Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:22 March,2020

Coronavirus: Air India flight carrying 263 Indian evacuated from Rome lands in Delhi

The flight landed at the airport at 9:15 am. The evacuees - mostly students - will be taken to an Indo-Tibetan Border Police-managed quarantine facility in Chhawla shortly after undergoing thermal screening and immigration at the airport.

NEW DELHI: An Air India special flight carrying 263 Indians evacuated from the coronavirus-hit Italy's capital city of Rome, landed at the Delhi airport on Sunday morning.
The flight landed at the airport at 9:15 am. The evacuees -- mostly students -- will be taken to an Indo-Tibetan Border Police-managed quarantine facility in Chhawla shortly after undergoing thermal screening and immigration at the airport....read more

Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in COVID 19 should be immediately approved for COVID treatment OR should doctors give it as an off label use

Recommended Use: Hydroxychloroquine, 200 mg three times per day for 10 days and Azithromycin, 500 mg once daily for ten days

Both chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been reported to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in vitro, although hydroxychloroquine appears to have more potent antiviral activity [1].
Chloroquine is included in Chinas National Health Commission treatment guidelines. As per available evidence it has been suggested that the drug is associated with the reduced progression of disease and duration of symptoms [2, 3]. However, primary data supporting these claims have not yet been published [4]....read more

More about Debts

Hindu scriptures talk about three types of debts or Hrin Dev Hrin, Pitra Hrin and Rishi Hrin.
God gave us the consciousness, parents gave us body and teachers gave us the knowledge or intellect.
In Vedic language, our body is a mix of mind, body and soul which can be equated to three Hrins of mind i.e. teachers, body i.e. parents and soul i.e. Rishis and Gods. ....read more

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Health Sutras By Dr K K Aggarwal

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Sanat Products and Euro OTC Pharma, Germany to expand territorial success
ET Healthworld

Sanat Products of India and Euro OTC Pharma of Germany have announced their agreement to expand their successful territorial and strategic collaboration. Sanat Products, the leading manufacturer of herbal extracts in India, and Euro OTC Pharma, Germany have been working together for over several years and their collaboration has seen strong and mutual growth. Since acquiring Hindustan Herbals Limited in 2017, Sanat Products have an unrivalled manufacturing expertise of producing plant and herbal extracts. By establishing a productive collaboration with Euro OTC, an experienced and dynamic distributor of pharma and nutra ingredients, the successful partnership is perfectly positioned to develop further growth in Germany, the EU and wider markets. The closer collaboration will enhance the market success of both companies and bring the portfolio of Sanat Products closer to growing European markets and enable Euro OTC to offer a quality range of products to its existing client base and new customers alike in Germany, the EU and other territories where it operates.

Coronavirus gets worse, Indian pharma gets better
Indian Infoline

The global Coronavirus death toll has crossed 10,000 as on March 20, 2020 and still rising. More than 2 lakh people are already afflicted globally with more cases likely as testing is expanded. India with about 200 confirmed cases and 4 casualties appears to be better off. The Indian government has already ordered a day curfew on March 22, 2020 and the Prime Minister has urged people to avoid travel and social contact as much as possible. It may be early days to say with conviction but India has averted the spread a lot more efficiently. Even as China is recovering from the virus, Europe is becoming the new epicentre of Coronavirus pandemic. The death toll in Italy at above 3500 has now overtaken China. The Southern European nations like Italy, Spain and France are the worst affected, partly due to their large ageing population (most vulnerable to the virus). The actual loss to the world economy will only be known when the dust settles. But the UN estimates 25 million job losses due to the pandemic and production and monetary losses to the tune of $1.3 trillion. The eventual loss will depend on the policy response. A large part of the policy response will predicate on governments and the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Interestingly, Indian pharma has been doing much better than the overall index. Since the beginning of March 2020, the Nifty is down by 25.77% while the NSE Pharma index is only down by 11.67%. What exactly explains this disparity? Of course, one factor is the rupee weakness which has weakened well beyond the Rs.75/$ mark. This is the lowest level for the rupee. A weak rupee helps exporters and pharma obviously benefits. But the real benefit for pharma sector is a lot more fundamental.

Maharashtra doctor battles for life after private hospitals refuse to treat him fearing COVID-19
The New Indian Express- Sudhir Suryawanshi

A 22-year-old doctor who was suffering from high fever knocked the doors of at least five private hospitals but was refused admission for being a coronavirus suspect. The doctor was eventually brought to Sir JJ Hospital in Mumbai, 400 kilometres from his hometown Bhusawal in Jalgaon district. He is in a serious condition and has been kept on ventilation. The doctor was studying in Kolhapur and after staying for some days in Pune, he came to Bhusawal. He had a fever and wanted to see a doctor but the private hospitals refused to treat him. "We were shocked to see how doctors treated a member of their own fraternity. They should have given him at least primary treatment. After knocking the door of private hospitals, at the end of the day, we went to a government hospital as well. But there also the doctor told us they do not have facilities to treat coronavirus patients. They declared him corona positive without taking his blood samples," said social activist Pratibha Shinde.
Shinde said that they were very disappointed after seeing the response from the private hospitals. "We called the collector of Jalgaon district and he tried to help but since we could not afford to wait, we had no option but to take him to Mumbai. The government machinery was non-cooperative and we have to bear the ambulance bill as well," she said.

Coronavirus in India: Prohibitory orders imposed in Rajasthan's Bhilwara after doctor tests positive
India Today- PTI

rohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC were imposed in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district from Friday onwards after a doctor at a private hospital was tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 10 in the state. Markets were shut down post-noon to implement the prohibitory orders in the wake of the coronavirus threat. It has come into my notice that there is a danger to the life of the common people and their health due to the possible spread of the coronavirus infection in the district so prohibitory orders are necessitated, Bhilwara Collector Rajendra Bhatt said in the order. Additional Chief Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh said a list of people who came into the contact of the doctor in the past 14 days is being prepared and massive screening has been initiated. Rohit Kumar said 25 samples have been taken, of which 10 have turned negative and the report of 15 is pending. As per the order, people are not allowed to come out of their homes and roam around. Business outlets and markets will remain closed. However, essential services outlets for daily use items will remain open from 7 am to 10 am and 5 am to 7 pm. The movement of light motor vehicles, heavy vehicles, public and private buses will remain banned in the city area. Two-wheelers will be allowed only in urgent situations.