Captain Deepak Sathe, who had joined St Vincent's in Class XI, was always travelling, and was not active on social media groups, but he had promised some of his batch-mates that he would meet them in Pune post lockdown.
The study is an attempt to explore the possibility of airborne transmission of coronavirus, Dr Shekhar Mande, director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), told The Indian Express.
Dr Sanjeev Wavare, assistant health officer, PMC, said more determined testing was among the major strategies to identify Covid-19 cases. "By testing more, we know how far we have been efficient in controlling the spread," he said.
The PMC while enabling the home isolation facility had directed private hospitals to discharge all asymptomatic patients and provide treatment to asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patients through home isolation as the number of critical patients started increasing
Dr Ketan Bharadva, president of Human Milk Banking Association (India) and president of Infant and Young Child Feeding Chapter of Indian Academy of Paediatrics, said that breastfeeding is considered safe during Covid-19.
Experts attribute the decline to the inability of TB patients to avail health services during the lockdown months and caution that TB control programmes must prepare themselves for major difficulties ahead as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Scientists at Pune-based National Centre for Cell Sciences (NCCS), who carried out the study, along with other collaborators, said their findings suggest the possibility of region-specific evolution of the virus due to movement restrictions during lockdown.
With a new version of her book, ‘Soap and Water & Common Sense’, released in India, Dr Henry told The Indian Express that as countries open up, the challenge is to keep our gatherings small, be kind to each other and stay calm.
From sending medicines to patients' doorstep to getting routine investigations done at minimal cost and keeping a daily check to ensure that they are doing okay, this doctor couple, Dr Gautam Chhajed and Dr Manisha Chhajed, has been tirelessly working at no cost whatsoever for patients.
The directive came after Mayor Murlidhar Mohol raised the issue of allegedly high number of deaths not registered due to Covid-19. Murlidhar Mohol had claimed that there were approximately 4-500 Covid-related deaths, but which were not registered as such.
Across the world, 50 million people live with dementia, and the number is projected to increase to 152 million by 2050, rising particularly in low and middle-income countries where around two-thirds of people with dementia live, according to the Lancet Commission report.
The study is being funded by the RESPIRE unit of the University of Edinburgh along with Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI). The RESPIRE unit is a global health research unit focusing on respiratory health in Asia.
An order issued on July 28 has given the approval to outsource personnel appointment for six months. Work is underway to step up the bed strength, sources said. The capacity in the 11- storey building is 530 beds and the district administration is hoping to increase it to 850.
With the Union Health Ministry releasing guidelines on clinical management protocol for Covid-19, where certain therapies were indicated for use as investigational therapies, the state has also used convalescent plasma by plasmapheresis.
About 200 nurses at the Jehangir Hospital have not been attending work since Sunday, complaining of low salaries and excessive workload. However, critical care and emergency cases are being attended to.
Meanwhile, ramping up bed strength has enabled the administration to add 1,107 oxygenated beds and, as against 2,216 10 days ago, there are a total of 3,323 oxygenated beds, and 171 more ICU beds with ventilators.
Highly placed officials at Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) told The Indian Express that MCI recognition was important and an entire compendia has been compiled on how to set up a Covid-19 hospital so that there is no transfer of air from Covid to non-Covid areas.