Tag: Covid 19 Treatment

Bijay Mohapatra
Covid-19 Drug: Odisha To Use Molnupiravir After DCGI Nod, Says Top Health Official

Odisha on Wednesday recorded 387 cases of Coronavirus, of which 75 cases are in the age group of below 18 years and 4 deaths due to the disease. This has taken the Covid-19 positivity tally in the State to 1044428 and the death toll to 8,368.

Green Tea Compounds Can Treat Covid, Diabetes, Ageing
Green Tea Compounds Can Treat Covid, Diabetes, Ageing: IISER Bhopal

The researchers believe that an ideal therapeutic candidate for Covid-19 should be able to target the pathways that are common to diabetes, ageing and the SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Shortage Of Drug Hindrance In Treatment Of ‘Black Fungus’ Infected Patients At Odisha's VIMSAR
Shortage Of Drug Hindrance In Treatment Of ‘Black Fungus’ Infected Patients At Odisha's VIMSAR

At present there are four patients admitted at VIMSAR are suffering from black fungus. Two more patients have symptoms for mucormycosis fungal infection while their clinical examinations are underway.

Public Sector Banks
State-Run Banks To Lend Up To Rs 5 Lakh For Covid Treatment

Public sector banks (PSB) will provide unsecured personal loans of up to Rs 5 lakh to individuals for meeting their expenses of Covid treatment.

WHO Warns Against Use Of Ivermectin To Treat Covid-19

A day after Goa's Health Minister Vishwajit Rane recommended ivermectin to all above 18 to combat Covid in the state, the World Health Organisation on Tuesday has warned against its use.

Odisha Issues SOP For Rational Use Of Oxygen In Covid Facilities
Odisha Issues SOP For Rational Use Of Oxygen In Covid Facilities

Bhubaneswar: With Oxygen shortage crippling treatment of Covid-19 patients in many states, the Odisha government on Tuesday issued standard operating procedure (SOP) for rational use of the life-saving gas in…

Patient's death at Kantabanji CHC: Son blames oxygen crisis, Titilagarh Sub-Collector contradicts, targets media
Patient's Death At Kantabanji CHC: Son Blames Oxygen Crisis, Titilagarh Sub-Collector Contradicts, Targets Media

Bolangir: A news report on the death of person due to alleged shortage of oxygen at Kantabanji Community health centre was aired on OTV yesterday, which was entirely based on…

Odisha: 50% Beds In Pvt Hospitals To Be Reserved For Covid-19 Patients, Check Fee Structure
Odisha: 50% Beds In Pvt Hospitals To Be Reserved For Covid-19 Patients, Check Fee Structure

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday directed private hospitals across the State to reserve 50 per cent of general as well as ICU beds for treatment of Covid-19 patients. The…

WHO Warns Against Use Of Remdesivir Drug For Covid-19 Treatment

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday warned that the antiviral drug remdesivir should not be used to treat Covid-19 patients no matter how ill they are as there is no evidence it works. “The panel found a lack of evidence that remdesivir improved outcomes that matter to patients such as reduced mortality, need […]

IMA Questions Govt On Ayurveda, Yoga-Based Treatment Of COVID-19

New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association on Thursday questioned the scientific basis of the government’s recently released protocol based on ayurveda and yoga for the prevention as well as treatment of asymptomatic and mild patients of COVID-19. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday released a protocol for the clinical management of COVID-19, that lists […]

Young COVID Patients Too Are Vulnerable To Adverse Outcomes
Nitric Oxide A Possible Treatment For Covid-19 Too: Study

London: In a major finding, researchers have discovered that an effective way of treating the coronavirus behind the 2003 SARS epidemic also works on the SARS-CoV-2 virus behind the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the study, published in the journal Redox Biology, the substance concerned is nitric oxide (NO), a compound with antiviral properties that is […]

Oxford Researchers To Explore Effectiveness Of Anti-Tumour Drug For Covid-19 Treatment
Oxford Researchers To Explore Effectiveness Of Anti-Tumour Drug For Covid-19 Treatment

London: Researchers at the University of Oxford are starting a new study to explore the effectiveness of the anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) drug adalimumab as a treatment for patients with Covid-19 in the community, especially care homes. The AVID-CC trial, which will be conducted by the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU), will enrol up […]

Symptoms Poor Marker For COVID-19 Infections, Effective Testing Programme Essential To Trace Transmission
COVID-19 Treatment: This New Model May Speed Drug Discovery

New York: Researchers have developed a new tool that mimics how SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes Covid-19 — infects a cell, information that could potentially speed the search for treatments against the disease. The tool is a fluorescent nanoparticle probe that uses the spike protein on the surface of SARS-CoV-2 to bind to cells […]

