Medica Group of Hospitals hosts COVID-19 virtual discourse

first_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Comments (0) Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The session took viewers through clinically oriented topics ranging from defining the disease to technicalities of managing COVID positive patientsMedica Group of Hospitals, hosted its first COVID-19 virtual discourse, highlighting, the subject – ‘Adopt the new normal – Let’s work together and build a safe and healthy future.’ Dr Alok Roy, Chairman, Medica Group of Hospitals and Chair -FICCI Health Services Committee enlightened viewers on how private hospitals should prepare to treat both COVID as well as non COVID patients. Sharing their experiences, the COVID Warriors, doctors, who have been frontliners, were other panelists, Dr Tanmay Banerjee, who spoke about ‘Defining COVID, Challenges and Outcome’, Dr Amitabha Saha, made a ‘Clinical presentation on Triaging and Imaging’, Dr Aviral Roy, highlighted the ‘Management and Myths surrounding COVID-19’ on behalf of the Medica Kolkata Critical Care team and Dr Prashanta Behera, Head, Critical Care Medicine, Tata Steel Medica Hospital, Kalinganagar, Odisha, shared his experience of handling positive patients successfully.The hour-long session took the viewers through clinically oriented topics ranging from defining the disease to the technicalities of managing COVID positive patients. On this virtual session, Dr Roy shared Medica’s overall journey in dealing with the current pandemic crisis. He stated, “We are treating COVID patients in six of our hospitals. Over 630 COVID positive patients have passed through our three hospitals in Kolkata, Kalinganagar and Gopalpur. We would sincerely like to offer our gratitude to the West Bengal Government for allowing Medica to test and treat COVID 19.” Speaking on the infrastructural and operational changes Dr Roy commented, “While Medica Group of Hospitals is treating COVID positive patients we are also curing non COVID critical patients equally. On an average our occupancy goes up to 47 beds for COVID patients. We are also offering tele-referral system to reduce consultant entry into COVID wards and teleconsultation service to reduce volume of physical OPDs.”The classical CT (Computed Tomography) findings and the importance of CT imaging in the cohort of COVID patients were explained by the doctors. The intricacies of various drug combination along with their and limitations were also highlighted during the webinar. Dr Aviral Roy, Consultant, Critical Care, Medica  Superspecialty Hospital, shared few of the salient features of the COVID -19 virus, conveyed, “Coronavirus is the successor of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which evolved in 2003 from China. This virus spreads primarily via respiratory droplets over 1.8m (6 feet). In early stage as the virus is of high compliance, we are using FiO2 (Inspired Oxygen Fraction) over PEEP (Positive end-expiratory pressure) during mechanical ventilation for better treatment. In Medica we are providing ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) dose steroids and Haemofiltration system for providing better immunity to the COVID patients.”Dr Banerjee, added “The last two and a half months have been challenging for all of us. We have learnt and grown together in our endeavour to better serve our patients while keeping our healthcare workers safe. The constantly changing guidelines and new studies have kept us on our toes. We are getting 60:40 male and female ratio COVID patients at our hospital. We have already discharged 64 COVID patients.” The clinical session was followed by a segment on the experience of Tata Steel Medica Hospital, Kalinganagar in Odisha. Dr Behera added, “Tata Steel Medica Hospital has been designated by the Odisha government as a COVID hospital and is the only one in the Jajpur district. 170 COVID positive patients have been treated till date with 87 having been discharged so far. We applaud the hard work of the team at Kalinganagar that is bravely taking the COVID-19 crisis head on.”The virtual session was ended by Dr Roy who shared important foresights not to underestimate the disease. Medica has been successful in transforming major infrastructural changes that made to keep the hospital safe for both COVID and non-COVID patients. No frontline warriors have been affected by COVID 19 at Medica. Additional sinks for hand washing, a fever clinic and thermal scanning facilities were set up as early as February. COVID beds were created and increased to meet the demand, with entire wards being put under negative pressure. Dr Roy acknowledged the COVID Warriors who worked tirelessly to stay abreast with the ever changing norms, making the hospital safe for all kinds of patients. He concluded the session by delivering the message that being prepared is the only way to survive this crisis. This is the new way of life and together, we will strive to make the world safe again. 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DATEV Challenge Roth by the numbers

