Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:26 June,2020

Long wait for test report irks many in Delhi

NEW DELHI: On Thursday, a north Delhi resident and her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, both Covid-positive patients, spent the entire day at the Narela care centre waiting anxiously for a report from the district surveillance officer (DSO). The report was to be the deciding factor whether they could go back to the comfort of their home or be lodged at the health facility.
“The woman said she had adequate facilities for home isolation, but we didn’t get the report today. We couldn’t discharge them,” said Dr Ishrat Kafeel, the chief minister’s representative at the Narela centre, the capital’s first and one of the biggest facilities. “Such occurrences are a huge problem as testing centres have been sending positive patients to the centres directly for screening. The patients don’t want to stay at the centre and prefer to go home, but we have to abide with the orders,” he added....read more


CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth Buster: Mortality Reduction

With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
956: Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Mortality reduction in Covid-19” ,20th June, 2020,11am-12pm,Participants,Dr KK Aggarwal; Dr Ashok Gupta; Dr Suneela Garg; Dr Alex Thomas; Dr DR Rai; Dr JA Jayalal; Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet; Dr PN Arora; Mrs Upasana Arora; Ms Meenakshi Datta Ghosh; Dr K Kalra; Ms Ira Gupta; Dr Sanchita Sharma,
Key points from the discussion:Mortality due to Covid-19 differs in different countries; however, there are no answers as to why. The answer may lie in different clinical presentation.
Careful treatment and educated patients may reduce mortality to less than 0.2%. ....read more


World Covid Meter 25th 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, 9M June 22
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 18 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
ikely minimum deaths (484925 + 58418 x 15 == 8763) = 493688,Coronavirus Cases: 9,525,937 ,Deaths: 484,925,Recovered: 5,174,686 ,ACTIVE CASES: 3,866,326 ....read more


Best time to sign a deal is at 4 pm

As per Ayurveda, 2-6 pm in the evening and 2-6 am in the morning are the periods of Vata or creativity. Most poets and writers do their creative work during these times of the day, especially 2-6 am in the morning.
Vata period is more creative and you are less likely to make mistakes. 4 pm in the evening is considered the best time to make a deal, sign a document or to send a confession note. ....read more


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COVID-19: Hetero releases generic Remdesivir ‘Covifor’, check cost per injection
Financial Express

Coronavirus treatment in India: Hetero Pharma starts supplying generic version of Remdesivir to states! Scientists all over the world have been looking for treatments for COVID-19, which has wreaked havoc globally. Amidst this, several studies have found that anti-viral drug Remdesivir could be used in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. On Wednesday, Indian generic pharmaceutical giant Hetero announced that it was all set to deliver as many as 20,000 vials of ‘Covifor’, its generic version of Remdesivir, all over the country, and on Thursday, news agency ANI reported that the supply of the drug has commenced.

Coronil for treating COVID-19? Decision on Patanjali's coronavirus medicine soon, says govt
Livemint

Baba Ramdev said that 'Coronil and Swasari' have shown 100% favourable results during the clinical trial on COVID-19 patients,Naik said that documents related to the drugs and the research trial undertaken by Ramdev's herbal medicine company were sent to the Ayush ministry
Baba Ramdev-led Patanjali Ayurved should not not advertise the newly-launched Coronil until Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) ministry approves it, said Union Ayush minister Shripad Naik.
Naik added, the Ayush ministry will soon clear its stance on Patanjali's Coronil — an ayurvedic drug which claims to cure coronavirus infection in just seven days. While launching the medicine earlier this week, Baba Ramdev said that Coronil have shown 100% favourable results during the clinical trial on COVID-19 patients.

Times Now Digital

Nephrologist Dr Pooja Bhatia Malhotra, who hails from Rohtak, had contracted the deadly disease coronavirus while treating her patients. The doctor, who is currently in the USA, resumed work after defeating the deadly disease.
She will feature in a Hollywood documentary film on COVID-19 warriors of Indian origin.
Dr Pooja is among the five Indian doctors working on the frontline during the COVID-19 in the USA which has been included in a feature-length documentary movie, "A Pandemic: Away from the Motherland".
The documentary is made by Sweta Rai, an Indian filmmaker in Hollywood.

Delhi now India's coronavirus pandemic epicentre
NDTV-PTI

On late Wednesday evening, the AAP government's health bulletin underscored a grim milestone: the total coronavirus cases in Delhi had breached the 70,000-mark. The city overtook Mumbai and became India's new pandemic epicentre.
On Tuesday, Delhi had reported 3,947 cases - the steepest single-day spike for any city or state in the country. For that one day, the city fared worse than even some of the global hotspots like Brazil's Sao Paulo (2,483), Chile's Santiago (2,469) and Peru's Lima (1,906). Mumbai's positivity rate (confirmed cases among tests conducted) was, however, 23.2%, which is higher than Delhi's 16.7 %. Delhi has seen fewer deaths (2,429) than Mumbai (4,060)