Ending weeks of speculation, BJP national vice-president Mukul Roy, along with his son and former MLA Subhrangshu, returned to the ruling Trinamool fold on Friday; Poll strategist Prashant Kishor met with Maharashtra politician Sharad Pawar for lunch in Mumbai sparking buzz about a strategy for national elections in 2024; Kishor's meeting with Shah Rukh Khan set off gossip that the actor's production house would be making a webseries on the poll strategist; The ICMR will start national-level sero surveys to assess the spread of Covid-19. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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As India struggles with its worst Covid wave, requests for plasma donations have flooded various social media platforms. Oncologist Dr Sameer Kaul speaks to Hindustan Times and explains the dos and don’ts of plasma donation; who can donate and the risks involved. Kaul says, “Plasma therapy is not a panacea for Covid-19. It specifically helps patients who are early in the disease and have moderate Covid.” 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. Ambarish Satwik, vascular and endovascular surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital speak to Hindustan Times and bust myths on prevention, medicines, clotting, hospitalisation, etc. In this episode of InFocus, Dr. Satwik explains how to wear a mask in a proper manner and avoid Covid infection. Watch the full video for more.
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The second wave of the Covid pandemic is raging in India. Renowned cardiologist Dr. Naresh Trehan explained how Covid is affecting heart patients in the country. He also spoke on the role of anxiety & how people can use de-stressing techniques. Watch a small snippet of Hindustan Times' Covid special with Dr. Naresh Trehan. The full interview premieres at 11 am on 9th May, 2021.https://youtu.be/BW5lzh3YOak
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As the Covid wave in India continues to rage, renowned cardiologist Dr. Naresh Trehan talks about the warning signs and preventive steps for heart patients. Speaking exclusively to Hindustan Times’ Kumkum Chadha, Dr. Trehan explained how the virus can affect heart patients. Dr. Trehan talks about cases of heart attacks in patients who do not have a pre-existing history of heart-related ailments. Watch the full interview for more details.
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As India struggles to control the spread of the second wave of the Covid pandemic, doctors in the country are now warning about the overuse of steroids. Speaking to Hindustan Times’ Aditi Prasad, Dr. Jalil Parkar said many patients who recovered after being given steroids came back a few months later with multiple problems. ‘1 lakh out of the 2 crore odd Covid patients could end up with diabetes if people do not know when to stop using steroids,’ Dr. Parkar warned. Dr Amit Thadani, Medical Director at Niramaya Hospitals also said that there is no role of steroids in treating mild cases and said that use of should be judicious. Watch the full video for all the details.
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COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Maharashtra as state reported over 68,000 cases on April 19. Migrant workers began to return to their native places from Mumbai amid COVID scare. Workers thronged Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to catch trains on April 19. Currently, Mumbai has 86,688 active cases of COVID-19. The State government has imposed lockdown-like restrictions till May 01 and has also imposed Section 144 in view of spread of coronavirus.
While lockdown-like restrictions are in place in Maharashtra, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus remains crowded. Several migrant workers await their respective trains outside the station. Restrictions were imposed in view of rising COVID cases in Maharashtra.
Migrant workers across Mumbai are forming a beeline to return to their native states. This comes after fresh Covid-19 restrictions were announced in Maharashtra. Huge crowds were seen outside Lokmanya..
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