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.
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.
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 (PSB) will provide unsecured personal loans of up to Rs 5 lakh to individuals for meeting their expenses of Covid treatment.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]