Primary healthcare can play key role in combating outbreaks like coronavirus: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

first_img Add Comment Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Related Posts By Press Trust of India on February 20, 2020 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)Arvind KejriwalBioconcoronavirusIndian healthcareKiran Mazumdar-Shawmohalla clinicprimary healthcare The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Biocon Chairperson and MD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has stressed the need for having an effective primary healthcare system saying it could play a vital role in combating outbreaks like coronavirus.Impressed after visiting a mohalla clinic, the leading industrialist said the model needs to be replicated across the country.In a video message put out by the AAP on Twitter, Mazumdar-Shaw said, “Just think of it, today we have the coronavirus crisis, which is really alarming the whole world and if you had very effective primary health centre that could first diagnose any patients that is showing signs of any viral fever and then later on if a vaccine is available, hopefully in due course, that you immunise these patient population would be great.”Reiterating on the importance of primary healthcare, she said, “It is the starting point for looking at how to basically diagnose early, how to basically create awareness, how to basically immunise people in a community.”Heaping praise on the primary healthcare system set up in the national capital by Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government, Mazumdar-Shaw said she was impressed with the way how it was conceived and served people in that community.She also lauded the mohalla clinic for its planning in terms of making sure that people are able to come there, get their vitals checked, consult with doctors, get their blood samples taken and reports come within 24 hours.“What really impressed me was how neat, tidy and systematic everything was. I think this is a huge boon for primary healthcare… I understand the polyclinics are also a part of this ecosystem and from what little I saw I think this is an excellent programme which other states must emulate,” she said adding that “we must actually replicate this across the country.”Healthcare is something that this country needs to really focus on, Mazumdar-Shaw said.She had also met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and newly elected MLA Raghav Chadha and discussed various developmental projects that the Delhi government planned to execute in healthcare, education, air pollution, water conservation, mobility and traffic.In a tweet, Mazumdar-Shaw congratulated Kejriwal and said, “…Delhi will greatly benefit from these initiatives.” Primary healthcare can play key role in combating outbreaks like coronavirus: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Heaping praise on the primary healthcare system set up in the national capital by Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government, Mazumdar-Shaw said she was impressed with the way how it was conceived and served people in that community WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Comments (0) Sharelast_img read more

Connacht team v Cardiff Blues

first_imgJames Cannon makes his first Connacht and PRO12 start alongside Irish international Quinn Roux in the second row. The back row, with captain John Muldoon at number 8, remains unchanged from the last round with flankers Eoin McKeon and Jake Heenan starting.Less than two weeks after making his Ireland debut against Canada, wing Niyi Adeolokun starts at the Sportsground tomorrow night in a pacey back three with Cian Kelleher and Stacey Ili.Craig Ronaldson partners Bundee Aki in midfield while October Player of the Month and outhalf Jack Carty is joined by Cooney on his season debut.The most notable inclusion among the replacements is Marnitz Boshoff. The South African is in line to make his Connacht debut having arrived in Ireland last month following his commitments in the Currie Cup competition.Ronan Loughney and Nepia Fox-Matamua also return from injury to take their place in the match day squad.Connacht team to face Cardiff BluesFriday 25th November, kick off 7:35pm, the Sportsground – LIVE ON GALWAY BAY FM with Rob Murphy and Johnny O’Connor15 Cian Kelleher14 Niyi Adeolokun13 Bundee Aki12 Craig Ronaldson11 Stacey Ili10 Jack Carty9 John Cooney1 Denis Buckley2 Tom McCartney3 Conor Carey4 Quinn Roux5 James Cannon6 Eoin McKeon7 Jake Heenan8 John Muldoon (captain)Replacements:16 Dave Heffernan17 Ronan Loughney18 JP Cooney19 Lewis Stevenson20 Nepia Fox-Matamua21 Caolin Blade22 Marnitz Boshoff23 Danie Poolmanprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Denis Buckley, Tom McCartney and John Cooney have all returned from injury to take their place in the starting XV for Connacht in round 9 of the Guinness PRO12 against Cardiff Blues tomorrow night. Buckley runs out at the Sportsground tomorrow night for his 100th Connacht appearance and his first game in two months, packing down with the returning McCartney and tighthead Conor Carey.last_img read more

