Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:12 June,2020

'New simplified Covid-19 antibody test developed'

WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a new simplified Covid-19 diagnostic test that can be ramped up to analyse thousands of blood samples at labs lacking the resources of commercial medical centres, an advance that may help scale up testing for the deadly disease.
According to the researchers from the University of North Carolina in the US, there is a need for widely applicable surveillance testing to gain a better understanding of infection rates, especially the number of people with mild or no symptoms of Covid-19, who can still be carriers of the disease. ....read more


CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 124: Antenatal Care

944: IMA-CMAAO Webinar on COVID-19 in pregnancy
6th June, 2020, 4-5 pm
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr RV Asokan, Secretary General IMA; Dr Jayakrishnan Alapat; Dr Sanchita Sharma
Faculty: Dr Raina Chawla Bhatia, Associate Professor, Dept. of Obs & Gyn, ESIC Medical College, Faridabad
COVID status of the pregnant woman is important as this has huge implications for the mother as well as the fetus and the neonate. There is also the risk of spread of infection to the healthcare providers. They should be segregated to prevent spread of infection. ....read more


World COVID Meter 11th 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, 7 M June 7, 8M by ?15 June
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 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 (418872 + 53811 x 15 = 8072) = 426943....read more


Signs of Spiritual Awakening

Deepajyothi parabrahma
More experiences of telepathy.
More experiences of reverse telepathy.
More spontaneous fulfilment of desires.
Tendency to let things happen rather than making them happen. Work done with the least effort. ....read more


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Pricing problems: Aurobindo Pharma, Sun Pharma, Lupin named in lawsuit in US
PTI

HYDERABAD: Aurobindo Pharma, Sun Pharma and Lupin are among the 26 drug makers facing a multi-state lawsuit filed in USA by Maryland Attorney General for alleged "conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition, and unreasonably restrain trade for generic drugs sold across the United States."
Attorney General Brian E Frosh in a statement issued on Wednesday said the new complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, focuses on 80 topical generic drugs that account for billions of dollars of sales in the United States and the complaint names 26 corporate defendants and 10 individual defendants

Production of Hydroxychloroquine more than requirement: Mansukh Mandaviya
ANI

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya said that the production of Hydroxychloroquine is more than the requirement in India, hence the government has lifted export restrictions on it.
"When the COVID crisis started we had two units making Hydroxychloroquine, now we have 12 and production is more than the requirement. Hence, the Government of India lifted export restrictions on it. Manufacturers have to sell 20 per cent in domestic market, the rest can be exported," Mandaviya told ANI.

Covid-19 pandemic forces hospitals to scale up
HT

“Somebody help me. I need a corona bed for my father,” said Ajai Kumar, carrying his sick father who was gasping for breath into the emergency ward of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in the Walled City of Delhi after being turned away by two private hospitals. ,That was last Friday (June 5).
Sudama Kumar, a 63-year-old retired official of the Central Public Works Department had developed fever the week before, but when it progressed to breathlessness, his son took him to Max hospital, Patparganj on June 3, fearing it might be the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Tata Memorial does 494 cancer surgeries during lockdown
TNN

MUMBAI: At a time when cancer treatment has slowed down across the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai has set a sterling example by successfully operating on 494 cancer patients during the lockdown, many of them with conditions that made them susceptible to the novel coronavirus, such as advanced age, diabetes or hypertension.
The 494 surgeries for different cancers were performed during a five-week span starting from the date of the nationwide lockdown. The hospital’s effort — perhaps the largest such body of work in cancer surgery in the world during the pandemic — is being printed in the ‘Annals of Surgery’, one of the best known medical journals for surgery.