Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:15 June,2020

Health centres told to screen patients with symptoms

GHAZIABAD: After launching a SARI (severe acute respiratory infection) ward at the MMG District Hospital, the district administration on Sunday directed the medical staff deputed at all community health centres (CHCs) and primary health centres (PHCs) to screen patients arriving there for breathing troubles, ILI (influenza-like illness) and take their samples for Covid testing.
Patients’ oxygen saturation level will be checked with the help of oximeters to rule out health conditions like “happy hypoxia” and related ailments. ....read more


CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 127: Mouth Rinse

947: Can oral rinses help stop the spread of COVID-19?
The SARS-CoV-2 virus is surrounded by a lipid envelope. The spike glycoproteins are inserted into this bio-membrane. The membrane can be disrupted. A known virucidal strategy against several coronaviruses is to interfere with their lipid envelope. The coronavirus can replicate in the salivary glands and throat. Additionally, a high viral load in the mouth may contribute to the spread of disease in early stages of infection. ....read more


Do Your Duty with Discipline and Devotion

“Vasudhaiva kutumbakam” (the whole world is one family) and “Ekam Sat Viprah Bahudavanti” (truth is one but the wise call it by various names) are two basic statements, which come from the ancient Rig Veda and form the fundamentals of Vedic philosophy.
One should do one’s duty with devotion and discipline. This principle can be remembered as the principle of three Ds.
In daily routine ‘one should remember the purpose for which one is born, which is to fulfill Dharma (duty), Artha (wealth), Kama (desire) and Moksha (liberation). To achieve them, one needs to follow the four Fs: (i) Follow the teacher (ii) Face the negative devils of the mind (iii) Fight till the end and (iv) Finish at the goal. ....read more


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Combating COVID-19: India To Soon Begin Domestic Production Of Remdesivir Drug
Farhat Nasim

New Delhi: India is soon going to have its domestic production of anti-viral Remdesivir drug, which would have safety, efficacy and stability for "restricted emergency use" on COVID-19 patients. Recently, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has given the approval to Remdesivir for "restricted emergency use" on severely ill hospitalized coronavirus patients.
For this, the country's top drug regulator is evaluating the application submitted by four domestic pharma giants who want to seek the approval to manufacture and sell Remdesivir in India. "Their applications are being thoroughly studied and examined day and night. It had certain shortcomings for which the respective pharma companies are furnishing their report. The testing of the drug's molecular compound will be done at our government laboratory. When it fulfills the safety parameters at the dose, India would soon have the benefit of its domestic product (Remdesivir) which have efficacy, stability and safety for 'restricted emergency use' on COVID-19 patients," a senior government official told ANI.

Coronavirus pandemic: India to begin production of Remdesivir to fight Covid-19
HT

India is soon going to have its domestic production of anti-viral Remdesivir drug, which would have safety, efficacy and stability for “restricted emergency use” on COVID-19 patients. Recently, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has given the approval to Remdesivir for “restricted emergency use” on severely ill hospitalised coronavirus patients.
For this, the country’s top drug regulator is evaluating the application submitted by four domestic pharma giants who want to seek the approval to manufacture and sell Remdesivir in India.

NDTV

Government hospitals are poorly staffed and under-funded, and appointments are not always on merit. The fact that India has not invested enough in public health is showing up now during the pandemic
BENGALURU: A video a resident doctor made inside a covid-19 ward in Mumbai went viral recently. Nurses were on a protest for shorter hours, and the doctors shot a video to prove that they can’t care for patients alone. For the last three months, the medical fraternity has been pushing the limits to care for an ever-increasing tide of covid-19 cases.

‘A human touch’: Doctors in Arunachal Pradesh pin their photos on PPE kits
Indian express

Following the footsteps of a US doctor, who pinned a smiling picture of himself on top of his PPE kit in order to cheer up his patients amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a similar initiative by medics at a Covid Care Centre (CCC) in Miao sub-division of Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district has earned laurels from netizens.
“I had heard from a couple of my friends in the US that doctors were doing this in New York,” Devansh Yadav, DC, Changlang told the indianexpress.com. “A while back, when the situation was grim there, patients were not able to see the faces of their doctors for weeks and months. Some even died without seeing a human face.”