Division Two Hurling Feile Fixtures

first_imgShield Competition Fri 8thD7.15pmORANMORELoughgiel Shamrocksvs.Ratoath Sun 10thFINAL15.40PMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner S F(1)vs.Winner S F(2) Sat 9thB10.45pmBALLINASLOEBallinasloevs.Portaferry print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Fri 8thC7.15pmKILBECANTYKilcormac Killougheyvs.Ballyduff Sat 9thA10.45pmLEITRIMKilnadeema/Leitrimvs.St Colms, Ballinascreen Sun 10thS Final10.45AMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner Q F(1)vs.Winner Q F(3) Sat 9thC10.45pmBEAGHMichael Cusacksvs.Kilcormac Killoughey Sat 9thQ Final (2)14.30pmCRAUGHWELL1st Group Bvs.2nd Group A Fri 8thB5.00pmBALLINASLOE CLUBEire Ogvs.Portaferry Fri 8thB5.45pmBALLINASLOE CLUBBallinasloevs.Castletown Slieve Bloom Fri 8thD5.00pmORANMOREOranmore Mareevs.Ratoath Fri 8thD6.30pmORANMOREOranmore Mareevs.Sylane Sat 9thQ Final (3)14.30pmCLAREGALWAY3rd  Group Cvs.4th Group D Fri 8thA5.00pmLEITRIMKilnadeema/Leitrimvs.Naas Fri 8thC5.45pmKILBECANTYArdrahanvs.Kilcormac Killoughey Fri 8thA7.15pmLEITRIMSt Colms, Ballinascreenvs.Naas Sat 9thB10.45pmEIRE-OG, ENNISEire Ogvs.Castletown Fri 8thC5.00pmKILBECANTYMichael Cusacksvs.Ballyduff Sat 9thC10.45pmARDRAHANArdrahanvs.Ballyduff Sun 10thS Final (2)13.00PMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner Q F(2)vs.Winner Q F(4) Sat 9thD11.00amORANMOREOranmore Mareevs.Loughgiel Shamrocks Fri 8thB6.30pmBALLINASLOE CLUBCastletown Slieve Bloomvs.Portaferry Cup Competition Sat 9thQ Final (1)14.30pmTURLOUGHMORE3rd  Group Avs.4th Group B Fri 8thA5.45pmLEITRIMTommie Larkinsvs.St Colms, Ballinascreen Sat 9thQ Final (3)15.30pmCRAUGHWELL1st Group Cvs.2nd Group D Fri 8thA6.30pmLEITRIMKilnadeema/Leitrimvs.Tommie Larkins Fri 8thD5.45pmORANMORESylanevs.Loughgiel Shamrocks Sat 9thQ Final (1)14.30pmCRAUGHWELL1st Group Avs.2nd Group B Sat 9thD10.45pmSYLANESylanevs.Ratoath Fri 8thB7.15pmBALLINASLOE CLUBEire Ogvs.Ballinasloe Fri 8thC6.30pmKILBECANTYMichael Cusacksvs.Ardrahan Sun 10thFINAL13.50PMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner S F(1)vs.Winner S F(2) Sat 9thA10.45pmWOODFORDTommie Larkinsvs.Naas Sat 9thQ Final (4)15.30pmCRAUGHWELL1st Group Dvs.2nd Group C Sat 9thQ Final (4)15.30pmCLAREGALWAY3rd  Group Dvs.4th Group C Sun 10thS Final10.45AMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner Q F(2)vs.Winner Q F(4) Sun 10thS Final (1)13.00PMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner Q F(1)vs.Winner Q F(3) Sat 9thQ Final (2)15.30pmTURLOUGHMORE3rd  Group Bvs.4th Group Alast_img read more

