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Centre releases COVID-19 funds to 22 states, UTs as tally nears 20 lakh; Kuwait approves repatriation flights to India – Health News , Firstpost

Thursday was the eighth consecutive day when each day COVID-19 instances elevated by greater than 50,000, and fourth consecutive day India reported extra instances than the US, the worst hit nation on the planet.

India noticed a single day enhance of 56,282 COVID-19 instances taking the nation’s virus tally a step nearer to 20 lakh. Thursday was the eighth consecutive day that each day instances elevated by greater than 50,000 and fourth consecutive day India reported extra instances than the US, the worst hit nation on the planet.

According to the Union Health Ministry knowledge knowledge up to date at eight am, India has 19,64,536 with 40,699 having succumed to the virus. Of these deaths, 904 fatalities had been  reported in 24-hours previous the morning replace.

There are 5,95,501 energetic instances of coronavirus an infection within the nation presently which contribute to 30.31 p.c of the whole instances.

Meanwhile, the whole variety of recoveries amongst COVID-19 sufferers in India has jumped to 13,28,336, pushing the restoration price to 67.62 p.c on Thursday, whereas the case fatality price has additional dropped to 2.07 p.c, the federal government stated.

Centre releases second tranche of bundle for well being preparedness

The Centre has launched Rs 890.32 crore because the second instalment of the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness bundle to 22 states and Union Territories, the Health Ministry stated on Thursday.

The quantity of economic help to every state and Union Territories relies on their COVID-19 caseload.

Those who acquired monetary help within the second instalment embody Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Sikkim, the ministry stated.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had introduced a Rs 15,000 crore bundle as a part of the ‘Whole of Government’ method whereby the Centre is main the COVID-19 response and administration, and supporting the states and UTs by technical and monetary sources.

The second instalment of the help will probably be used to strengthen public well being infrastructure for testing, together with procurement and set up of RT-PCR machines, RNA extraction kits, TrueNat and CB-NAAT machines, bolster infrastructure for therapy and improvement of ICU beds, set up of oxygen turbines and procurement of bedside oxygen concentrators amongst others.

It would even be used for engagement, coaching and capability constructing of vital human sources and incentives to healthcare workforce and volunteers, together with ASHA staff on COVID-19 duties, the well being ministry stated, including that wherever vital, volunteers registered on the COVID Warriors portal may additionally be engaged in coronavirus duties.

CPM’s Shyamal Chakraborty dies of COVID-19

Senior CPM chief Shyamal Chakraborty died of COVID-19 at a hospital in Kolkata on Thursday, get together sources stated. He was 76.

Chakraborty, the three-time transport minister of West Bengal from 1982 to 1996, was admitted to the hospital after he examined constructive for COVID-19 on 30 July. He was additionally a two-time Rajya Sabha member and a veteran commerce unionist.

“He died this afternoon. He was on ventilation for the last few days,” a celebration chief stated.

He is survived by daughter Ushasi Chakraborty, an actor.

Chakraborty is the second notable politician from the state to die of COVID-19. Trinamool Congress MLA Tamonash Ghosh succumbed to the contagion in June.

On Wednesday, Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation councillor Subhash Bose additionally died of COVID-19.

State-wise instances and deaths

Of the 904 recent deaths reported in Thursday morning replace, 334 are from Maharashtra, 112 from Tamil Nadu, 100 from Karnataka, 77 from Andhra Pradesh, 61 from West Bengal, 40 from Uttar Pradesh, 29 from Punjab, 23 from Gujarat, 17 from Madhya Pradesh, 13 every
from Rajasthan and Telangana, 11 from Delhi and 9 every from Jammu and Kashmir and Odisha.

Eight fatalities every have been reported from Bihar and Jharkhand, seven every from Haryana, Kerala and Puducherry, six from Assam, 4 from Goa, three from Uttarakhand, two every from Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Chhattisgarh, whereas Nagaland and Tripura have registered one fatality every.

