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Covid-19: Short of doctors, Karnataka set to deploy robots at care units

BENGALURU: Karnataka is mulling introducing robots to monitor asymptomatic and mild Covid-19 cases at the 10,100-bed Covid Care Centre that is coming up at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, in view of the shortage of doctors and other healthcare personnel to treat the patients.
The robot being considered for deployment is built on the model of telepresence. Originally from the US, it has been assembled in Karnataka. A demo was given on Wednesday. Dr CN Manjunath, nodal officer, lab and testing, Covid 19 taskforce, said the robots will be used to treat patients and can be remotely connected to the team of specialists. ....read more


CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Proper PPE, Stay in a hotel and AII rooms protect all healthcare workers

969: Healthcare Workers with Appropriate PPE Dont Get COVID-19
1.Healthcare workers with appropriate PPE (protective suits, masks, gloves, goggles, face shields, and gowns) dont develop COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for SARS-CoV-2, as per a Chinese study.
The study examined data on 116 doctors and 304 nurses who were deployed to Wuhan, China, for six to eight weeks from January 24, 2020 to April 7, 2020. They were all involved in aerosol-generating procedures, and were provided with appropriate PPE to care for patients with COVID-19.
3.Participants worked four- to six-hour shifts over an average of 5.4 days a week, and spent an average of 16.2 hours weekly working in intensive care units (ICU). ....read more


World Covid Meter 8th 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 29, 11M July 4
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 20 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 ,Coronavirus Cases: 11,955,857,Deaths: 546,737,Recovered: 6,902,526,ACTIVE CASES: 4,506,594,Currently Infected Patients 4,448,435 (99%) in Mild Condition ,58,159 (1%) Serious or Critical....read more


How to remove negative thoughts

Darkness is absence of light and similarly negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts. The answer to negative thoughts is to bring back the positive thoughts. The idle mind is the devil’s workshop and will always think negative. ,Here are the ways by which you can remove negative thoughts -Think differently as taught by Adi Shankaracharya. Once Menaka approached Arjuna with lust and said that she wanted to have a son like him with him. Arjuna said that why wait for 25 years; consider me as your son from today.,Think opposite as taught by Patanjali. For example, if you are thinking of stealing, then silently start thinking of charity. ....read more


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India could need 33 lakh dexamethasone pills by 15 Aug, govt takes stock with pharma firms
The Print

New Delhi: The Modi government has reached out to the makers of dexamethasone — the first drug which has shown efficacy in saving lives against Covid-19 — to check the availability of stocks across the country, ThePrint has learnt.
In a letter written by drug price and availability watchdog, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), the government has directed manufacturers to ensure the adequate production of three drugs — dexamethasone, methylprednisolone and enoxaparin — which are now part of clinical treatment protocol of Covid-19.
While dexamethasone and methylprednisolone are corticosteroids, which are used for anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects in Covid-19 treatment, enoxaparin (popularly known as Heparin) is an anticoagulant that helps prevent the formation of blood clots induced by the virus.

India asks Japan to lower entry barriers in agri, pharma sectors
Businessline

India has asked Japan to lower market barriers for its agricultural produce and pharmaceuticals and IT sectors, and open up the services sector as agreed under the bilateral free trade pact for further strengthening of trade and investment ties between the two countries.
Despite the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and the Mutual Recognition Agreements on accountancy and nursing services, access for Indian companies to the insurance sector in Japan and procedural visa-related issues for Indian professionals remain a matter of concern, India’s statement at the trade policy review of Japan at the World Trade Organisation this week said. India expressed hope that Japan will comprehensively look into the matter expeditiously

Covid-19: Hospital mix-up causes family to cremate ‘kin’ twice
HT

A family from Kopri in Thane city, who had cremated a stranger due to a goof-up by a Covid-19 hospital, will now again have to perform the last rites of their kin who died of the infection late on Tuesday night.
The matter came to light when the family of a 72- year-old patient filed a complaint with the police stating that the man had gone missing from Global Hub Covid Hospital, where he was shifted for treatment on June 29.
Investigations revealed that the body of the septuagenarian, who had disappeared from the hospital on July 5, was allegedly handed over to the family of another Covid-19 patient who was very much alive at the time, an official said. ,“A probe by a civic team set up on Tuesday found that the kin of this family in Kopri is alive and under treatment at a COVID facility. The hospital has said the goof-up was a result of case papers of the two patients getting mixed up,” the official said.

Specialists from AIIMS to help ICUs in state hospitals reduce covid fatality rate
Livemint

NEW DELHI : Specialists from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, will provide expert guidance and knowledge support to doctors manning intensive care units (ICUs) in state hospitals, to reduce covid-19 case fatality rates, the Centre said on Wednesday.
Tele-consultation will be a critical component of the clinical intervention protocol for covid-19, the government said, even as India recorded 760,761 cases with 21,018 fatalities on Wednesday. ,The number of deaths per-million in India is 14.27, according to the report of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday. ,“A specialist team of doctors from AIIMS, New Delhi, shall provide guidance on effective clinical management of covid-19 patients in the ICUs of different state hospitals through tele- and video-consultation," said Union health minister Harsh Vardhan.