‘Utter shambles’: GPs and medics decry NHS test-and-trace system

The disclosure that doctors are facing problems getting tested comes amid mounting concern among MPs of all parties that the system in England is experiencing major problems. Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, warned last week that the test-and-trace system is “on the verge of collapse”. Matt Hancock, the health secretary, has defended its performance and […]

BCCI medical team member tests positive for COVID-19

On September 1, Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan had confirmed that there are no fresh coronavirus cases in the contingent. He also said that the ones who tested positive earlier will be tested once again only after their 14-day quarantine period is over.

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

Chen, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, has worked in the community testing center at Choi Hung Road Sports Centre for five and a half days. Once she finished her work at her clinic in the morning, she would come to the center to help collect residents’ specimens until 8 pm.

Rapid, Inexpensive, Easy COVID-19 Saliva Test Could Soon Be Available

Cepko works in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. There are numerous problems with what is known as the “gold standard” test for COVID-19: it’s expensive, takes time to run, and often the chemicals needed for it are in short supply.

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 […]

3 medical college aspirants commit suicide in Tamil Nadu ahead of NEET 2020 exam

As to the reason for taking the extreme step, Sridurga said in a note that she had prepared well for the exam but was scared of the result. She requested not to blame anyone and conveyed her apologies to her parents for her decision.

Additional hospital accredited to ISO 15189 for medical testing laboratories

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Meta-analysis does not support continued use of point-of-care serological tests for COVID-19

Pooled sensitivityHowever, the pooled sensitivity and specificity were estimated for each serological tests. The pooled sensitivity of ELISA measuring IgG or IgM was just 84.3%. But for all methods of serological testing, the sensitivity increased — 69.9% to 98.9% — when the testing was carried out at least three weeks after symptom onset compared with […]

Quang Nam, Da Nang propose uniform medical supervision in pandemic times

Tan proposed that residents of former Covid-19 hotspots like Quang Nam only need to strictly apply measures like wearing face masks, disinfecting their hands with sanitizer, keeping a safe distance between people, no crowded gatherings, and submitting medical declarations when visiting other localities.