Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:11 July,2020

Covid-19 vaccine possible only in early 2021, senior officials inform parliamentary panel

New Delhi: Days after a controversy erupted over the Indian Council of Medical Research indicating August deadline for a Covid-19 vaccine, senior government officials told a parliamentary panel that commercial availability of any vaccine will only be possible in early 2021.
The officials told the panel that while they were quite hopeful of a breakthrough as India develops almost 60% vaccines, there are global safety protocols to be followed which would take time, said people aware of the matter.
Principal scientific advisor K Vijay Raghavan and senior officials of the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology and the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research attended the meet. ....read more

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Managing COVID-19 - Imaging

968: Update on Covid-19 - IMA-CMAAO Webinar on “Imaging and Covid-19”
4th July, 2020, 4-5pm,Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President, CMAAO; Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General, IMA; Dr Ramesh K Datta, Hony Finance Secretary, IMA; Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet; Dr Tulsi; Dr Brahm Prakash; Dr VK Venugopal; Dr Rajan; Dr Manish Jha; Dr DS Chadha; Dr Promila Pankaj; Dr VK Goel; Dr LC Jain; Dr Arpita Joshi; Kabir Mahajan; Jacob Ninan; Dr Divakar Rana; Mr HK Gohil; Mr Vijay Khanna; Ravi Bindra; Dr S Sharma
Faculty: Dr Harsh Mahajan, Chief Radiologist, Mahajan Imaging, Chairman, Centre for Advanced Research in Imaging, Neuroscience and Genomics (CARING), New Delhi ,Key points:Chest X-ray (CXR) is typically the first-line imaging modality for patients with suspected COVID-19, although less sensitive than chest CT. It may be normal in early or mild disease. Even with serious disease, about 31% had normal CXR at the time of admission. Findings are most extensive about 10-12 days after onset of symptoms. ....read more

World Covid Meter 10th 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, 12M July 8
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 21 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: 12,397,957,Deaths: 557,569,Recovered: 7,227,112,ACTIVE CASES: 4,613,276,Currently Infected Patients 4,554,602 (99%) in Mild Condition ....read more

Vedic Fasting

Fasting and starvation are two different terms commonly confused with each other.
Starvation means not eating or drinking altogether, while fasting means control and restrain of five sensory and five motor senses. ,During fasting, one may continue eating or drinking but under discipline. Vedic fasting or spiritual fasting is mentioned in Karam Kanda in Yajurveda. Every fast in our mythology has a scientific basis and rituals are added so that the common man can follow it....read more

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Cadila Pharma launches esomeprazole tablets in India
Pharma Express

Ahmedabad-based Cadila Pharmaceuticals has announced the launch of esomeprazole tablets for the treatment of hyperacidity and drug-induced gastritis under the brand name Esiloc. ,“Esiloc will be 50 per cent more economical, thus making it a superior yet affordable choice. It will be made available in 20 mg and 40 mg tablets,” informed the company through a statement. ,Esomeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), acts on the luminal surface of gastric parietal cells, resulting in inhibition of acid secretion. Esomeprazole provides higher rates of healing of erosive gastro-oesophageal reflux (GERD) and sustained resolution of heartburn in patients.

AIIMS Delhi junior doctor dies by suicide by jumping off 10th floor of hospital
India Today

Ajunior doctor at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) died by suicide by jumping off the 10th floor of the hospital on Friday evening.
As per the administration, the 25-year-old junior doctor, identified as Anurag Kumar, was shifted to AIIMS Casualty but succumbed to his injuries later. The incident took place at around 5.00 pm. ,Kumar was a junior resident doctor in the psychiatry department of AIIMS Delhi. ,Preliminary reports revealed that the junior doctor jumped off the 10th floor of the AIIMS hostel 18. His mobile phone was recovered from the rooftop of his hostel. ,According to sources, the doctor was suffering from depression. ,Inquest proceedings have been initiated by authorities.

The Indian Express

A 25-year-old doctor at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences committed suicide Friday evening by jumping off the 10th floor of the doctors’ hostel at the premier institute. ,Dr Anurag Kumar, a junior resident at the department of psychiatry, jumped to his death around 5 pm, said DCP (South) Atul Kumar Thakur. Police said no suicide note has been found so far. ,He died during treatment at the hospital. “Inquest proceedings have been initiated. His mobile phone has been recovered from the tenth floor,” said Thakur. ,A doctor from the department said that on Friday, Kumar was on duty till late afternoon, after which he returned to the hostel. “His room was on the third floor and his mother was staying with him. We are all aggrieved by this,” said the doctor.