Lucknow, July 6 (IANS) A madrasa in Lucknow will convert into a Covid care clinic from Wednesday, paving the way for more such initiatives.The charitable clinic at Madrasa Abu Talib in the densely populated Kashmiri Mohalla area will be inaugurated by its patron, Maulana Saif Abbas and will provide timely and free medical facility to patients.Doctors, nurses and paramedic staff will be stationed at the madrasa-clinic which will be equipped with Covid diagnosis kit, oximeters and other equipment required for early detection of the coronavirus infection.In the second phase, Abu Talib Charitable Clinic will also have isolation beds and the unit will work as a primary isolation facility.According to Maulana Saif Abbas, "The idea came from the experience during the second wave of coronavirus pandemic that hit the city in April-May. People, especially those from the minority community, are afraid of going to hospitals and ignore symptoms initially. By the time they are taken to the hospital, the disease reaches severe stage."He said, "These people will visit the clinic in their vicinity without any hesitation and get themselves checked for Covid if they experience any symptom."The academic activities of the madrasa will, however, continue and students will study on the first floor of the building while the clinic will function on the ground floor."Experience of the shortage of beds and other resources during the second wave of pandemic was the driving force behind the clinic. We decided to use the madrasa space as an isolation facility and started work in that direction.Fortunately, the wave subsided by the time we could get things together. For now, it will start as a Covid care clinic and turn into an isolation facility, if required," the Maulana said.--IANSamita/dpb
We all love the rainy season because who doesn't like waking up to a pleasant breezy morning with light showers, right? While the monsoons are a big relief amid the scorching hot summer, the rain doesn't help our skin much. The rainy season is synonymous with humidity and skincare becomes all the more important because humidity does not support healthy skin.
Constant oil and stickiness on the face lead to breakouts, pimples, acne, and whatnot. Paridhi Goel, Founder of Love Earth, a herbal and organic skin care brand shares powerful and easy-to-follow skincare practices for the monsoon season!
Clean your face more than usual because if your skin is oily, it'll lead to acne, bumps, whiteheads, and blackheads making your skin look unhealthy.
Everyone needs to exfoliate their skin once or even twice a week so that their pores do not clog at all.
Avoid using your mist too often because it contains glycerine which is not suitable for humidity. It makes the skin feel sticky and you'll be in discomfort all day.
Always carry a packet of wet wipes with you when traveling so that you can regularly clean your face and not let the dust particles settle on the surface.
Keep yourself hydrated at all times. Your skin needs water to glow and stay healthy, so carry a water bottle if you're out. Drink at least 3 litres of water every day.
Avoid using heavy moisturizers and oil-based serums. Instead opt for water-based serums and gel-based moisturizers because they'll keep the skin moisture-free, reduce oil and sweating as well.
You can carry a mist around with you but make sure that you don't let it dry itself. Pat dry and remove all the excess amounts from your face to let it breathe. Go for options like cucumber and mint mists for this season to cool off your skin.
If you're someone who uses makeup daily, then make sure you avoid using any oils or heavy moisturizers. Either use a gel-based moisturizer or a BB cream to feel light and airy. Heavy foundations in monsoons will start to budge after a few hours.
Do not blindly trust the DIY videos that are flooded your way through the internet. Applying raw tomatoes, lemons, etc. directly to your skin may react differently and have undesired results.
We all have different skin types and hence they require different care. There is absolutely no need to go bizarre over skincare because an excess of anything is never good. Just follow the basic rules and you'll have glowing and healthy skin even during the sticky season of rains.
