Dr R V Asokan, honorary secretary general of IMA, said several instructions have been issued, including that differential diagnosis of COVID-19 has to be kept in mind while encountering a suspected patient.
The 21-year-old youth, who had landed in Mumbai while returning from US and come to Pune on March 10, immediately went to Naidu Hospital to check if he had the disease. The report on his sample, which came on Friday, showed that he was positive for the disease.
Nearly 10 blood donation camps have been cancelled and others postponed this week itself, according to officials at blood banks of Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital, Sahyadri hospital and other hospitals in the city.
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So far, eight patients have tested positive in Pune but they are stable, said District Collector Naval Kishore Ram. Dr. Archana Patil, Additional Director of Health Services, told The Indian Express that all patients were stable, Nagpur, meanwhile, registered its first case of coronavirus on Wednesday.
So far, eight patients have tested positive in Pune but they are stable, said District Collector Naval Kishore Ram. Dr Archana Patil, Additional Director of Health Services, told The Indian Express that all patients were stable.
A six-member team of scientists and engineers had earlier lifted laboratory equipment to Tehran to set up a field lab to screen Indian nationals. Over the weekend, more than 108 samples were tested at AIIMS, New Delhi.
"Around 2200 women scientists have been supported under three components of Women Scientists Scheme in the last five years. This year, 40 women scientists availed "Indo-US Fellowship for Women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) in two batches," Dr Renu Swarup said.
Major General Madhuri Kanitkar and her husband Rajiv, also a lieutenant general, will be the first couple in the armed forces to reach this rank. Kanitkar has served in the Indian military for 37 years.
This is perhaps for the first time that a research institute has encouraged its students and staff engaged with PhD research to upload videos related to their research on the YouTube channel ARI Vidnyan Vardhini.
At the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Vice-Chair Dr. Gagandeep Kang, who is also the first woman from India to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, tells The Indian Express in an interview that developing a vaccine against COVID-19 will take time.