Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:24 March,2020

Working with industry to boost health workers’ protection: Government

NEW DELHI: The government on Monday said it was working “round the clock with industry bodies and textile associations to augment supplies of vital equipment for healthcare professionals dealing with Covid-19 cases,” and to create a strong reserve of personal protective equipment, including body coveralls and N95 masks....read more

Clinic Establishment and Practice Guidelines for Coronavirus Patients (For attention of Doctors)

Safe practice guidelines for doctors

Provide as many paid tele consultations as possible for next two weeks.
Doctors aged more than 65 years with uncontrolled diabetes, immunocompromised, who have six minutes’ walk distance< 200 meters, are unvaccinated for flu and pneumonia (with common secondary or co-infections) should completely stop OPDs and only give tele consultations....read more

Off label use of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in COVID 19 (For attention of Doctors)

Recommended treatment regimen: Hydroxychloroquine (200 mg three times per day and Azithromycin 500 mg once daily for 10 days

COVID-19 infection is linked with 155 mortality in patients above the age of 80 years, 85 in patients over 70 years and 3% in patients over 60 years. With no proven treatment yet available so far, medical researchers and doctors have been actively looking for off-label use of approved drugs in the management of COVID-19 cases....read more

CMAAO IMA HCFI CORONA MYTH BUSTER 11 (For attention of Doctors)

One can consume alcohol during lock down
During lock down, it’s important to continue to look after your physical and mental health.
Here’s WHO’s advice for keeps
Eat healthy to boost your immunity.
Limit intake of alcohol and sugary drinks. ....read more

Check for lymphopenia on day 1, 7 and 14 in COVID-19 patients (For attention of Doctors)

Dengue taught us the value of platelet count interpreted along with hematocrit and COVID-19 is now teaching us the value of lymphocytes in blood test.
It has been a standard teaching that all viral fevers will have high lymphocyte counts. Low count will only occur with HIV, SARS-like illness, measles and hepatitis. ....read more

Facts about Soul and the Spirit

Energy is the raw material of the universe.
Information is the organization of energy into reproducible patterns....read more

How Corona Aware Are You

Immediate Orders for Vaccination of Beggars due to Coronavirus Outbreak, Can you help me out by signing this petition?

Health Sutras By Dr K K Aggarwal

Be an organ donor. I have pledged to donate my organs. Have you?



Healthcare News Monitor

Mankind Pharma thanks undying spirit of doctors, medical staff, wishing for their well-being in latest campaign
Express Healthcare

Amidst the ongoing global health challenges of COVID -19, Mankind Pharma would like to thank the undying spirit of the doctors and other medical staff and wish for their well-being. #Thanksforbeingmyfamily is a short film showcasing the hardwork done by the doctors and medical staffs for the society. During this testing period, these medical professionals have devoted themselves selflessly in serving mankind and the campaign invocates all to stand up for them. The government has also shut down schools, colleges, malls, cinema halls, restaurants, and even some key religious places as a safety precaution. When people are practicing social distancing by staying indoors, the doctors and other medical staffs are working 24X7 to treat patients who have become victims of the pandemic. Without thinking about themselves and their family, these unsung heroes are fighting this severe disease outbreak round the clock. The campaign urges everyone to be responsible and acknowledge the contribution of the medical fraternity in India. Rajeev Juneja, CEO, Mankind Pharma says, “With the exponential rise in coronavirus cases in our country, we should acknowledge our medical fraternity like doctors, nurses and paramedics for their fighting spirit and selfless services. At a time when the country is at a standstill, these medical professionals are working day and night for our well being. Lets all of us follow required guidelines and help them by taking care of our own self”.

India’s pharma industry see opportunity amidst threats in the COVID-19 crisis
The Week- K. Sunil Thomas

The second president of the US, John Adams, famously said, “Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.” Taking that to heart seems to be the way forward for India’s pharmaceutical industry. The COVID-19 aftermath has plunged the industry into crisis mode, but it could just be the rude wake-up call it needed to set it on course correction. Government largesse, in the form of the Union cabinet announcing this weekend to set up bulk drug parks as well as other stimulus measures to boost local manufacturing, has come as an additional shot in the arm. Despite its flourishing business — India’s pharma industry is the third largest in the world—its Achilles heel was exposed early on as the coronavirus scare hit China. For years, Indian drug makers had turned to China for supply of raw materials, including active pharmaceutical ingredients (APl) like paracetamol and aspirin, which are used in making antibiotics and other essential drugs, as well as key starting material (KSM) that form the basic building block for drug formulations. “In some specific bulk drugs, the import dependence 80 per cent to 100 per cent,” according to a note put up before the Union cabinet at its latest meeting. This, despite the fact that at least some of them were available locally, too. “(While) in some products our hands are really tied (where) a special mineral is available only in China…for many products there are alternatives available in India,” Kushal Suri, head of international business development at Morepen Laborataories told THE WEEK. Yet, Indian pharma companies were importing these from China. The reason? Cost. Suri added, “Twenty years ago, everything got produced in India, but the way Chinese products became cheaper in due course of time, their production in India became totally unviable.”

Coronavirus can be controlled by April 20 if lockdown followed strictly: Indian doctor in China

An India origin doctor in China has claimed that the deadly coronavirus can be controlled if the lockdown imposed by the government is followed strictly by the people of the country. Speaking exclusively to India TV, Dr. Sanjeev Choubey said that by April 15-20 the virus can be controlled to a great extent before it reaches the fifth stage. He said the coronavirus case in China has reached the fifth stage and the situation is under control there. He said by the end of March, The number of positive coronavirus cases can be restricted between 500 to 1000, provided the lockdown is follwed strictly. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country surged to 415, a spike from the 360 figure the night before, the Health Ministry said on Monday. The figure includes 41 foreign nationals and seven deaths. Gujarat, Bihar and Maharashtra reported a death each on Sunday. Four fatalities were reported earlier from Karnataka, Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab, the ministry said. The 415 figure also includes 24 people who have been cured, discharged or migrated, it said. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said 18,383 samples have been tested till 10 am on Monday. It was not immediately clear where the new cases have come from. The total number of positive novel coronavirus cases include 67 in Maharashtra, including three foreigners, and Kerala also at 67, with seven foreign nationals, data issued by the ministry showed.

Coronavirus cases in India: Doctor predicts sharp spike this week
The Siasat Daily

A doctor predicted sharp spike in coronavirus cases in India. Analyzing the rate of increase in the number of confirmed cases of the virus in India, the doctor, Dr. Arvind Kumar of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said that by Wednesday or at most by the weekend, a sharp rise in the number of cases will be witnessed. Infected persons in society: Talking further about the apprehension, he said that there might be a large number of infected persons in the society who are yet to be diagnosed. Till Monday, the number of coronavirus cases in the country reached 433. Worldwide coronavirus cases: Globally, the number of deaths from the virus cases stood at 15,189 deaths. More than 341,300 declared cases have been registered in 174 countries and territories since the epidemic first emerged in China in December.