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SOAP VS SANITIZER: WHICH IS BETTER OPTION TO FIGHT AGAINST CORONA VIRUS

Dr. Tarun Virmani
Associate Professor
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
MVN University, Palwal( Haryana)

Indian Government has been advising people to wash hands with soap or sanitizer since the beginning after the outbreak of the deadly corona virus. To avoid corona, some people believe that hand sanitizer is better than soap. It is very important to have a bacteria free hand to avoid corona virus. Not only that, experts believe that the risk of viruses can be reduced by washing your hands periodically with soap or using hand sanitizer. People are stocking up on hand sanitizer but soap and water is the gold standard for preventing disease.

BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT RAPID TEST KITS, PCR TEST & POOL TESTING FOR CORONA

Dr. Tarun Virmani
Associate Professor
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
MVN University, Palwal( Haryana)

Test kits identifies antibodies that are formed after the virus reaches the body & examining the antibody indicates whether the corona virus was reached in a person's body. Two methods are also used for this. Some kits identify IgM type antibodies (IgM is the first class of immunoglobulin made by B cells as they mature, and it is the form most commonly present as the antigen receptor on the B-cell surface. When IgM is secreted from the cells, five of the basic Y-shaped units become joined together to make a large pentamer molecule with 10 antigen-binding sites.

Role of Telemedicine during the Covid-19 lockdown

The COVID-19 crisis and the resultant lockdown with restrictions on travel has resulted in an increased demand for telemedicine services.

The  government has launched a telemedicine service in various  district to cater to those with common illnesses during the Covid-19 lockdown. As the entire country having been put under a lockdown to prevent  the spread of the coronavirus, telemedicine, or the remote diagnosis of patients through electronic communication, is beneficial  to people seeking treatment for non-critical ailments.

What do we know and what do we need to know about Novel Coronavirus

Many things about Novel Coronavirus are spreading rapidly through social media, WhatsApp and the Internet. Some of these could be true, but many of those informations are baseless. At a time when the coronavirus epidemic is spreading across the world, it is important to know about some facts related to this deadly virus.

 

ADVANCES IN HOSPITAL PHARMACY SERVICES: AN OVERVIEW

ABOUT AUTHOR
Dr. R. S. Thakur
Email: drramsthakur@gmail.com
Phone: +91-9740802164

Preamble
Health has direct impact on socio-economic growth of the country and welfare of its people. Hospital Pharmacy of a Hospital or other Health Care Facilities makes available drugs, devices, and other materials used in the diagnosis, mitigation, prevention and treatment of injury, illness, and disease. Hospital Pharmacy procures, stores and supplies medicines for dispensing, compounding, distribution and provides Pharmaceutical Care. Talking from a patient’s perspective, hospital pharmacy services provide medicines, information and advice to inpatients and outpatients as well as to the health professionals and others giving health care to the patients. 

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