Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:03 June,2020

Six dead, 94 +ve as Telangana readies to test 280 junior doctors

HYDERABAD: Telangana on Monday recorded six deaths and 94 more novel coronavirus cases as health authorities said they were preparing to test all junior doctors of the Osmania Medical College in its effort to contain the virus among medicos. The caseload reached 2,792 with 88 deaths in state.
Health authorities said the decision to test junior doctors was taken after seven PG doctors tested positive. There are 280 students in two separate hostels. The decision was taken after inquiries revealed that the doctors were exposed to Covid-19 as they were on duty in the hospital. ....read more

World COVID Meter 2nd June - 213 Countries affected: Wear mask at home

Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30
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 15.4 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 (373,697+ 53409 x 15 = 8011) = 381708....read more

Ganesha, the Stress Management Guru

If Lord Krishna was the first counselor who taught the principles of counseling, Lord Ganesha taught us the principles of stress management.
We should worship Lord Ganesha and become like him whenever we face any difficulty or are stressed out.
The elephant head of Lord Ganesha symbolizes that when in difficulty, use your wisdom, intelligence and think differently. It can be equated to the Third Eye of Lord Shiva. Elephant is supposed to be the most intelligent animal in the kingdom. Here, wisdom means to think before speaking. Lord Buddha also said that don’t speak unless it is necessary and is truthful and kind. ....read more

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Explained: Debate over a homoeo drug

Tabassum Barnagarwala

A homoeopathic drug, Arsenicum album 30, has become a subject of debate after several states recommended it for prophylactic (preventive) use against Covid-19. This was after the Ministry of AYUSH listed the drug among “preventive and prophylactic simple remedies” against Covid-19.
The debate stems from the fact that there is no scientific evidence that the drug works against Covid-19, a fact stressed not only by medical scientists but also by some homoeopathic practitioners themselves

Polio immunisation falls casualty to Covid as fear, staff shortage halt drive across India

New Delhi: With Covid-19 outbreak, the pulse polio immunisation drive across the country has come to a halt, ThePrint learnt.The polio immunisation drive is usually conducted in four to six rounds annually, starting from January.
States such as Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Haryana, which completed the first round, have yet to begin the second round, whereas in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, the second round has partially begun in a few selected districts.