first_imgMore than 250,000 visitors on race dayMore than 6,000 volunteers from the local county Having previously reported significant growth from international markets, this year’s DATEV Challenge Roth in Bavaria, Germany, has put down a marker as ‘the world’s largest triathlon’.The 15th anniversary of the race, which took place on Sunday 17 July, was also a golden one, as Jan Frodeno delivered a world record performance over the 226km distance. Frodeno’s time of 7:35:39 undercut Andreas Raelert’s former record of 7:41:33 by almost six minutes on the same course. Daniela Ryf of Switzerland took the women’s title at her first Challenge Roth with the third fastest women’s time ever achieved over triathlon’s long distance.The fast times achieved by the pros in recent years have certainly helped to boost media attention on DATEV Challenge Roth. The course has been the home of a number of past long-distance tri world records. (Chrissie Wellington lowered the world record time on all three occasions, 2009–2011, she raced Challenge Roth in Germany.)In addition to fast times, Challenge Roth has built scale. This year, the organising team at Challenge Family have highlighted strong growth in participation at Roth from emerging triathlon nations, but also from well established markets such as the USA and New Zealand.In addition to a mass of participating athletes, the event has a significant amount of spectator support and one of the world’s largest event expos, which extends around the DATEV Challenge Roth finisher stadium.By the numbers:72 nations were represented at DATEV Challenge Roth 2016Over 4,000 athletes registered for DATEV Challenge Roth 2016 across individual and relay teamsThere were over 6,500 athletes when including other events associated with the main raceMale finishers accounted for 84% of individual athletes racing at DATEV Challenge Roth 2016Female finishers accounted for 16% of individual athletes racing92% finisher rate for individual athletes at DATEV Challenge Roth 201696% finisher rate for relay athletesOverall, 93% finisher rate Relatedcenter_img More than 4,500m² expo area150 exhibitors35,000 visitors at the expoDuring his run, race winner Jan Frodeno reportedly experienced “many highs and lows” in the final kilometres; but in the end, the highs prevailed. And in his first interview at the finish line he said, “Now I understand why this is the greatest of all races.”Next year’s DATEV Challenge Roth takes place on 9 July 2017. Online registration for next year’s event opens on Monday 25 July 2016, at 10:00 CET.www.challenge-roth.comlast_img read more

Unranked Michigan sweeps No. 9 Minnesota

first_imgLucia said many of the Gophers problems would be solved if the usual offensive talent provided the scoring. It was forward Darian Romanko who scored the lone goal Saturday, just his third of the season.Minnesota’s offense is tied for 41st in college hockey. The team has not scored goals to send games into overtime or comeback.“Guys aren’t having the years that they want,” Sheehy said. “It’s a team effort every night, we’ve just got to come together these next 10 games and then [in the] postseason we’ve got to be great.”The team couldn’t find enough offense to come within reach, and by the time four minutes had passed in the first period, Michigan had scored the eventual game-winning goal.The Wolverines offense got scoring from the top-two lines, with a goal each coming from forwards Brendan Warren, Josh Norris and Cooper Marody.The message after Friday’s loss was that players, especially veterans on the team, needed a better start from the first drop of the puck, but the message Saturday was to get the team on the same page for the last 10 games of the season.“What we’re doing right now isn’t working and we know that,” Romanko said. “We’ve got to get everyone on the same page and just buy into the system.” Unranked Michigan sweeps No. 9 MinnesotaThe Gophers found the net once, after an early barrage of goals gave the Wolverines the lead.Max OstensoFreshman forward Brannon McManus celebrates after scoring his goal late in the third period against Michigan on Friday. Drew CoveJanuary 15, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintGophers players said after Friday’s loss that they would need a jolt of energy to turn the weekend around and beat the Wolverines Saturday.The team held a players-only meeting to ensure they saw a change before the next game.But No. 9 Minnesota (13-12-1, 4-9-1-1 Big Ten) didn’t have the jump on Saturday, and the Gophers finished winless in four tries against Michigan (10-10-2, 5-7-2-1 Big Ten) this season, losing the final game 3-1 and dropping the season series 0-3-1.“Tonight they got two quick ones,” captain Tyler Sheehy said. “We put ourselves in a hole like that, and it’s hard to come back.”Like Friday, Saturday began with the Gophers going down early. The first goal for Michigan came on its first shot of the game. The Wolverines padded their lead with another goal 3:06 into the game. Before the Gophers settled in, they found themselves down 2-0.“As the game progressed, sometimes we got in our own way,” head coach Don Lucia said. “The harder you try, the worse it gets. Then you start to become individualistic, and you don’t share the puck and make the right play because you’re trying too hard.”last_img read more

