अखिल भारतीय आयुर्वेद संस्थान (एआईआईए) एवं दिल्ली पुलिस ने नई दिल्ली में दिल्ली पुलिस कार्मिकों के लिए आयुरक्षा कार्यक्रम का आयोजन किया। आयुरक्षा-कोरोना से जंग-दिल्ली पुलिस के संग नामक संयुक्त कार्यक्रम का लक्ष्य सरल एवं समय की कसौटी पर प्रमाणित आयुर्वेद प्रतिरक्षण बढ़ाने वाले उपायों के जरिये कोरोना के खिलाफ मुकाबला करना है। इसी से संबंधित कार्यक्रम की तस्वीरें देखिये - ( पूरी रिपोर्ट - आयुर्वेद को ढाल बनाकर कोरोना से लड़ेगी दिल्ली पुलिस ! )
कोरोनावायरस जैसी संक्रामक बीमारी से दो - दो हाथ करने के लिए अब आयुष चिकित्सक भी मैदान में उतर गए हैं और अपने कर्तव्य को निभा रहे हैं. इसी कड़ी में आयुर्वेदिक और यूनानी तिब्बिया कॉलेज और अस्पताल में अपने कर्तव्य का निर्वाहन करते कुछ आयुष चिकित्सकों की तस्वीरें हमें उपलब्ध हुई है जिसे यहाँ हम आपसे साझा कर रहे हैं. यह तस्वीरे हमें वैद्य अंकुर तंवर के फेसबुक वॉल से प्राप्त हुआ. गौरतलब है कि वैद्य अंकुर भी कोरोना वारियर हैं और पिछले एक हफ्ते से आयुर्वेदिक और यूनानी तिब्बिया कॉलेज और अस्पताल में तैनात थे. आप सबके हौसले को सलाम.
देखिये उनकी कुछ तस्वीरें -
आवश्यकता आविष्कार की जननी है। ऐसा ही कुछ कोरोना वायरस महामारी के चलते आदिवासियों के गांव में देखने को मिल रहा है। बुंदेलखंड के कई गांव ऐसे हैं जहां के आदिवासी आर्थिक संकट से जूझ रहे हैं और उनके पास मास्क खरीदने के लिए पैसे नहीं हैं लिहाजा उन्होंने महुआ के पत्तों से ही मास्क बना लिया है, वे खुद तो इन मास्क का उपयोग कर ही रहे हैं साथ ही गांव के लोगों को बांट भी रहे हैं। चिकित्सकों की सलाह पर सक्षम लोग तो मास्क खरीद रहे हैं मगर बुंदेलखंड का बड़ा इलाका ऐसा है जहां लोगों के पास दो वक्त की रोटी तक का संकट है। ऐसे लोगों ने मास्क महुआ के पत्तों से बना डाले हैं और अपने चेहरे पर लगाए हुए हैं।
झारखंड के देवघर में आदिवासी महिलाएं नीम के पत्तों से मास्क बनाकर इसका इस्तेमाल कर रही हैं। हालांकि यह दावा नहीं किया जा सकता कि ये मास्क कोरोना से बचाव में बहुत कारगर हैं, मगर इस बात से कौन इनकार करेगा कि नीम के पत्ते कीटाणुनाशक होते हैं! मास्क बनाने में नीम के पत्तों का इस्तेमाल कर रहीं लक्ष्मी कहती हैं, "हम प्रकृति-पूजक हैं, हमारी मान्यता है कि प्रकृति देवता हमारी रक्षा करते हैं। नीम का पत्ता बहुत गुणकारी है, यह कीटाणुओं का नाश करता है, इसलिए हमलोग नीम के पत्ते का मास्क बनाते और पहनते हैं।"
देवघर निवासी उत्तम आनंद कहते हैं कि नीम में प्राकृतिक रूप से औषधीय गुण होते हैं, यह बात सभी को पता है। दूसरी बात कि आदिवासी समुदाय में प्रकृति के प्रति प्रेम और लगाव ज्यादा होता है। इसलिए इस समुदाय की महिलाएं प्राकृतिक उपायों पर ज्यादा भरोसा करती हैं।
लॉस एंजेलिस - ग्रैमी-नामांकित मशहूर गायक ट्रॉय स्नीड की कोविड-19 के कारण पैदा हुई जटिलताओं के कारण मौत हो गई। वे 52 वर्ष के थे। यूएसए टुडे डॉट कॉम ने रिपोर्ट किया कि स्नीड के प्रचारक, बिल कारपेंटर ने साझा किया है कि गायक का सोमवार को फ्लोरिडा के जैक्सनविले के एक अस्पताल में निधन हो गया।
स्नीड को 1999 में यूथ फॉर क्राइस्ट के एल्बम 'हायर' में अपने काम के लिए ग्रैमी अवॉर्ड के लिए नामांकित किया गया था।
गायक ने अपने करियर की शुरुआत में जॉर्जिया मास चोइर के साथ इस मशहूर गाने के लिए पूरे अमेरिका की यात्रा की। उन्होंने अपने एल्बमों में संगीत भी दिया और 1996 की फिल्म 'द प्रीचर्स वाइफ' में व्हिटनी ह्यूस्टन और डेनजेल वाशिंगटन अभिनीत गायिका के साथ दिखाई दिए थे। उन्होंने यूथ फॉर क्राइस्ट के 'द स्ट्रगल इज ओवर' में एक निर्माता के रूप में भी काम किया, जो कि 2006 में बिलबोर्ड के सुसमाचार गीत चार्ट पर नंबर 1 पर था।
एक एकल कलाकार के रूप में स्नीड ने सात एल्बम जारी किए। उनके कई गाने हिट रहे। वह अपने गाने 'हलेलूजाह' के लिए भी जाने जाते हैं।
Guwahati, July 6 (IANS) With sharp increase of Covid-19 positive cases, Assam has achieved a good recovery rate of 67.16 per cent on Monday night, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.Sarma in a tweet said: "Our testing figures reached 4,71,221 today (Monday night). We are fast moving towards the five lakh testing mark."He also told the media that Assam is in the fourth position in testing ratio among the states in the country, as shown by the NITI Aayog statistics.Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said in a tweet that among the major states in the country, Delhi topped in per million tests with 32,863, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 18,597 tests, Tamil Nadu with 16,663 and Assam with 13,471."After the withdrawal of restrictions on public transport by the Centre, 3,11,217 natives returned to Assam by road, trains and air from different parts of the country, causing a sharp rise in the number coronavirus cases in the state. With a massive rise of Covid-19 cases, Assam's main city of Guwahati has entered into a ‘real pandemic phase' with community transmission being witnessed," Sarma said.In just eleven days, the coronavirus positive cases in the Kamrup (Metro) district jumped to 2,741 from a mere 63. Guwahati, the headquarter of the Kamrup (Metro) district, is Assam and northeast India's main commercial city. The Assam government enforced a "complete lockdown" in the Kamrup (Metro) district for 14 days since June 28 midnight to check the spread of the disease.Hinting to extend the "complete lockdown" for another week beyond July 12, Sarma announced some relaxations in the lockdown in the Kamrup (Metro) district.Sarma said that standalone grocery shops would remain open for certain times but strict health and hygiene care must be maintained. According to the minister, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Assam climbed to 11,736 with active cases at 3,837, and 7,882 people having recovered while three cases migrated to other states and 14 people died.--IANSsc/arm
Hyderabad, July 6 (IANS) With 1,831 new positive cases, Telangana's Covid tally crossed 25,000 while the death toll surpassed the 300-mark following 11 fresh casualties on Monday.The latest spike pushed the number of people tested positive so far to 25,733.According to the director of public health and family welfare, 11 people succumbed to the dreaded virus in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 306.As many as 6,383 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours. With this, the state has so far conducted over 1.22 lakh tests.Officials said the state saw more recoveries than new cases on Monday. A total of 2,078 people were discharged on Monday, the highest single-day recovery. With this, the number of people recovered rose to 14,781.The number of active cases in the state stands at 10,646. Of the 1,831 new cases reported on Monday, hotspot Greater Hyderabad accounted for 1,419 cases. The neighbouring districts of Rangareddy and Medchal accounted for 160 and 117 cases, respectively.The spike also continued in other districts. Med as Mancherial and Khammam districts reported 20 cases each.The health department also shared information on bed occupancy and the number of available beds at the government-run hospitals.According to the media bulletin, four government-run hospitals treating Covid patients in Hyderabad have 2,501 beds. A total of 1,161 beds are occupied while 1,340 beds are vacant.--IANSms/arm
Bengaluru, July 6 (IANS) , With 1,843 fresh Covid cases over the last 24 hours, Karnataka's positive cases rose to 25,317, including 14,385 active cases, said an official on Monday."With 680 discharged during the day, the number of cured shot up to 10,527, while 401 succumbed to the Corona virus pandemic so far, including 30 on Monday," said a health official here.Of the infected across the state since Sunday, Bengaluru accounted for 981, taking the city's positive tally to 10,561, including 8,860 active."With 278 discharged in the day from across the city, the number of cured has gone up to 1,545 so far, while death toll increased to 155, with 10 on Monday," said the official.Of the 1,843 fresh cases from across the state, Ballari district accounted for 99, Uttara Kannada 81, Bengaluru Rural 68, Dharwad, 56, Hassan 49, Mysuru 45, Bidar 44, Udupi 40 and the remaining in other districts.Of the 680 discharged in the state, 75 were from Dakishna Kannada district, 69 from Kalaburagi, 44 from Gadag, 29 from Bidar, 22 from Dharwad and the remaining from other districts.Of 279 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) across the state, 166 are in Bengaluru Urban district, 13 each in Dharwad and Kalaburagi, 11 in Raichur, 10 in Ballari, 9 in Hassan and the remaining in other districts./Eom/220 words.--IANSSth/arm
