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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation on the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country. This comes comes soon after PM Modi interacted with top vaccine manufacturers of the country. In the meeting, the prime minister urged the vaccine manufacturers to continuously scale up their production capacity so that all Indians could be vaccinated against Covid-19 at the earliest.

 

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20 April 2021, 21:06 PM

I urge the States to consider lockdowns only as the last option and focus creating on micro containment zones: PM Narendra Modi

20 April 2021, 21:06 PM

PM Modi appealed to advertising agencies to extend their effort to create awareness on COVID and help reduce the atmosphere of fear.

20 April 2021, 21:04 PM

Youth should form small committees in their areas for implementation of COVID norms: PM Modi

 

20 April 2021, 21:04 PM

The country has fought against the pandemic and the credit goes to countrymen. With people’s participation, we can defeat this 2nd wave of coronavirus: PM Modi

20 April 2021, 21:03 PM

Last time, we did not have corona-specific infrastructure.  But in a very short time, we have improved upon the required facilities: PM Modi

20 April 2021, 21:00 PM

I appeal to state governments to ensure migrants do not leave the places they are at, says PM Modi.

20 April 2021, 20:57 PM

Most of our healthcare workers, seniors citizens have already been vaccinated. Govt hospitals will keep on giving vaccines free of cost: PM

20 April 2021, 20:57 PM

India with two ‘made in India’ vaccines started the world’s largest vaccination program. Till now, more than 12 crore vaccine doses have been administered. From 1st May, those above the age of 18 years can be vaccinated: PM Modi

 

20 April 2021, 20:56 PM

India has administered vaccines to the highest number of poeple in the entire world: PM Modi

20 April 2021, 20:54 PM

Work is on to increase the number of beds in hospitals. In some cities, large COVID-19 dedicated hospitals are being built: PM Modi

 

20 April 2021, 20:53 PM

Our scientists have developed the cheapest vaccines in the entire world: PM

 

20 April 2021, 20:52 PM

The Centre, state govt, private sector are trying to make oxygen available to all those who are in need of it. Many steps are being taken in this direction: PM Modi

20 April 2021, 20:52 PM

The country’s pharma sector has increased the production of drugs as the second wave started: PM

20 April 2021, 20:51 PM

The country is again fighting a big battle against Coronavirus. A few weeks ago, the conditions had stabilized and then came the second wave. I feel the pain you are suffering: PM Modi

 

20 April 2021, 20:50 PM

The demand for oxygen has risen significantly in the second wave of COVID-19: PM Modi

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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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