Top doctors explain how Covid affects patients with diabetes. Dr Naval K Vikram of AIIMS explains the dos and don’ts for diabetic patients. Doctor also explains the use of steroids in some Covid cases. This comes at a time when vaccination in the country has been opened for 18-44 years of age. Watch the full video for more details.
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AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria had warned against CT scans in mild Covid cases linking its radiation to cancer risk. Backing Dr Guleria, Dr Naval Vikram, Dept of Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr Jagadish Hiremath, Founder, ACE Healthcare also cautioned against the overuse of CT scans. They pointed out its harmful effects and urged everyone to be very careful. Watch the full video for more.
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Even as India struggles against the second wave of Covid-19 infections, the Union government's principal scientific advisor K. VijayRaghavan on May 5 said that a third Covid wave is inevitable. VijayRaghavan said that more waves are likely to occur. In this episode of In Focus, top doctors, Dr Naval Vikram, Dept of Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr Jagadish Hiremath, Founder- ACE Healthcare discuss how India can be prepared for the third wave of Covid-19. Watch the full video for more.
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Indian Navy ships are bringing medical oxygen from various foreign destinations. INS Talwar reached Mangaluru with 40 metric tonnes of oxygen from Bahrain. INS Kolkata is en route from Kuwait with similar cargo. INS Airavat is bringing oxygen cylinders and ISO tanks from Singapore. Meanwhile, India's defence tech firm DRDO, set up an oxygen plant at AIIMS, Delhi. Four more plants are planned at hospitals in and around the national capital. India is facing an acute shortage of medical oxygen amid the second wave of Covid-19 infections. Watch the full video for more.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by saying that her criticism of Election Commission (EC), Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), and Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) has led to her abusing her own party's polling agents now. He said that CM Banerjee is so desperate that she is defaming Bengal's voters. "Didi abuses EC, CAPF, EVM.. to the extent, that Didi is abusing her own party's polling agents now. She is so desperate that she is defaming Bengal's voters. Didi, o Didi! People of Bengal don't expect you to have sensitivity anymore," he said. Voting was conducted for the fourth phase of assembly elections in Bengal on April 10.
Reacting to the firing incident in WB's Cooch Behar where four people died during polling for the fourth phase of assembly elections, TMC leader Saugata Roy on April 10 said, "Why did the Central Armed Police Forces fire? Where do they get this audacity of firing on common voters? That is the main question. This is a part of a conspiracy and we do not think that the PM is out of this conspiracy. This is an effort to intimidate voters." At least 4 people were killed and four got injured in the firing in WB's Cooch Behar today.
As several states in India are undergoing elections amid rise of COVID-19 cases, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) continue to perform duties to ensuring law and order situation. CAPF ADG (Medical) Dr Mukesh Saxena said that central forces are on their toes to keep COVID at bay. "CAPFs have been deployed in large numbers in Assam, Bengal, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu. No COVID cases among CAPFs deployed in poll-bound states, Maharashtra has reported cases where jawans have tested COVID positive," said Dr Mukesh Saxena.
As West Bengal gears up for the second phase of polling, while speaking to ANI on March 31, the District Magistrate (DM) of Purba Medinipur District, Smita Pandey said, "Central Police Forces (CPF) is conducting route march. For second phase, we have 3,210 polling booths in 1,937 premises for 22.82 lakh voters." "Section 144 imposed in Tamluk and Nandigram to avoid any untoward incident," she added.
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia on May 09 slammed Central government over COVID vaccines exported to other countries. He said, "Govt of India exported COVID vaccines to 93 countries in last 3 months. It gave 6.5 crore doses to them. Around 1 lakh people have died of COVID during the second wave in India. If not exported, these vaccines could have saved the lives of these people." "Was it (export of vaccines to other countries) done just to improve the image of Central government?" he asked.
Hitting out at the Arvind Kejriwal government amid COVID crisis, Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta said when BJP and RSS are helping people during oxygen shortage, Delhi government and MLAs are involved in black-marketing. "At a time when people of Delhi are gasping for oxygen, BJP, RSS and other organisations are helping people, Delhi Governments ministers and MLAs are involved in black-marketing and hoarding of medicines and oxygen. Delhi Govt and AAP are responsible for this crisis," said Delhi's BJP president.
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta on May 09 hit out at Arvind Kejriwal government over mismanagement of COVID crisis. "Earlier on March 6, Central government warned Delhi government about the arrangements of procurement of oxygen but they didn't do anything. But when they got pressure from hospitals, they (Delhi govt) on April 18 started looking for vendors for cryogenic oxygen tanker," said Delhi's BJP president.