The market in minutes – Sussex

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Video: On the Internet, a viral video of Šmēdiņš and Norwegian…

first_imgA video in which Latvian beach volleyball player Jānis Šmēdiņš plays volleyball at the top of a mountain in Norway is becoming more and more popular on the Internet. Content will continue after the ad Advertising The Latvian “duo” duo Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Jānis Šmēdiņš visited Norway at the beginning of September, where they played a model game against Anders Mol and Kristian Sorum. The game took place in the northern archipelago of Lofoten, which is widely known for its many peaks, northern lights and its fishing industry. However, this time a volleyball court was set up by the sea, and the Latvian-Norwegian duo fought with 21:13, 21:17.However, the “entertainment” in Norway did not end there, as the Norwegians together with Šmēdiņš conquered one of the peaks as part of the filming of advertising and documentaries, while playing volleyball on the very top of the mountain. It is this intelligence has now become viral, gaining international popularity.“It simply came to our notice then. Such a pretty big event. At first it was just “hiking”. When we reached the bottom of the cliff, there was a bikini on the heels. Before that there was no fear of heights, but now that I was up there, I had unpleasant feelings. When I had to go down, when I was put down with a rope – I wouldn’t want to experience it anymore, ”Šmēdiņš told the LTV show“ Morning Panorama ”. At first “hiking” for about 40 minutes, then waiting for 40 minutes, because the Norwegians climbed to the top, but Sasha (Alexander Samoilov) refused. The climbing itself was not long, I climbed to the very top of the kayak and waited there for about 40 minutes while the Norwegians filmed commercials. I was put in two anchors, hooked to a rope and sat on the other side of the hill for 40 minutes. Well, I was leaning in when I had to go to the top. ”“It simply came to our notice then. When we climbed the first six meters, I realized that they were easy, but then you no longer see the mountain and only touch it. With my hands frozen, it was a challenge to climb up there. It wasn’t easy – would you do it again? Probably not. It was a good challenge, they wanted to try, they wanted to climb over themselves, ”adds Šmēdiņš. “We had five bombs with us and we didn’t drop anyone. At first we started to leave each other and catch them. Then we started passing, because at the top both platforms were sloping. One is higher than a meter, one and a half. It will be a documentary. We were interviewed a lot. 8 in the morning from home and in the evening from 20 to 22 only at home. There were a lot of videos. Most likely, the Norwegians will be the main ones and we will be in the background, some interviews. ”last_img read more

After another 74, Mike Weir seems unlikely to make cut

first_imgIt’s not official yet, but Utah resident Mike Weir will not be playing the weekend in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Kohler, Wis.Weir shot his second-straight 74 for a 4-over 148 total after two rounds of the PGA. Half the field — 78 golfers — was still on the course due to fog delays each of the first two days, and the projected cut is currently at 1 over par. The top 70 players and ties make the cut and Weir, who is in a tie for 104th place, has little chance to make it.In Friday’s round, Weir had four bogeys along with two birdies at No. 5 and No. 14.— Mike Sorensenlast_img

