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MOM: AP Government buys from Indian Navy for COVID-19 patients

The Andhra Pradesh Government is to buy Multi-feed Oxygen Manifold developed by Indian Navy, Vishkhapatnam to meet the requirement of oxygen supply to COVID-19 patients. Initially the Indian Navy provided the equipment free-of-cost to the Andhra Pradesh Government. Highlights The portable MOM equipment was designed by Naval Dockyard Vishakhapatnam using a six-way header and a ..

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Government Scientific Advisor issues manual for Homemade Masks

On March 31, the Scientific Advisor of Government of India issued guidelines to make masks at home. He also insisted that these masks are 70% safer and effective in containing the spread of the Virus. Highlights The Guidelines insist people living in densely populated areas to wear masks. This will help prevent the virus from ..

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Domestic Manufacturing of Medical Devices approved by Cabinet

On March 21, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the Medical Device Park Scheme. The scheme is to be implemented for the next five years. The GoI has approved Rs 13,760 crores for the scheme. The amount is mainly to be used in medical devices and drugs production. Highlights The scheme aims ..

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PM Modi addresses the Nation: Introduces “People’s Curfew”, Economic Response Task Force to fight Corona Virus

On March 19, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on combating Corona Virus. The PM introduced People’s Curfew during his speech. He also said that Economic Task Force is to be implemented under the Finance Minister. Highlights PM Modi introduces “Hum Swasth, toh Jag Swasth” mantra to fight COVID-19. This means “The World ..

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Dr B.K. Misra named for 2018 Dr B.C. Roy National Award as eminent medical person of the year

Mumbai-based eminent neurosurgeon Dr B.K. Misra was named for prestigious Dr B.C. Roy National Award for year 2018 as Eminent Medical Person of the Year. It is highest medical honour of India and will be bestowed upon him by President Ram Nath Kovind in July 1 , 2019 on the occasion of National Doctors Day. ..

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