Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:28 June,2020

Hyderabad : 12 labs found flouting Covid testing norms

Hyderabad: Out of the 16 private laboratories that were inspected by state health authorities, 12 laboratories were found to be flouting prescribed norms of Covid-19 testing. The 16 out of the 18 laboratories approved by ICMR) had begun Covid-19 tested less than a week ago. Two others did not start testing and were not inspected.
Three days back, the state health department started inspections of the laboratories, after getting complaints from citizens and on Friday, a report of the inspections was prepared by the four inspection teams.
The teams, comprising of senior microbiologists and senior officers from state health department looked at aspects like infrastructure, human resources, infection control measures and other facilities including general hygiene. “Twelve of the laboratories were found to have major lapses on various counts, including not doing RT-PCR tests. Since they are not following due procedures, the veracity of the reports cannot be trusted. We are issuing notices to the 12 laboratories,” said a health official....read more

World Covid Meter 27th 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, 9 M 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
Likely minimum deaths (496866 + 57643 x 15 == 8647) = 50551`2,Coronavirus Cases: 9,904,906,Deaths: 496,866,Recovered: 5,357,631,ACTIVE CASES: 4,050,409 ....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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Notice sent to Jaipur hospital for conducting trials of Patanjali drug on COVID-19 patients
The ndian Express

Rajasthan’s Health Department has served a notice to NIMS hospital here seeking an explanation on conducting trials of Patanjali Ayurved’s drug Coronil on coronavirus patients, an official said on Friday.“We served notice to the hospital on Wednesday evening seeking explanation in three days. The hospital did not inform the state government nor sought permission,” Chief Medical and Health Officer, Jaipur, Dr Narottam Sharma said.,He said the reply from National Institute of Medical Science (NIMS), Jaipur is awaited.
The launch of the drug by yoga guru Ramdev on Tuesday triggered a debate after which the Ayush Ministry sought all information on its trial and put a ban on advertising it as a drug to cure coronavirus.

Replacing China as API supplier for pharma will be a medium to long term story: Lupin
ET Markets

Do you think that the worst is over and US generics prices have started to stabilise?
If we look at the pharma situation over the last two decades in America - from 2000 to 2020, we have seen different phases. Between 2001 and 2005, generic pharma was well poised. The pricing was fairly good. Between 2005 and 2009, there was a sharp reduction in prices due to various reasons. Again it picked up between 2011 and 2015. In fact, there were a lot of tailwinds and the pricing was very good. Prices did not come down very sharply. But in 2105, a lot of things really happened. First was ..

Covid-19 pandemic: India’s social inequalities reflected in coronavirus care
Hindustan Times

When Pradeep Kumar’s wife was admitted to a government-run hospital in India’s capital for treatment of COVID-19, it took two days before she was able to see a doctor. “There are six other women in her room and everyone is frustrated,” he said outside New Delhi’s LNJP Hospital. “They’re behaving like they’re leprosy patients.”
Kumar’s wife had just given birth when she found out she had the virus. She was told she would have to change hospitals and be admitted at one set up to handle coronavirus patients, an exhausting process of waiting in an ambulance until 3 a.m. while her husband filled out paperwork.

Haryana govt caps COVID-19 treatment cost in private hospitals

The Haryana government has capped the cost of COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals, fixing the maximum rate at non-NABH accredited facilities for patients who need to be kept in ICU with ventilator care at Rs 15,000 per day. For isolation beds, including supportive care and oxygen (moderate sickness), the cost per patient per day has been fixed at Rs 8,000, the government said in an order issued on Thursday.
The cost for a COVID-19 patient with severe sickness requiring ICU facility without ventilator care will be Rs 13,000, and for those who need to be kept in ICU with ventilator care (non-invasive/invasive) the cost per day will be Rs 15,000, it said.