A stakeholders consultation with medical devices industry association and civil society group was held in NPPA on July 1 wherein it was stressed that all the manufacturers/importers of critical medical equipment shall ensure sufficient availability of the same in the country. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | It’s not business as usual, not the time to profiteer in public health emergency, says NPPA
Health emergency response data system
“Every time I’ve been asked advice on a new outbreak approach overseas, I’ve walked through the environment to see where things can go wrong and try to understand human behaviour.” … [Read more...] about Questions over delay in Victoria’s response to problems with hotel quarantine system
"To deal with an epidemic or a natural disaster, the government will need to mobilize and organize a huge amount of medical resources very quickly to support severely affected places. One practical solution is a temporary hospital. But its construction requires a certain period of time and a very large input of manpower. … [Read more...] about More hospital ships needed for emergencies, adviser says
The COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged most of the first world countries, causing large scale virus-induced morbidity and mortality, is also taking a heavy toll on India, though on a much lower scale as compared to developed countries like the United States, Russia, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom and Germany, in terms of affected population per million. … [Read more...] about How reliable is India’s data on COVID-19 deaths?
SYDNEY: Japanese stocks ended higher on Friday as strong US jobs data provided assurance that recovery in the world's largest economy was well under way, though investors remained cautious as Tokyo reported a spike in COVID-19 cases. The benchmark Nikkei average rose 0.7 per cent to close at 22,306.48, taking a positive cue from a record surge in US June payrolls and Wall Street's overnight rally. But for the week, it was down 0.9 per cent. Japan's capital city of Tokyo confirmed more than 100 COVID-19 cases, its highest daily tally in two months, for two days in a row on Friday. Although chief cabinet secretary said there was no need to reintroduce a state of emergency, traders said fund managers were adjusting portfolios for a possible redeployment of coronavirus-induced restrictions. Potential beneficiaries of lockdowns or other restrictions led the gains, with gaming company Nintendo advancing 3.6 per cent and medical data platform M3 jumping 4.5 per cent. Meanwhile, … [Read more...] about Nikkei rises on upbeat US jobs data; virus spike in Tokyo checks gains