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June Almeida

The contributions of June Almeida in diagnostic use of electron microscopy which has helped in the early detection of the SARS CoV 2 is being discussed. About June Almeida is a Scottish virologist born in 1930 in Glasgow. She became a pioneer in viral identification, imaging and diagnosis despite having little formal education. She had ..

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PUSA: Decontamination Tunnel developed by ICAR

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute has developed PUSA decontamination tunnel. It was inaugurated on April 16, 2020 by the Union Minister Shri Kailash Choudhary. About the Tunnel The Tunnel includes foot operated water dispenser and soap. The tunnel also provides fogging for about 20 seconds. Also, it sources Quaternary Ammonium Compounds that are used at ..

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India restricts export ban of HCQ drug

On April 7, India announced restrictions on export of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) drug. What is the issue? India had imposed ban on export of HCQ drug to prevent the shortage of the drug in the country. The United States and 30 other countries including some of the SAARC countries have been pressuring India to remove the ..

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GoI launches 5 research projects to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

On April 3, 2020, the Government of India launched 5 research projects in order to control the spread of COVID-19. The projects neither focus on vaccines nor on medicines. GoI has been very clear and has also announced earlier that it is currently not into developing medicine for COVID-19. Rather the first priority is to ..

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Prana Vayu: Low Cost Portable Ventilator developed by IIT Roorkee

With only 40,000 ventilators in India, the demand for ventilators are increasing day by day as the number of cases of COVID-19 are increasing day by day. In order to fulfil the demands, IIT Roorkee has developed low cost portable ventilator called “Prana Vayu”. Highlights The portable ventilators are highly suited for the modified railway ..

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GoI: Guidelines for Quarantine issued

On April 5, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued guidelines for quarantine. According to the guidelines, the quarantine is separation and restriction of movement. It shall be applied to an individual or a group of persons. Key Highlights of Quarantine The Quarantine shall be preferably placed in the outskirts. The Quarantine facilities ..

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