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Pulse oximeters to monitor Covid-19 work less well for darker skin, UK warns

  • The warning concerned pulse oximeters, currently being used by many of those at risk of severe Covid symptoms to check their blood-oxygen levels.
The devices, clipped onto a finger, work by shining a light through a person's skin to measure the level of oxygen in the blood.(AP)
The devices, clipped onto a finger, work by shining a light through a person's skin to measure the level of oxygen in the blood.(AP)
Updated on Jul 31, 2021 11:13 PM IST
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Pulse oximeter, other medical devices get cheaper as Centre caps trade margin

The margin was capped by the government up to 70 per cent on Price to Distributor (PTD) level. The National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority said that the decision was taken to make medical devices affordable during the evolving situation of Covid-19 pandemic.
The imported brand of pulse oximeter showed a reduction of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,95,375 per unit, the ministry of chemicals and fertilizers said.(AFP Photo)
The imported brand of pulse oximeter showed a reduction of 2,95,375 per unit, the ministry of chemicals and fertilizers said.(AFP Photo)
Published on Jul 24, 2021 05:29 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

India received 17 consignments of medical aid from nations to battle Covid surge

Between April 24 and May 2, India has received 17 consignments – comprising essential medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators, cylinders of medical oxygen, ventilators and BiPAP machines, bedside monitors, anti-viral drugs, rapid kits to detect Covid-19 virus, pulse oximeters, N95 masks and personal protective equipment among others — from at least 14 countries.
Fourth consignment of medical supplies containing 60 ventilators arrives from the United Kingdom, at Indira Gandhi international airport in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)
Fourth consignment of medical supplies containing 60 ventilators arrives from the United Kingdom, at Indira Gandhi international airport in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)
Updated on May 04, 2021 11:32 AM IST
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ByShishir Gupta, New Delhi

Over 101k recoveries, 40 deaths in home isolation in Delhi so far, data shows

The report also stated that between June 22 and September 17, a total of 54,251 pulse oximeters were given to Covid-19 patients under home isolation.
Of the total patients prescribed home isolation, 2% had to be shifted to hospitals or Covid health centres as their condition worsened.(HT Photo)
Of the total patients prescribed home isolation, 2% had to be shifted to hospitals or Covid health centres as their condition worsened.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 02:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySweta Goswami

Patients flouting home isolation rules to be shifted to Covid centres

Delhi government reports show that in 20 days, the number of Covid-19 patients under home isolation has increased by 133% -- from 8,119 on September 1 to 18,910 on September 20 (Sunday). Active cases in the city during the same period have increased by 102% -- from 15,870 to 32,097.
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain’s office said field teams have been told to remain in frequent contact with neighbours of Covid-19 patients under home isolation to verify if these patients or families are violating protocols.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain’s office said field teams have been told to remain in frequent contact with neighbours of Covid-19 patients under home isolation to verify if these patients or families are violating protocols.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 03:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySweta Goswami, New Delhi

With hundreds of Oximeter centres, AAP gets ‘closer’ to people in Bihar

Taking the message from Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, party workers have fanned out with oximeters and are testing and counselling people to take precaution or approach the nearby hospital should their oxygen count be lower than 95%.
Kejriwal had in August appealed to AAP volunteers across the country to distribute oximeters in every village, as it had helped save lives in Delhi. He also urged people to donate oximeters. The strategy has been adopted in poll-bound Bihar in a big way. (HT Photo)
Kejriwal had in August appealed to AAP volunteers across the country to distribute oximeters in every village, as it had helped save lives in Delhi. He also urged people to donate oximeters. The strategy has been adopted in poll-bound Bihar in a big way. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 04:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByArun Kumar

Record 869k coronavirus tests conducted in a day

Over 70% of those infected by the disease have recovered so far. The total tests conducted in the previous 24 hours stood at 868,679 on Saturday, taking the cumulative tests to more than 28.5 million, the ministry said.
A Nagercoil Corporation worker leads a yoga session at a Covid Care Centre in Kanyakumari on Friday.(PTI)
A Nagercoil Corporation worker leads a yoga session at a Covid Care Centre in Kanyakumari on Friday.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 06:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt

Schools won’t reopen till Covid is beaten: Arvind Kejriwal

The chief minister also announced that from next week the Delhi government will start sending oxygen concentrators to the homes of Covid-19 patients even if they have recovered from the disease.
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked all stakeholders, including the Central government, the corona warriors and various organisations.(PTI)
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked all stakeholders, including the Central government, the corona warriors and various organisations.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 12:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySweta Goswami, New Delhi

Quick removal of bodies among 21-point minimum agenda for Covid-19 hospitals in Bihar

The directions, which were put out on Monday, also include expeditious issuance of the death certificate to patients, who succumb to Covid-19.
The guidelines asked doctors to treat Covid-19 patients with pre-diagnosed ailments, or comorbidities such as diabetes, a heart condition, etc; and keep a diet chart handy alongside each patient’s bed.(HT Photo)
The guidelines asked doctors to treat Covid-19 patients with pre-diagnosed ailments, or comorbidities such as diabetes, a heart condition, etc; and keep a diet chart handy alongside each patient’s bed.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 08:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByRuchir Kumar

Nearly 26% Covid-19 deaths in Gurugram reported in people above 61

Till Tuesday, the Covid-19 toll in Gurugram stood at 116, out of which 92 are men and 24 women. Data shows that the maximum Covid-19 toll is reported in the 61-70 age group, with 30 people succumbing to the illness.
According to the USA-based Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, older people are at a higher risk of developing complications due to Covid-19 infection.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
According to the USA-based Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, older people are at a higher risk of developing complications due to Covid-19 infection.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 07:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByArchana Mishra, Gurugram

No deaths in home isolation in 10 days, says Delhi govt

According to Saturday’s bulletin, 34 people died in a single day, which is the lowest number of deaths reported in a single day in a month.
The number of Covid-19 cases in the Capital now stands at 110,921, which includes 87,692 recoveries and 3,334 deaths.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The number of Covid-19 cases in the Capital now stands at 110,921, which includes 87,692 recoveries and 3,334 deaths.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 05:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Covid-19: A review of three medical approaches

There is a reliance on general supportive care, antiviral treatment, and immune modulation. But this is evolving
With exaggerated claims, it is difficult to determine the best treatment(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
With exaggerated claims, it is difficult to determine the best treatment(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 07:25 PM IST
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ByAnurag Agrawal

Delhi govt will set up ICU beds on a large scale at its 3 hospitals: Arvind Kejriwal

The rise in number of cases is a matter of concern but there is no need to panic as the COVID-19 situation is “still under control”, Kejriwal asserted.
Addressing an online media briefing, Arvind Kejriwal said Delhi has reported around 74,000 cases so far; of them, 45,000 patients have recovered.(ANI)
Addressing an online media briefing, Arvind Kejriwal said Delhi has reported around 74,000 cases so far; of them, 45,000 patients have recovered.(ANI)
Published on Jun 26, 2020 01:54 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Pulse oximeter for home quarantined Covid-19 patients in Delhi: CM Kejriwal

Coronavirus affects the respiratory system leading to breathlessness and all those patients will be regularly monitored by teams through calls and be provided assistance with oximeters to help them stabilise.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal informed that there are 25,000 active Covid-19 cases in Delhi and around 12,000 people are presently under home isolation.(PTI)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal informed that there are 25,000 active Covid-19 cases in Delhi and around 12,000 people are presently under home isolation.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 22, 2020 02:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
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