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Telangana: Make prescription must for oxygen cylinder sale, say doctors

HYDERABAD: It’s not just beds and staff, city hospitals are running out of oxygen cylinders too, courtesy panic buying by people. With the market swept clean of its stock — largely by domestic users — the medical fraternity is now mulling using industrial cylinders to replenish the requirement in city hospitals.
Highlighting the crisis at an emergency meeting held by the state government with the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Telangana Nursing Homes and Hospitals Association (TANHA) and medical suppliers, doctors suggested the sale of oxygen cylinders, without a prescription, be stopped immediately. ....read more

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Airborne transmission

970: WHO confirms theres emerging evidence of airborne transmission of coronavirus
CNN: The WHO has confirmed that there is emerging evidence of airborne transmission of the new coronavirus. The confirmation came after the publication of a letter signed by 239 scientists calling for the agency to be more forthcoming about the odds that people can contract the virus from droplets floating in the air. WHO Technical Lead for Infection Prevention and Control, Dr. Benedetta Alleganzi, said, "We acknowledge that there is emerging evidence in this field, as in all other fields regarding the COVID-19 virus and pandemic and therefore we believe that we have to be open to this evidence and understand its implications regarding the modes of transmission and also regarding the precautions that need to be taken.” ....read more

World Covid Meter 11th 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
Likely minimum deaths (562039 + 58896 x 15 = 87835) = 570873,Coronavirus Cases: 12,616,579,Deaths: 562,039,Recovered: 7,327,360,ACTIVE CASES: 4,727,180 ....read more

Man Vachan Kaya

Man, vachan, kaya are the three fundamental principles used to define non-violence (ahimsa) and truthfulness (satya). Being truthful means whatever you are thinking, speaking and doing, it is the same. ,You should be one in whatever you think, do or speak. Ahimsa is the fundamental principle of Jainism, which means you should be non-violent not only in your actions but also in your speech and thoughts. Being truthful makes you Satyugi. ,Only in certain circumstances, you may differ in your thinking, speech and actions. For example, you cannot tell a patient he is going to die in the next week. Here, your mind may be saying something, your speech and actions will be something else. ....read more

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Pandemic Has Shown Indian Pharma Industry Is An Asset For World: PM Narendra Modi
Medical Dialogues

New Delhi: In a virtual global address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the Indian pharmaceutical industry has been an "asset" not just for its own country but also for the entire world as it leads to "reducing the cost of medicine" for developing countries. "The pandemic has once again shown that India's pharma industry is an asset not just for India but for the entire world. It has played a leading role in reducing the cost of medicines especially for developing countries," the Prime Minister said while speaking at the India Global Week 2020.

Pharma wrap: WHO adds airborne transmission to modes of coronavirus spread; but is it coming too late?
Monet control

This past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has updated guidelines on modes of transmission of the virus causing COVID-19 by including the possibility in certain circumstances of airborne transmission. This means the coronavirus could be spread through tiny droplets called aerosols that linger in the air for long periods of time.
The update came on July 9, after an open letter signed by more than 200 scientists pressed the agency to acknowledge the potential role that aerosols play in airborne transmission among people in crowded, indoor settings for prolonged periods of time.

Surgeons led by Indian-origin doctor perform double lung transplant on second COVID-19 patient

New York, Jul 11 (PTI) Surgeons led by an Indian-origin doctor have performed a double-lung transplant on a second patient whose lungs were damaged by COVID-19, within a month after the same team conducted what is believed to have been the first such surgery in the US. ,The patient, an Illinois man in his 60s, spent 100 days on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a life support machine that does the work of the heart and lungs. ,He received the transplant last weekend at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, the hospital said in a statement. ,“This procedure capped an extremely busy holiday weekend for our transplant team. We worked around the clock, performing multiple transplants on non-COVID patients before accepting new lungs for this COVID-19 survivor,” said Dr Ankit Bharat, chief of thoracic surgery and surgical director of the Northwestern Medicine Lung Transplant Programme, who performed seven lung transplants in seven days.

Body of missing veterinary doctor found in pond in UP
India Today

The body of a veterinary doctor, who had gone missing on Monday, was found in a pond in the Kotwali area of Shamli district on Friday, police said. ,Some people spotted the body floating in the pond and informed police, they said. ,The body was sent for post-mortem, police said. ,The family members of the deceased alleged that he was murdered and demanded a probe into the incident, they said.