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New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) nvestors Clinic, a real estate consultancy firm has announced that it is offering help to its Covid-affected employees and their family members in Noida and surrounding areas. The company has set up a dedicated team of 25 employees to take the initiatives ahead, said a company statement.The team has been able to help more than 350 people, so far, with oxygen supply, medicine, food supplies, plasma donors, and concentrators. The company has bought 10 concentrators and is helping people wherever needed.Honeyy Katiyal, Founder of Investors Clinic said: "During these difficult times when people are struggling for their lives, we have taken this initiative to help our employees come out of this difficult situation.""The initiative which was started initially for employees has been now extended to everyone in and around Noida. We hope that we can help as many people as possible, till the situation normalises," he said.--IANSrrb/sn/skp/
Gandhinagar, April 15 (IANS) The Patan municipality in Gujarat on Wednesday issued an order mandating small traders, street vendors, shop owners, who can fall into the 'super spreader' category, get themselves vaccinated by Friday to continue their business."It has been observed that despite a long duration vaccination drive carried out through camps... a majority of traders and vendors are not coming forward to get vaccinated due to rumours, beliefs, superstition or false fears. Such type of people can become a medium of spreading the pandemic. Such type of negligent behaviour cannot be tolerated looking at the public health of the citizens of the town," says the order.It said that after an urgent meeting convened for the matter, and after in-depth discussions and deliberations, it has been decided that all those small traders and vendors will have to get compulsorily vaccinated by April 16, and those who don't, will not be allowed to carry out their businesses in the town."From April 17 onwards, forced personal lockdown will be imposed on such traders and vendors, who do not get vaccinated and it will be strictly implemented. The municipality, with the help of police, will form teams who will carry out the inspection. The vaccinated persons will have to produce cellphone messages or certificated copy or card issued after the vaccination, when asked by the authorities. If they fail to produce, their shops will be shut down and they will be sent home," says the order.Talking to IANS, the civic body's Chief Officer Panchabai Mali said that they were trying to convince them since a long time, but a majority of small traders and vegetable vendors do not understand. He said five specific centres have been set up where they can get themselves vaccinated between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.Mali said that there are a total of around 6,000 small shop owners and around 2,000 vegetable and other cart vendors, out of which only around 10 to 15 per cent had been vaccinated.Patan is among 10 cities of the state where the most Covid cases have been detected and is among those where night curfew has been imposed.--IANSamc/vd
Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) On the occasion of World Cancer Day, Nita M. Ambani inaugurated a 'One-Stop Breast Clinic' at the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, here on Thursday.With breast cancer being the commonest form of cancer detected in women globally as well as in Mumbai, the clinic aims to help any woman with a possible or proven disease of the breast to get a comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment pathway in two hours."At HNRFH we have set up not just a comprehensive oncology department but also one of the finest rehab centres in the country. We have developed an Oncology Service second to none," Nita Ambani said on the occasion.Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and accounts for 14% of all cancers detected in Indian women, and in urban areas, 1 in 22 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime.The HNRFH CEO Dr. Tarang Gianchandani said that recognising he mental and emotional trauma that often overwhelm a woman with diseases of the breasts, the hospital decided to provide a holistic, one-stop solution. "Whether it is for prevention, early diagnosis, treatment planning, counselling, rehabilitation, support or even comfort care, we wanted to present a solution under a single roof for so many women in need," said Dr. Gianchandani.The hospital's Director, Surgical Oncology Dr. Vijay Haribhakti said women get confused by several alternatives and the new Clinic would attempt to provide seamless pathways for excellent care and complete support besides giving them a clear and swift diagnosis along with a holistic plan of action.The One-Stop Breast Clinic is designed keeping in mind international best practices, patient-centricity and finest clinical expertise and has collaborated with Dr. Ashutosh Kothari, Clinical Lead and Chair of Breast Tumour Group from the renowned Guy's Hospital, London.--IANSqn/ash
Chandigarh, Feb 2 (IANS) A first of its kind in India, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has launched an amputee clinic, Director Jagat Ram said on Tuesday.Formally inaugurated on Monday, the clinic has been set up to improve amputation patient care by providing collection of services under one roof and with significant coordination.Lauding the initiative, the Director said its basic intent is to unify all diverse sections in the hospital with some upgradations where needed, to provide appropriate management to amputees to guide them in their path to rehabilitation in society.He also ensured that some modalities would be worked out under the initiative to extend financial support for the medical as well as rehabilitation of the deserving and destitute amputees.Orthopaedics Department Head, M.S. Dhillon, who spearheaded the initiative, said: "This is the first-of-its-kind clinic in the country and no such clinic exists elsewhere. Over the last few years, it has been our endeavour to provide comprehensive care to post-trauma amputees, with various aspects of multidisciplinary care."We have combined all the specialities that help in patient care and rehab under one roof, we have now formalized this as PGI amputee clinic comprising specialists from various departments that is, orthopaedics, PMR (physical and medical rehabilitation), occupational physiotherapy, prosthetists, psychologists and nursing departments, who had already been providing care but as individual entities."It is a concept to provide holistic care to patients with amputation, Dhillon added. It involves evaluation, resuscitation and treatment after the initial event (usually trauma), followed by appropriate planning and surgical interventions."We will also run amputee schools on the basis of the successful knee school being run at PGI where we propose to get amputees together to interact with each other and get collective counselling and understand issues faced by other similar cases," Dhillon said.--IANSvg/khz/ksk/