Three medical aspirants end lives in Tamil Nadu fearing failure in NEET

Earlier, DMK Tirupparankundram MLA P. Saravanan, who offered condolences to Durga’s family, said that depression and fear of NEET had claimed yet another life in Tamil Nadu. He contended that in the absence of a uniform school syllabus across the country, a nationwide common entrance test for medical admissions was illogical. 

Medical aspirant in Madurai ends life, fearing failure in NEET

“None of 19,000 students who were offered free NEET coaching through 412 government-run coaching centres could clear the entrance last year. This reveals that the poor and rural students need special coaching to clear NEET and that comes at a huge cost,” he said. Till the education system is fortified in Tamil Nadu, NEET should […]

India crosses the 50-million mark for Covid-19 tests

“Recently, the union government has issued an updated advisory that provides for the first time ‘testing on demand’. States and union territories (UTs) have also been given wider flexibilities to simplify modalities to enable higher levels of testing,” said the Union ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) in a press release.

PM’s own SAGE experts warned his £100bn ‘Moonshot’ plan to save Christmas by testing 10m people a day might be a waste of money and will deliver too many false results – as ministers admit the technology may NEVER exist

NEW LOCKDOWN RULES FOR ENGLAND FROM MONDAY Max social gatherings SIX PEOPLEApplies indoors and outdoorsApplies in private homesApplies in pubs and restaurantsDoes NOT apply to schools or workplacesDoes NOT apply to weddings, funerals, team sportDoes NOT apply if household bubbles are bigger than six peoplePolice will be encouraged to break up larger groups and issue £100 […]

Houston hospital voids charges from extra tests patients didn’t consent to

The Texas Association of Health Plans has said that they’ve seen a trend of increased COVID-19 testing prices during the pandemic. TAHP released a statement saying that they and their member plans are “fully supportive of stronger state and federal action aimed at preventing price gouging and prohibiting surprise billing for all Texans on COVID-19-related […]

Boris’s mass COVID testing moonshot ‘to cost £100BILLION’: PM’s plan to get life back to normal is forecast to cost almost as much as entire NHS budget – as experts warn it may not even be possible

In a grim assessment of the slog to come, Prof Whitty said: ‘Everybody I think in the country will know, and it has been widely reported that the period over autumn and winter, which is the period when all respiratory viruses have an advantage because people crowd together, more things are done indoors amongst other […]

Machine that processes 15,000 swabs per day, a 20-second saliva test and £28-a-go nostril sample analyser: How accurate are the tests being lined up for Boris Johnson’s ‘Operation Moonshot’ plan to check 10million people a DAY?

‘Our test… is incredibly sensitive (in a controlled lab environment it can detect a single copy of the virus), it is highly specific to SARS-CoV-2 (and won’t be confounded by other human viruses) and it will detect all strains of the virus that have evolved to date.’   

Volunteer: Mass testing boosts HK’s confidence to quell virus

After the citywide testing program that was launched on Sept 1, Chen said she feels the whole community has more confidence in combating possible outbreaks in the future, not only because medical workers can be mobilized more easily, but also because the logistics and the venues of testing centers can be arranged faster.

Doctors Make Millions From COVID Tests as England Government Labs Struggle

Dr. Ali estimates that his clinic has conducted an average of 100 tests a day since the beginning of April. This would mean revenues of between £3.14 million and £5.6 million for testing for a service that the NHS offers for free and is meant to be provided to anyone who might need it.

ICMR allows Covid ‘testing on demand’, issues advisory

The advisory also recommended testing all symptomatic neonates presenting with acute respiratory/sepsis like illness and patients presenting with atypical manifestations such as stroke, encephalitis, pulmonary embolism, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, progressive gastrointestinal symptoms, Kawasaki Disease (in pediatric age group) based on the discretion of the treating physician.