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by DrRatnadip
18 Aug 2020 14:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://m.timesofindia.com/city/pune/ci ... 602008.cms

more than 50% Pune residents in selected areas show covid antibodies..
by DrRatnadip
08 Aug 2020 11:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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Views: 623695

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Received this msg on whatsapp.. Its hard to believe that Dipak Sathe, my friend more than my cousin, is no more. He was pilot of Air India Express carrying passengers from Dubai in 'Vande Bharat Mission', which skidded off the runway at Kozhikode International Airport yesterday night. What is learnt...
by DrRatnadip
06 Aug 2020 17:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What would it take for the government to absorb cost of expensive drugs like Remdesivir or Tocilizumab? Can a scheme like direct benefit transfer linked to Aadhar work? The kind of footwork needed to procure these essentials that the mango man needs to do is simply going to seed a lot of negativity...
by DrRatnadip
06 Aug 2020 11:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

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Is it legally possible for local governments to compel private hospitals to treat covid patients? Maybe some national security law can be used to threaten prosecution for ones who do not comply if another more pertinent law is not available. It is simply impossible to manage a pandemic of this size...
by DrRatnadip
06 Aug 2020 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

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Is it legally possible for local governments to compel private hospitals to treat covid patients? Maybe some national security law can be used to threaten prosecution for ones who do not comply if another more pertinent law is not available. It is simply impossible to manage a pandemic of this size...
by DrRatnadip
05 Aug 2020 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

My deepest condolences to Ambarji and Mukhiji for their loss....
It is sad truth that every pt is not getting optimum care.. I expressed my fear few posts back that We are loosing salvagable pts in inadequately equipped and staffed setups..
by DrRatnadip
31 Jul 2020 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

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How much does these projects cost? Rough idea ... Very much interested in this effort as well, I will am unable to pm you. Admin: how to turn on PM ability? Land and equipment would be the major cost I think. I talked to a friend who has knowledge of the industry, it's at least 1Cr per ICU bed. The...
by DrRatnadip
31 Jul 2020 14:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

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Sicanta wrote:Btw, they did not offer you CGTMSE coverage instead of asking for collateral alone?

Email - removed


No sir.. We are still looking for ways to make our project work..
by DrRatnadip
31 Jul 2020 12:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sicanta wrote:
DrRatnadip wrote:


I would like to help here. Can you give me an overview of your project? And how you plan to finance it


Thanks for offer sir.. Pls PM me your mail, so I can share with u overview of our project..
by DrRatnadip
31 Jul 2020 11:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

India's banking sector shares blame for poor penetration of health services in India.. They just dont support young doctors.. Hospital is slow growing business.. initial two years is mostly loss making then after third year you can expect profit.. Banks dont give proper moratoreum period or cash cre...
by DrRatnadip
30 Jul 2020 23:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://m.timesofindia.com/viral-news/this-virus-has-a-cure-its-called-hydroxychloroquine-us-doctors-video-goes-viral/articleshow/77236226.cms Wouldn't it be a good idea to start giving HCQ to the population, as a malaria prevention, given it is monsoon, with the added benefit of covid? The irony i...
by DrRatnadip
30 Jul 2020 10:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

We are hardly getting pts from slum areas now.. Last month most cases were from slums.. Doctor, if this is the case can we allow it to happen safely to the rest of the population? To go from most cases to hardly any in a month means that herd immunity works right? This is getting attention around t...
by DrRatnadip
29 Jul 2020 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

57% of people in slums and 16% outside slums have been exposed to the China virus in Mumbai. From a serosurvey. Seems like overall, 40% of people have been exposed in Mumbai. Calculated IFR from the above seems to be between 0.05% and 0.1%. We are hardly getting pts from slum areas now.. Last month...
by DrRatnadip
24 Jul 2020 09:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

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https://m.timesofindia.com/city/pune/my ... 136530.cms

Mylabs gets approval for antigen kits.. Hope its widely available soon..
by DrRatnadip
23 Jul 2020 23:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

vijayk wrote:It is time for Center to set up 10000 bed hospitals in Mumbai, Pune, BLR, Chennai, Hyderabad and provide plenty of medicines


It is not difficult to build 10000 bed hospital sir.. Difficulty is to get experienced doctors, nursing and support staff to run it..
by DrRatnadip
23 Jul 2020 23:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^ Seems like a made up news. We are good extremely well. Our mortality rate is very low. People are getting admitted in hospitals, treated getting well. Please don't spread doom and gloom. None is warranted. Saar these are not made up news. Someone in my wife’s family recently died due to heart co...
by DrRatnadip
23 Jul 2020 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Very clearly, the MH administration does not know what to do when presented with a bill after eating happily for years. It seems like many state governments all over India are struggling. Look @ BLR as well...I think an article about a front line Doctor dying due to being denied by Private Hospital...
by DrRatnadip
23 Jul 2020 13:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Are discharged patients kept under some kind of quarantine? Some discharged patients have seemingly been re-admitted and thus, they still do carry (low) viral load? That can be an infection source for the rest, and the recovery process isn't that simple nor easy? Discharged pts are advised home qua...
by DrRatnadip
23 Jul 2020 13:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^ sad news.. RIP brave doctor..
by DrRatnadip
23 Jul 2020 11:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

