VA-SenaJuly 13, 2020




An analysis of an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has revealed that the COVID-19 infection can spread within 5 minutes to 50 minutes.

Professor Erin S. Bromage’s analysis of spreading of the Coronavirus infection stated that just more than 10 minutes of exposure to an infected person in a face to face situation can potentially get anyone infected and sharing a space with an infected person, for example, office, for a longer period will get such person or people potentially infected.

Sneezes and coughs of such infected people can infect a whole room of people. That is why, he says, it becomes mandatory for symptomatic people to stay home.

Erin gave an insight into how fast can a person get infected from the virus. In his analysis Erin talks about a formula – Successful Infection = Exposure to Virus x Time

It means that a successful infection depends upon the exposure to a number of virus particles for a particular period of time.

Based on various infectious diseases’ studies, Erin said that some experts estimate that as few as 1000 SARS-CoV2 infectious viral particles are needed to get someone infected.

He agreed that this still needs to be determined experimentally. However, he used the number to demonstrate how infection can occur.

“Infection could occur, through 1000 infectious viral particles you receive in one breath or from one eye-rub, or 100 viral particles inhaled with each breath over 10 breaths, or 10 viral particles with 100 breaths. Each of these situations can lead to an infection,” said Erin.

To understand this, Erin segregated different acts on the basis of virus particles released by different acts and which is the environment that is most conducive for this infection.

Coughing and sneezing:- As per Erin’s analysis, a single cough releases about 3,000 droplets. Most of these droplets drop on the ground quickly but many stay in the air. Droplets through cough travel at 50 miles per hour which means the airborne droplets can travel across the room in few seconds. He further analysed that a single sneeze releases about 30,000 droplets, most of them small and can travel easily across a room at 200 miles per hour.

Erin concludes that droplets in a single cough or sneeze of an infected person may contain as many as 20,00,00,000 virus particles which can all be dispersed in the environment around them.
So, during a face-to-face conversation with an infected person, if he sneezes or coughs it is quite possible to inhale 1000 virus particles easily and get infected.

Even in case of indirect cough or sneeze, the smallest of infectious droplets can fill the room and a person coming into the room within few minutes of such sneeze or cough can potentially receive enough virus through a few breaths to get infected.

Breathing: Erin observed that one breath can release 50-5000 droplets. Citing a few studies he said that influenza can release up to 33 infectious viral particles per minute. But for SARS-CoV2 Erin kept the number at 20.

He said that if every viral particle is inhaled (unlikely), it will take 50 minutes to get one infected.

Erin further observed that speaking increases the release of respiratory droplets about 10 fold which means 200 virus particles per minute. So, while talking face to face if every viral particle is inhaled, 5 minutes of such conversation can be a sufficient dose for infection.



VA-SenaJuly 1, 2020


Maharashtra Medical Education Department Asks DMER To Publish Timetable 45 Days Before Exams


The Maharashtra Medical Education and Drugs Department (MED) on Wednesday asked the Directorate of Medical Education Research (DMER) and the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) to publish the timetable 45 days before exams for AYUSH and other courses.

The MED also directed that one day’s gap between each paper must be given.

“The MED GoM decides to hold exams for medical, AYUSH and other MUHS Courses. Direct Directorate of Medical Education Research and MUHS to publish timetable 45 days before the date of exams and a day’s gap between each of the papers,” said the MED in a tweet.

Maharashtra Education Minister Amit Deshmukh said that the state government has taken steps to conduct these examinations as per the guidelines of the National Medical Commission. He further said that the safety of students in times of COVID-19 is a “top priority”.

“Under the leadership of CM Uddhav Thackeray Ji, GoM (Government of Maharashtra) has taken steps to conduct medical exams of all branches of health sciences as per the guidelines of the National Medical Commission. We are watchful of the COVID-19 pandemic, student safety and interest is our top priority,” he tweeted.

Maharashtra, the worst-hit state by the COVID-19 pandemic, on Wednesday reported 3,890 new cases, taking the total count to 1,42,900.

The state health department said in a bulletin that 208 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 6,739.

A total of 4,161 patients were discharged on Wednesday and the number of discharged patients is presently at 73,792. The recovery rate in the state is 51.64 per cent.

VA-SenaJuly 1, 2020


Punjab to fill over 4,000 posts in health, medical education depts


Chandigarh, Jun 30 (PTI) In a bid to tackle rising coronavirus cases, the Punjab government will fill over 4,000 posts in the health, medical education and research departments.

According to an official release, the decision was taken during a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Tuesday.

Of 3,954 posts in the health department, 2,966 will be filled in the first phase. The remaining 988 falling vacant on September 30 will be filled in the next phase.

The government will also make recruitment against 291 vacant positions in the medical education and research department.

The vacant posts included that of medical officers (general), medical officers (dental), staff nurses, pharmacists (pharmacy officer), multipurpose health workers, radiographers and dialysis technicians.

The cabinet also gave approval to continue with the recruitment of medical officers (specialists) to be conducted by a special selection committee through a walk-in interview.

Likewise, the cabinet gave nod for the hiring of doctors, paramedics and other staff to be done through Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, by taking the recruitment out of the purview of the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) and the Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board (PSSSB).

The decision of filling these posts through the Faridkot university has been taken in view of an acute urgency amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In another decision, the cabinet accorded approval to retain the junior residents passing out after completing their three-year postgraduation as senior residents (ad hoc) for one year against the bond given by them.

The cabinet also decided to recruit 32 assistant professors (anaesthesia) on contract for one year and seven super specialist doctors on a regular basis.

VA-SenaMay 23, 2020


The ministry of health is organising online training in ventilatory management for chest physicians and physicians in internal medicine on an online platform on Monday.




MUMBAI: Several city doctors are going back to school to get updated with skills and knowledge on Covid-19 clinical management.

Like, the ministry of health is organising online training in ventilatory management for chest physicians and physicians in internal medicine on an online platform on Monday. The state’s Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) will hold a physical training session for health car staff of government hospitals soon. A session is scheduled at St George Hospital on Sunday.



A doctor managing DMER’ssession said that they will extending the training to doctors of public hospitals who specialise in other fields. “The idea is to prepare everyone for the outbreak. Doctors are worried about exposing themselves and their families to the virus. We have to help clear their doubts, and equip them with safety guidelines,” said the doctor.

Dr VA Sajit Babu, a consulting chest physician from Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, said they are learning online from experiences of doctors treating Covid-19 patients in Italy, South Korea. “There are standard operating procedures approved by WHO and ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research)… European doctors who have treated patients share their experiences on these webinars. Though we are all learning at this stage, they have treated more patients,” he said. The Indian Chest Society too is part of global summits, where experiences are shared, he added.

Webinars and online training offered by associations in the country and globally are best to follow, said Dr Rohan Sequeira, consultant cardio-metabolic physician at Jaslok Hospital. “Many international universities, too, have started holding training sessions on patient management and on developing research in Covid-19 management,” said Dr Sequeira

VA-SenaMay 20, 2020


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VA-SenaMay 19, 2020


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