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India’s biggest slum has so far nailed coronavirus

HERE IS HOW THEY DID IT…THEY NAILED IT -Anything from sports centres, schools, nursing homes and hotels were converted into coronavirus treatment and isolation centres.

Hundreds of community toilets were sanitised multiple times a day.

Instead of waiting for symptomatic patients to come forward, authorities would doorknock homes to test temperatures and oxygen levels.

Anyone considered at risk or showing depleting oxygen levels was taken into care.

“Slowly, slowly, the cases were appearing in all the slum pockets,” said Dr Virendra Mohite, a chief medical officer for one of Dharavi’s coronavirus hospital wards.

“So, our biggest challenge was to isolate the high-risk contacts from the slum to the institutional quarantine.

“If we diagnose suspects early, it is easy to cut the chain of transmission, to start the treatment early and reduce further mortality.”

NOTE: “Why can’t Sutton and all the Professors and Norman Swan and all the so called EXPERTS see this? It is so BLOODY OBVIOUS!!!! HEALTH 101- I rest my case” – Editor

Most temporary treatment centres have been closed due to the decline in cases, but authorities say they remain vigilant for a second wave.

The Dharavi Model has been adopted in other parts of the country

The system was initially rough around the edges. Containment zones were set up with little notice, leading to distress, and residents often had to queue for hours to get essential supplies.

But the “Dharavi Model” — as it is now known — was not established overnight, rather it was implemented lesson by lesson.

“Initially, everyone was in the dark and didn’t know how to deal with it,” Mr Dighavkar said.

“There was no reference book for this. Fortunately, now the health infrastructure is in place, people know there are references, like the Dharavi Model.”

The Dharavi Model has been such a success that authorities in other parts of the country, such as Hyderabad and Kerala, have adopted the same approach. Read full article

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RUSSIA TO THE RESCUE – VACCINE

VACCINE TO THE PHILIPPINES MANILA (Reuters) – Russia is willing to supply a coronavirus vaccine to the Philippines, or team up with a local firm to mass produce it, its ambassador to Manila said on Friday, as infections in the Southeast Asian nation surge.

Russia is expecting regulatory approval for its first potential COVID-19 vaccine this month, with doses to be administered to frontline health workers first.

But the frenetic race globally to develop a COVID-19 vaccine is raising some concern that speed could compromise safety and that some countries could be putting national prestige before solid science.

“We are ready to supply vaccines to the Philippines,” Igor Khovaev, Russia’s ambassador to the Philippines, told a virtual news conference. READ MORE

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NEWS and COMMENTS ON COVID

Earlier in the pandemic in full panic mode there were horror stories from New York where they were being misused and blowing too hard and literally killing the patients in the droves not to mention the stories from Nurses telling of gross incompetence like using a defibrillator on a guy with a steady heart beat of 40 bpm. She alleged he died instantly…she claimed it is not the virus killing the people it was “US”…poorly trained or over worked staff just not doing their job properly.