Haryana government caps Covid-19 treatment cost in private hospitals
Friday, 26 June 2020 () The Haryana govt has capped the cost of Covid-19 treatment in private hospitals, fixing the maximum rate at non-NABH accredited facilities for patients who need to be kept in ICU with ventilator care at Rs 15,000 per day. For isolation beds, including supportive care and oxygen, the cost per patient per day has been fixed at Rs 8,000.
Haryana government has decided to fix rates for Covid treatment in private hospitals of the state. Haryana health minister Anil Vij said that they would not allow people to be fleeced by private hospitals and hence they have fixed the rates. Haryana has registered over 11,000 Covid positive cases...
Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar launched 'Har Sar Helmet' campaign and distributed helmets on July 12. He said, "Students will get a learner license while graduating from college at the age of 18 yrs with basic training on road safety and regulation. Wearing a helmet is important."
India on July 14 crossed the 9 lakh mark for coronavirus cases after 28,498 new infections were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 9,06,752 which includes 3,11,565 active cases. 5,71,460 people have been recovered from the deadly disease. The death toll has reached 23,727 after 553 COVID related deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 2,86,247 samples were tested for COVID-19 on July 13, taking the total number of samples tested to over 1.20 crores.
The old age homes of Ahmedabad have been getting more number of inquiries in the current pandemic situation. A lot of people contacted the old age homes to inquire about the vacancy amid lockdown. Managers of old age homes said more people are contacting them amid COVID-19. While Speaking to ANI, the trustee of Jeevan Sandhya Old Age home, Suketu Nagarwadia said, "There have been more inquiries about vacancy in our old age home. But, our old age home is already full. We can't have more people. Many people have lost jobs or facing financial crisis. This has led to more number of inquiries. Even, some families have small houses so keeping social distance is problem. So, many people tried contacting us but our old age home is full and we cannot take more people." Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hiramani Old age home said, "Our old age home has more number of inquiries and each day we get lot of phone calls. When I asked some of them they gave me reason that they have small children at home and old age people can get infected easily from the virus. We fear that they might get infected and infect other members of family also."
A complete lockdown has come into effect in Karnataka's Kalaburagi from July 14. The streets looked deserted while shops were closed. The District Administration has ordered lockdown in Kalaburagi from 14th to 20th July, to control the spread of COVID-19. The lockdown was imposed after over 70 positive cases confirmed in random testing within a week in Kalaburagi.
The summer months are shaping up to be full of harrowing Covid-19 milestones. Unfortunately, autumn could look a lot like March and April if the US doesn't respond quickly. Records for daily cases are being set and ICUs are reaching capacity, reports CNN. Most states are seeing spikes again, recalling the fear and uncertainty of earlier this year. In order to prevent the outbreak from spinning out of control again, US residents must focus.
(CNN) While the Covid-19 mortality rate may be on the decline, the nearly 3 million cases and ICUs at capacity show the US is still in the grips of a pandemic with no signs of slowing. "It's a false narrative to take comfort in a lower rate of death," the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned in a press conference Tuesday with Sen. Doug Jones, an Alabama Democrat.
Amid the ongoing battle with COVID-19, AIIMS Jodhpur in collaboration with Iscon Surgical Limited has designed a protection box named 'Abhedya - The aeroshield' to protect the healthcare workers from getting infected. They showcased the protection box in AIIMS Auditorium. The protection box has a self-selectable hand port for physicians.This production box can be installed for the patients admitted in the operation theater, ICU and through this, the doctors will be able to treat the patient in a proper manner."Healthcare workers face constant risk while administering anaesthesia or performing suctioning on patients. The device comes with required apparatus inside the box. It will provide safety to doctors and healthcare workers," said AIIMS Jodhpur Director Dr Sanjeev Misra.
Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar on July 05 stated that criminal case will be filed against those private hospitals that refuse to admit COVID-19 patients. Meanwhile, the total number..