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FSSAI has launched a two-hour online training programme on #COVID-19, which is being conducted by 256 training partners. #IndiaFightsCorona

Register now 👉 https://fostac.fssai.gov.in/fostac/covidTraineeRegister.fssai
#IndiaFightsCorona:

📍Closure of Workplace during #COVID outbreak

▶️In case of one or two cases of #COVID19
▶️If there is a larger outbreak

#StaySafe https://t.co/6rhFea7qXi
.@MoHFW_INDIA has issued a fresh advisory for managing health care workers working in #COVID & Non-COVID areas of the hospitals.

For detail click on the link below:

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@PMOIndia #IndiaFightsCorona https://t.co/MMHllV4Dwx
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* उपयोगी जानकारी *

❇️ * जून, 2020 में सकल जीएसटी (वस्‍तु एवं सेवा कर) राजस्‍व संग्रह 90,917 करोड़ रुपये का हुआ। *

❇️ * वित्त वर्ष 2018-19 के लिए मूल और संशोधित आईटीआर दाखिल करने की अंतिम तिथि बढ़ा कर 31 जुलाई, 2020 की गई। *

❇️ * आईसीएमआर: पिछले 24 घंटे में 2.17+ लाख नमूनों की जांच हुई, अब तक कुल परीक्षणों की संख्या 88.26+ लाख के पार। *

❇️ * यूपीएससी ने भारतीय वन सेवा परीक्षा, 2020 समेत सिविल सेवा (प्रारंभिक) परीक्षा, 2020 के लिए उम्मीदवारों को अपने परीक्षा केंद्र बदलने की अनुमति दी। विजिट करें - https://upsconline.nic.in *

❇️ * एमएसएमई के वर्गीकरण और पंजीकरण की नई प्रक्रिया आज से प्रभावी। विजिट करें: https://udyamregistration.gov.in *

❇️ * #COVID मरीजों के साथ दुर्व्यव्हार न करें: सुरक्षित सामाजिक दूरी बनाए रखें, लेकिन उनकी देखभाल और ख्याल करने की आवश्यकता है। *
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* Useful Alerts *

❇️ * Rs. 90,917 crore gross GST revenue collected in the month of June. *

❇️ * Filing of original as well as revised ITRs for FY 2018-19 is extended to 31st July, 2020. *

❇️ * ICMR: 2.17+ lakh samples tested in last 24 hours, total tests cross 88.26+ lakh *

❇️ * UPSC allows candidates appearing for Civil services (preliminary) examination, 2020 including the India Forest Service Examination, 2020 to change their examination centre.
Visit : https://upsconline.nic.in *

❇️ * New classification & Registration process of MSMEs is effective from today.
Visit: https://udyamregistration.gov.in *

❇️ * Don't stigmatise people with #COVID: Maintain a safe physical distance, but remember that they need our care and concern. *
A new report by Dr Rajeev Jayadevan shows 106 deaths of doctors from #COVID in 3 months. Many staggering details on age groups hit. That story on @themojo_in today. Here I meet Rohan & Shobham, young sons of Dr Ripon Mallick, orphaned by the Virus. He was 50, his wife 45. https://t.co/mqogVbcxa9
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हमारी लड़ाई कोरोना से है, मरीजों से नहीं। आइए बदलकर अपना व्यवहार, कोरोना पर करें प्रहार। आइये इस भेदभाव को रोकें। #IndiaFightsCorona

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* Good morning, have a nice day ! *

* Useful Alerts *

❇️ * Recovery rate reaches near to 63%. Recoveries exceed active cases by more than 2.31 lakhs. *

❇️ * Karnataka starts COVID-19 antigen tests along with RT PCR tests in Bengaluru. *

❇️ * NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission launched the ‘ATL App Development Module’ for school children to transforming them from App users to innovative App Developers. *

❇️ * MHRD: Presents the National Awards to the Teachers. Participate in #NAT2020 by registering on https://nationalawardstoteachers.mhrd.gov.in *

❇️ * Locust control operations carried out from 11th April till 9th July 2020 in more than 2.83 lakh hectares area in the various states. *

❇️ * "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Let's inculcate these #COVID appropriate behaviour to protect ourself & others. *
Pmesh CS

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I know the #COVID-19 numbers in India are not looking good, but here are my (not so) random thoughts on it

We have 2 options – one, rant & rail against the ‘system’ and lament how it has let us down; second, do whatever we can to avoid getting infected & if infected, minimize adverse consequences to ourselves & others. If you belong to the first, you can stop reading now

How can we avoid getting infected? There’s no magic bullet, I’m afraid. This is primarily a “stick to the basics” approach. More difficult than it sounds.

First, maintain all precautions that we know help. These include masks (whenever you are not at home and not alone), physical distancing to the extent possible, and washing hands frequently. The 3 Ws – Wear a mask, Watch your distance, Wash your hands.

Masks work, and are probably the most important precaution given our current understanding that aerosols are the predominant mechanism of spread. The best is a well-fitting N95 mask, which is now widely available & not too expensive – you could re-use them too.

How can you optimally use an N95? Get 5 masks, and rotate their use – this is safe, burns less of a hole in your pocket, and is environment-friendly. The next best option is to use two masks – wear a surgical mask first, and a cloth mask over it for a snugger fit.

How physically distant need you be? The simple answer is “the more the better”. 6 feet preferable, but a minimum of 3 feet. Better still, avoid crowds as much as you can. Meet others only if absolutely necessary – most meetings can be done virtually.

