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Living a Covid nightmare

A gloom has set in upon the staff of King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, the biggest municipality-run hospital in central Mumbai’s Parel area. Everyone associated with the hospital looks dejected. Around 1,000 resident doctors work without adequate food, nurses fear for their safety as they file in, all norms of social distancing ignored, into packed…

It's all about Covid

On the evening of April 13, a diabetic, 40-year-old man was admitted to Ariston Multispeciality Hospital in Delhi’s Chittaranjan Park. “He had ketones in his urine and since he was running a slight fever, we tested him for COVID-19,” says general physician and hospital board member Dr Ish Kathpalia, who has been treating the patient…

Cracking the Covid code

Between January and March this year, a team of doctors at China’s Third People’s Hospital of Shenzhen performed convalescent blood plasma transfusion on five critically ill COVID-19 patients suffering from acute respiratory distress. With guarded optimism, the team spent the next few weeks studying the after-effects on the patients. To their delight, and the global…

Training his guns at COVID

Amarinder Singh is treating the coronavirus pandemic as a war-like situation Amarinder SinghPunjabAmarinder SinghPunjab chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh is treating the coronavirus pandemic as a war-like situation. Along with being home to a large NRI population, Punjab also has about 900,000 migrant workers whose welfare he has to ensure. With the harvest season round…

A Solitary COVID-19 Client Can Contaminate 406 People in 1 month if Safety Nets Not Taken: ICMR

With preventive measures in place, the possibility of the infection can be reduced to an average of just two-and-a-half persons per patient in the same period, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health Lav Agarwal said. PTIUpdated:April 7, 2020, 9:23 PM IST Representative image of people wearing masks in India. (Reuters) An ICMR study has…