Union Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Prakash Javadekar released a compendium 'Building Self Reliant, Resurgent, Resilient India' on public sector enterprises contribution amidst the ongoing pandemic on September 30 in Delhi. Union Minister of State of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Arjun Ram Meghwal was also present at the event.
With a spike of 80,472 new cases, India's COVID-19 tally has crossed 62-lakh mark on September 30. Total case tally now stands at 62,25,764 including 9,40,441 active cases, 51,87,826 cured/discharged/migrated. The total number of deaths from the disease in the country mounts at 97,497. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), A total of 7,41,96,729 samples tested for COVID, up to 29th September. Of these, 10,86,688 samples were tested yesterday.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan released a booklet on 'Covid-19 - Safe Workplace Guidelines for Industry'. The Union Health Minister launched the booklet through virtual platform. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar was also present at the event. These guidelines consolidate all important measures into a ready reckoner of action points to make the workplace safe based on the bulwark of infection control measures like respiratory hygiene, frequent hand washing, social distancing and frequent sanitization of the workplace. "In all parameters of Covid-19, India is faring better than many developed countries. Rise in recovery rate has proven the success of Covid containment strategy. This is a result of the combined efforts of all organisations and citizens," Harsh Vardhan said. He also lauded ESIC hospitals which are playing an important role in providing services to the Covid patients. "ESIC hospitals playing important role in providing services to Covid patients," he said.
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Sept. 22 (UPI) -- COVID-19 causes acute kidney injury that can lead to death in some people infected with the virus, a study published Tuesday by the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found. In an analysis of nearly 1,400 patients with the new coronavirus in Wuhan, where the pandemic began, 7% of those who required hospital care developed acute kidney injury, the data showed. Advertisement Of those who experienced this complication, 72% died of COVID-19, the researchers said. Among those without kidney damage, 10% died from the virus.
A new study reports that when it comes to sleep, it's actually possible to get too much of a good thing. According to UPI, research shows getting too much or too little sleep may increase the risk for cognitive decline, or dementia, in older adults. Chinese researchers analyzed the sleep habits of more than 20,000 English and Chinese adults age 48 to 75. They found that people who slept for fewer than four hours or more than 10 hours per day showed evidence of declines in cognitive function.
A new study reveals a nasal antiseptic solution 'inactivates' COVID-19 just 15 seconds after the coronavirus is exposed to it. According to UPI, the solution effectively prevents the infection from developing. When the commercially available povidone-iodine solution is administered, it also helps prevent people from spreading it to others. The rinse is sold under the brand name Halodine. It's used by healthcare workers to prevent the spread of infection, and is also available as an oral rinse.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted work, school, and social life around the world. And that's not all. According to UPI, a new study shows the novel coronavirus pandemic has caused delays in treatment for nearly 60% of lung cancer patients. For some patients, the data showed treatment delays incurred between March 2 and May 30 lasted a month or more. At a major health system in Canada, Just under 40% of lung cancer patients saw delays or discontinuation of "palliative chemotherapy.