A 10-member BJP delegation, led by state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, met the four-member team from Home Ministry at the BSF office in Kolkata. MHA deputed the team to assess the ground situation amid the post-poll violence in West Bengal. Additional Secretary in Home Ministry Govind Mohan, Additional Secretary in Education Ministry Vinit Joshi, Joint Director of Intelligence Bureau Janardan Singh and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) IB, Nalin are among the team. Violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after post-poll results.
CRPF recovered a 7-kg improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh. The explosive device was found by troops of CoBRA 206 Battalion. CRPF jawans destroyed the IED planted by Naxals in a controlled explosion. The IED was destroyed in the forest area of Minpa in Sukma district.
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Amid threats to his life over Covishield vaccine supplies, the CEO of Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine maker, has got Y category security. The centre granted SII CEO Adar Poonawalla enhanced security cover by the CRPF amid widespread anger over the pricing of the vaccine made by them.
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CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas reached his hometown, Jammu on Friday. Rakeshwar was released last week after being abducted by Naxals in Chhattisgarh. The jawan was warmly welcomed by family, friends who put garlands around his neck. “I am very happy that I am meeting my family today. Our soldiers were brave enough to fight back the Naxals,” Rakeshwar said. Rakeshwar was abducted by Naxals during the Sukma-Bijapur encounter on April 3. Rakeshwar, who was part of security force's elite CoBRA unit, was released on April 8. 22 security personnel were killed and 31 others were injured in the fierce gunbattle.
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The Duke of Edinburgh personally selected the regalia that will be on the altar for his funeral. Stephen Segrave, Secretary of the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, explains what has been arranged, and why certain regalia was chosen.Philip’s insignia - the medals and decorations conferred on him by the UK and Commonwealth countries - together with his Royal Air Force wings and Field Marshal’s baton will be pre-positioned on nine cushions on the altar in St George's Chapel, Windsor. The duke also included insignia from Denmark and Greece - the Order of the Elephant and Order of the Redeemer - in a nod to his birth heritage.
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Ahead of Assam assembly polls, police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) recovered arms and ammunition in Kokrajhar on March 22. The arms and ammunition were recovered in a joint operation with Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). Police seized 2 AK 56 rifles, magazines, 42 rounds of bullets and one pistol from the miscreants. The search operation against such miscreants will continue by state police.
Pakistan and India signed a fresh ceasefire agreement on 25th of February this year. Barely three months have passed and the deal is yet again breached when today early morning Pakistan opened fire along the International Border.
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This is the plea of a BSF jawan who secures the country's borders but when it comes to the security of his own family, no person came forward. He had been running pillar topost all morning to admit his Covid positive wife but he was continuously turned away without an explanation.
Border Security Forces (BSF) Commandant Ops (Jaipur-south), Jagdeep Singh Sandhu said on April 17 that nearly 100% personnel on duty have been given shots of COVID-19 vaccine. "We have vaccinated nearly 100% of our personnel on duty here. We have also started the first phase of vaccination for family members (above 45 years old) of our personnel here," the Commandant said.
ITBP IG, Anand Swaroop visited Delhi's Sardar Patel Covid care centre on Friday. Swaroop reviewed ground arrangements at the covid centre in Chhatarpur. Senior ITBP officials regularly visit the centre to meet patients, take stock of arrangements. The IG visited the facility for the fourth time in the past 6 days to see the patients. At present, Sardar Patel CCC is managing over 400 Covid patients on oxygen support. The covid facility was jointly established by Delhi govt and ITBP on April 26, 2021. Last year too, during the first wave, the facility was set up to serve Covid patients. Oxygen supply at the centre has been normalised and there's no lack of oxygen for patients. The centre provides medical treatment, medicines, food, etc to patients free of cost. Services inside the centre are managed by doctors, ITBP medical staff and NGO volunteers.
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Italian Ambassador to India, Vincenzo de Luca "switched on" an oxygen plant on May 06 at an ITBP Referral Hospital in Greater Noida. The plant will supply oxygen to more than 100 beds at a time to the COVID-19 patients admitted at the centre. "After 48 hours our team with ITBP have been able to make oxygen production machine working. It's a sign of capacity of Italy and India to work together in a spirit of friendship and solidarity. This plant will supply oxygen to more than 100 beds at a time," Italian envoy told ANI. The plant was installed at the hospital in just 48 hours time.
Senior ITBP officials visited Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre in Delhi's Chhatarpur to meet patients and examine ground arrangements on April 30. 400 patients are presently admitted at the centre. Several locals had complained of poor management at the Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre.
A 17-year-old boy was admitted to AIIMS Trauma Centre after being beaten up and stabbed by 3 boys in Kalkaji area of Delhi after he allegedly objected them for passing indecent remarks on his sister...