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Randeep Guleria is an Indian pulmonologist and the ex-director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, credited with the establishment of India's first centre for pulmonary medicines and sleep disorders at AIIMS. He was honoured by the Government of India in 2015 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award. He is a part of India's COVID-19 response effort.
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Any new booster dose should work against current, future Covid strains: Randeep GuleriaThe Covid vaccines in use in India are providing cover for the original Wuhan strain but if the need for another booster dose is felt as new variants emerge, it should be able to provide protection..
Amid H3N2 flu, daily Covid cases in India cross 800 after 4 months; 76 samples of new XBB.1.16 variant foundFormer AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria has said the rise in Covid cases seems to be driven by the XBB 1.16 variant while the influenza cases are because of H3N2.
Need to mask up and follow hand hygiene again: Dr Randeep Guleria
Amid BF.7 variant scares, is India headed towards another Covid lockdown? Former AIIMS chief answersFormer AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria talked about whether India needs to impose another lockdown due to growing Covid fears and BF.7.
AIIMS Delhi gets new Director: Meet Dr M Srinivas, who replaces Dr Randeep Guleria as chief of top medical institutePrior to this Dr Srinivas was the Dean of ESIC Medical College Hospital Hyderabad
AIIMS chief issues warning amid rising Omicron cases in IndiaThe number of Omicron cases is increasing each day in India, following which AIIMS Chief Dr Randeep Guleria has issued a chilling warning.
Omicron variant has over 30 mutations, may evade vaccine immunity: AIIMS chiefThe new Covid variant Omicron has at least 30 mutations in the spike protein which gives it the potential to bypass immunity provided by vaccines, warned AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria on Sunday.The..
AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria makes BIG statement on COVID-19 third wave in IndiaDr Randeep Guleria said that no COVID-19 vaccine booster dose is required in the country as of now.
Call on COVID vaccine booster doses to be taken next year: AIIMS chief Randeep GuleriaVaccine booster doses can be given to vaccinated people after one year depending on how the other two doses protect against COVID-19, AIIMS chief
Want to completely get rid of COVID-19? Start vaccinating children: Dr Randeep GuleriaAs the festive season approaches, Dr Guleria has requested the citizens to not forget that the fight against the pandemic is not over
Covaxin trial results on children likely by September: AIIMS chief Randeep Guleria
COVID vaccine booster shot might be needed as new variants are emerging: AIIMS chiefAs various mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 are emerging, AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria said there might be a need for India to adopt a booster dose
Graded reopening of schools is advisable: AIIMS director Randeep Guleria
Third-wave may not come if Covid-19 norms are followed, vaccination done properly: AIIMS directorIf people are careful and India is able to vaccinate a large number of population, then the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic may not even come, said All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)..
AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria says third wave 'inevitable', calls for COVID-appropriate behaviourDr Guleria said that the virus is still mutating and so there's a need to be careful. The gap between the new waves is shortening and that's worrying.
Third Covid wave may hit India in 6-8 weeks if people lower their guard, warns AIIMS chiefAIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria on Saturday warned that India could witness a third wave of coronavirus infections in the next 6-8 weeks if people do not adhere to Covid-appropriate behaviour.He said..
Third wave of COVID-19 to affect children? AIIMS director says this"The second wave of the 1918 Spanish Flu was the biggest, after which there was a smaller third wave," the AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria said.
No evidence that next wave will hit children: GuleriaThere is no evidence to suggest that the next wave of Covid-19 will cause serious infection in children, AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria said underlining that 60-70% of kids who were hospitalised had..
Fungal infection NOT communicable: AIIMS director amid spike in Mucormycosis casesAmid the rising fungal infections, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria clarified that fungal infection is not a communicable disease.
AIIMS chief calls black fungus 'misnomer', says 'not enough evidence of third wave impacting children more'AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria also addressed the fears that the third wave of the coronavirus might affect children more than adults.
Deaths due to secondary infection, mucormycosis among Covid patients being reported from states: AIIMS chiefIncreasing cases and deaths due to secondary infection in hospitals along with rising incidence of mucormycosis among Covid-19 patients are being reported from across the states, AIIMS director Dr..
Even fully-vaccinated need mask, distancing: Dr Randeep GuleriaWearing of mask and physical distancing need to continue even by those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria said underlining that the virus is constantly..
Strict lockdown should be clamped in areas with Covid positivity rate of over 10%: AIIMS directorA strict lockdown should be imposed in areas where the Covid-19 case positivity rate is over 10 per cent or the bed occupancy is above 60 per cent, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said on Tuesday,..
CT scans not needed in mild Covid-19 cases: AIIMS chiefCautioning that CT scans and biomarker tests were not needed in mild Covid cases, AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria said one CT was equivalent to 300-400 chest Xrays and could pose potential risk of..
DNA Special: When should a person with COVID symptoms go for CT scan?AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria said one CT scan is equivalent to 300-400 chest X-rays and this increases the risk of having cancer in later life.
AIIMS chief Randeep Guleria warns against going for CT scan in mild Covid cases, says it may do more harm than goodStressing that there is no need for doing CT scans in mild Covid cases, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria at a press conference said that many people are opting for the test the moment they find out..
Lockdown in India: Here's what AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria saidAggressive containment or lockdown is the only key as no healthcare system in the world can manage this kind of load.
No serious side-effect attached to Covid-19 vaccines: DGHSHe made this statement while addressing a joint conversation on issues related to the Covid-19 situation with Director of AIIMS (Delhi) Doctor Randeep Guleria, Professor and Head of Department of..
DNA explainer: When and how much oxygen do you need in COVID-19?AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria tells when a patient should take oxygen if he is infected from coronavirus.
Mini-lockdown needed to curb COVID-19 spread, says AIIMS Director Dr Randeep GuleriaPeople need to maintain a distance of 6 feet even after getting inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine and there is a growing need for containment zones
Situation grim, we’re staring at another full-blown crisis: GuleriaThe Covid-19 situation in India will turn into a full-blown crisis if strict adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour isn’t ensured, Dr Randeep Guleria, the director of All India Institute of Medical..
Vaccine drive to be widened, jab for 50+ in 3 months: AIIMS Delhi director Dr Randeep GuleriaThe second phase of the nationwide vaccination drive against Covid-19 could be expanded within the next three months to include people who are 50 years and above, national Covid task force member and..
New Covid-19 strains not 'more infectious', need to aggressively monitor situation: AIIMS Director Randeep GuleriaGuleria also said that there was a need to aggressively study the mutations of the Covid-19 virus. "Currently we have vaccines with efficacy of 70 per cent , 80 per cent, 90 per cent so even if there..
Herd immunity difficult to achieve: AIIMS director Randeep Guleria
Covid-19 vaccine maybe available in open market by year end, says AIIMS directorCoronavirus vaccines might be available in the open market by end of the year only when prime targeted people are covered and there is an equivalence of supply and demand, said Dr Randeep Guleria,..
COVID-19: THIS man becomes first person in India to receive coronavirus vaccineA sanitation worker became the first person in India to receive COVID-19 vaccine jab at AIIMS, New Delhi. The worker identified as Manish Kumar received the vaccine in the presence of Union Health..
From eligibility to side-effects, all your questions about COVID-19 vaccination answeredHere are all the queries answered by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) director Dr Randeep Guleria.