BENGALURU MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 `7.00 PAGES 32 LATE CITY EDITION YOGA, CHYAWANPRASH IN GOVT’S POST-COVID CARE LIST The Union health ministry on Sunday issued a care protocol for those who have recovered from the Covid-19 infection SIGNS TO WATCH OUT FOR MONITOR TEMPERATURE, B.P. AT HOME The ‘Post-Covid Management Protocol’ also recommends the daily practice of meditation and breathing exercises. Recovered patients may also take a teaspoon of chyawanprash along with milk or warm water daily. One must watch out for and seek immediate medical help in case of high fever, breathlessness, unexplained chest ache or focal weakness ■ The guidelines also call for regular monitoring at home of temperature, blood pressure, blood sugar and oxygen levels ■ Those with persistent dry cough or sore throat have been advised to do saline gargles or steam inhalation ■ The advisory recommends a balanced and nutritious diet 37.02 lakh PEOPLE HAVE RECOVERED FROM COVID-19 IN INDIA CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Govt open to early Covid shots before full Phase 3 vaccine trials Emergency use likely for section of people like senior citizens, workers in high-risk settings The 18-day monsoon session of Parliament will start from Monday | PTI MORE SKELETONS WILL TUMBLE OUT IN WAR ON DRUGS: BOMMAI EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Bengaluru HOME Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday said that the coming week will be crucial in the crackdown on drug peddling and substance abuse. The State Government will take certain key decisions by strengthening laws and the law enforcement agencies to fight the menace. The names of those involved in the drug racket will be revealed as well, as the investigation would have reached a definitive stage by then, he said. Briefing reporters, Bommai said the intelligence department will also be involved in a big way. “We have decided to further strengthen the Central Crime Branch (CCB) as it already burdened with several cases. Its purview and base needs to be strengthened more by posting more officials and providing more facilities,” he said. CONTINUED ON: P4 Basavaraj Bommai Govt will give instructions to police in border districts for stricter measures against drug trafficking Kamal Pant, top cop The CCB should be provided with independent legal experts to handle serious and sensitive cases Police spread the net wide in narcotics trade probe E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @Bengaluru THE Central Crime Branch (CCB) police who are investigating the Sandalwood drug racket case, are hot on the trail of Sheikh Faisal, believed to be a major drug dealer. Faisal, who was a mechanic in Chamarajpet about 15 years ago, is said to have close links with several politicians, actors and cricketers. He has been on the run ever since the probe into the drug racket began and police are in touch with his family members. With the police custody of actors Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani ending on Monday, the two reportedly pleaded with officers not to seek their further Proning can cause nerve damage in very ill patients custody and to hand them over to judicial custody On Sunday the . , CCB officials also grilled a political leader in Hubballi as he was said to be in contact with Sanjanaa over the last few years. Meanwhile, in Ghantikeri of Hubballi, the police arrested Sumer Singh Rajput of Sindagi and Samundar Singh Rajput of Azad Colony, and seized 6 kg of marijuana and a two-wheeler on Sunday. Both are natives of Jodhpur in Rajasthan. In Belagavi, the police arrested Saheed Salim Peerjade (21), of Ashok Nagar in Belagavi and Kamaruddin Dastagir Khalifa (25), a resident of Vadgaon, and seized an autorickshaw and 700 gram of marijuana on Saturday . NIRAD MUDUR & I F F AT H F AT H I M A @ Bengaluru Shah back in AIIMS for full check-up Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who had recovered from Covid-19, was admitted to the AIIMS on Saturday night for complete medical check-up before Parliament session begins THERE is reduced mortality among those severely ill Covid-19 patients who are subjected to prone ventilation (made to lie on their stomachs while on ventilators to ease breathing), but they face the risk of damaged nerves and permanent disabilities post recovery a new study has , revealed. The study has been accepted by the British Jour nal of Anaesthesia. Researchers from Northwestern University’s School of Medicine and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, both in Illinois, USA, found that the nerve dam- age is the result of reduced blood flow — due to blood coagulation, a common feature in Covid-19 patients — and inflammation. They also found that such nerve damage did not occur among non-Covid-19 patients subjected to prone ventilation. The most common injuries are wrist and foot drops, loss of hand functions and frozen shoulder, caused by distinct damage in the ulnar and radial nerves in the elbow, sciatic nerve linking the spine with the legs, and the common fibular nerve in the back of the knee. The study found some patients needed assistance, like a wheelchair, P4 brace or cane. COVID BAT T LE 9,894 Test +ve on Sunday 4,59,445 99,203 3,52,958 7,265 Total Deaths Total discharges CORONA EFFECT A J I T H M S @ Mysuru TEN hours – that’s how much time children are into ‘binge gaming’ these days. Day is now night for children who are staying put at home as schools and colleges are shut due to the pandemic. They are now binge gaming on their mobile phones in tal Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) SHUT Clinic ( Services for Healthy Use of Technology). Dr Manoj Sharma, Chief Clinical Psychologist at SHUT Clinic, stated that while cases of binge watching which were earlier common, where people would stream series for hours together, it is now binge gam- THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST YOUR LIFE COACH 32 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID) & 4 OF CITY EXPRESS Cabinet rejig: CM plans mid-week visit to Delhi @ Bengaluru Commenting on the trend, District Industries Centre Joint Director D K Lingaraju said that he has been approached by close to a dozen entrepreneurs looking to start businesses in Mysuru, primarily due to the cost advantage and availability of skilled workforce. According to Vinayak, who runs a background verification outfit for larger companies, it was the cost that prompted him to look at Mysuru. “One of our partners is from Mysuru, which made it easier to find space. But the main factor is cost and talent is also cheap, which is significant since we are battling a