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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AIIMs director Randeep Guleria has noted that mild covid cases in patients are turning into severe pneumonia because of strong medicaton and repeated tests. Guleria, who is a member of the National Task Force on Covid-19, said patients with mild symptoms who had consumed steroids were triggering a virus replication in their bodies, causing a drop in oxygen levels.
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AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria warned against CT scans in mild Covid cases. Guleria linked CT scan radiation to cancer risk. Guleria at a press conference said that CT scans and biomarkers are being misused and they can be harmful as well. "One CT scan is equivalent to 300 to 400 chest x-rays. According to data, repeated CT scans in younger age groups increase the risk of cancer in later life. Exposing yourself to radiation again and again may cause damage. So, there is no point in doing CT scan in mild Covid-19 if the oxygen saturation is normal," Guleria said. Watch the full video for more.
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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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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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India is in the midst of a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and many experts have already warned of an imminent third wave. Dr. Rommel Tickoo, Director (Internal Medicine) at Max Healthcare and Dr...
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Top Doctors Dr MS Kanwar (Apollo Hospital) and Dr Amit Thadani (Niramaya Hospital) explain the merits of CT-Scans for Covid-19 positive patients in this latest edition of InFocus.. Earlier on Tuesday,..
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