Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:10 June,2020

Targets for coronavirus vaccine identified by scientists

New Delhi: Scientists have identified regions of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 to target with a vaccine, by harnessing tools used for the development of cancer immunotherapies. The researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the US employed the same approach used to elicit an immune response against cancer cells to stimulate an immune response against COVID-19.
Using this strategy, the researchers believe a resulting vaccine would provide protection across the human population and drive a long-term immune response. ....read more

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 122: Home Management Guidelines

942: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs on “Home Management Guidelines” ,6th June, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am
Participants Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO; Dr Ravi Naidu, Past President CMAAO, Malaysia; Dr N Gnanabaskaran, President Malaysian Medical Association; Dr Thirunavukarasu Rajoo, Hon. General Secretary, Malaysian Medical Association; Dr Alvin Yee-Shing Chan, Hong Kong; Dr Marie Uzawa Urabe, Japan; Dr Sajjad Qaisar, Pakistan; Dr Deborah Cavalcanti, Brazil; Dr Marthanda Pillai, Member World Medical Council; Dr Md Jamaluddin Chowdhary, Bangladesh; Dr Prakash Budhathoky, Nepal; Dr Subramaniam Muniandy, Malaysia ....read more

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 121: With COVID or From COVID

941: Are Patients Dying From COVID or With COVID?
Death certificates are required to be completed by the attending physician, the one, who is expected to know the most about the patients medical conditions. But, in a hospital setting, often the physician who pronounces death may never have seen the patient before.
An immediate cause of death must be listed first in a death certificate form. This is followed by a list of underlying (or predisposing) conditions that were contributory. ....read more

Negative Thoughts are Absence of Positive Thoughts

Darkness cannot be removed physically; it can only be removed by switching on the light or going into sunlight or lighting a fire. Similarly, negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts.
In Bhagavad Gita, it has been said that in the period of Uttarayana with longer days, the first half at full moon, in the presence of light or agni, more positive thoughts are acquired compared to in Dakshinayana, before Amavasya or no moon or in absence of light....read more

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To fight the virus, India's got an arsenal of drugs at its disposal

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Months into the coronavirus pandemic, there is still no concrete course of treatment for the disease that has now claimed millions worldwide. In India, as in most other countries, a cocktail of drugs are being tried and tested to mitigate the symptoms of Covid.Here are some being used in India...
Remdesivir, an antiviral drug first developed for treating Ebola in 2014, is one of the possible Covid treatments being investigated in the WHO’s Solidarity Trial. A vial of remdesivir costs Rs 10,000-20,000. Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer, has signed licensing deals with Cipla, Ferozsons Labs, Hetero Labs, Jubilant Lifesciences and Mylan to expand supply in India and Pakistan.

NIPER, Hindustan Antibiotic Sign MoU For Developing 3D Antimicrobial Face-Shields


New Delhi: National Institute of Pharmaceuticals Education and Research (NIPER)-Guwahati, a premier Institute of National Importance under the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt. of India is committed to providing a useful contribution cum solution in terms of developing Personal Protective Equipment's (PPEs) to avoid the fatal spread of COVID-19 transmission.
Director Dr. U S N. Murty informed that he signed MoU with the Hindustan Antibiotic Limited (HAL, a PSU under Dept. of Pharmaceuticals, Govt. of India), Pimpri, Pune for large scale industrial-grade manufacturing and commercialization of their 3D printed antimicrobial face-shields.

Indore doctor infected with coronavirus dies


INDORE: A 57-year-old doctor named Ajay Joshi died due to coronavirus infection at a hospital here in the wee hours of Tuesday.
Joshi, who was working at Index Medical College, was getting treatment for the disease for the last 16 days at Choitram Hospital.
"Our superintendent Ajay Joshi was the team leader of the institution for the last two months. He encouraged everyone to help administration to combat COVID-19. For the last 16 days, he was infected with coronavirus infection. He passed away. We will continue to provide our services," Dr Deepti Singh, COVID coordinator, Index Medical College told ANI.

Govt readies database of civil service officers as covid-19 tests health infra
LivmintUtpal Bhaskar, Neetu Chandra Sharma

Centre readies list of civil service officers with medical?qualifications to be deployed in front-line hospitals as covid’s?rapid spread stretches health care system , The recent surge in cases has exposed the inadequacies of India’s health care system and shortage of manpower
The government is creating a database of civil service officers with medical qualifications to deploy them in front-line hospital posts, as the need for administrators with medical qualifications rises amid a spike in coronavirus infections.