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Tag: Covid 19 Patients

How To Keep BLACK FUNGUS Infection At Bay? Explains Odisha Health Expert

With the lives of millions already impaired due to the scare of the deadly pandemic, another cause of concern taking a toll on the health is the fear of Black Fungus infection among recovered COVID patients.

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#CovidStigma: Volunteers Step Forward To Cremate Bodies Of #COVID Victims In Odisha

Volunteers cremate the bodies of COVID-19 victims in Ganjam district.Beyond the deaths and infections, the pandemic is having a dreadful impact on human behavior eroding humaneness by degrees.

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Treatment Of COVID-19 Patients: Odisha Issues SOP For Requisition Of Tocilizumab

Bhubaneswar: Amid the rising cases of Coronavirus, Odisha government has issued the standard operating procedure (SOP) for the requisition of Tocilizumab for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The Additional Chief…

Odisha Despatches Over 500 MT Oxygen To Needy States: Police

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has despatched at least 29 tankers carrying about 510 MT of medical oxygen under police escort to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and…

COVID-19 Patients At Higher Risk Of Stroke During Hospitalisation: Study
COVID-19 Patients At Higher Risk Of Stroke During Hospitalisation: Study

New York: A new US-based study has found that hospitalised Covid-19 patients are at a higher risk of stroke compared with patients who had similar infectious conditions such as influenza and sepsis in prior studies. The study, presented at the International Stroke Conference 2021, showed that 1.4 per cent in the Covid-19 Cardiovascular Disease Registry […]

High Risk Factors Of Mortality For Hospitalised COVID-19 Patients Found
High Risk Factors Of Mortality For Hospitalised COVID-19 Patients Found

New York: Hospitalised Covid-19 patients have a greater risk of dying if they are men or if they are obese or have complications from diabetes or hypertension, say researchers. The study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, evaluated nearly 67,000 hospitalised Covid-19 patients in 613 hospitals across the country to determine the link between […]

1st Week After Leaving Hospital Crucial For COVID-19 Patients
1st Week After Leaving Hospital Crucial For COVID-19 Patients

New York: Many studies earlier showed that in the first few months after their Covid-19 hospital stay, patients face a high risk of ongoing health problems, trips back to the hospital, and even death, but now the researchers have found that the first week and a half maybe especially dangerous. Covid-19 patients had a 40 […]

Some Covid-19 Patients Experience Persistent Skin-Related Problems
Some Covid-19 Patients Experience Persistent Skin-Related Problems

New York: In a major study, researchers have found that some patients with Covid-19 have persistent skin-related symptoms long after their initial infection has cleared. The findings, presented at the 29th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, point to another burden experienced by so-called “long haulers” who get better but don’t seem […]

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'COVID-19 Patients With Low Immunity Could Get Reinfected'

Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 patients having low immunity could get reinfected, said Dr Pragyan Kumar Routray during the State government’s seven-day programme of doctors answering to people’s queries. “The infection may return if the Covid-19 patient has low immunity. But there is hardly any chance of reinfection if the patient has a good immunity. Even the infected […]

Odisha Govt Directs Private Hospitals To Reserve 50 Per Cent Beds For COVID-19 Patients

Bhubaneswar: Amid the unrelenting surge in COVID-19 cases, the Odisha government on Monday asked all private hospitals in major cities and towns to reserve 50 per cent of beds for coronavirus patients. A notification in this regard was issued by the state health and family welfare department during the day, and the directives came into […]

Doctors Advised To Use Remdesivir On COVID-19 Patients Strictly Under Laid-Down Protocol

New Delhi: Doctors in state hospitals are being advised to use antiviral Remdesivir on COVID-19 patients strictly as per protocol amid some reports of liver damage in such patients treated with the drug, official sources said. While the health ministry is reviewing the guidelines on the usage of the drug following the adverse reports, states […]

COVID-19 recovery
Odisha Records Highest Single-Day Recovery Of 290 COVID-19 Patients

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Sunday reported its highest single-day COVID-19 recovery, as 290 more patients recovered from the disease, informed the State Health and Family Welfare Department. According to the Health department, highest 99 patients have recovered from Ganjam, 56 from Gajapati, 33 from Jharsuguda, 16 each from Cuttack and Nabarangpur, 15 from Balasore, 11 from […]

Blood Plasma From Recovered COVID-19 Patients Safe To Use

New York: Researchers in the US have found that Covid-19 patients who received transfusions of blood plasma from people who recovered found the treatment was safe. The study of 20,000 hospitalised patients with Covid-19, published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, suggests that giving blood plasma to people early in the disease may be beneficial. “Our […]

How To Dispose PPE Components Like Face Masks & Gloves After Coming In Contact With COVID-19 Patients?

