess in the coming Union Budget 2021-22 to help the medical device sector overcome the severe financial crisis created by COVID-19 pandemic.
PricewaterhouseCoopers and MTaI in last month had released a whitepaper jointly on measures to control the spread of COVID-19 pandemic led to a sharp fall in revenues of hospitals, diagnostic centres, medical device firms and other constituents of the healthcare ecosystem.
The shortfall in revenues forced these firms to postpone or cancel their capital expenditure plans. “Projects to increase healthcare access have been hampered by the pandemic and could potentially see delays in the near future,” the whitepaper entitled ‘The MedTech Industry in India – COVID-19 and Beyond’ stated.
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COVID-19 : Karnataka registers 677 fresh cases

COVID-19 : Karnataka registers 677 fresh cases

05 Mar 2021 | 9:31 PM

Bengaluru, Mar 05(UNI) Karnataka on Friday registered 677 fresh cases of the COVID-19 disease during the past 24-hours taking the state's cumulative tally of cases to 953,813.

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High throughput genome analysis by UoH team’s research highlights the risks of colorectal cancer progression

05 Mar 2021 | 9:30 PM

Hyderabad, Mar 5 (UNI) Various bacterial species residing in the human intestine (intestinal microbiome) including genotoxic strains of E.coli have been reported to be involved in colorectal cancer tumorigenesis, a study conducted by a research team from University of Hyderabad said in a release here on Friday.

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A govt school in the city shut after seven students test positive

05 Mar 2021 | 8:49 PM

Bangaluru, Mar 5 (UNI) Following the growing concern over new Covid-19 clusters, a government high school in B Narayanapura, KR Puram in Bengaluru has been sealed down after about seven students and a teacher tested positive for Covid-19.

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AP borrowed more than permissible levels due to COVID: AP Finance Minister

05 Mar 2021 | 8:47 PM

Vijayawada, Mar 5 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Bugganna Rajendranath Reddy made it clear that the State government had borrowed money more than permissible limits as the Centre gave relaxation due to lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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MD & CEO of LIC HFL Y Viswanatha Gowd inaugurates school for special disabled children, built under CSR by LICHFL

05 Mar 2021 | 8:43 PM

Bengaluru, Mar 5 (UNI) MD & CEO of LIC HFL Y Viswanatha Gowd inaugurated a school in association with Chetna Institute at Aliganj, Lucknow.

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