Collection of blood plasma from patients starts in Assam
The first plasma donor is a doctor of GMCH. Assam health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “Glad to share that we've started a #PlasmaBank at GMCH. The first convalescent donor is a doctor himself, a #COVID19 patient. My gratitude to Dr Lithikesh for donating his plasma, and to the team who is working on this bank. I encourage cured patients to come forward & donate.”
Rail coaches for isolation of Covid-19 patients operationalised
On 20th June, 42 suspected patients were admitted in Covid-coaches deployed a...
Wake up corona patients at night if their oxygen levels drop: Rajasthan government
An advisory by the state additional chief secretary said o...
Siddaramaiah demands action on private hospitals that refuse to treat Covid patients
In a series of tweets, the Congress leader said the government’s response to pandemic control has been disappointing and he sought to know on what basis the government decided the rate structure for treatment of Covid patients in private hospitals. Citizens ought to know all these details, he said.
Delhi's massive 10k Covid-19 facility is ready to receive patients
Nearly 2,000 beds, 10% of those with oxygen-support facility, have already been placed, and 170 doctors and 700 nurses and paramedics have registered to work at the facility, officials said.
Delhi goes back to old system of home isolation of asymptomatic patients
In a week marked by flip-flops by Delhi lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal on Covid-19 management, the capital has once again gone back to its old system of home isolation for asymptomatic and mild symptom Covid-19 patients after a check-up by medical team at home.
Withdraw amended postal ballot rules: Congress to poll panel
EC has defended the move saying that the step was taken in consultation with the Centre and in keeping with the Representation of People Act, 1950. It added that it wrote to CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury after he termed the move as unilateral.
COVID-19: Health Ministry issues revised home isolation guidelines
Patients under home isolation will stand discharged after 10 days of onset of symptoms and no fever for three days, the guidelines stated.
UP seeks Centre's nod for compulsory hospitalisation for asymptomatic Covid patients
As per central guidelines, asymptomatic Covid-19 patients can be quarantined at home if they have the requisite facilities at their residence. This was allowed to reduce the load on hospitals.
Bengaluru's second patient treated with plasma therapy recovers
The city reported the first case of recovery of a Covid-19 patient who was administered convalescent plasma therapy at Victoria Hospital.
COVID-19: Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates India's first 'Plasma Bank'
Plasma donation would take 45 minutes to an hour after basic tests are run on the donor. After this a “Gaurav patra” would be given to the donor acknowledging his service.
Patients recovered from Covid-19 to get fitness certificates
In an order issued on Monday, principal secretary-health and family welfare in the Delhi government directed hospitals to issue certificates to all recovered patients certifying that the person does not pose any risk to the community.
Patanjali can sell its drug but not as 'cure' to coronavirus
Yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved on Wednesday said there are no AYUSH Ministry restrictions on selling Coronil, a drug the company recen...
Patanjali says didn’t claim 'cure’ for Covid; Ayush Ministry says Coronil is immunity booster & can't be sold as cure
Addressing the media, Patanjali Ayurved promoter Baba Ramdev said: “All clinical trial documents have been shared with Ayush Ministry. There is no difference of opinion between Patanjali and the Ministry now.”
Early morning toilet visit major cause of fatality
The Municipal Commissioner has now issued guidelines that need to be strictly followed by health officials. “We had placed bed pans for patients, however sometimes there might have been some lacunae, so patients ended up going to the washroom by removing the oxygen supply that they were getting.
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