- ETCIO### 5 Game-changing applications of robotics in the healthcare industry
The advancement of robotics and AI-supported by IoT has started revolutionizing the consultation and caregiving aspects of healthcare. Currently, the pandemic has made healthcare more significant across all market verticals.
- TNN### Centre nod to medical device park off Yamuna Expressway
The medical device park, which is being planned over 350 acres, is expected to attract investments worth Rs 15,000 crore in the long run.
- TNN### Covid-19: Maharashtra asks medical oxygen manufacturers to ensure storage at 95 per cent of full capacity
Manufacturers and refillers have been asked to ensure that their storages are maintained at 95 per cent of the full capacity levels by September 30 and should continue maintaining the levels till further orders.
- TNN### Karnataka faces syringe shortage as Union government halts supply
State authorities are now supplying some districts with 2ml syringes, while other districts are dipping into buffer stock. District health officers fear the larger syringes could lead to spillage of doses.
- ETHealthWorld### Trivitron develops radiation protective wear for medical professionals
SpaceD Radiation aprons regulate heat in addition to providing radiation attenuation as specified in IEC and ASTM standards.
- ET Bureau### Selco & Crypto Relief to lift health units with solar solution in 10 districts
Selco will provide solar energy solutions across 1278 healthcare facilities in 10 districts in Karnataka, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Odisha, and make their medical equipment energy, Crypto Relief and Selco said in a press release.
- TIMESOFINDIA.COM### The science behind platelet-rich plasma therapy
The use of blood products has been for a long time in history. PRP definition is a rich concentration of platelets in a small volume of plasma from the patient’s own blood-Autologous.
- TNN### Andhra Pradesh: Soon, rare Bombay blood group donors will be just a message away!
The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) is all set to create groups of blood donors on WhatsApp in parts of the state for the benefit of those in a medical emergency.
- ETHealthWorld### Investing in deep technology startups in Healthcare is the need of the hour
In recent years, Indian deep tech startups are building on the advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, 3D printing, IoT, etc., and providing cost-efficient solutions for expensive global problems across health care, mobility, space, robotics, agriculture, environment, etc.
- TNN### Haryana claims it has installed 90 per cent of PSA oxygen plants allotted by Centre
Sharing information in this regard, an official spokesperson of the health department said that Haryana is leading in terms of oxygen and has commissioned 36 PSA oxygen plants of the 40 allotted to them, which is about 90 per cent, and it is listed in the Green zone by the Centre.
- ### Experts draft treatment SOP as hospitals get more kids with viral pneumonia
Hospitals have also been told to mobilise equipment like high-flow nasal cannula and paediatric ventilators and to utilise the paediatric Covid facilities the state has already created for tackling the potential third wave so that the affected children get adequate medical attention.
- ETHealthWorld### R&D reinvents the ways through which healthcare is delivered: Manoj Madhavan, MD, Boston Scientific India Hub
As med-tech industry is driven on innovations, we are also witnessing a growing start-up culture in the industry.
- ANI### Karnataka CM Basavraj Bommai launches 120 ambulances to beef up state healthcare facilities
“We are having a close watch on the health parameters. We are taking a scientific approach towards maintaining the health infrastructure, Karnataka CM Basavraj Bommai added.
- PTI### Medicine delivery by drones to be piloted in 16 green zones in Telangana, says Scindia
Launching ‘Medicines from the Sky’ project, Scindia said the new Drone Policy brought out by the NDA government recently eased rules regarding drone operations in the country by reducing the number of forms needed to be filled to operate them from 25 to 5 and decreasing the types of fee charged from the operator from 72 to 4.
- TNN### Punjab’s first breastmilk pump bank for infants opens in Ludhiana
Inaugurating the pump bank, additional deputy commissioner (development) Amit Kumar Panchal, assistant commissioner (UT) Dr Harjinder Singh Bedi and MC Councillor Mamta Ashu, said that the health workers will use the pumps to get the breastmilk immediately after the birth of infants and would give it to them at regular intervals.
- PTI### 47 oxygen plants with 57 MT capacity commissioned in Delhi: Official data
The data was shared during a recent meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, which devises Covid-19 management policies for the capital.
- ETHealthWorld### Fujifilm to examine the effectiveness of AI technology deployed in medical services
In this project the doctors’ interpretation of CT scan data examined with the support of the AI technology will be compared against different doctors’ interpretations made without the support of the AI technology.
- TNN### Nashik IMA set to launch Covid-19 helpline
Nashik IMA president Hemant Sonasis said the IMA has put in place the entire setup required to start the helpline number. The members of the association, who have volunteered to offer free guidance regarding Covid-19, have been apprised that their services could be needed any time.
