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Fabiflu 200 mg. has been priced at Rs.103 per tablet by Glenmark. After my inquest, I found, already there exists a brand of Favipiravir in the Indian market with the brand name ‘LIVFAVIR’ marketed by a Mumbai based company Livealth Biopharma Private Limited --- and a ten tablets strip of Livfavir 200mg. costs Rs.200 --- means Rs.20 per tablet (less than 1/5 of Glenmark brand).
(Livealth Biopharma Private Limited is a vertically integrated pharma company manufacturing and selling high quality medicines and APIs. It has become a 120 crore company within 3 years of its inception.)

From unconfirmed sources, I have come to know that the molecule Favipiravir which is being used in Japan in the treatment of influenza (brand name ‘Avigan’) since a long, costs around Rs.160 in Indian currency for ten tablets.

Glenmark has received the manufacturing and marketing approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). That surprises most --- how the government authorities turn a blind eye on such far reaching issues.


Pran Vayu Ventilator showing good results at Rish
AIIMS Rishikesh calls Prana-Vayu ventilator successful in terms of medical technology


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The “Prana-Vayu” ventilator is specially designed to keep the cost low and at the same time to incorporate all the features of an advanced ICU ventilator in it. AIIMS Rishikesh has called this ventilator successful in terms of medical technology after due testing done in various medical conditions.

This ventilator was developed about two-and-a-half-months ago in joint collaboration with IIT Roorkee and AIIMS Rishikesh. The ‘Prana-Vayu’ ventilator can be used for various life-threatening medical conditions requiring a life support system.

After testing the ventilator for various simulated medical conditions, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh described this ventilator as beneficial for use in serious diseases.



The five-member team of AIIMS doctors confirmed its technology and the reliability after testing it at AIIMS’ Advanced Simulation Lab. The advanced features and the low cost of the ventilator are considered as a boon to the medical field.

The team of inventors includes Dr Debendra Tripathy from the Department of Anaesthesiology, AIIMS Rishikesh and Prof Akshay Dvivedi and Prof Arup Kumar Das, both from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, IIT Roorkee. A self-motivated team of doctoral and bachelor level students of IIT Roorkee helped the inventors at different levels of development.

On the occasion of the testing, AIIMS Director Padmashree Professor Ravikant pointed out that this ventilator has been developed at a time when the global pandemic is underway and when there are not enough ventilators available for the treatment of Corona patients.

He said that this collaborative achievement of AIIMS Rishikesh with IIT Roorkee will undoubtedly prove to be a boon in saving the lives of patients with severe conditions.

Professor Ravikant congratulated the team for having developed a low-cost ventilator with advanced capabilities in record time. He said that this ventilator had been tested several times in the laboratory and presently the trial for various simulated serious diseases condition had also been successful.

Prof Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee said, “This ventilator uses only indigenous components and can become a torchbearer of the government’s Make in India campaign.”

This very low-cost ventilator was invented in the month of April this year. It is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and facilities to manage a wide range of critical illnesses. The control and monitoring of the ventilator can be done wirelessly.

The ventilator is designed in such a way that it can be used even in makeshift ICU or ICUs without a compressed air supply. The team has built the ventilator using Make in India components, thus substantially reducing the cost of the ventilator.

The starting cost of this ventilator is Rs 25 to 30 thousand.

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Delhi govt revises COVID response House to house screening by Jul 6 rigorous monitoring
PTI June 24, 2020 22:40 IST

New Delhi, Jun 24 (PTI) With the number of coronavirus cases continuing to rise in the national capital, the Delhi government Wednesday issued an eight-point revised COVID-19 response plan to contain the spread of the disease.
Among other things, the revised plans include completing house-to-house screening for coronavirus by July 6, admitting COVID-19 positive patients in highly dense area to care centres and CCTV/drone monitoring to prohibit movement inside containment zones.
The plan also states that highly suspected cases testing negative on Rapid Antigen Test should be examined again using the gold standard RT-PCR test.
A high-level committee set up by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday recommended quarantine of contacts of all COVID-19 positive cases in Delhi and re-mapping of all containment zones to check the rapid spread of the coronavirus infection in the national capital.
According to the revised plan, COVID-19 positive patient or cluster cases in the highly dense areas will be sent to the Covid Care Centres as per the Health Ministry's guidelines.
According to the revised response plan, the review and redesigning of containment zones will be done by June 26.
A house-to-house screening will be completed by June 30 in containment zones and for the rest of Delhi by July 6, in a mammoth exercise, as per the revised plan.
The plan document states that cases reported from containment zone represent only 19 per cent of the infections, which implies the successful implementation of containment strategies in Delhi.
"Epidemiological analysis of new cases shows that majority of cases are presenting as isolated sporadic cases and become cluster of cases. Forty-five per cent of the cases are showing features of clustering," is says.
Active case search in containment zones and vigorous contact tracing of COVID positive patients will be undertaken to analyse the reasons for clustering, the plan said.
The containment zones will be redefined in line with the guidelines of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and active case search will be done in containment zones.
"Testing of suspects will be augmented by universal application of Rapid Antigen Test. An Incident Command System/District level COVID Control Room lead by DM of the concerned district and technically assisted by Senior Public Health Specialist deputed from either MCD (DHO) Medical Colleges faculty with IT Support and manpower will be established at each DM office," the plan said.
Rapid antigen test which is currently being utilised for screening of population in the containment zones as per ICMR guidelines shall be strictly followed, it said.

