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COVID-19: Dos and don’ts for people at home amid second wave of coronavirus, check here

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More than one year since the COVID-19 outbreak, India is still witnessing the worst phase of the virus. The country, going through the second wave of coronavirus, has reported more than 2 lakh cases every day for the past few days.

 

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While more than 1,34,54,880 crore people have recovered, over 22,91,428 lakh people are still struggling, with some of them getting treatment at the hospitals, while some are recovering at their homes.

The new COVID-19 variant reportedly spreads easily and quicker than any other variant.

In addition to the usual COVID-19 symptoms like fever, pain in muscles, dry and persistent cough, and loss of smell and taste, many people this time are witnessing additional symptoms like conjunctivitis, headache, diarrhoea, and discoloured fingers and toes.

Dos and don’ts for people at home:

If you have symptoms like mild fever, aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, diarrhoea or loss of taste and smell:

Do’s: Isolate yourself and stay away from family members in a separate room, preferably with a separate washroom. Keep all your things including clothes, utensils away from your family members. Take medicine for fever after an online consultation. Do keep checking your fever and oxygen levels and keep taking plenty of fluids.

Dont’s: Don’t take any medicines like steroids or remdesivir at home. Do consult a doctor before taking medicines.

If you have symptoms like cough, difficulty in breathing, high-grade fever for over a week, oxygen saturation less than 94 per cent:

Do’s: Keep an eye on your fever and oxygen saturation. Keep consulting a doctor over call or text. Look for a hospital bed if your oxygen level goes down, also, look for an oxygen cylinder provider.

Don’ts: Don’t take any medication without a doctor’s consultation. Don’t stay at home and move to a hospital if your oxygen level goes down before 90%.

 

 

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COVID 19- Record breaking 4.12 lakh cases and 3,982 deaths

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In a record-breaking update, the total covid 19 cases in the country today stands at 412,618. With this, the cumulative caseload has surged past 21 million, world meter showed this morning. The total number of death cases stands at 3,982, the highest ever.

If we look at the state-wise updates the condition is even worse as Maharashtra reported 57,640 new covid 19 cases, followed by Karnataka(50,112), Kerala (41,953), Uttar Pradesh (31,165), Delhi (20,000) in the last 24 hours.

The covid 19 cases in India is only surging by the day with no relief to be seen far and wide. Ever since the second wave of Covid 19 that groped the country in early March the situation has only worsened.

In a record-breaking update, the total covid 19 cases in the country today stands at 412,618. With this, the cumulative caseload has surged past 21 million, world meter showed this morning. The total number of death cases stands at 3,982, the highest ever.

If we look at the state-wise updates the condition is even worse asMaharashtra reported 57,640 new covid 19 cases, followed by Karnataka(50,112), Kerala (41,953), Uttar Pradesh (31,165), Delhi (20,000) in the last 24 hours.

It is a well-known fact as to how the first wave of Covid19 wreck havoc the world over especially in the US. However, the condition is no different this time. At least the world report of Covid 19 cases says so. Let’s have a look a the world report of
coronavirus cases.

The total number of covid infections the world over are 155,813,366 while the recovery rate is 133,972,734 while the death toll stands at 3,254,883. The US remains the worst-hit country with a total case of 33,321,074 followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey. However, in the past seven days, India has added the highest cases which stand at 2,669,597 followed by Brazil (414,271) and the US (346,224)

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How A Nursing College Is Catering To Covid Patients For Free

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A lot of negativity has been spread in the country. People are dying each day. Some are losing their loved ones while some are struggling to save the lives of their loved ones. At such time many people, organisations, NGOs have come forward to save the humanity and people of the country. Among such people, there is Barrister Nath Pai Shikshan Sanstha which runs a nursing and physiotherapy college in Kudal in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg. The college has been converted into a free-of-cost 50-bed Covid-care facility for patients from neighbouring villages and towns.

The college has 50 beds which are arranged in a multi-purpose hall that normally hosts the college events. The computer lab of the college has been converted into a makeshift ICU which is under the surveillance of 2 doctors. The centre has 14 oxygen concentrators and 1 ECG machine which are either donated or purchased from the funds collected.

President of the Sanstha Umesh Galvankar said “With a daily caseload of more than 150, the few government and private hospitals in the area cannot handle so many patients. So that’s why we have converted our college into a covid care facility. We approached the local donors and the government for the funds and permission. Our college doesn’t provide facility to anyone but the who have been prescribed home isolation or those who have been discharged from hospitals after treatment will be accommodated here. 2 doctors, who live within a one-kilometre radius from the college, will monitor the patients and track their reports. Local government authorities have sanctioned medicines, PPE kits and sanitisers for the centre and three resident doctors are set to join them soon. “Everything from their tests and medicines to food is free for the patients.”

Young girls, studying to be nurses, have voluntarily stepped in to care for the patients. Final-year nursing students, set to graduate in three months, started preparing a week ago, conducting drills and setting routines. The centre has also sought the services of senior doctors from Mumbai who conduct tele-counselling regularly to monitor the progress of patients.

The centre organises yoga sessions, psychological counselling and physiotherapy, all led by their teachers of the nursing and physiotherapy college and local doctors. With Covid-19 being a respiratory disease, physiotherapists conduct simple breathing exercises for the patients who have tested negative and are recovering.

The centre plans to run till June 30 and is accepting donations to fund its services aimed at underprivileged patients.

Amish Mahajan
Content Writer
JK Media

 

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COVID third phase inevitable, prepare for new waves: Centre’s top scientific advisor

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A third phase of the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic is inevitable, claimed K Vijay Raghavan, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India on Wednesday (May 5).

 

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Addressing a press conference, Raghavan said, “A third wave is almost inevitable given the higher levels of circulating virus in the country. However, it is not clear on what time scale this phase three will occur. We should prepare for new waves,” said.

Shedding light on the transmission of the new strains of the infection he said, “Variants are transmitted same as original strain. It doesn’t have properties of new kinds of transmission. It infects humans in a manner that makes it more transmissible as it gains entry, makes more copies and goes on, same as original.”

Raghavan asserted that the vaccines are effective against the new COVID-19 strains as well. “Vaccines are effective against current variants. New variants will arise all over the world and in India too but variants that increase transmission will likely plateau. Immune evasive variants and those which lower or increase disease severity will arise going ahead.”

Further, he said, “Scientists of India and all over world are working to anticipate these kinds of variants and act against them rapidly by early warning and developing modified tools. It’s an intense research program, happening in India and abroad.”

 

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