- ETHealthWorld### Abbott acquires Walk Vascular a commercial-stage medical device company
The acquisition builds Abbott’s vascular portfolio, adding mechanical thrombectomy devices for treating patients with peripheral blood clots
- ETMarkets.com### Morepen Labs jumps 11% on transfer of medical devices biz to subsidiary
According to a BSE filing, Morepen Labs will transfer the medical equipment business to a wholly-owned subsidiary by allotment of equity shares of Rs 10 each.
- PTI### Granules India gets Health Canada nod to market arthritis tablets
The drug will be manufactured at the company’s manufacturing facility located in Gagillapur, Hyderabad, the filing said.
- ETHealthWorld### Fujifilm India launch campaign to increase awareness on tuberculosis
Around nine lakh people will be reached through large-scale mid-media activities to identify individuals having TB symptoms and provide instant interpretation via mobile digital x-rays using artificial intelligence solution.
- TNN### Govt hospital gets machine to detect tumour in lungs
This is the first machine installed in a government hospital. The cost of the machine is Rs 2.5 crore. In private laboratories, the investigations done by this machine are very expensive and may go up to Rs 35,000. With the help of this machine, the investigations will be done for as low as Rs 3,000. The senior citizens and BPL families can get their tests done free of cost.
- TOI.in### Foam used in new ventilators in danger of disintegrating
“The potential risks of chemical exposure due to off-gassing include headache, irritation, hypersensitivity, nausea/vomiting, and possible toxic and carcinogenic effects. Philips has received no reports regarding patient impact related to chemical emissions,” it said. However, the fine print read that recall notification was for the US only. For the rest of the world it was just a “a field safety notice.”
- TNN### Tamil Nadu govt asks company to rectify or replace 600 ventilators
The firm has issued safety alerts to address potential health risks including toxic and carcinogenic effects related to components used in these devices. On June 14, it initiated a recall notification. These devices push air into the lungs of people with problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or sleep disorders, where breathing intermittently stops
- ETHealthWorld### UP set up 342 oxygen plants gears up for third wave
A total of 555 oxygen plants were sanctioned during the second COVID-19 wave, of these, 342 plants have been set up and made functional till now.
- ETHealthWorld### India has the potential to become a leading exporter of medical equipments and devices: Himanshu Baid
We have shown to the world that PPE Kits, N95 masks, ventilators and many other critical equipments which we imported a year back are now being made in India.
- TOI.in### AU faculty part of team involved in development of new med device
The device has an inbuilt needle and the doctors can also control the quantity of the drug or any other medicine being administered to the patient through the device.
- IANS### Novel inflatable robotic hand will give amputees tactile control
The team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, developed the prosthetic, designed with a system for tactile feedback, restoring some primitive sensation in a volunteer’s residual limb.
- IANS### First ‘Made in India’ 3-D printed heart valve developed in Chennai
The new heart valves developed using 3D printers can overcome these problems related to artificial heart valves, Dr Sanjay Cherian, the Vice President and COO at Frontier Lifeline Hospital, said in a statement.
- TNN### Negative wastage of vaccine leads to syringe shortage in West Bengal
Bengal is running short of syringes used for administering Covid-19 vaccines. The number of syringes the state gets is consistent with the number of doses it receives.
- TNN### Nashik dist gets machines for all 24 PSA O₂ plants
The commissioning of the plants at the hospitals is being done after technical sanctions from the department of explosives. The work on the remaining plants is also being carried out on war-footing and the process is nearing completion.
- ETHealthWorld### Curb on export of COVID-19 rapid antigen testing kits by DGFT
The Directorate General for Foreign Trade (DGFT) has put curbs on export of COVID-19 rapid antigen testing kits with a view to discourage shipments.
- PTI### ProXmask(TM): Antiviral Face Mask as Better Alternative to Double-Masking and Capable of Inactivate SARS-CoV-2
Better Filtration and Breathability compared with Double-Masking, The U.S. CDC conducted experiments highlighting the importance of good fit to maximise mask performance and effectively control the spread of COVID-19.
- IANS### S.Africa produces 1rst Covid test kit
“This latest development is part of a concerted effort by the department and its partners to build local capabilities to respond to viruses like Covid-19,” Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Blade Nzimande said.
- PTI### Two PSA oxygen plants commissioned in Lakshadweep on Independence Day
The two PSA plants have been commissioned in the islands of Kavaratti and Agatti and with that there will now be three such plants in the archipelago, the Lakshadweep Administration said in a release.
- ETHealthWorld### There is a continuous focus on bringing innovative technologies and solutions to help save millions of lives: Tushar Sharma
Today, we have advanced imaging tools that provide precision diagnostics for a variety of cardiovascular diseases and drug-eluting stents that are the gold standard for treatment that ultimately lead to better care.