Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Actor Suniel Shetty took to social media to refute re ports claiming that his building has been sealed by the BrihanMumbai Municip al Corporation, calling it misreporting and fake news.Shetty, who resides in Prithvi Apartments in South Mumbai's Altamount Road, t weeted claiming there is no "Delta Variant" in his building society. The act or said that while a notice has been put up on one wing, the entire building has not been sealed. "Wow! Must say that fake news spreads quicker than any virus. People, pls do n't spread panic. There's NO Delta Variant' in my building society. Just one COVID+ case & the patient is recuperating a t Breach Candy hospital. The others are currently negative and self quaranti ned," Suniel Shetty tweeted on Monday evening."My building is safe and the family is fine. One wing has a notice up but NO T entire building sealed as being misreported. My mother, my wife Mana, #Aha n, #Athiya & my staff; as well as the entire Bldg are fine & thank U for you r good wishes. Sorry folks no #DELTA," he mentioned in a separate tweet. --IANS abh/vnc
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) A committee headed by cardiologist Devi Prasad Shetty, which submitted its interim report to Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurapa on Tuesday, has recommended reopening of schools and colleges in a staggered manner.The 13-member experts committee was set up by the Karnataka government to strategise for prevention and management of the possible third wave of the pandemic.The committee feared that any further delay in reopening of schools could make children vulnerable to malnutrition, child labour, child marriage, trafficking, begging.In its 92-page report, the committee has recommended that the state government must focus on vaccinating the entire staff members of all colleges and schools in order to create ring immunisation of all adults around children on a war footing."Ring immunisation means vaccinate all adult members of a child/children's family, school staff, transport vehicle staff, boarding staff and others who directly come in contact with a child in schools and in the family. Besides announcing Rs 2 lakh insurance coverage to all students who are not eligible for vaccination yet, which will encourage parents to send their wards to schools," the committee said.The committee observed that prior to opening schools ring immunisation must be created as physical attendance in schools will optimise learning, physical health, mental health and nutritional aspects of children.After receiving the report and attending a detailed briefing by the committee members here, Yediyurappa said that the government is contemplating opening degree and professional colleges in the first phase after teachers and students are vaccinated."Experts have recommended that students studying in professional colleges need to attend the colleges physically. Therefore, the state government has decided to focus on vaccinating teachers and staff members of these institutions first," he said.The CM added that the committee has recommended upgrading paediatric ICUs and wards.The committee has also recommended recruiting additional manpower, including doctors, nurses and paramedic staff to tackle a possible third wave."Upgrading the existing SNCU/NICU, PICU, converting existing HDU to PICU, upgrading existing paediatric wards as HDU with piped central oxygen and suction facility so that they can be converted at short notice to PICU in case of a surge in paediatric cases," the report said."Set up exclusive children's hospital with 250 beds with provision for 20-bed PICU/HDU/NICU in facilities like Indira Gandhi Institute Of Child Health, and in the backward districts like Chamarajanagar, Yadgir, Chikkaballapur, Kolar, Chitradurga, Koppal and Haveri in the campus of district hospital/medical colleges," stated the report.--IANSnbh/bg
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) With a large section of health experts across the country predicting the possibility of a third Covid wave, Karnataka on Thursday decided to set up a high-level task force, headed by famous heart surgeon Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, to prepare for it.Briefing media about his government's measures to tackle the Covid outbreak, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said that action to ramp up hospital infrastructure is still continuing with more ventilators and other equipment getting added regularly."Action is also needed to increase the oxygen generation capacity in the state which helps us be prepared for a potential third wave. We are setting up 127 oxygen generation units in the medical college hospitals, district hospitals and taluka hospitals," he said.According to him, the state needs to tackle the third wave as many experts are predicting it and "we cannot ignore it". "Therefore, we have decided to appoint Dr Devi Prasad Shetty as chairman of this task force, who will bring a lot of domain expertise to handle such a big crisis," he noted.The Chief Minister said that last year in March, Karnataka was having only 1,970 oxygenated beds, 444 Intensive Care Units (ICUs) beds and 610 ICUs beds with ventilators. "With the infrastructure having been ramped up, at present, the state is having more than 24,000 oxygenated beds, 1,145 ICU beds, 2,058 ventilated beds and 1,248 beds with HFNCs," he said and added that apart from these, the number of oxygen beds has been increased from 4,700 to 9,405.He also observed that the state government was also giving a subsidy of 70:30 ratio to all private medical college hospitals to increase the number of oxygen beds and set up oxygen generation units.Yediyurappa added that the state government was procuring about 10,000 oxygen cylinders and of this, already received 730 in the last 15-20 days. "Of this, 380 are given by the Union government and 350 by foreign countries. These cylinders have been allocated to the needy districts," he said.--IANSnbh/vd
Mumbai - Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Monday expressed concern over the ongoing Covid pandemic a year after Janta Curfew, which was imposed on March 22 last year. Shilpa said, the situation continues to be worrisome.
The actress shared a yoga video on Instagram where she is performing Eka Hasta Utthita Chaturanga Dandasana, Vasisthasana, and Utthita Chaturanga Dandasana.
