Today’s Special

Nirbhaya’s Killers Executed After Seven Years

All four convicts of Nirbhaya gang rape – AkshayThakur (31), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Mukesh Singh (32) – were hanged at 5:30 an in Tihar Jail, Delhi. Their execution took place soon after their final petition was dismissed by the Supreme Court.

Convicts had petitioned before Delhi High Court

It was a hurriedly filed petition and their lawyer cited coronavirus as a reason for not filing petition with proper documents. They had petitioned multiple times to stall their execution over the past few months. And they managed to do so three times at the eleventh hour. The lawyer of Ajay Thakur even pleaded to send them to India-Pakistan border or to Doklam at the China border instead of hanging.

Their last days in prison

The convicts were kept in isolation in separate cells in the last hours. According to an official they hardly slept. Also, they refused a last meal or the last wish. The official further said that they were barely eating in their cells. One of them even begged for his life while he was led to the gallows. The Asia’s largest prison was on … Read the rest

Google Doodle Celebrates Handwashing To Prevent Infection

Today’s Google Doodle is devoted to Hungarian doctor Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, the first person to find health advantages of handwashing. He concluded and exhibited that if specialists practicing hand sanitization produced significant reduction in the transmission of infection.

Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis taught handwashing

He was named Chief Resident in the maternity facility of the Vienna General Hospital where he experimented with handwashing technique to the world. He was doing his residency at the hospital at that time when suddenly an unknown disease increased the death rate in new moms in maternity wards across Europe.

The disease was named “childbed fever” and the medical fraternity found it quite baffling and difficult to comprehend. But Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis was committed to find the real cause of the disease. He observed that the visiting specialists were transmitting the disease. His careful examination allowed him to see that the disease was transmitted to powerless moms through irresistible material from prior tasks and dissections.

Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis immediately made it a prerequisite for all clinical staff to wash their hands in the middle of patient assessments. And it worked well. … Read the rest

Britain Will See More Deaths From COVID-19: Boris Johnson

On Thursday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned of more deaths due to coronavirus while the chief scientific advisor of the government said that there could be 10,000 coronavirus infections in Britain.

Also, Britain and EU agreed to cancel face-to-face trade negotiations in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The negotiations were planned for next week in London.

UK PM Boris Johnson’s warning

He said that the virus was going to spread further. Flanked by the top scientific and medical advisors of the government, he made an announcement regarding the “delay-phase” of the government.

The British plan of containing the outbreak will work in three phases – containment, delay and mitigation. In the delay phase, the government will implement social distancing measures like reducing large gatherings and closing schools.

But he said that no public meetings would be cancelled and schools would remain open. At the same time, he warned that the advice could change if the virus spread further.

Boris Johnson faced criticism for delayed response

He agreed that the outbreak has triggered panic in the business, trade and every day life and the … Read the rest

Free Kidney And Urology Counselling At Mittal Hospital

Mittal Hospital and Research Centre organized free kidney and urology counselling camp. Kidney specialist of Mittal Hospital Dr Ranveer Singh Chaudhary and prostate and urology expert Dr Santosh Kumar Dhakd will provide free counselling to patients.

Dr Ranveer Singh Chaudhary’s advice

Dr Chaudhary said that people suffering from kidney problems due to diabetes and high blood pressure; swelling in body; releasing blood and protein in urine; nephrotic syndrome in children; problems related to urine; dialysis patients; people with one kidney and those that have got kidney transplant can take advantage of the camp.

Dr Santosh Kumar Dhakd’s advice

Dr Dhakd said that people suffering from urine problems like enlargement of prostate gland, blockage in urinal tube, urge to urine, slow drainage of urine and those that pass urine with sneezing and coughing can come to camp for counselling.

Advantage of the counselling camp

Patients will get uroflowmetry test free of cost on the prescription of doctors. Directory Dr Delip Mittal told that people were offered nephrology health package at a very attractive price to aware people about health and wellness on World Kidney Day. These packages will be available from … Read the rest

Say Namaste To Avoid Handshake Says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested his countrymen to greet people without touching each other. And he recommended the Indian way of greeting people with folded hands instead of regular handshake.

Do Namaste instead of handshake

Benjamin Netanyahu asked his countrymen to avoid shaking hands just he did. Namaste is the customary way of greeting each other with folded hands in India. His familiarity with Indian customs and traditions isn’t surprising because of his closeness to Indian PM Narendra Modi. He had been in India in January 2018 and Mr. Modi visited Israel in 2017.

Mr. Netanyahu recommended strong measures

He was speaking to the press after a review meeting to fight the spread of coronavirus in Israel. He said that several measured would be announced to prevent the spread of infection. He further said that they had taken select isolation and flight policies and measures for flights.

Coronavirus in Israel

Israel has banned public gatherings of more than 5,000 people and people are advised to avoid from going abroad. Today, there are 7,000 people in home-quarantine. There are 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus but … Read the rest

Coronavirus In India: Do’s And Don’ts To Remain Safe

In India, the biggest challenge with coronavirus is that people have little knowledge about the infection. They need to know how it spreads, how to check it and what are the preventive measures and treatment options.

Defeat coronavirus with awareness

There is much panic about this virus and infection. People are afraid of losing their lives due to infection. But the truth is that you can remain safe from coronavirus by taking the following measures.

  1. Wash hands frequently with soap
  2. Use hand sanitizer
  3. Don’t reuse tissue papers
  4. Always cover your mouth with tissue when coughing and sneezing
  5. Use hands to cover your mouth while coughing if you don’t have tissues
  6. Don’t sneak in front of the mouth nor cough
  7. Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth without washing hands
  8. Avoid contact with the sick
  9. Maintain safe distance from people and avoid shaking hands
  10. See doctor immediately for high fever and cough

Coronavirus has spread to 70 countries and infected almost 1 million people. WHO has declared coronavirus a global health emergency after the death of 3,000 people. India also has got the infection but there is more panic than awareness. … Read the rest