Friday, 28 January, 2022

Topic: ventilator

What is medical oxygen Covid patients need — how much India has & why there’s a shortage

A critical Covid-19 patient’s medical oxygen requirement is approximately 86,000 litres per day. With cases exploding, states are looking to stack up on the vital life-saver.

Rising Covid cases fill up ventilator beds, but here’s why doctors say Delhi needn’t worry yet

Of 79 private hospitals in Delhi, ventilator beds at 59 of them are either all occupied or nearly so. Delhi govt, though, is not too worried since most beds in govt hospitals are still available.

Three low-cost, indigenous ventilators win Rs 85-lakh grant from Marico Foundation

The ventilators for use across the spectrum have been designed by 3 Maharashtra-based teams – Shreeyash Electro Medicals, KPIT Technologies, and Nocca Robotics.

Centre allows export of indigenous ventilators as Covid fatality rate falls to 2.15%

The decision was taken as India continues to maintain a progressively declining low rate of fatality among Covid-19 patients, the health ministry said.

King’s College attempts to predict need for oxygen support with 6 ‘clusters’ of Covid patients

In a non-peer reviewed study, researchers of the London institute came up with the six classifications based on various symptoms of Covid patients.

Why ventilators, once the need of the hour, are now a last resort among doctors treating Covid

Hospitals have been witnessing a high mortality rate among its Covid-19 patients on ventilators, forcing doctors to rethink its use.

It’s oxygen beds, not ventilators, that matter now in the battle against coronavirus

Scramble is now for beds equipped with oxygen cylinders to give patients quick oxygen support and avoid a situation where they need ventilators.

Modi govt to allow PPE, ventilator exports as Indian companies are mass-producing them now

Govt is learnt to be working on a proposal to allow PPE, ventilator manufacturers to export surplus equipment after domestic demand has been taken into account.

Jerusalem researchers find what’s causing blood clots in Covid cases, possible treatment too

At least 30 per cent of coronavirus patients develop blood clots that cause rashes, swollen legs and sometimes sudden death.

India gets first batch of 100 ventilators from US

US President Donald Trump had announced in May that the US will donate ventilators to India to treat Covid-19 patients and help it fight the pandemic.

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Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

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Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.