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Covid may cause temporary facial paralysis: Doctors

MUMBAI: Novel coronavirus could cause temporary facial paralysis called Bell’s palsy in some patients, doctors treating patients for five months said. ,Neurologist Rajesh Benny, with Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said he saw an unusual number of cases of Bell’s palsy between April-July. ``The incidence seems to have reduced in Mumbai now, but neurologist in areas where the infection is at its peak or reaching it, say they are seeing a surge in Bell’s palsy cases,” he said. ,In other countries too, doctors noted the link between Covid-19 and neurological manifestations such as Bell’s palsy. In April, doctors from China reported in a peer-reviewed journal, Neurology, were among the first to report Bell’s palsy as a symptom of Covid-19. ....read more

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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Mutations in COVID-19 Virus

1041:SARS-CoV-2 virus shows little variability regardless of mutations (Science Daily): SARS-CoV-2 mutation rate continues to below. Strain G seems to be the most widespread across Europe and Italy. The L strain from Wuhan appears to be disappearing slowly. These mutations do not seem to influence the process of developing effective vaccines. ,SARS-CoV-2 has been reported to present at least six strains. Despite the mutations, the virus has demonstrated little variability, which is a positive news for the researchers working on a viable vaccine....read more

World Covid Meter 6th August: 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, 18M August 1 ,Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10thJanuary; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity ,Coronavirus Cases: 18,971,698 ,Deaths: 711,116,Recovered: 12,160,946,ACTIVE CASES: 6,099,636,Currently Infected Patients 6,034,096 (99%) in Mild Condition ....read more

Sattchittaananda: The soul characteristics (Absolute Existence -Absolute Knowledge)

Satt means ‘truth or knowingness’ ,Chitta means ‘consciousness-based’ ,Ananda means ‘bliss or inner happiness’ ,The soul in Vedic description is described as Sattchittaananda. People in touch with their soul speak the truth, take consciousness-based decisions and experience inner happiness. ....read more

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DCGI Nod To Zenara Pharma Favipiravir Drug Favizen
Medical Dialogues

Hyderabad: Hyderabad-based Zenara Pharma on Wednesday announced that it has received approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to manufacture and sell Favipiravir tablets as a treatment option for patients with mild to moderate symptoms of Covid-19. ,The tablet, which will be sold under the brand name 'Favizen', is being manufactured at Zenara's US FDA approved state-of-the-art facility in Hyderabad. ,Zenara Pharma, a fully-owned subsidiary of Biophore India Pharmaceuticals, is in talks with multiple state institutions and several hospitals in India to ensure that Favizen is readily available for the patients in need.

On Covid duty, doctor without pay for year
The Tribune

An ex-serviceman, posted as a microbiologist at the Civil Hospital, Muktsar, and on Covid duty, has been running from pillar to post to get his salary for the past 13 months. ,Major Sunil Bhardwaj (retd) had resumed his job after a break at the Civil Hospital on June 21, 2019. He was posted at the Civil Hospital, Amritsar, on July 1, 2019, and then transferred to the Subdivisional Hospital, Patti, on September 25, 2019. But due to some reasons, he could not join there. ,Later, he was transferred to the Civil Hospital, Muktsar, in February this year. However, he claims the Health Department had not given him a single penny in this period. ....read more


Ahmedabad: Eight coronavirus patients died in a huge fire that broke out in the intensive care ward of a private hospital in Gujarat's Ahmedabad early Thursday morning. ,As the blaze broke out at Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad's Navrangpura area at around 3 AM, eight fire engines and 10 ambulances of the fire department were rushed to the site. Five men and three women - admitted to the ICU ward - died. ,"A staffer whose PPE caught fire ran out of the ward to douse it but the fire spread rapidly to the whole ward," Rajesh Bhatt, additional chief fire officer of the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services, was quoted as saying by news agency Reuters.


Pune: Private hospitals have been at the forefront of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic as the government’s public health infrastructure is seen incapable to deal with the situation. Despite the civic administration promising to look into issues highlighted by private hospitals, complaints remain unresolved. ,These include harassment in the form of compulsory documentation and updating data, poaching of staff, price cap leading to losses and also imposing more taxes for biowaste disposal. Indian Medical Association’s (IMA) hospital association has written to the district administration and state several times to provide relief, but is yet to get any answer.