Lucknow, July 13 (IANS) A surge of 28 new Covid cases in Sitapur district and 20 new cases in Sultanpur have become a cause of worry for the Uttar Pradesh government, especially since Covid cases in all other districts are showing an appreciable downtrend.The cases were recorded on Monday.A team of experts has been sent to these two districts to assess the reasons for the surge in cases.Health teams from the surveillance unit have reached Sitapur and Sultanpur to collect details. Samples of patients will also be sent for genome sequencing.Nodal officer Sitapur Dr P.K. Singh said, "The patients belong to three different areas. None of them has a travel history. Each of the 28 cases was asymptomatic. In fact, some of them were attendants of patients brought to the health facility. Strangely, they tested negative."In Sultanpur, 25 cases have surfaced in two days.Chief Medical Officer Dr D.K. Tripathi said 10 of these 25 belong to the same family while others are scattered over five villages."The source of infection in the family of 10 is a youth who returned from Kolhapur while the others belong to other villages. Containment and contact activities were carried out in all places," he said.Meanwhile, 96 new cases were reported from 33 districts till Monday night while 42 districts recorded zero cases.The new cases took the total to 17,07,446 of which 16,83,170 (or 98.6 per cent) have recovered. The state recorded two Covid deaths taking the total loss of lives to 22,700.There are 1,576 active cases now with three districts having zero active cases and another three having more than 100 active cases.--IANSamita/dpb
तिरुवनंतपुरम | पी.के. वॉरियर आयुर्वेद के ध्वजवाहक और केरल की पारंपरिक चिकित्सा प्रणाली के लोकप्रिय प्रतिपादकों में से एक वारियर का शनिवार को 100 वर्ष की आयु में उनके गृहनगर मलप्पुरम जिले में निधन हो गया। उनके निधन के बाद शोक व्यक्त करने का सिलसिला जारी है।
अपने निजी अनुभव को याद करते हुए पूर्व रक्षा मंत्री ए.के. एंटनी ने कहा कि एक दिन उन्हें तत्कालीन प्रधानमंत्री पी.वी. नरसिम्हा राव ने कहा था कि श्रीलंका के तत्कालीन प्रधानमंत्री सिरिमावो भंडारनायके अस्वस्थ थी और चलने में असमर्थ थीं, इसलिए कई चर्चाओं के बाद यह निर्णय लिया गया कि वह आयुर्वेदिक उपचार से गुजरेंगी।
एंटनी ने कहा, "यह तय किया गया था कि वह (सिरीमावो भंडारनायके) तिरुवनंतपुरम के लिए उड़ान भरेगी और केरल के राज्यपाल के आधिकारिक आवास पर रहेगी, जबकि वारियर के नेतृत्व में आयुर्वेद डॉक्टरों की एक टीम ने उनका इलाज शुरू किया। वह एक स्ट्रेचर पर आई थी और मैं उन्हें लेने के लिए हवाई अड्डे पर जाना था लेकिन इलाज के बाद, जब मैं उन्हें विदा करने गया तो मैंने उन्हें मुस्कुराते हुए और अच्छे से चलते हुए देखा।"
एंटनी ने कहा, "वॉरियर एक विनम्र और सरल व्यक्ति थे, लेकिन अपने विषय में ज्ञान का भंडार थे। आयुर्वेद के सबसे प्रमुख प्रतिपादकों में से एक ने हमें छोड़ दिया है, जो एक बहुत बड़ी क्षति है।"
वह इस साल जून में 100 साल के हो गए थे, लेकिन कोविड -19 से संक्रमित थे, जिसके बाद वे मूत्र संबंधी बीमारियों से पीड़ित थे।
वह आयुर्वेद उपचार केंद्र कोट्टक्कल आर्य वैद्य शाला के प्रबंध न्यासी थे, जो आयुर्वेद दवाओं का उत्पादन करता है।
वह 1999 में पद्म श्री और 2010 में पद्म भूषण के प्राप्तकर्ता थे। उनकी पत्नी स्वर्गीय माधविकुट्टी के वारियर एक कवि थीं।
केरल के राज्यपाल आरिफ मोहम्मद खान ने पी.के. वॉरियर के निधन पर शोक व्यक्त किया।
खान ने कहा, "एक चिकित्सक के रूप में, वह आयुर्वेद की वैज्ञानिक खोज के लिए प्रतिबद्ध थे। उन्हें आयुर्वेद के आधुनिकीकरण में उनके उत्कृष्ट योगदान के लिए याद किया जाएगा। एक मानवतावादी के रूप में, उन्होंने समाज में सभी के लिए अच्छे स्वास्थ्य और सम्मान के जीवन की कल्पना की। उनका निधन पीके वारियर चिकित्सा बिरादरी के लिए एक बहुत बड़ी क्षति है।"
केरल के मुख्यमंत्री पिनराई विजयन ने कहा कि वॉरियर के प्रयासों ने ही आयुर्वेद को दुनिया भर में एक नया आयाम और स्वीकार्यता प्रदान की है क्योंकि उनके मजबूत वैज्ञानिक आधार के साथ वे आयुर्वेद को पेश करने और प्रोजेक्ट करने में सक्षम थे। (एजेंसी)
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New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought response from the Centre on a plea seeking compensation of Rs 4 lakh to family members of the Covid-19 patients, who succumbed to black or yellow fungus.Earlier in the day, the top court, in its judgment on another plea filed by advocate Reepak Kansal and another seeking Rs 4 lakh ex gratia for families of Covid deceased, had held that the Centre failed to perform its statutory duty, under Section 12 of the Disaster Management Act (DMA), to issue minimum standards of relief in this regard. It directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to recommend guidelines for such ex gratia assistance within 6 weeks.A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, M.R. Shah and Vineet Saran issued notice to Centre on a PIL filed by Kansal, urging the court to direct the Centre and states to provide ex gratia monetary compensation to family members of those who succumbed to side effects or post Covid-19 complications i.e. black fungus, white fungus and yellow fungus etc. "The entire benefits/ex-gratia compensation under Section 12 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 for patients of Covid-19 may also be extended to the patients of post-Covid-19 disease i.e. black fungus, yellow fungus and white fungus etc," said the plea.Contending that injury was caused to citizens who have lost their family members due to side effects/post Covid-19 decease, it said: "There is a constitutional and legal obligation on the State and its different organs to take care of victims of the calamity and their family members, in the position of a guardian of parent of the people of the society."--IANSss/vd
