Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Health Care

Director Health Punjab Dr Manjit Singh conducts surprise checking at government hospitals in four districts

CHANDIGARH: With a view to further improve the Emergency health care services at government health institutions across the state, the director, health and family welfare Dr Manjit Singh paid surprise visits to various government hospitals in four districts and gave necessary instructions to the health officials.

US stocks drop amid concerns over stimulus

NEW YORK: Wall Street's major averages finished lower as uncertainty over a fresh U.S. coronavirus relief package unnerved investors.

Bariatric surgery cuts pancreatic cancer risk in obese patients: Study

NEW YORK:Researchers have found that weight loss or bariatric surgery significantly cuts the risk of developing pancreatic cancer in people who are obese with diabetes.
The study, published in the UEG Journal, analysed 14,35,350 patients with concurrent diabetes and obesity over a 20-year period.

Tele-consultation services initiated to deal with anxiety, fear & stigma regarding Covid-19: Balbir Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: To deal with anxiety, fear and stigma regarding Covid-19, the Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government started dedicated 24x7 tele-consultation service on toll-free number 1800-180-4104, in addition to 104 medical helpline under e-sanjeevani program.

Dr. Manjit Singh appointed Director Health Punjab

 CHANDIGRH: Dr. Manjit Singh civil surgeon of Mohali was today appointed Director Health servuces Punjab.

Launch of world’s biggest pathway programs by Vidya Jyoti eduversity and crossland education & Careers

CHANDIGARH:Vidya Jyoti Eduversity and Crossland Education and Careers in
Collaboration with Pearson BTEC (UK) launched “World’s Biggest Pathway
Programs” here on Tuesday at Press Club, Chandigarh.

Daily tele monitoring of covid home isolation patients set to commence in Punjab tomorrow

CHANDIGARH:Strict monitoring of asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic Covid patients in home isolation will begin in Punjab from Friday, with the state government engaging a Consortium of Professional Home Healthcare Companies for their regular monitoring.

Strict vigil for home quarantined patients in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Strict monitoring of asymptomatic and mild symptomatic Covid patients in home isolation will begin in Punjab from Friday, with the state government engaging a consortium of professional home healthcare companies for their regular monitoring.

US Senate passes stopgap bill to avoid govt shutdown

WASHINGTON:The US Senate has passed a stopgap funding bill, known as the continuing resolution legislation, to keep the federal government open until December 11, averting the possibility of a shutdown.

Chatbot-based AI health apps can't be your doctor: Study

NEW YORK: As millions of people turn to their mobile devices to talk to chatbot-based health apps, researchers have revealed that existing apps lack the functions to support the full diagnostic process of a traditional visit to a medical facility.

Over 1.26 cr AB-PMJAY beneficiaries got free treatment in 2 yrs'

NEW DELHI:Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday chaired 'Aarogya Manthan' 2.0 to celebrate the second anniversary of Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), which he called a "historic step".

Nitin Patel: Partial Rajkot hospital video shared to tarnish health care image

GANDHINAGAR:Answering an 'urgent matter' question in the assembly about the video showing a Rajkot-based Corona victim being beaten up who later died, Health Minister Nitin Patel said certain elements were putting out fake videos and partial clippings on social media just to tarnish the health care services in the state.

Epidemic Diseases Bill passed in LS to protect frontline Covid workers

NEW DELHI:A bill which proposed protection to frontline workers, including healthcare professionals, was passed on late Monday night proceedings of the Lok Sabha with a voice vote and support from all political parties. The Bill was passed a few minutes before 12 O'clock.

Launch urban employment guarantee scheme: Rangarajan Committee recommends to TN

CHENNAI:Coming out with an urban employment guarantee scheme, increasing the capital expenditure by Rs 10,000 crore and also spending Rs 3,200 crore in the construction workers fund to generate employment opportunities, are some of the recommendations made by the C. Rangarajan Committee to the Tamil Nadu government.

Spike in Covid cases leaves B'luru gasping for extra beds

BENGALURU:With Bengaluru seeing a spike in the Covid-19 cases and strapped for additional beds, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) issued final show-cause notice to as many as 36 private hospitals in the city for not dedicating 50 per cent of beds to government assigned patients.

Punjab to provide oximeters for Rs 514 to all residents

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced oximeters to be made available to all citizens at an affordable cost of Rs 514 through approved vendors in every district amid spiralling cases of Covid-19.

'Covid-19 could reverse downward trend in infant deaths'

UNITED NATIONS: The Covid-19 pandemic could reverse decades of progress toward eliminating preventable infant deaths, according to the Unicef.

Unlock 4: No curfew on Saturdays in Punjab, Govt issues guidelines effective from Sept 9 to 30

CHANDIGARH : Aiming to provide more relaxation in the urban areas during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Punjab Government, on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister, have announced that curfew would remain imposed only on all Sundays in all the 167 municipal towns of the State upto 30.09.2020 and no curfew to be imposed on Saturdays.

Secondhand smoke sends more kids to the hospital: Study

NEW YORK: Children who are exposed to tobacco have higher rates of hospital admissions after visiting emergency departments or urgent care facilities, warn researchers.

Punjab allows free walk-in testing for Covid at Govt hospitals

Tata Trusts hands over 4 Covid centres in Maharashtra, UP

MUMBAI:The Tata Trusts has upgraded four government hospitals -- two each in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh -- into Covid-19 Treatment Centres and handed them over to the local administration of the country's two biggest states, an official spokesperson said here on Monday.

