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ICMR gives suggestion for COVID Management in Pondy

Puducherry, Oct 29 (UNI) Scientists from Indian Council Of Medical Research (ICMR) has suggested that positivity rate in respect of RT-PCR tests needs to be further reduced in the Union Territory and the test be done in more number by identifying source of infection and pockets of spread.

Lt Governor Kiran Bedi in a social media post on Thursday said that the scientists Dr Prabhdeep Kaur and Dr Ganesh who participated in a briefing to the LG suggested that case analysis of positive needs to be done to identify the source of infection and the link to school, industry ,workplace or any new openings like cinema/bars etc. With the tapering down of the number of positive cases, tracing of secondary /extended contact to be strengthened so as to prevent formation of any cluster, they said.
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GHMC low voter turnout: Rights without responsibility cannot be sought : Sajjanar

01 Dec 2020 | 10:06 PM

Hyderabad, Dec 1 (UNI) In the backdrop of low voter turnout in the GHMC elections 2020, Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar on Tuesday evening said that a person, who has not been responsible enough to step out of the comforts of his home to vote at least once in 5 years has no right to seek welfare schemes from the Government nor will he retain the right to question for development.

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Chennithala alleges Govt spends public money to protect political killers

01 Dec 2020 | 9:56 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 1 (UNI) Opposition leader in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday alleged that CPI(M)-led Left Government had spent a huge amount of public money to protect killers of two Youth Congress activists.

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Apollo recovery clinic saves an octogenarian Covid survivor with severe heart disease

01 Dec 2020 | 9:55 PM

Hyderabad, Dec 1 (UNI) Apollo Hospitals here on Tuesday claimed that its Cardiologists team saved the life of an 83-year-old Covid survivor male patient, who is suffering with Hypertension, Mild coronary Artery Disease, COPD, severe Degenerative Aortic Valve Disease, Severe Aortic Stenosis and Mild Aortic Regurgitation by performing a critical cardiac procedure – ‘ Trans Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).’
This is the first patient in the twin Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to undergo this procedure post Covid recovery , even in the country no data was available on this being performed earlier, the hospitals also claimed in a release here.

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14 TDP MLAs suspended from Assembly on second day

01 Dec 2020 | 9:42 PM

Amaravati, Dec 1 (UNI) The second day Andhra Pradesh Assembly session witnessed uproarious scenes on the second day and the Speaker suspended 14 opposition Telugu Desam party MLAs for the day.

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Dr Reddy's, RDIF commence clinical trials for Sputnik V vaccine in India

Dr Reddy's, RDIF commence clinical trials for Sputnik V vaccine in India

01 Dec 2020 | 9:34 PM

Hyderabad, Dec 1 (UNI) Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Limited and Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced on Tuesday that they have commenced adaptive phase 2/3 clinical trials for Sputnik V vaccine in India after receiving the necessary clearance from the Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli, India.

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