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Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog
“Over the past several months, the world has been facing an unprecedented public health crisis in the form of Covid-19. States and union territories have been equal partners of the Central Government in managing the Covid-19 outbreak in the country. While there is much to be gained by learning from global practices for tackling the pandemic, it is equally important to take note of practices that are grounded in our realities. Instead of expecting every state to reinvent the wheel, dissemination of such practices allows them to learn from each other and help find solutions to common problems.”
70% of India’s active Covid caseload from 8 states
The Active Caseload of India stands at 4,55,555. Present contribution of Active Caseload to India’s total positive cases is 4.89%. About 70% (69.59%) of the total Active Cases is contributed by eight States/UT i.e. Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. Maharashtra leads the tally with 87,014 total active COVID cases. Kerala has recorded 64,615 active cases, while Delhi follows with 38,734 total active cases. Total recovered cases in India have crossed 87 lakhs (87,18,517).The national recovery rate stands at 93.65%.
Delhi has infrastructure to vaccinate all of its residents as soon as a vaccine is out
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said that they have the infrastructure and capacity to vaccinate all of the national capital’s residents as soon as a vaccine is out. “In Delhi, three times testing is being done as compared to the rest of the country. We have the infrastructure and capacity to inoculate the entire population of Delhi as soon as the vaccination is out,” Jain told news agency ANI. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that there should be no ‘VIP or non-VIP categories’ for vaccinating people as each and everyone’s life is crucial. Priority should instead be given to ‘corona warriors’, those having comorbidities and vulnerable groups such as senior citizens. Delhi has so far logged 551,262 coronavirus disease cases, which include 38,734 active cases, more than 500,000 recoveries and 8,811 deaths.
4kg tumor successfully removed from a 64-yr old man’s leg
An expert team headed By Dr. Tanveer Abdul Majeed, Surgical Oncologist, Zen Multispeciality Hospital, Chembur, performed a three-hour complicated surgery to extract 4 kgs and a 43 by 20 by 18 cm tumor from a 64-year-old man’s leg amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Majeed said, “A lazy S incision over the left thigh was taken, skin flaps were raised with adequate soft tissue cover over the tumor, complete wide excision of the tumor was performed taking care to prevent damage to blood vessels and nerves without compromising adequate oncological clearance. A part of vastus medialis and rectus femoris muscle was sacrificed along with exterior patellar reticulum enbloc all along the knee joint cavity was safeguarded. Since the attachment of vastus intermedius was sacrificed this was followed by musculoplasty to reattach the detached muscle for adequate extensor functioning. The surgery lasted for grueling 3 hours and there was 350 ml blood loss.”