Cracking Group 1 renewals in store at Leopardstown on Saturday

first_imgAddeybb, trained by William Haggas, is a second British raider while Aidan O’Brien is also represented by Deauville, Rhododendron and Athena. Verbal Dexterity made a promising return to action at the Curragh last month and will carry the hopes of Jim Bolger. Alpha Centauri tops a field of seven for the Group 1 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes. Jessica Harrington’s filly has been the star of the season and is chasing a fifth consecutive Group 1 win having won in great style at the Curragh, Royal Ascot, Newmarket and Deauville.The Karl Burke-trained Laurens could well emerge as the chief threat to Alpha Centauri. Aidan O’Brien takes her on with Magical, Clemmie and Happily while Johnny Murtagh runs Lightening Quick. A second contender for the other side of the Irish Sea is the Mick Channon-trained Dan’s Dream.The KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes will be run as a Group 2 for the first time and has attracted a field of nine. Kevin Prendergast’s Madhmoon created a favourable impression when winning on his debut at Leopardstown a month ago as did Dermot Weld’s Masaff and another unbeaten contender is the Ger Lyons-trained Pythion.The Group 2 Clipper Logistics Boomerang Stakes has attracted 11 runners including the Dermot Weld-trained Making Light which was so impressive when recording her fifth career win at Cork last month.A field of seven will go to post for the Group 3 Paddy’s Rewards Club Stakes with the Ger Lyons-trained Mustajeer and Jim Bolger’s Stellar Mass among the opposition to Ballydoyle’s Giuseppe Garibaldi and Rostropovich.The opening race of Longines Irish Champions Weekend is the Ballylinch Stud Irish EBF Ingabelle Stakes, a new listed race on the card. The Mick Channon-trained Gospel was a winner on her first start and takes on a strong-looking home team that includes Jessica Harrington’s impressive Curragh winner Trethias.Both handicaps on the card will boast full fields of 18 runners with Lagostovegas, a Royal Ascot winner for Willie Mullins topping the weights in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF ‘Petingo’ Handicap while last year’s winner Burnt Sugar and runner-up Silverkode feature among the final declarations for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF ‘Sovereign Path’ Handicap.Pat Keogh, CEO of Leopardstown Racecourse, said: “We are delighted with the declarations for all our races on Saturday. They are a great reflection of the status of Longines Irish Champions Weekend.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Roaring Lion, already a dual Group 1 winner this year, heads the eight runners declared for the Group 1 QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday. John Gosden’s Coral-Eclipse and Juddmonte International Stakes winner has opposition from old foe, Aidan O’Brien’s Newmarket 2,000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior with Pascal Bary’s QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club winner Study Of Man also making the trip to the Dublin venue for the opening day of Longines Irish Champions Weekend.last_img read more

Nelson’s Reece Hunt selected to U18 Team BC

first_img“We are very proud of this group of talented young hockey players and look forward to watching them represent BC on the national stage,” said BC Hockey Chief Executive Officer, Barry Petrachenko in a media release. “The coaching staff and evaluators have done an exceptional job in selecting the team and preparing Team BC to meet the challenges of a multi-sport event like the Canada Winter Games.”Hunt, a member of the Okanagan Hockey Academy, was part of Team BC at the 2017 National Women’s Under-18 Hockey Championships in Quebec City.The U18 selection process began with players invited to the 2018 Female U18 Provincial Camp held in August in Shawnigan Lake, BC and in-season evaluations.Team BC kicks off the 2019 Canada Winter Games on February 24, 2019 against Alberta. Team BC will also face Ontario and Nova Scotia in preliminary play prior to the quarterfinals that start on February 28, 2019. Semi-final action will be played on March 1, 2019 and the medal games take place on March 2, 2019. Hockey will be played at the downtown and Kinex Arenas along with the Centrium in Red Deer.British Columbia had their highest finish ever, winning the silver medal in 1991. BC finished sixth at the last Canada Winter Games held in Prince George, BC in 2015. BC Hockey announced Monday that forward Reece Hunt of Nelson has been selected to represent BC at the at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta from February 24 – March 3, 2019.Hunt, a graduate of Nelson Minor Hockey, was picked following the three-day U18 Team BC selection camp held during the weekend in Penticton. Rachel Teslak of Cranbrook is the only other player from the Kootenay region selected to the squad.last_img read more

Peewee Leafs rally to capture Nelson Rep Tournament

first_imgGoalie Grady Groenhuysen’s shootout save sparked the Nelson Leafs to a 4-3 victory over Revelstoke in the final of the Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee Rep Tournament Sunday at the NDCC Arena.Groenhuysen’s save came after Dax Dewar put the Leafs, which have now won three consecutive tournaments, up in sudden-death shootout.After both teams advanced to the final, Nelson blasting Wenatchee Wild 10-4 in the semi-final, Revelstoke looked poised to stop the run of the Leafs after jumping to a 3-0 lead after two periods. However, the Leafs began to chip away at the lead 30 seconds into the third period.Leaf’s Captain Sebastian Conne-Correnti cut the lead to 3-1 before Eliot Rude closed the margin to a single goal with a marker.Miller Tedesco then tied the game at 3-3 with time running out in the third period.After two five-minute overtime periods settled nothing — the first five-minute frame a 4-on-4 game —  followed by a 3-3 mini-contest, the teams went to shootout.Tedesco and Jack Boyes scored for Nelson as the teams finished regular shootout tied at 2-2, setting the stage for the sudden death format to decide the championship.Seven teams from Spokane, Wenatchee, Coeur d’Alene, Vernon, Grand Forks and Revelstoke joined host Nelson in the three-day tournament, which began Friday at the NDCC Arena.last_img read more