In the last five months, the world has seen how contagious and dreadful the coronavirus is. Studies have shown that it very easily gets transmitted from one human to the other mainly through the respiratory droplets generated when you sneeze, cough, or exhale. It is also transmitted by direct touch and getting in contact/touch with […]

COVID19 cases in Odisha
99 More COVID-19 Patients Recuperate In Odisha, Total Recoveries Near 2000 Mark

As many as 99 more COVID-19 patients recovered from the disease on Monday, taking the total number of recovery cases in Odisha to 1993, informed the State Health and Family Welfare Department.

Health Ministry Drafts Rules To Help COVID-19 Patients Access New Drugs

New Delhi: Seeking to facilitate availability of experimental drugs for severely-ill COVID-19 patients, the Union Health Ministry has issued a draft notification for “compassionate use” of any unapproved drug that is in the phase-III clinical trial globally. The draft New Drugs and Clinical Trials (Amendment) Rules stipulate manufacture and import of unapproved drugs based on […]

Three Indian companies get licence from NASA to manufacture ventilators for COVID-19 patients

Washington: Three Indian companies have got licences from NASA to manufacture its indigenously developed ventilators for critical COVID-19 patients. The three Indian companies are Alpha Design Technologies Pvt Ltd, Bharat Forge Ltd and Medha Servo Drives Pvt Ltd, the space organisation said in a statement on Friday. Apart from the Indian firms, 18 other companies, […]

Hydroxychloroquine Tablets
No Major Side-Effects Of HCQ, Should Be Continued As COVID-19 Preventive Treatment: ICMR

New Delhi: No major side-effects of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) have been found in studies in India and its use should be continued in preventive treatment for COVID-19, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Tuesday. The ICMR’s statement came against the backdrop of the World Health Organization (WHO) suspending the testing of the drug […]

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53 More COVID-19 Patients Recuperate, Total Recoveries In Odisha Rise To 550

Bhubaneswar: As many as 53 more COVID-19 patients recovered from the disease on Sunday, taking the total number of recovery cases in Odisha to 550, informed the State Health and Family Welfare Department. The COVID-19 recovered persons are from Ganjam (30), Jajpur (18), Khurda (3) and Keonjhar (2). 53 #Covid19 patients recover in #Odisha 30 […]

Hypertensive Individuals Run Higher Risk Of COVID Infection

Hyderabad: Hypertensive individuals run the increased risk of Covid-19 infection and they should take extra precautions like regularly monitoring their blood pressure level, doctors said on World Hypertension Day on Sunday. Hypertensive individuals and increased age are high-risk factors for Covid-19 infection, said Dr Shiva Raju, Senior Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, KIMS Hospitals, Secunderabad. He […]

Glenmark Starts Phase-3 Clinical Trials On Favipiravir For COVID Patients In India

New Delhi: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday that it has initiated phase – three clinical trials on antiviral Favipiravir for COVID-19 patients in India. COVID-19 patients from over 10 leading government and private hospitals in India are being enrolled for the study. The trial completion and study results are expected by July-August this year. Glenmark […]

COVID-19 patients lose sense of smell by third day of infection

New York: Loss of taste or smell is now among the new coronavirus symptoms that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added to its official list and now, a new study says that loss of the sense of smell is most likely to occur by the third day of infection with […]

Cancer patients may face high mortality from COVID-19: Study

New York: An Indian-origin team of researchers in the US has claimed that people with cancer who develop coronavirus (COVID-19) are much more likely to die from the disease than those without cancer. The mortality rate for COVID-19 in the US is 5.8 per cent, according to the World Health Organisation. “Our findings emphasise the […]

COVID-19 treatment
FDA allows emergency use of anti-viral vaccine Remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients

Washington: The US food and drug regulatory body has allowed emergency use of an investigational anti-viral vaccine to treat COVID-19 patients after some researches, including one led by an Indian-American physician, found that the drug helped recover some of the infected cases faster. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave emergency use authorization (EUA) for […]

Home isolation
Health Ministry allows home isolation option for COVID-19 patients with very mild symptoms

New Delhi: The Health Ministry has issued guidelines for home isolation of very mild and pre-symptomatic Covid-19 cases under which a patient can stay at home but will have to be in touch constantly with the District Surveillance Officer, and a hospital and will have to sign an undertaking. The present guidelines are in addition […]