Odisha Health Dept Clarifies On Shortage Of Beds For Covid-19 Patients

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Odisha is reporting a record number of 4000-plus Covid cases almost every day now, allegations have poured in from all parts of the State that the health infrastructure is undergoing a major crisis due to lack of hospital beds. Precisely, patients in the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar have […]

Covid-19 Treatment: Antibody Therapy Found To Cut Hospitalisation Risk

New York: Raising hope of Covid-19 treatment at an early stage, an antibody therapy has been found to quickly reduce SARS-CoV-2 viral load in newly infected patients and cut hospitalisation risk, US-based pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly said, while revealing interim results of a clinical trial. The Phase 2 study of the BLAZE-1 clinical trial evaluated […]

Covid-19 Recoveries Breach 2.2 Lakh Mark In Odisha
Covid-19 Treatment: Japan Researchers Find Effective 'Cure' For Severely Infected Patients

Tokyo: As countries around the world race to develop a vaccine for Covid-19 virus, the Japanese researchers have identified an effective treatment for the deadly over-activation of the inflammatory response seen in many severe Covid-19 patients. In a study, published in the journal PNAS, the researchers are working to understand exactly how Covid-19 causes the […]

Odisha Forms Technical Committees To Monitor Covid-19 Treatment

Bhubaneswar: Alarmed by rising cases of Covid-19, the Odisha government has constituted multidisciplinary technical committees to oversee the treatment facilities across the State. The technical committees formed by Medical Education and Training Directorate comprising senior professors from seven medical colleges will visit all the 30 districts and ensure round the clock monitoring and provide technical […]

Covid-19 Treatment: Glenmark Announces 400 mg 'FabiFlu'

New Delhi: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, a research-led global pharmaceutical company, on Thursday announced that it is set to introduce a 400 mg version of oral antiviral – FabiFlu — for the treatment of mild to moderate Covid-19 in India. It was the first Indian company to commercially launch an antiviral drug – Favipiravir with brand name […]

Centre Suggests Ayushman Bharat, CGHS Rates For Covid-19 Treatment

New Delhi: The Centre in a report in the Supreme Court has proposed that state governments may consider Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY or CGHS rates as the benchmark basic rates for the treatment of coronavirus patients. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in the report in the Supreme Court gave suggestions for cost-effective treatment […]

Plasma Therapy At Rourkela Ispat General Hospital Soon

Rourkela: The Ispat General Hospital (IGH) in the Steel City will soon start Convalescent Plasma Therapy for the treatment of serious Coronavirus-infected patients in western Odisha districts. Chairing a meeting of Council of Ministers on Wednesday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced setting up a plasma bank at the IGH, Rourkela so that plasma treatment can […]

Bizarre! Malkangiri Children Wait In Line To Drink Booze To Avoid Coronavirus
Bizarre! Malkangiri Children 'Forced To Consume Salap Liquor' To Evade Coronavirus

Malkangiri: Despite relentless efforts to spread awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic, superstitions and false belief about the virus still rule many interior pockets of the State. Corroborating the fact is a recent incident reported from Odisha’s tribal-dominated Malkangiri district where children were seen waiting in line to consume local sal liquor to prevent themselves from […]

Aditya Kumar Padhi
Researcher From Odisha In Japanese Team Developing Covid-19 Treatment

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Covid-19 continues to rage across the globe, a youth from Rayagada district of Odisha, Aditya Kumar Padhi is leading a research in Japan to find out an effective drug for the treatment of the viral disease that has already claimed over 6 lakh lives and infected around 14 million. Aditya […]

Punjab Govt Fixes COVID-19 Treatment Charges

Chandigarh: To check profiteering by private hospitals, the Amarinder Singh government in Punjab, here on Thursday, fixed the Covid-19 treatment rates. The rates, finalised for private hospitals and medical colleges by the K.K. Talwar Committee, cover isolation beds, ICU treatment and hospitalisation charges per day. For moderate sickness requiring isolation beds, including supportive care and […]

People Testing Negative For COVID-19 But Showing Symptoms Should Be Treated: Experts

New Delhi: Test results may come out negative even if one has contracted COVID-19, experts have warned, advising that those showing symptoms of the disease must be treated without waiting for a confirmatory test to prevent aggravation of the infection. There have been several cases where patients showing clinical symptoms of COVID-19 have tested negative […]

WHO Discontinues Trial Of Hydroxychloroquine, Lopinavir/Ritonavir For Covid-19 Treatment

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Saturday that it was discontinuing hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms for its Solidarity Trial, citing little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalised Covid-19 patients. The WHO said the decision was in light of the evidence from the Solidarity Trial interim results. “These interim trial results show […]