City lose to second half strike by Scans

first_imgBangkok Casuals Football League 2013Pattaya City FC were on their travels to play another mid-table fixture last weekend against the Scans in Bangkok. City started well and in an open game there were chances created at both ends of the field but neither team could find the finishing touch in an entertaining half of football that remained goalless at the break.  City came closest to scoring when new signing Alex Caliskan’s volley hit the bar and was cleared to safety.City could count themselves unfortunate again at the start of the second half when the tireless Emery’s curling shot also hit the underside of the Scans bar and a further good scoring opportunity was missed by Paul Fox.With luck seemingly not on City’s side today, it appeared inevitable that their opponents would be the ones to make the breakthrough and they duly obliged from a direct free-kick that the City keeper got a hand to but could not prevent from crossing the goal line.City’s response was immediate with Bryant having a shot saved at the other end and they put the hosts on the back foot for sustained periods of play but just couldn’t buy a goal today.  The final score saw the Scans taking maximum points with a 1-0 win.last_img read more

Dennis Rodman benched for Yao Ming at Pyongyang friendly?

first_imgPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Has Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star-turned pal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, been benched for Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming?The former Houston Rockets center and eight-time NBA all-star took center court in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, on Tuesday as Chinese and North Korean basketball players held a friendly match, part of a high-profile sports exchange between the two countries intended to help thaw ties that had been growing chilly over the past year.Senior ruling party officials turned up for the game, but Kim, who was famously serenaded with the birthday song by Rodman in Pyongyang in January 2014, didn’t attend.On the court, Chinese female basketball players who are visiting Pyongyang this week mixed together with North Korean female players to form two teams, called “Friendship” and “Unity.”The Unity team won the match, 107 to 106.Yao Ming, towering over everyone else in the stadium, congratulated the players at the end of the game.“Today’s friendly match will be a display of top basketball skills and the great sportsmanship of all the players from both of our countries,” Kim Il Guk, the North Korean minister of sports, said before the game began.After a period of frosty ties, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited China three times this year, and traditional proclamations of friendship between the two neighbors have been resurrected.Speculation continues as to whether Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea in return.Yao Ming, who at 7′6″ (2.29 meters) was one of the tallest players in the NBA, is the head of China’s Basketball Association.He arrived with a high-level delegation on Monday that includes China’s equivalent of a sports minister. In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, photo provided on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, by the North Korean government, Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming, center rear, poses for a group photo with Chinese and North Korean basketball players after their friendly match in Pyongyang, North Korea.(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)last_img read more

Shock and awe

first_imgBy Julian Bayard ONE of the most memorable performances in the history of the WGCA was seen in District division…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre

first_imgPictured at the RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre sponsored locally by OceanFeed Equine are Eddie Moloney on Cruicerath Flexianna, owned by USA Young Jumpers LLC who came 1st in the 6 Year Old Class with Gerry Warren, Sales Manager, OceanFeed Equine and Lisa Holland, Galway Equestrian Centre. Photo Martina Regan Pictured at the RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre sponsored locally by OceanFeed Equine are Francis Connors on Pembrook Milenia, owned by M. Meller Wrenwood Stables, Winner of the 7 & 8 Year olds class with Barry O’Connor, RDS Committee and Gerry Warren, Sales Manager, OceanFeed Equine. Photo Martina Reganprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email These are the 4,5,6 and 7 year old classes which qualified for this years Dublin Horse Show at Galway Equestrian Centre on Wednesday. Pictured at the RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre sponsored locally by OceanFeed Equine are Niall Mullins on Tink Again, owned by Niall who came 1st in the 5 Year Old Class and Gerry Warren, Sales Manager, OceanFeed Equine. Photo Martina Regan Pictured at the RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre sponsored locally by OceanFeed Equine are Catherine Thornton on Cashmans Diamond owned by Maurice Bingham who came 1st in the 4 Year Old class and Gerry Warren, Sales Manager, OceanFeed Equine. Photo Martina Regan The classes are sponsored by Milltown Company OceanFeed. Pictured at the RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre sponsored locally by OceanFeed Equine are Eddie Moloney on Cruicerath Flexianna, owned by USA Young Jumpers LLC who came 1st in the 6 Year Old Class with Gerry Warren, Sales Manager, OceanFeed Equine and Lisa Holland, Galway Equestrian Centre. Photo Martina Reganlast_img read more