Daily Archives: 17/03/2020

Information Management in the context of COVID

  Information Management in the context of COVID-19  Rational for Data and Information for COVID-19 preparedness and response • For tracking of cases and contacts and to provide care and treatment • For rapid detection of new cases where the SARS- CoV-2 is not circulating; • To provide epidemiological information to conduct risk […]


National Training of Trainers for COVID-19 March 6, 2020 Samples to be collected • Essential samples: – Throat swab (oropharyngeal swab). – Nasal swab (Nasopharyngeal swab) • Other preferred samples: – Bronchoalveolar lavage – Tracheal aspirate – Sputum • In lab confirmed patients: – Blood – Stool and urine – Wide mouth sterile plastic containers […]

Covid management

 Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Directorate General of Health Services (EMR Division) Guidelines on Clinical Management of COVID – 19 This document is intended for clinicians taking care of hospitalised adult and paediatric patients of COVID – 19. It is not meant to replace clinical judgment or specialist consultation but […]

Black Death or Ebola. Pottery

Broken pottery reveals the sheer devastation caused by the Black Death A 14th century woodcut showing victims of the plague. (The National Library of Medicine) By Sarah Kaplan  Reporter May 25, 2016 at 12:13 a.m. GMT+5:30 Working in the quiet villages of rural eastern Britain, surrounded by well-tended gardens and quaint country homes, Carenza Lewis has […]