Jalandhar administration enhances 75 beds capacity for Co-morbid patients

JALANDHAR:  Further strengthening its medical and health care infrastructure in Jalandhar to deal with the spike in COVID cases and minimizing the Case Fatality Rate (CFR), the District Administration has now added more 75 beds for level-II and 70 beds for level-III category patients on Sunday.

India will be the 'Hospital of the World': Goyal

NEW DELHI:Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that along with being the 'Pharmacy of the World', India will also become the 'Hospital of the World'.

Clinic visits not tied to high risk of getting Covid-19: Study

NEW YORK:A US study of pregnant patients during the pandemic has found that in-person health care visits were not an important risk factor for contracting the Covid-19 infection and necessary in-person care was safely performed in the hospitals.

MP hospital fails to take note of patient's death overnight

MORENA(Madhya Pradesh):In a case of criminal negligence, the staff of the district government hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Morena failed to notice the death of a patient till his body began decomposing and ants began nibbling on it.

Punjab Government takes serious note of fallacious and callously motivated news published in Dainik Bhaskar

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has taken a serious note of a news item published in the Dainik Bhaskar today. The official spokesperson of the government said that it is highly regretting to note that the news item published by Dainik Bhaskar today regarding Government Rajindra Hospital Patiala was ‘fallacious, tendentious, and callously motivated' in gross violation of well established journalistic ideals and ethics of reporting.  

'Won't let you rest on your feet': HC to Delhi govt over Covid-19 testing

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to close the hearing on a plea seeking rapid Covid-19 testing and declaration of results in 48 hours, saying that its jurisdiction "to continuously monitor the situation even in a disposed of petition cannot be curtailed by taking to such technicalities".

70 Gynaecologist trained for providing tele-medicine consultations to pregnant women

CHANDIGARH:To ensure the safety of pregnant women from the corona virus, the Health & Family Welfare Department imparted the special training to 70 Gynaecologist for providing tele-medicine consultations to pregnant women. Besides this, separate labor rooms are set up in all district hospitals to conduct the deliveries of COVID-19 positive pregnant women.

Healthcare workers more likely to test positive for COVID-19

LONDON:Frontline healthcare workers with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) have a three-fold increased risk of a positive SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) test, compared to the general population, said researchers.

SC asks why quarantine period of doctors, health workers treated as leave

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Friday said the Centre is not powerless to ensure that state governments obey its directive in connection with the release of salaries of doctors and healthcare workers, and also asked why quarantine period of doctors and health workers is treated as leave.

Vrindavan widows to send special masks,rakhis to 'Modi bhaiyya'

AGRA:Ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival, widows living in the Sulabh International-run ashrams in Vrindavan will send special, Vrindavan-themed masks and rakhis to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whom they fondly call "Bhaiyya" or brother.

Plant-based diets high in carbs improve type 1 diabetes: Study

NEW YORK:Plant-based diets rich in whole carbohydrates can improve insulin sensitivity and other health markers in individuals with type 1 diabetes, say researchers.

Delhi govt's counselling service fails to aid frontline workers

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government's psychiatric tele-counselling service, "Samarthan", for doctors, health care and frontline workers battling against the COVID-19 pandemic, is struggling hard to find takers just within a month of its launch. On an average, the number of people calling the helpline service for the counselling is less than one in a day.

Mitigate airborne spread of COVID-19, 239 scientists urge WHO

SYDNEY:It is time to recognise and mitigate airborne transmission of COVID-19, says a plea to the World Health Organization (WHO) issued by 239 scientists from around the world.

Rahul questions performance of ventilators funded by PM CARES

NEW DELHI:Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday alleged that the Central government is putting Indian lives at risk by purchasing sub-standard ventilators for the fight against coronavirus.

Cap on Covid charges, pushes small Delhi nursing homes to brink

NEW DELHI:Pankaj Solanki, doctor who runs the 50-bed Dharamveer Solanki Hospital in Rohini, spent Rs 5 lakh to create a separate entrance for the COVID patients, installed monitors, jumbo oxygen cylinders, air conditioners, and a host of other structural changes to comply with COVID treatment norms.

AP puts medicare on fast track with 1,088 ambulance fleet

VIJAYAWADA:The city's main thoroughfare set the stage for the grand rollout of 1,008 brand new ambulances as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy set out to provide emergency medical services to the nook and corner of the state. An array of 1,088 brand new ambulances was flagged off by the Chief Minister on Wednesday morning from the city's Benz Circle to Raghavaiah Park.

Shah, Kejriwal to visit Sardar Patel Covid Centre

NEW DELHI:Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit the 10,000-bed Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre at Radha Soami Satsang Beas at Chattarpur in south Delhi around 5 p.m. on Saturday.

New York to hold primary elections on Tuesday

NEW YORK:  New York, one of the traditionally Democratic US states, on Tuesday will hold its primary polls in which most of the party's candidates who win their respective races will be guaranteed a victory in the November presidential election over their Republican rivals.

New York to hold primary elections on Tuesday

NEW YORK:New York, one of the traditionally Democratic US states, on Tuesday will hold its primary polls in which most of the party's candidates who win their respective races will be guaranteed a victory in the November presidential election over their Republican rivals.