Naba Das
Odisha To Set Up Plasma Bank To Treat COVID-19 Patients

Bhubaneswar: Days after Delhi set up its first plasma bank for treatment of Covid-19 patients, Odisha government has decided to follow suit. Health Minister Naba Das informed that a plasma bank will be set up in Odisha and the treatment will initially be available in four hospitals of the State. As per reports, the treatment […]

Dexamethasone: Health Ministry Adds Steroid In COVID-19 Treatment Protocol

New Delhi: Dexamethasone, an inexpensive and widely used steroid, was included in the treatment protocol for COVID-19 patients in moderate to severe stages of illness by the Union health ministry on Saturday. The updated ‘Clinical Management Protocols for COVID-19’ advises the use of dexamethasone, which is already used in a wide range of conditions for […]

Dexamethasone Steroid Drug
Dexamethasone Steroid Drug Approved As COVID-19 Treatment In UK

London: The UK government on Wednesday authorised the state-funded National Health Service (NHS) to use steroid dexamethasone, the world’s first coronavirus treatment proven to reduce the risk of death among severely ill patients. The Department of Health said the cheap and widely available anti-inflammatory steroid has been immediately approved to treat all hospitalised COVID-19 patients […]

Dexamethasone: WHO Welcomes Preliminary Results Of Its Use On Critically Ill COVID19 Patients

The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the initial clinical trial results from the United Kingdom (UK) that show dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, can be lifesaving for patients who are critically ill with COVID-19. For patients on ventilators, the treatment was shown to reduce mortality by about one third, and for patients requiring only oxygen, mortality was […]

COVID-19 Treatment: Patanjali Claims Success In Coronavirus Cure

New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev-run Patanjali Ayurved has claimed that it has discovered substantial cure for coronavirus with 80 per cent success rate as per reports. CEO of Patanjali Ayurved Acharya Balkrishna said the company will share the results of clinical trial soon, and that the patients treated by the said medicine have tested negative. […]

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 […]

Glenmark to start trial combining 2 anti-viral drugs on Covid patients in India

New Delhi: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announced on Tuesday that it will commence another new Phase 3 clinical trial on a combination of two anti-viral drugs Favipiravir and Umifenovir in hospitalized patients of moderate COVID-19 in India. Glenmark has received approval from the Indian regulator to initiate the study. The combination study which will be called the […]

High doses of vitamin D may not prevent or treat COVID-19

London: There is currently insufficient scientific evidence to show vitamin D can be beneficial in preventing or treating COVID-19, say researchers. Following unverified reports that high doses of vitamin D could reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 and be used to successfully treat the virus, the new study, published in the journal BMJ, Nutrition, Prevention […]

COVID-19 Treatment: Can Homeopathy Fight The Disease?

New Delhi: Homeopathy might be effective in the long drawn battle against COVID-19. Homeopath and principal of Naimi Nath Homeopathy College and Hospital, Dr Pradeep Gupta, on Thursday said his experiments to treat COVID-19 patients with homeopathic medicines had yielded successful results. He has now written to all concerned to allow treatment of patients in […]

COVID-19 Treatment: ICMR Issues Revised Advisory On Use Of Hydroxychloroquine

New Delhi: A revised government advisory on Friday recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medication for asymptomatic healthcare workers working in non-COVID-19 hospitals, frontline staff on surveillance duty in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel involved in coronavirus infection-related activities. As was mentioned in the earlier advisory, the drug against the infection is also […]

COVID-19 Treatment: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Early Promise In Human Trial, Stock Soars

New York: In a ray of hope against Covid-19, an mRNA vaccine under human clinical trial by Massachusetts-bases biotechnology giant Moderna has shown promising results by generating an immune-system response in the body to fight coronavirus. mRNA-1273 is an mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 which was selected by Moderna in collaboration with investigators from the Vaccine […]

Israel Claims Breakthrough In COVID-19 Treatment

Tel Aviv: In what could be said as a breakthrough in the treatment of patients infected with novel-Coronavirus, Israel’s Defence Minister revealed that the top Biological Research institute of his country is on the verge of inventing treatment for the deadly virus. Israel’s Defence Minister Naftali Bennett made the claims following his visit to the […]

COVID-19 In India: Total Tally Surge Past 40,000 Mark

New Delhi: The total cases of the novel coronavirus in India crossed 40 thousand mark and mounted to 40,263 on Sunday. In an evening update, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that of the total tally 28,070 are active cases, while 1,306 fatalities have been reported. Earlier in a press statement, the Health […]

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 […]

Fighting COVID-19: US optimistic about antiviral drug remdesivir as possible treatment

Washington: The US has expressed optimism over the use of antiviral drug remdesivir as a possible treatment for COVID-19 after a trial, although its manufacturer warned that the drug was yet to be proven safe and studies indicated its effectiveness remains unclear. As the US battles to curb the spike in coronavirus cases and death […]