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AIIMS OPD Block Named After Freedom Fighter Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, Inaugurated by Union Health Minister

The Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, has inaugurated a new Out-Patient Department (OPD) Block at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, named after the renowned freedom fighter and also the first-ever Health Minister of the country, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur. Apart from this, the Union Health Minister also advised the AIIMS officials ..

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Three Bulk Drug Parks and Four Medical Devices Park to be established in India

On July 13, 2020, the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers finalised guidelines to select three bulk drug parks and four medical devices parks. Highlights The parks are to be set up at Bhatindia in the state of Punjab. Bhatindia has been selected as it has good connectivity of water and land availability. The state ..

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COPAL-19 application launched to track potential Plasma donors in Delhi

On July 1, 2020, the students of IIT-Delhi and AIIMS launched COPAL-19 mobile application to track potential plasma donors in Delhi. Highlights The application will store details about patients who have been discharged from AIIMS and also about patients who are undergoing treatment. It will also provide information about their blood groups. This will help ..

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5 Day Institutional Quarantine now Mandatory for COVID-19 Positive Patients in New Delhi

Until yesterday, COVID-19 patients who were pre-symptomatic or had mild symptoms were advised to self-quarantine themselves at their homes by staying in a separate room and using a separate toilet. This was as per a notice issued last month. Over the last couple of weeks, the COVID-19 cases are notable on the rise in the ..

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Rapid Antigen Test Kits recommended

On June 15, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research recommended the use of Rapid Antigen test kits along with RT-PCR in containment zones. Highlights The Antigen test kits will allow faster diagnosis. They will reduce laboratory examination. The maximum time taken by the Rapid antigen test to interpret positive or negative is 30 minutes. ..

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