43 hospitals across 11 states covered by AIIMS video consultation programme: Health ministry
Monday, 20 July 2020 () Having covered 43 hospitals across 11 states this month, the AIIMSDelhi tele-consultation guidance programme for state doctors on Covid clinical management would reach out to ICU doctors at smaller healthcare facilities in the coming weeks, the health ministry said on Monday.
Union Health Ministry in Delhi briefed the media over COVID-19 situation on July 21. While speaking in the press conference, OSD of Health Ministry, Rajesh Bhushan said, "19 States and Union Territories are performing more than 140 tests per day per million population. Aggressive testing is necessary...
ACP of Delhi Traffic Police died on night of July 25 after a car hit him while he was managing traffic at Rajokri Flyover. Police rushed ACP to Kaushik to AIIMS hospital where he was declared dead by the doctors. The accused has not been identified yet. Police is investigating the matter.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur and Nagpur have developed a smart-wristband for COVID positive and suspected patients. The low-cost band helps in tracking and monitoring. "This band which helps in tracking and monitoring positive patients is valid in today's COVID-19 era. It will also help to track patients in quarantine," said AIIMS (Nagpur) director, Vibha Dutta.
Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto paid tribute at the National War Memorial in Delhi on July 27. He was received by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital. Indonesian Defence Minister also inspected the Guard of Honour at South Block lawns. He is on a three-day visit to India from July 26 to 28.
Heavy vehicular movement was seen at Ring Road in the national capital on July 27. Vehicles were seen crawling near Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT), Kashmere Gate of Delhi on Monday. Passengers were stuck in jam for hours.
The cases of coronavirus continued to surge in India but on a brighter side, India recorded highest ever, more than 4.4 lakh samples in a single day on July 26. Moreover, 36,145 patients recovered from COVID-19 in last 24 hours. The recovery rate touched nearly 64%. Maharashtra reported 9,431 new COVID-19 cases and 267 deaths on July 26. The total number of cases in the state rises to 3,75,799 including 1,48,601 active cases and 2,13,238 discharged cases. Delhi recorded 11,904 active cases today. Tamil Nadu reported 6,986 new COVID-19 cases and 85 deaths today.
On the occasion of the fourth Monday of the 'sawan' month, the Bhasma Aarti was performed at Ujjain's Mahakaleshwar temple in the morning on July 27. The priests wore masks and ensured social distancing as a preventive measure against COVID-19. Shravan, the fifth month in the Hindu calendar, is considered to be the most auspicious month of the year. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva who, according to Hindu religious beliefs, is the creator, preserver, and destroyer of this universe. While Lord Shiva is worshipped on Mondays throughout the year, Mondays during this particular month are considered highly significant and auspicious. The festival is celebrated predominantly in the North Indian states.