Representational picture. AP

Of the whole 40,699 deaths in India, Maharashtra has reported the utmost at 16,476 adopted by 4,461 in Tamil Nadu, 4,044 in Delhi, 2,804 in Karnataka, 2,556 in Gujarat, 1,857 in Uttar Pradesh, 1,846 in West Bengal, 1,681 in Andhra Pradesh and 929 in Madhya Pradesh.

So far, 745 individuals have died of COVID-19 in Rajasthan, 589 in Telangana, 491 in Punjab, 455 in Haryana, 426 in Jammu and Kashmir, 355 in Bihar, 225 in Odisha, 136 in Jharkhand, 121 in Assam, 98 in Uttarakhand, 94 in Kerala.

Chhattisgarh has registered 71 deaths, Puducherry 65, Goa 64, Tripura 31, Chandigarh 20, Himachal Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands 14 every, Ladakh and Manipur seven every, Nagaland six, Meghalaya 5, Arunachal Pradesh three, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu two and Sikkim one.

AIIMS examine casts doubts over plasma remedy’s efficacy

Convalescent plasma remedy didn’t present profit in lowering mortality threat amongst COVID-19 sufferers, based on an interim evaluation of a randomised managed trial completed at AIIMS to evaluate the efficacy of this mode of therapy.

The remedy entails taking antibodies from the blood of an individual who has recovered from COVID-19 and transfusing these into an energetic coronavirus contaminated affected person to assist kickstart the immune system to struggle again the an infection.

AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria instructed PTI that no clear mortality advantage of convalescent plasma remedy was seen throughout a trial carried out amongst 30 COVID-19 sufferers.

During the trial, one group of sufferers was given convalescent plasma remedy together with the usual supportive therapy whereas the opposite group solely acquired commonplace therapy. The variety of fatalities recorded in each the teams was equal and there was not a lot medical enchancment within the situation of sufferers, he stated.

“However, this is just an interim analysis and we need to do a more detailed evaluation to see if any sub-group may benefit from plasma therapy,” Dr Guleria stated.

He additionally underlined that the plasma must be examined for its security and will have adequate antibody to be helpful to COVID-19 sufferers.

ICMR to arrange registry of hospitalised COVID-19 sufferers

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has sought participation of establishments and hospitals recognized as devoted coronavirus hospitals or well being centres as a part of its mission to determine “National Clinical Registry of COVID-19” to assist enhance therapy outcomes and analyse tendencies within the development of the pandemic.

The purpose is to develop a registry to gather knowledge relating to medical and laboratory options, therapies, and outcomes of hospitalised COVID-19 sufferers in India.

The goal can also be to review the frequency, medical and laboratory options, therapies, and outcomes of COVID-19 associated multisystem inflammatory dysfunction in youngsters and adolescents by analysing the nationwide COVID-19 registry, the ICMR stated.

Data could be collected from 100 hospitals throughout the nation as a part of the mission.

“The NCRC will aim at collecting good quality, real time clinical data to inform evidence-based clinical practice, research, formulating guidelines and policy making,” the apex well being analysis physique.

The length of the examine will probably be one yr.

Kuwait approves repatriation flights to India

Kuwait has accepted India’s request to run repatriation flights for residents wishing to return dwelling, even because the Gulf nation has imposed an indefinite journey ban on 31 “high-risk” coronavirus international locations, together with India, based on a media report on Thursday.

Kuwait’s Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will function the repatriation flights from 10 August to 24 October, the Gulf News reported, citing Kuwaiti newspaper Al Qabas.

The burden of flights will probably be shared equally between Indian and Kuwaiti airways and every day about 1,000 Indians will depart Kuwait City, the report stated.

Kuwait has a inhabitants of 48 lakhs with foreigners accounting for 34 lakhs. There are about 10 lakh Indian expatriates in Kuwait.

“The arrangements proposed by the Indian side are limited to departure only and do not include their return to Kuwait,” an official was quoted as saying within the report.

With inputs from PTI

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