New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India on Tuesday reported its first bird flu death as an 11-year-old boy, who was undergoing treatment at AIIMS for it, succumbed to the disease.A senior All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) official said that the boy, who was infected with avian influenza, has died, and the entire staff concerned has been placed in isolation as a preventive measure.As per reports, bird flu outbreaks were reported across the country earlier this year, including in Haryana where the H5N8 subtype -- which is not known to infect humans -- was detected.After the bird flu outbreaks, the Central government sounded an alert as cases were confirmed in Delhi also.A sample collected from the Red Fort had tested positive for bird flu in January. The Delhi government had then ordered the closure of the Ghazipur poultry market.More samples collected from the Delhi zoo had returned positive in February.According to the World Health Organisation, human cases of bird flu occur "occasionally" but when they do happen, the mortality rate is about 60 per cent.--IANSpd/vd
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India on Tuesday reported its first bird flu death this year after an 11-year-old boy who was undergoing treatment at AIIMS for avian influenza, succumbed.A senior All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) official said that the boy, who was infected with avian influenza, has died, and the entire staff concerned has been placed in isolation as a preventive measure.As per reports, bird flu outbreaks were reported across the country earlier this year, including in Haryana where the H5N8 subtype -- which is not known to infect humans -- was detectedAfter the bird flu outbreaks, the Central government sounded an alert after cases of were confirmed in Delhi also.A sample collected from Red Fort had tested positive for bird flu in January. The Delhi government had then ordered the closure of the Ghazipur poultry market.More samples collected from the Delhi zoo had returned positive in February.According to the World Health Organisation, human cases of bird flu occur "occasionally" but when they do happen, the mortality rate is about 60 per cent.--IANSpd/vd
IGCS Council has selected Dr. Abhishek Shankar(Well-known oncologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Lady Hardinge Medical College) to receive a 2021 IGCS Distinguished Advocacy Award.
Dr. Abhishek Shankar is the founder of the Indian Society of Clinical Oncology where they are developing the capacity of young aspiring oncology. He was born and raised in Warisaliganj, Nawada.
He has done his intermediate level from Science College in Patna. Then he went to the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, then to the Christian Medical College, then to AIIMS, Delhi, then to the USA for a Cancer Control and Prevention fellowship, and then back to India.
This award recognizes advocates, other individuals, and advocacy organizations that provide active, dedicated service to patients/survivors, families, and caregivers on a local, regional, or international level and persistently engage in the fight against gynecologic and other cancers.
The IGCS annually honors up to three individuals and organizations from different regions of the world, with special consideration for those working together beyond their community or country of residence.
This award will be presented during the IGCS Annual Conference Opening Event is being held at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica in Rome, Italy, on September 1, 2021, at 12:45 PM CET. It will be broadcast virtually to delegates who are unable to travel.
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Srinagar, July 18 (IANS) No congregational prayers would be allowed in the Kashmir Valley on Eid-ul-Zuha because of the COVID protocol that limits the number of people offering prayers in any group to 25, officials announced on Sunday.Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, P.K. Pole said that no congregational prayers will be allowed on Eid-ul-Zuha in Kashmir in view of the prediction of Covid's third wave.He said that it will be difficult to limit the number to 25 if congregational prayers are allowed, and Eid prayers will be allowed in a decentralised manner like it has been allowed during the peak of Covid's second wave.Pole appealed to the people to follow government SOPs and medical experts' instructions on the occasion of Eid and avoid the Covid-19 threat.Considering the damage caused by the third wave of Covid in other countries, everyone should follow the guidelines and precautions strictly on the occasion of the upcoming Eid, he said.He said that the third wave of Covid has become a reality in other countries and in view of the third wave, the government has also taken steps against it and people have to follow them.Pole said that the coming days will be very crucial and urged people to continue their fight against the pandemic by strictly following the physical distancing norms and use of masks.--IANSsq/vd
Patna, July 18 (IANS) Doctors of Patna-based All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) not only treat patients from Bihar, but on Sunday they treated more than 40 patients in Delhi-NCR through telemedicine.During this, more than 100 people got online consultation with the doctors of AIIMS. Dr Anil Kumar, Head of Trauma and Emergency, AIIMS, Dr Svetlina Pradhan, Head of Department of Dermatology and Dr Hilbutr Sahu, Physician, interacted with the people of Delhi-NCR and listened to their problems and answered their queries.The maximum number of questions asked were with regard to the possible third wave of Covid-19 and how to protect children.Dr Anil Kumar called it a very good initiative. He said, during the pandemic, not only the treatment of patients was possible without visiting doctors, the awareness of the people about the virus and its different variants also increased.Dr Svetlina Pradhan said that questions were asked regarding hair loss, post Covid. She advised people to reduce stress, talk to friends and family and get good nutrition and prescribed some medicines to avoid hair loss.Dr Sahu urged the parents to protect children from junk food to reduce obesity in them. He advised them to pay attention to the nutrition of children to increase their immunity.It was a new experience for the people in Delhi NCR too, a kind of 'community outreach', said many. Describing it as a great initiative of AIIMS, people suggested other doctors to do the same. --IANS mnp/skp
Srinagar, July 9 (IANS) Authorities on Friday ordered resumption of routine healthcare services across the Kashmir Valley in view of the decline in Covid-19 cases.Director Health Services, Kashmir issued an order to resume the services in view of the decline in Covid-19 cases being reported in Kashmir division and a drastic decrease in the number of hospital admissions and also since a DRDO hospital has come up for coronavirus patients."It is enjoined upon all chief medical officers, medical superintendents and block medical officers under the administrative control of this Directorate to resume OPD, surgeries and other routine healthcare facilities services in all the health institutions under their respective jurisdictions forthwith in the interest of better patient care", the order said.The officials said the Directorate has ordered that few separate well-equipped oxygenated beds should be kept available for emergency purposes including gynaecology/obstetrics and paediatrics.In addition, the officials said, the standard operating procedures and guidelines laid down by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare from time to time must be adhered to in letter and spirit.The OPD and other routine services in the hospital across the valley were stopped when the second wave of Covid-19 hit J&K.--IANSsq/dpb
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