Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:23 June,2020

Critically ill Covid-19 patients 10 times more likely to develop heart rhythm disorders: Study

WASHINGTON: COVID-19 patients who are admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) may be ten times more likely than others hospitalised with the viral infection to suffer cardiac arrest or heart rhythm disorders, according to a new study which may help better protect those most vulnerable to the disease.
Researchers, including those from the University of Pennsylvania in the US, said cardiac arrests and heartbeat rhythm disturbances suffered by some patients with COVID-19 are likely triggered by a severe, systemic form of the disease, and are and not the sole consequence of the viral infection. ....read more

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Proning

With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
9532: Proning May Avoid Intubation in Awake COVID Patients
Moving awake, non-intubated COVID-19 patients with hypoxemic respiratory failure from a supine to a prone position may reduce the odds of need of a ventilator. A small study of 29 patients suggested that those willing to assume a prone position for at least an hour, had improved oxygenation and were less likely to be intubated. The results were published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
If, after one hour, they reached >95% oxygenation, the rate of intubation was found to be decreased by 46%. One big caveat; however, is that the patient needs to have intact mental status. ....read more

World Covid Meter 22nd June - 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
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 17 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 (470665 + 54737 x 15 = 82105) = 478875 ,Coronavirus Cases: 9,044,544,Deaths: 470,665,Recovered: 4,837,939,ACTIVE CASES: 3,735,940....read more

Relieve Stress by Changing the Interpretation

Stress is the reaction of the body or the mind to the interpretation of a known situation. Stress management, therefore, involves either changing the situation, changing the interpretation or taming the body the yogic way in such a way that stress does not affect the body.
Every situation has two sides. Change of interpretation means looking at the other side of the situation. It is something like half glass of water, which can be interpreted as half empty or half full.
Studies have shown that anger, hostility and aggression are the new risk factors for heart disease. It has been shown that even recall of anger can precipitate a heart attack. ....read more

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Game over for Chinese products in India? Modi government to take this big step soon?
ZEE Business

It seems, in the view of recent India-China clash in Galwan Valley, the process for bringing an end to sale of Chinese products in India has begun! According to a report, Modi government has sought product-wise details from industry to curb cheap, low quality imports from China. The government has sought product-wise details of cheap imports, comparison with domestic prices and tax disadvantage, if any, from industry to curb low quality inbound shipments especially from China to boost domestic manufacturing, a report by news agency PTI said quoting sources. They said a high level meeting to discuss ways to promote Atma Nirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India), including cut in import dependence from China, also took place recently in the Prime Minister's office.

Glenmark Pharma zooms 28% on launch of Favipiravir, a potential Covid drug
Business Standard

Shares of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals rallied 40 per cent to Rs 572.7 in the intra-day trade on the BSE on Monday after the company on Saturday said it has launched antiviral drug Favipiravir, under the brand name FabiFlu, for the treatment of patients with mild to moderate Covid-19 at a price of about Rs 103 per tablet.
The stock of pharmaceutical company finally settled at Rs 525, up 28 per cent, against its Friday's close of Rs 409 on the BSE. The counter has seen huge trading volumes with a combined 93.9 million equity shares had changed hands on the NSE and BSE, the exchange data shows.

Times Now Digital

The COVID-19 crisis has shellshocked the whole world at present. The cases continue to rise in all parts of the world as the deadly virus, which originated from China, remains a dominant force. In India, the metro cities are facing an adverse effect as well due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis.
Cities like Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, etc. have seen a huge spike in the number of positive cases. The cases have also risen following the Unlock 1.0. On Sunday (June 21), a general practitioner, who used to run clinics in Khairatabad and Jiyaguda areas in the city of Hyderabad, died of coronavirus infection.


A doctor of a leading private hospital here has died of COVID-19, sources said on Monday. Sources at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in Okhla in South Delhi said authorities have been informed about it. More details are awaited.
Several hundreds of healthcare workers, including doctors and nurses, have been infected with COVID-19 till date in the national capital.
A 39-year-old doctor from Odisha died of COVID-19 in the ICU of a Delhi government hospital on Saturday.