Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicCovid-19 treatment

Topic: Covid-19 treatment

Drug patented in 1960s can halve recovery time in mild & moderate Covid cases, study finds

Citing the findings of a clinical trial involving 200 patients, a team of researchers has urged the Health Ministry to include antiviral drug Indomethacin in the country's Covid treatment protocols.

India’s 1st Covid nasal spray FabiSpray aimed at high-risk adults, doesn’t let virus reach lungs

Designed to kill the coronavirus in the upper airways before it progresses to the lungs, the nitric oxide spray was approved after clinical trials on 306 Covid patients in India.

Why Covid drug Ivermectin remains popular despite warnings & lack of evidence on efficacy

University of Oxford has launched a large study to investigate the use of Ivermectin for Covid-19 treatment, amid guidelines across the world, warning against the use of the drug. 

MP’s Satna has many Covid hotspots. But its hospitals are empty as no one trusts doctors

Several villages in Satna district are red zones, or hotspots, but despite having oxygen beds & other resources, the region’s hospitals are empty. 

Self-medication for Covid has turned disastrous. Families must not assume doctors’ role

The collective confusion over Covid-19 treatment has led to a compulsive, panic-driven behaviour among Indians. We must return to the idea of 'under doctor’s supervision'.

As I stand in PPE, many patients say drugs don’t work, give Coronil — the damage Ramdev did

If Baba Ramdev spent a few days, or at least a few hours, at Covid-19 ICU frontlines, he would surely learn to respect modern medicine.

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa asks Covid patients staying in hospitals ‘unnecessarily’ to go home

The Karnataka chief minister said 503 people were in hospitals despite the advice of doctors for their discharge and were depriving serious patients of getting treatment.

Doctors spot new trend in Covid 2nd wave: Strokes in recovering or discharged patients

Neurologists say they have noticed a higher incidence of patients in recovery suffering ischemic strokes as opposed to last year when Covid-19 first struck.

Roche India gets nod for emergency use of Casirivimab, Imdevimab for Covid treatment

The antibody cocktail is to be used for the treatment of mild to moderate Covid in adults and pediatric patients with a high risk of severe symptoms, Roche said in a statement.

There’s no unique Andhra Covid strain which is 15 times more virulent, says CCMB chief

CCMB director Rakesh Mishra says prevalence of N440K strain in Andhra Pradesh is less than 5% at the moment and is likely to disappear or be replaced soon.

On Camera

YourTurn

General Qamar Javed Bajwa | File photo: Flickr

For Gen Bajwa, it was family first, Pakistan later. His rule has lessons for future leaders

From getting his sister-in-law a highly coveted job in Pakistan International Airlines to amassing billions, Bajwa has many answers to give.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.