According to the recommendations of the MHA committee, the assessment of the existing containment zoning plan and developing a revised zoning plan with adequate buffer zones as per Health Ministry's guidelines will be completed by June 26.
“A geographical area once declared as containment zones shall follow the strict containment (perimeter control) with active case search inside the containment zones and there shall be a sufficient surrounding buffer zone," it said.
Teams will be deployed for daily case search, testing and isolation. According to the plan, police shall be deployed to enforce physical distancing measures and prevention of intermixing of the population inside the containment zones. The policemen will have to ensure strict perimeter control and "absolute restriction of outward and inward movement of the population".
The administration will have to supply essential commodities inside the containment zones and there shall be strict CCTV/drone monitoring to prohibit movement inside, the plan said.
"Imposing fine on those breaching the rules as is being done currently shall be further augmented," it said.
Currently, there are 266 containment zones in the national capital.
From Friday-Sunday, 3,000 or more fresh cases were being reported per day in the national capital.

On Monday, 2,909 cases were recorded. On Tuesday, Delhi reported the highest single-day spike of cases of 3,947 while on Wednesday, 3,788 fresh cases were reported taking the tally over the 70,000 mark.

(This story has not been edited by THE WEEK and is auto-generated from PTI)

Delhi govt revises COVID response House to house screening by Jul 6 rigorous monitoring

Delhi govt revises COVID response House to house screening by Jul 6 rigorous monitoring


House-to-house screening by July 6 in Delhi govt’s 8-point revised plan to tackle Covid-19

The plan includes conducting sero-survey of 20,000 people across districts in the national capital and house-to-house screening by July 6, among other measures.

INDIA Updated: Jun 24, 2020 16:45 IST | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
Hindustan Times, New Delhi

File photo: CATS ambulance staff in PPE suits and doctors of LNJP Hospital in New Delhi.

File photo: CATS ambulance staff in PPE suits and doctors of LNJP Hospital in New Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

In a bid to fight the coronavirus challenge in the national capital, the Delhi government has come up with an eight-point ‘Revised Covid Response Plan’ in line with the recommendations from Dr VK Paul committee.
The plan includes conducting sero-survey of 20,000 people across districts in the national capital and house-to-house screening by July 6, among other measures.
Earlier in the day, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said he has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, urging him to roll-back the order, issued by Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal.



Delhi govt prepares eight-point 'Revised COVID Response Plan' in line with recommendations of Dr VK Paul committee. The plan includes conducting sero-survey of 20,000 people across districts and house-to-house screening by July 6, among other measures.


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The order requires Covid-19 patient - who had tested positive through the real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test - to be taken to a Covid-19 Care Centre (CCC) for a clinical diagnosis of the viral infection symptoms.
“It’s not a matter of Amit Shah model versus Arvind Kejriwal model of fighting Covid-19. It’s about ensuring minimum inconvenience to the public and also the administrative machinery fighting against the pandemic is not overburdened,” Sisodia said during a virtual briefing today.

On Monday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that all those under home-isolation will be provided with pulse oximeters to measure oxygen levels every few hours.
“Once you are well, you can return it to the government,” the Delhi CM said adding that the Covid-19 situation, as of now, seems to be stabilizing.
“Patients under home-isolation can monitor their oxygen level and in case of drop, they can call on a number that we will provide and our team will immediately visit and administer oxygen to the patient. The patient will be rushed to the hospital if there is a requirement,’ he stated.
The situation in the national capital paints a grim picture as the Covid-19 cases here have now crossed the 66,000-mark. On Wednesday, national capital’s Covid-19 tally stood at 66,602. So far, Delhi has reported 2,301 coronavirus fatalities while 39,313 patients have beaten the deadly contagion.