Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:01 July,2020

U.S. FDA allows emergency use of Danaher's COVID-19 antibody test

Medical device maker Danaher Corp said on Monday its COVID-19 blood test for detecting if a person had ever been infected with the new coronavirus received emergency use clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The company's unit Beckman Coulter said it had shipped the antibody tests to nearly 400 U.S. hospitals and laboratories, and has ramped up production to deliver more than 30 million tests a month.
Antibody tests, which can indicate a certain degree of immunity in those who have had the virus, are seen crucial in safely reopening economies after weeks of lockdowns.
High demand for the test has led to the entry of several fraudulent kits, prompting the FDA to tighten its rules over the tests. ....read more

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Unusual CNS Manifestations

961: Update on Covid-19
IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “Neurological complications in COVID-19 – Part 2” ,27th June, 2020, 4-5pm,Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General IMA, Dr Ramesh K Datta, Hony Finance Secretary IMA, Dr Sanchita Sharma ,Faculty: Dr MV Padma Shrivastava, Prof & Head, Dept of Neurology, AIIMS, New Delhi,Key points from the discussion
COVID-19 is very similar to SARS coronavirus of 2003 as it shares the same ACE2 receptor. The initial clinical manifestations are fever, cough, dyspnea and fatigue. The most important lab parameter is lymphopenia. In severe cases, viral pneumonia may lead to severe acute respiratory syndrome, which may be fatal. ....read more

World Covid Meter 30th June: 213 Countries Affected

Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M June 15, 9M June 22, 10M June 29
Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity
Doubling time India 19 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days
Likely minimum deaths (507524 + 57531 x 15 == 8630) = 516154,Coronavirus Cases: 10,402,897,Deaths: 507,524,Recovered: 5,659,387,ACTIVE CASES: 4,235,986 ....read more

Mindfulness meditation

Sit on a straight-backed chair or you may also sit cross-legged on the floor.
Move your focus to a particular aspect of your breathing, for instance, the sensation of air flowing into the nostrils and out of the mouth, or the movement of your abdomen rising and falling as you inhale and exhale.
After narrowing your concentration this way, start to expand your focus. Move your awareness towards sounds, sensations, and ideas. ....read more

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Healthcare News Monitor
Two dead, four hospitalised after gas leak in India pharma plant

At least two workers have been killed and four others sickened by gas that leaked from a pharmaceutical plant in an Indian industrial city where another fatal gas leak occurred last month.
"The fire brigade immediately reached the scene and plugged the leak," police commissioner Rajeev Kumar Meena said of the incident that occurred at approximately 2am on Tuesday (20:30 GMT on Monday) at the Sainor Life Sciences pharmaceutical plant in Visakhapatnam in India's Andhra Pradesh state.
The injured workers were hospitalised and in stable condition, authorities said.

Pharma companies send SOS to Indian government
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National Doctor's Day 2020: This day offers an opportunity to express gratitude towards doctors for round the clock service they offer. In India, National Doctors Day is organised by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
National Doctor's Day is celebrated on July 1 each year. This day is celebrated to thank the doctors and physicians for their dedicated service. The first National Doctor's day was celebrated in July 1991. This day offers an opportunity to express gratitude towards doctors for round the clock service they offer. In India, this day marks the birth as well as the death anniversary of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy who was one of the most renowned physicians in India. National doctor's day 2020 tries to thank all doctors and medical professionals for their continuous service for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Express Healthcare

The portable product helps to prevent viruses, bacteria, fungus within one metre radius
Japan-based company Kiyou Jochugiku has launched ‘Air Doctor’ in India. The Air Doctor is a portable product that helps to prevent viruses, bacteria, and fungus within one metre radius. The product Air Doctor contains sodium chlorite, natural inorganic substances (natural zeolite) which helps in the prevention of viruses. Air Doctor can be hung on chest, pocket, or bag and it releases antimicrobial agent Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) to provide ultimate protection against airborne diseases such as influensa, cold and flu, allergy, H1N1, pneumonia, tuberculosis, recurrence respiratory infections, etc. This product is also advisable to patients living with asthma and immunocompromised like hypertension, diabetics, heart disease, cancer patient under chemotherapy, etc. Even children, paediatric and pregnant women can use it. The Air Doctor product is approved worldwide by the WHO, US FDA, Occupation Safety, and Health Administration and The Japan Ministry of Health, Welfare & Labour.