Bengaluru, July 6 (IANS) Karnataka's Independent Lok Sabha member and multi-lingual South Indian actress Sumalatha Ambareesh said on Monday that she has tested positive for Covid-19 and is under home quarantine."The test result arrived. It is positive with very mild symptoms. I have been advised home treatment," Sumalatha said here.Sumalatha, 56, is a parliamentary member from Mandya, about 100 km from Bengaluru."By god's grace, my immunity levels are strong and I am confident of getting through soon with your support. I provided details of persons I might have come into contact with to the authorities," she said.The celluloid heroine developed symptoms of headache and throat irritation on July 4. Hence, she decided to get tested, as she might have been exposed to the virus during the course of her tour in her constituency."I urge those who have come in contact with me, if you have symptoms, get tested immediately. Let's win the war againstA#Covid," she said in a tweet.With the support of the ruling BJP, Sumalatha defeated Nikhil Gowda of the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) in the May 2019 general elections.Nikhil is the son of former state Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and the grandson of former Prime Minister and JD-S supremo H.D. Deve Gowda.Sumalatha's late husband and Kannada filmdom's 'Rebel Star' M.H. Ambareesh was former Union minister in the UPA-1 government and a Lok Sabha MP from Mandya for three terms as a Congress and JD-S member.Ambareesh, who died on November 25, 2018, in Bengaluru, was also a legislative member from Mandya and Srirangapatna Assembly segments in the southern state. He was the Housing Minister in the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in the state from May 2013 to June 2016.In a related development, Congress legislator H.D. Ranganath from Kunigal Assembly segment tested positive for the virus and is under treatment at a private hospital in the city, said party's state unit working President Eshwar Khandre.Veteran state Congressman B. Janardhana Poojary has also tested positive for the virus and is under treatment at a private hospital in Mangaluru."Poorjary, 83, is under treatment at a private hospital here after he tested positive for Covid on Sunday," party official Ravi Gowda told IANS."Poojary is better and responding to treatment in the hospital. Specialist doctors are attending to him in view of his advanced age," Gowda said.Poojary's son J. Santhosh said that his father's condition is stable and there's no cause for worry as he is asymptomatic.Poojary was former Union minister of state for finance in the Indira Gandhi government from 1982-84 and the Rajiv Gandhi government from 1984-87. He was also the Union minister for rural development from 1987-89 in the Congress government at the Centre.Ruling BJP legislator from Mangaluru North assembly segment Bharath Shetty and former BJP legislative council member Puttanna also tested positive last week and are under treatment for recovery.--IANSfb/arm