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice on a plea filed by Matrix Cellular challenging a Delhi High Court order which refused to grant permission to release its oxygen concentrators seized by the Delhi Police amid the Covid-19 pandemic.A bench comprising Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, K.M. Joseph and B.R. Gavai said: "Issue notice, returnable in three weeks. Dasti, in addition, is permitted."Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, representing Matrix, argued that when no prices were fixed, how can it be a case of black marketing? He added that the scenario is similar to lawyers -- if prices are not fixed, then they will charge whatever they want. Rohatgi contended that every item included GST, and emphasised that if there is no price fixation, there can be no case of black marketing and hoarding. He pointed out that the magistrate has sealed Matrix Cellular's concentrators worth Rs 3.5 crore and which have become the case property now.On May 27, the Delhi High Court had dismissed a petition filed by Matrix challenging the seizure of oxygen concentrators and other Covid care equipment from its office by the Delhi Police. Justice Yogesh Khanna had observed that such a direction could not be issued when the investigation into the matter is at an initial stage. In the backdrop of acute shortage of oxygen concentrators amid the raging pandemic, the court had said that there was no illegality committed by Delhi Police when it seized the oxygen concentrators. The court also pointed out that the attendants of the patients were running from pillar to post to purchase concentrators.--IANSss/arm
Gurugram, June 18 (IANS) Amid a spike in the number of attacks on doctors in various parts of the country, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday staged a protest here, demanding implementation of central protection act for the healthcare workers.Vandana Narula, president of IMA, Gurugram, said : "We demand a zero tolerance on violence against health workers.""Around 1,500 doctors have died during Covid pandemic and it is now time for a central protection act for the health workers so that anyone who attacks a doctor or damages hospital property will be arrested under non bailable charges," she said.During the protest, doctors from IMA Gurugram wore black masks and created awareness about the situation of doctors in India.Sarika Verma, secretary of IMA, Gurugram, said: "88 per cent doctors are afraid of violence at their workplace and every death becomes a cause of stress in the hospital.No one can ensure whether the patient will remain alive or not and it is important to understand that doctors are on a very difficult task. There is no role of a violence in a civilised society." Doctor Karan Juneja said: "We as junior doctors have spent 15 months wearing PPE kits and performed our Covid duty, when patients' kin would not look after them. Nurses, cleaners, technicians, ambulance workers and junior doctors looked after patients till their last breath. Whenever a doctor died, it impacts the mental health of doctors from all over the country."Several doctors are hesitant to make their children doctors because of the fear of assault inside hospitals. This violence has gone on too long and has to end now," said a doctor.IMA members also submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi through Gurugram's Deputy Commissioner, seeking implementation of central protection act. --IANSstr/sdr/
Panaji, June 9 (IANS) The Goa government has issued show cause notices to private hospitals, who have delayed in informing the state administration about Covid-19-related deaths in their facilities, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.The Chief Minister's revelation comes a day after the opposition demanded his resignation, after the Health Ministry over Monday and Tuesday claimed that 72 Covid-19 deaths from August 2020 to May 2021, had been reported late by private hospitals in the state."The mistake has been made by them (private hospitals). They had not informed the government at all. We have issued them a show cause according to the Health Act. The process is going on," Sawant said.The Chief Minister also said that Goa was the only state in the country which recorded every single Covid death, which gave the impression that the state had a high mortality rate compared to other states."Compared to other states, Covid deaths are 100 per cent recorded, which is why (our numbers are higher)," Sawant said.The Chief Minister also said that even deaths in home isolation were reported 100 per cent with rare exceptions."In many cases, home isolation death cases are reported to the PHCs (public health centres). They are brought on record. There might be one or two rare exceptions... As far as I know, when the patients are in extreme condition, the patient is brought to the PHCs, there is not a single Covid death which has not been recorded in PHCs," Sawant said."Even a deceased, who has not been tested before, a throat swab is taken from the dead body. It is tested. Sometimes the body had to be held back for a couple of days for this purpose. The body has been released only after the results," Sawant also said.--IANSmaya/in
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