One wonders how many such unreported deaths may be present in other Indian cities. Anecdotal reports that I'm getting from family and friends in Mumbai paint a scary picture. UT is like a deer caught in the headlights. He had zero administrative experience before becoming the CM and he just wasn't ...
by DrRatnadip
23 Jul 2020 11:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

- As antibody tests are gettinge widely available , it is increasingly clear that number of infected is much more than official numbers.. In huge population like India it is near impossible to know exact number of infected , especially since most of infected are asymptomatic.. - Govt is yet reluctan...
by DrRatnadip
22 Jul 2020 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://images.livemint.com/img/2020/07/15/600x338/PTI01-05-2020_000241A_1593075143718_1594815752928.jpg we use this darth vader mask in theatre on covid theatre lists...what is he doing with this..with people around in clothes mask that too w/o nose covered :eek: sir many non medicos are using the...
by DrRatnadip
22 Jul 2020 15:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Many elderly pts ( around 60 %) , even those with comorbidities improve relatively well.. Pts who present late i.e those require ventilation within 24 hrs of admission have poor outcome.. I think so called " happy hypoxia " is at play here.. Pt dont realise about gross lung damage untill ...
by DrRatnadip
22 Jul 2020 15:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Many elderly pts ( around 60 %) , even those with comorbidities improve relatively well.. Pts who present late i.e those require ventilation within 24 hrs of admission have poor outcome.. I think so called " happy hypoxia " is at play here.. Pt dont realise about gross lung damage untill ...
by DrRatnadip
22 Jul 2020 12:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

still used prophylactically and in mild to moderate cases with good results.. One doctor friend I know who was using HCQ for 9 weeks got infected. He stayed in the same clinic where he worked in Hyd for 10 days. He is fine now. He is back home. He feels because of HCQ, his symptoms were mild. He sa...
by DrRatnadip
22 Jul 2020 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Thank you for your insights DrRatnadip. How often do you see aged patients with co-morbidities do well after severe covid ? How long does Remdesivir take to act ? Many elderly pts ( around 60 %) , even those with comorbidities improve relatively well.. Pts who present late i.e those require ventila...
by DrRatnadip
22 Jul 2020 00:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Gyan wrote:Whats the status on use of HCQ?

still used prophylactically and in mild to moderate cases with good results..
by DrRatnadip
22 Jul 2020 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

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India must look beyond western mega pharma for answers. Several other countries are effectively repurposing drugs and using them without a huge cost impact. https://www.trialsitenews.com/how-a-grass-roots-health-movement-led-to-acceptance-of-ivermectin-as-a-covid-19-therapy-in-peru/ Trials that rep...
by DrRatnadip
18 Jul 2020 16:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

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Krita wrote:Thyrocare is offering Covid Antibody test for 699 including collection and tax.
They will collect sample at home and the results will take up to 72 hrs. Booking can be done through onemg and Netmed.
How accurate is this test?


Most available kits in market are fairly accurate..
by DrRatnadip
18 Jul 2020 14:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^ Thanks for sharing the picture from a medical professionals point of view. Absolutely makes sense, but also it explains why patients are unfortunately turned away in many places. - There is in general ignorence about insurence in common public.. many people have no provision for possible healthc...
by DrRatnadip
18 Jul 2020 11:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

- 1.5 L for 3 days seems exagerated .. It is wrong if somebody is charging this much.. Unless pt asks for super delux facilities average charges are between 6 k to 10k - Number of Investigations required for Covid pts are higher than usual and they constitute large part of pts bill.. - As I mentione...
by DrRatnadip
17 Jul 2020 11:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Cases in Pune and PCMC are rising at alarming rate since last wk.. Even private hospitals in most peripheral areas are full.. People needing treatment for non covid illness are also suffering ..Ventilator shortage is a big problem... But bigger problem is availability of staff for nursing , cleaning...
by DrRatnadip
30 Jun 2020 14:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

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-Spirometer is better than simple balloon.. -Usual recommendation is set of 10 breaths , 5 times/ day.. -Ventilation perfusion mismatch is common in elderly, bed ridden and post operative patients..This means there are few alveoli (air sacs) who have blood supply but no air flow and vice versa.. De...
by DrRatnadip
29 Jun 2020 21:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

One question for doctors. In Dr. Sandhya's video, on lung exercises she mentions blowing up a balloon. I have a 3 ball Respiratory Spirometer Lung Exerciser (dad had bought it a while ago). https://www.infihealthcare.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/respiratory-exercisor.png Can I use it instead of b...
by DrRatnadip
23 Jun 2020 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

-Favipiravir is included in official treatment protocols in maharashtra..

-It will be used as ALTERNATIVE to Hcq in moderate symptomatic cases and mild symptomatic with comorbidities..

-HCQ No Longer recommonded in asymtomatic and mild symptomatics without comorbidities..
by DrRatnadip
20 Jun 2020 23:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^So will Favipiravir will be included in to standard treatment protocol for most patients in India? INR 3,500 for the entire course is reasonable. Russians are at least swearing by Favipiravir. So hopefully it helps as much as possible. Perhaps in a week or two, we will see the effect of this drug...
by DrRatnadip
20 Jun 2020 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834104

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Read that both Favipiravir and Remdesivir have gotten approval for Covid treatment. Dunno about Favipiravir, but Remdesivir seems to be expensive at approx INR 60,000 for entire course. I do hope the above drugs decrease fatality and improve recovery times. Also read that Covid "immunity"...

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