Amaravati, July 6 (IANS) Another video has emerged from Andhra Pradesh on Monday highlighting utter disrespect being shown while disposing of dead bodies of Covid-19 victims in the state.In the second such incident in 10 days, authorities used a JCB excavator to lift the body of a Covid victim from an ambulance and dump it into a pit.The incident occurred in the temple town of Tirupati in Chittoor district. The front portion of the JCB excavator was brought closer to the ambulance belonging to Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD).Health workers pushed the body onto the excavator, which carried it to a pit and dumped the body in it.The municipal authorities defended the move, saying the body weighed nearly 180 kgs.The 50-year-old man was admitted to Sri Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) last week and died on Monday.Tirupati Municipal Commissioner P.S. Girisha said they had to bury the body as the attempt by the municipal staff to cremate it had failed, since the body did not fit into the gas furnace. As the wrapping around the body was also torn while shifting it from ambulance to the furnace, they shifted the body back to SVIMS for re-wrapping.He said it was on the advise of the family that they decided to bury the body. A 14-feet deep pit was dug using the excavator. It was then used to lift the body from the ambulance and dump it in the pit. The official, however, admitted that more workers should have been used to carry the body physically to the pit.In a similar incident in Palasa town of Srikakulam district on June 26, the body of a Covid victim was shifted from his house to the cremation ground on a JCB excavator. In another incident in the same district, a Covid victim's body was transported in a tractor.Taking a serious note of the incidents, the government has suspended six officials.Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had expressed anguish for the inhuman act of transporting the mortal remains of COVID-19 patient through JCB excavator and ordered the immediate suspension of the officials."When the protocol in dealing with such cases are clearly mentioned and time and again we have been asking to drive out the stigma on Corona, the officials behaved in an irresponsible manner by transporting the dead body through a excavator which is inhuman and send a wrong signal to the people," the Chief Minister had said.--IANSms/vd
Gandhinagar, July 6 (IANS) Gujarat saw yet another highest spike of Covid-19 cases as 735 were detected on Monday, taking its tally to 36,858, while the death toll has reached 1,962.It has not even been a week into July, but the state has posted an average of around 700 cases daily to register 4,215 cases already.Surat, with 241 cases or roughly a third of the total, has now emerged as the new hotspot for Corona in the state and Ahmedabad's positive cases - 183 on Monday - are on the declining trend.Ahmedabad was followed by Vadodara with 65, Bhavnagar with 35, Banaskantha with 24, Rajkot with 21, Bharuch with 18, Gandhinagar with 17, Junagadh with 15, Valsad with 13, Mehsana with 12, Kutch with 11, Panchmahals, Sabarkantha and Navsari with eight each, Jamnagar and Amreli with seven each, Surendranagar and Dahod with five each, Morbi and Tapi with four each, Patan and Chotta Udepur with three each, Aravalli, Mahisagar, Botad and Gir-Somnath with two each and Anand with one.There were 17 deaths on Monday with Ahmedabad accounting for seven, Surat for six, while two died in Aravalli and one each in Banaskantha and Kheda.Of the total deaths, 1,494 have occurred in Ahmedabad, 189 have died in Surat, 53 in Vadodara, 32 in Gandhinagar, 20 in Aravalli, 17 in Patan, 16 in Panchmahals, 13 deaths each in Bhavnagar, Anand and Mehsana, 12 each in Rajkot, Kheda and Banaskantha and 10 in Bharuch.Gujarat, at 5.32 per cent, has one of the highest mortality rate for corona in the country.On Monday, the health authorities carried out highest number of RT-PCR tests, at 6,340, taking the total to 4,18,464. A total of 423 patients were discharged on Monday. and with this, the total has reached 26,323.The state has 8,573 active cases, out of which the condition of 8,504 is stable, and 69 critical patients are still on ventilator.There are 2,72,664 people quarantined in the state - 2,69,581 at home and 3,083 in government facilities.--IANSamc/vd