Being outdoors is better than indoors, but while open gardens and parks are low-risk (where permitted by law), avoid large gatherings – whether they be weddings, parties, and yes, election rallies and religious (all religions) gatherings too.

Second, get your vaccine as early as you can. In India now, anyone over the age of 45 is eligible for the vaccine. Getting a vaccine gives you 70-80% chance of avoiding getting infected and 95% chance of serious illness. That’s as good as it can get.

There’s been a lot of noise about which vaccine to take. Anyone who strongly recommends one over the other is talking nonsense. There are no studies so far(& unlikely in the immediate future) to directly compare two vaccines to show which is better. So, take the first one you get

What about side effects of vaccines? We’ve heard of blood clots etc.
Yes, they do occur, but they are extremely rare events, and the benefits of taking a vaccine far outweigh the risks.

What happens if you do get #COVID_19? Yes, you still can get it even in spite of taking all precautions, and yes, even after you’ve taken the vaccine. Remember, none of this is 100% effective – but 70 to 95% effective is a whole lot better than 0%

Make preparations even before you get infected. Buy a thermometer and a pulse oximeter to keep at home. These are two important instruments you need in case you get infected.

First, don’t panic on getting a #COVID_19 positive report – 98% get through without major issues. Isolate yourself from others. You can do this at home if possible.

Chart your temperature using the thermometer, & your oxygen saturation with the pulse oximeter. Check both 2-3 times/day, the latter before & after a brisk 6-min walk. Make sure you drink enough fluids and keep yourself hydrated. Stay positive – you’ll get through this.

When should you be concerned and seek medical help? If your baseline saturation falls under 94% or if your fall in saturation before and after the 6-minute walk is 4% or more. Contact a hospital, and start proning yourself (lie chest down, back up)

What medicines should you take? If your oxygen saturation is fine & you have no symptoms other than fever, all you need is Paracetamol

There is some data that inhaled Budesonide helps you recover faster, but no hard endpoints like reduced mortality
There is no evidence to suggest that anything helps – including Favipiravir/ Ivermectin. Don’t waste your time desperately trying to procure them
What medicines help for #COVID_19? Unfortunately, very few. What definitely works is proning and oxygen (when saturation is low), and steroids (Dexamethasone) for moderate to severe disease.

But what about #Remdesivir#Tocilizumab and #ConvalescentPlasma?

#Remdesivir doesn’t help much, and certainly not in all patients; there is probably a small subgroup in which it helps – those requiring oxygen, but not sick enough that they require ventilation. And even here, it doesn’t reduce mortality, probably helps earlier recovery

#Tocilizumab also helps only in very specific subgroups – those sicker than described above, requiring rapidly increasing levels of oxygen or rapidly deteriorating respiratory parameters

My plea here is to please allow your physician to decide when Remdesivir/ Tocilizumab is required – there are very limited situations when they are beneficial & please don’t pressurize them to prescribe it – much of the shortage today is because of unnecessary prescriptions

There is even less evidence to support the use of #ConvalescentPlasma for COVID_19. almost all studies done so far have shown that it is of no benefit. Please don’t waste your time looking for a donor.

In short, these are difficult times, but each of us can do our bit to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and the world at large by some simple, but effective measures. Stay safe, folks, and we'll see this through.
IMPORTANT COVID RESOURCE: PLEASE SHARE: Below is the sheet by sheet #database of several #resources as prepared by our team. This is updated every day, and you can see real time results. If you wish to join the team to verify/add data. Please reach out.

1. Groups https://airtable.com/shrkkA4zqnFcl00tq Here is the database of all #whatsapp / #telegram #groups that are helping across India. If you know any group that helped - #covid, #plasma, #oxygen, #bed, anything - please reply to get them added here.

2. Oxygen https://airtable.com/shrZcDhIAqgeYDz7Q suppliers, manufacturers, distributors sourced from public and private information sources. A Pan India #list that can help procure cylinder, refilled, concentrator etc.

3. Hospital, Bed, ICU, Ventilator https://airtable.com/shrAnnLrE0Sq21YM0 contains contacts of hospital helpline, administrators, war rooms etc. that are related to procuring a bed pan india

4. Medicine/ Injections https://airtable.com/shr2pB9xuC86XlSE4 for remdesivir tocilluzamb chemists pharmacies etc. pan India

5. Helpline https://airtable.com/shro4xSa3rezV4HDv numbers of war room/control room

6. Govt officer https://airtable.com/shr7wWE0GiX7aQfmo contact for nodal officers etc.

7. Doctors/ Telemedicine consultation https://airtable.com/shrXuE9oL5HLsbH2v pan India

8. Plasma related https://airtable.com/shrtPR8HHxTkAqoch

9. Ambulance https://airtable.com/shrD6Z5fRITnKCRTD pan India

10. Testing labs, Diagnostic centres https://airtable.com/shrA0I4rCGr0EDBYP

11. Food/ Meal/ Hunger https://airtable.com/shrUIOyiZ1N5xAXi6

12. Quarantine, isolation, stay related help https://airtable.com/shrqsPvqAO5TdzzMN

13. Fever clinic, Primary health care, first contact https://airtable.com/shrkukmiCaf8Vljtt

14. CovidFYI team behind this https://airtable.com/shrA6gJhK4NuSSLwp

-From Simran Soni, Founder - CovidFYI

If you want to add your (or any) contact in this database, please fill the form https://forms.gle/ZHENz5Cs9xKQtuX99 or reach out to us.
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Not just for #frontline forest staff, this #exgratia covers individuals we recognise from #community #NGO #Government
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