"Some mornings bring in a different kind of energy. Exactly a year ago, the Janta Curfew was levied to ensure we can curb the effects of the pandemic. But, the situation continues to be worrisome. So, today's Yoga session was a little more intense than usual," she wrote with the video.
Sharing the benefits of the asanas, she added: " Today's flow involved Eka Hasta Utthita Chaturanga Dandasana, Vasisthasana, and Utthita Chaturanga Dandasana. This powerful combination of asanas helps strengthen the wrist, arms, and shoulders. It also helps build core strength, improves balance & concentration, and helps tone the arms. It effectively works on the entire body. Take good care of yourselves; we can overcome this and we will!"
Shilpa's Instagram post comes a day after Maharashtra's Covid cases jumped to a new high of over 30,000 on Sunday, while Mumbai recorded 3,000 -plus fresh infections. The number of deaths have also started shooting up in the "second wave" that has gripped the state. (IANS)
Actress-entrepreneur and a fitness enthusiast Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been practicing yoga for almost 17 years. She says it has become an essential part of her life and that yoga has changed her life.
On International Yoga Day on Sunday, Shilpa told IANS: "Yoga just doesn't change your body, it changes your mind, your perspective on things and when you have a clear perspective you have a clear mind. You think positive things for yourself and others and when you think positive things they manifest so yes it has change my life for the better, there is no denying that."
The 45-year-old actress shared that it has become an integral part of her life.
"Over the period yoga has become an essential part of my life. You feel peaceful after doing yoga, and peace equals to happiness. It is about body balance and building core strength.
"It not only strengthens your body, but also your mind and bones. The alignment of these three aspects of your life make you far more centered, energetic and stronger," she added.
Shilpa took to Instagram, where she shared a glimpse from personal ritual with her fans and followers.
She captioned it: "Today I've shared a personal ritual with you all. I've been chanting the Shanti Mantra after every yoga session, because it helps me tell the Universe, our guiding force in nature... that I surrender to the will of nature. I accept that I don't know it all and I want to be drawn towards a better existence."
"I understand how limited my knowledge is of my own being and ask to be connected to all elements of nature in the way that humans were meant to be."
Shilpa pledged to work on bettering herself every day, so she can be of service to all in this lifetime.
"How I was intended to be. When this acceptance comes from within, you start realizing the deeper meaning of life. Shared the mantra here along with its meaning. Hoping we can all adopt and follow it as a way of life." (IANS)
Dubai, April 17 (IANS) B.R. Shetty's flagship company Abu Dhabi-based NMC Health was has been placed under the UK court's supervision.The court will now appoint administrators to oversee the whole management and operations of the UAE's largest healthcare operator, Gulf News reported.The existing Board of Directors of NMC "cease to have decision-making powers with immediate effect". These powers were transferred to the Administrators who are responsible for the day-to-day running of NMC.But "all hospitals, medical centres, care facilities and other operations in the group are not subject to the administration procedure - so their current activities will not change," a statement issued on Thursday confirmed. According to the report, a court in the UK came into the picture because NMC Health is listed on London Stock Exchange, and thus bound by UK rules governing public companies. It listed on the LSE in 2012.This follows an appeal filed by the ADCB (Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank) with the UK court for "joint administration" of NMC Health, after it was found that the hospital operator had $6.6 billion in bank debt and was in no position to pay it off.UAE banks combined have exposures of 10 billion dirhams plus, with ADCB having the highest at 3.6 billion dirhams.In a statement after the UK court ruled in its favour, the ADCB issued a statement: "ADCB and other key creditors have concluded that an administration process is the most suitable route to ensure a rescue and turnaround of NMC Health PLC and its subsidiaries."The true picture of the financial difficulties faced by NMC only became apparent through a series of announcements by the Company since February 2020, including the uncovering of over $4 billion of previously undisclosed debts."Contrary to the information the Group provided to ADCB and in breach of the various loan covenants and commitments, following these revelations, the Bank learned that it was among over 80 major regional and international financial institutions that extended credit to the Group."Since its set up in the mid-1970s, NMC established its credentials as a key private healthcare business. Through the 1990s and the last decade, it cemented that position through a series of expansion, including multiple speciality hospitals in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.It now has 194 medical facilities across 19 countries, according to the ADCB statement.Gulf News said that NMC was also the flagship around which Shetty built up a business empire in the UAE and elsewhere. Now, with NMC going into administration – and a step away from full-scale insolvency – the UAE arm of that empire is in relative tatters.The other arm, UAE Exchange Centre, is also under investigation, this time by UAE Central Bank.And it only took three months and 15 days for the whole edifice to crack, the report said. Shetty said in a statement: "Out of respect for due process and to allow the various investigations to quickly and independently undertake their mandates, I have refrained, to date, from making any extensive public statements."However, as I've said previously, I am carefully undertaking my own investigations of the information available to me, and I will make these findings known as soon as possible, and in the proper and appropriate manner."I am extremely eager and determined to bring to light the full facts, and the whole truth, around what has transpired to all stakeholders as quickly as possible. This is especially urgent in order to bring much needed support and reassurance to the thousands of dedicated doctors, nurses and healthcare workers of NMC Health, and in light of the current public health crisis."--IANSsan/vd