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Here’s everything you need to know about Delta Plus variant of coronavirus

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The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said that around 40 cases of the Delta Plus variant of coronavirus have been found in three states of India. Delta plus variant, which is a mutation of the Delta variant, has now been classified as ‘variant of concern’ by the health ministry.

Here’s everything you need to know about Delta plus variant:

1. The Delta Plus strain is a mutation in the Delta or B.1.617.2 variant of coronavirus, which was first detected in India and is believed to be the reason for the deadly second wave. Delta plus is believed to be faster-spreading and may be more resistant to existing treatment protocol.

2. According to INSACOG (Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Consortia), which is a consortium of 28 labs tasked with genome sequencing of the virus, Delta Plus has ‘increased transmissibility, stronger binding to receptors of lung cells and potential reduction in monoclonal antibody response.’

3. According to INSACOG, the Delta Plus is characterized by a mutation in the spike protein, which helps the virus gain entry into human cells.

4. As per experts, the Delta Plus has now been found in nine countries – US, UK, Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, Poland, Russia, China and India.

5. In India, the Delta Plus variant has been found in Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh. These states have been urged by the Centre to take ‘immediate containment steps.’

6. As per the Health Ministry, the role of Delta Plus in immune escape, disease severity or increased transmissibility is under continued surveillance. This means that very little is known about how severely Delta Plus can hit and how treatment and vaccines work on the strain.

7. According to VK Paul, who heads the COVID task force, Delta Plus had been seen in Europe since March and was brought into the public domain on June 13.

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Union Minister Dr Bhagwat Karad unveils Dr Kavita Chandak’s book ‘Healing women with Homeopathy’

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Dr Kavita Chandak at National Conference of Homeopathy held in Aurangabad

Minister of State for Finance Dr Bhagwat Karad recently unveiled Dr Kavita Chandak’s book ‘Healing women with Homeopathy’ at the recently held National Conference of Homeopathy (HAMI 2022) in Aurangabad. Prominently present during the conference were renowned homeopath Dr Arun Bhasme and 3,000 other doctors.

In her book, Dr Chandak, who hails from Nagpur, has covered the most important and widespread gynecological disorders such as menarche, over dysmenorrhea to menopause; reflects issues from which women suffer frequently like sterility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, breast issues, pregnancy-related conditions like constipation, morning sickness, heartburn, uterine prolapse, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and urinary problems, to mention a few.

Dr Chandak has also given a thorough explanation on topics like cancer of the breast, uterus and cervix, which are the most prevalent types of cancers in women. Her book contains a study of several homeopathic remedies with special emphasis on gynecology through the chapters like the core of a few important female remedies and the homeopathic gynecological kit. The book also gives a glimpse of rare and lesser-known remedies.

It is worth noting that Dr Chandak holds two golden book world records for treating kidney disorders and a case of mucormycosis. She is also the recipient of ‘The Excellence in Homeopathy award 2022’ given by Hpathy.com to 66 renowned homeopaths throughout the world. Over the years, Dr Chandak has organized more than 800 free medicine distribution camps. She provides her services through her web clinic in 20+ countries. Her area of specialization is behavioral psychiatric disorders like autism and ADHD.

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COVID से बचने के लिए mask पहनने का सही तरीका क्या हैं? | Healthy India

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Pulmonologist Dr Sameer Arbat explains the right way to wear mask in order to protect ourselves from COVID-19.

 

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‘No cause for concern:’ Sharad Pawar after testing COVID positive

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NCP Chief Sharad Pawar (81), on Monday afternoon, said he had tested positive for COVID, but there was no cause of worry.

Pawar tweeted, “I have tested Covid positive but there is no cause for concern. I am following the treatment suggested by my doctor.”
He requested all those who had come in contact with him in the last few days to get themselves tested and take necessary precautions.

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