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

Delhi: How ‘epicentre’ of Covid crisis in city managed a turnaround

New Delhi: In the serological survey carried out in Delhi, 28% of the population in Central district was found affected by the novel coronavirus, which was the highest across the city. An age-wise analysis of the positive cases revealed that those in the 31-40 year bracket (21.4%) were affected the most, followed by those in the 21-30 age group (20.7%). ,In all, 10,761 positive cases were reported in the district, which is spread over 21 sq km with a population of 5.8 lakh. While there were 6,721 (62%) male patients, infected women were 4,040. ....read more


Boosting immunity during pregnancy in COVID-19 era

Join us today at 7:00 pm as we discuss strategies to improve immunity during pregnancy in the COVID-19 era in Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal COVID edition.
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Loss of Smell

With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
1030: Loss of smell associated with less severe COVID-19 infection: A study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, has revealed that loss of smell seems to be an independent positive prognostic factor of less severe COVID-19 infection. ,The study enrolled 949 patients with COVID-19. The patients were assessed at Rush University Medical Center from February 1, 2020, through April 3, 2020. In all, 198 (20.9%) patients reported loss of smell. Anosmia was shown to have a significant association with younger age (mean age, 46 vs 49 years; P = .02), female gender (64.7% vs 52.8%; P = .003), and higher body mass index (33.6 vs 31.5; P = .001)....read more


World COVID Meter 31st July: India Number 3, 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 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29 ,Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity ,Coronavirus Cases: 17,464,995,Deaths: 676,409,Recovered:10,932,912 ,ACTIVE CASES 5,855,674,Currently Infected Patients 5,789,284 (99%) in Mild Condition ....read more


Why do we not touch papers, books and people with our feet?

In every traditional Gurukul, no studies start without chanting the following
Saraswati namasthubhyam
Varade kaama roopini
Vidyaarambham karishyaami
Sidhirbhavatu me sadaa ....read more


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India part of international alliance Gavi's new coronavirus global vaccine access drive
ET Health

LONDON: The international vaccine alliance GAVI has facilitated a new drive aimed at securing doses of COVID-19 vaccines for 92 low and middle-income countries and economies, including India, at the same time as wealthier nations. ,The COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) forms part of the COVAX Facility, a mechanism hosted by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, designed to guarantee rapid, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for every country in the world. ,"We are facing the most severe contraction of the economy since World War Two, and this crisis will have a terrible impact on the poorest and emerging economies," said Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the Gavi Board.

Indian Retailer

The pandemic has increased our dependency & consumption of preventive as well as curative medicines. Sanjivani pharmacy, started by Mayank Garg in 2006 was launched with a vision to provide affordable and quality healthcare services to people. It provides world class solutions and services in the field of pharmaceutical retail and distribution. The company provides a complete bouquet of products under its store, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry of healthcare industry i.e. Allopathic, Ayurvedic, Surgical and Cosmetics. During covid, this 16 years old chain grew its services wherein they were consistent in opening stores for consumer benefit. In these unprecedented times, they gave out personalised services ‘No-minimum orders delivery’ & ‘early morning or late night special shifts’ to people with day-to-day pharmaceutical requirements.

Pay Salaries to Doctors, Govt Can’t be in Helpless in Implementing Directions: Supreme Court Raps Centre
India.com

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to issue necessary directions for releasing salaries of doctors and frontline healthcare workers engaged in COVID-19 duty on time, stating that it cannot be “helpless” in implementing the directions. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah asked the Centre to also clarify on treating compulsory quarantine period of healthcare workers as leave and deduction of their salaries for the same period. Also Read - With COVID-19 Cases Close to 16 Lakh, India Enters Unlock 3; Lockdown Till Aug 31 in Containment Zones | Key Points

Business Standard

Low salaries, poor facilities deter health workers from Covid-19 care: Government and private hospitals are finding it difficult to recruit new and additional healthcare workers to care for Covid-19 patients even as the number of people testing positive continues to grow. The pandemic has added to the stress of an overburdened healthcare workforce. India has one medical doctor for every 1,404 people and 1.7 nurses per 1,000 people, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This is lower than the World Health Organization (WHO) benchmark of one doctor and three nurses per 1,000 people. Read more here.