slowdown and hiring is at an all-time low.” Vinayak said he is setting up a 50-seater unit in Mysuru. The city is also hosting several companies handling back-end operations for USbased clients like those engaged in processing health insurance claims and billing, that is seeing much demand globally . Confirming this, Bhaskar Kalale, former president of CII Mysuru, said such companies are looking to operate from Mysuru as there is availability of talent, and also due to the presence of companies like Sys Information in the city, which is already engaged in similar P5 processes. Confined at home, children losing sleep over binge gaming the night and sleeping during the day! With schools and colleges yet to begin, parents have started to complain about their children losing sleep due to online shooting gaming during nights. An increase in cases of binge gaming among children is being reported at the National Institute Of Men- New Delhi: India pacer S Sreesanth’s ban for alleged spot-fixing came to an end on Sunday, concluding a sevenyear punishment. The 37-yearold has already made it clear that he intends to resume at least his domestic career at the end of the ban. EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NO KID’S PLAY I F F AT H F AT H I M A @Bengaluru Sreesanth’s ban ends after seven years WITH THIS ISSUE B’luru’s IT/ITeS firms eye office space in Mysuru to trim costs THE Covid-19 pandemic seems to have managed to achieve, albeit for starters, what the government has been pushing for all along — tech companies moving to tier-2 cities. With IT majors embracing the Work-FromHome culture and no signs of employees getting back to offices in the foreseeable future, many companies, specially those engaged in back-end operations, are looking at setting up shop in the heritage city . With a readily available talent pool, many firms are on the lookout for office spaces in the city and some have moved operations. More importantly , they can save big on operating costs, especially property rents. A majority of them are units with 50 to 100 employees, but sources also say that some big names in the BPO and KPO industry which have op, erations in Bengaluru, are also looking at larger commercial spaces in Mysuru. New Delhi: Former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, under whose stewardship of the rural development ministry the NREGA was launched by the Manmohan government, died at AIIMS in the national capital on Sunday. He was 74. P7 37,02,595 78,586 9,73,175 Active cases Total discharges Ex-Union minister who rolled out NREGA dies New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA clarified on Sunday that passengers can take photos and videos inside flights, but can’t use any recording equipment that creates chaos, disrupts flight operations, violates safety norms or is banned by the crew. P7 Test +ve on Sunday Total cases Active cases New Delhi/Bengaluru: Nearly 90 per cent candidates appeared for the medical entrance exam — National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test — held at 3,800 centres across the country on Sunday. In Karnataka, over 1.19 lakh students wrote the test. P2,5 Taking photos, videos allowed in flights 47,54,356 Total cases Nearly 90 pc attempt NEET, 1.19L in K’taka 94,372 INDIA On Monday, Union Health @ New Delhi Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will make a statement on the STATE of the economy, ten- Covid-19 situation in the Lok sion between India and China, Sabha, while Parliamentary GST compensation to states, Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and the raging Covid-19 pan- will move an amendment on demic could dominate the Question Hour as an exception monsoon session of for the cur rent Parliament beginsession. Mandatory ning Monday. While The Lok Sabha will Covid test the Opposition is take up only unsgearing up to put the All MPs have been tarred questions for government on the asked to undergo which the governCovid test and mat on these issues, ment’s answers will only those who the Centre has a long be tabled in the received a list of legislative proHouse, with no provinegative report posals to push sion for asking any will be allowed to s u p p l e m e n t a r y through. This time,the Par- sit in the session question. liament session will With the Bihar Asbe much different because of sembly elections close on the the restrictions mandated by heels, the floor managers of the Covid-19 protocol, with no the BJP-led ruling alliance are Question Hour being allowed. clear that the Opposition will On Sunday, both Houses of not ease pressure on the govParliament had meetings of er nment on the state of their respective Business Advi- economy . sory Councils (BAC). Meanwhile, the government The Lok Sabha BAC will is bracing to push 45 legislative have another meeting on Mon- proposals. Eleven Bills have day to finalise the agenda for been necessitated against Orthe next 18 sittings, while the dinances promulgated after Rajya Sabha will be allowing the Budget session of Parliadiscussions on issues raised by ment was adjourned sine die the Opposition. due to the pandemic. EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE THE Centre is considering “emergency use authorisation” of Covid-19 vaccine, especially for senior citizens and people working in high risk settings, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan revealed on Sunday . “This shall be done after a consensus has been reached,” said Vardhan, while interacting with his social media followers through an online platform, called Sunday Samvaad. The statement indicates that the government is planning to allow vaccination of a section of people even before Phase 3 trials of Covid-19 vaccine candidates are completed and their results analysed for safety and efficacy . Curiously the announcement comes , close on the heels of the Trump administration in the US declaring a similar intent. Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration’s office had, however, said drugmakers seeking emergency authorisation for Covid vaccine will have to meet a higher standard of efficacy than normally would be required for such a clearance. Back home, senior officials in the health ministry, said while the Drugs and Cosmetics Act does provide for such an emergency use authorisation, it can be done only by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation — India’s drug regulator — after analysing the limited data from early stage trials. “Also, as of now, no vaccine maker or importer has approached the regulator for such an emergency use authorisation in India, which was granted in case of some drugs for Covid-19,” said a top official. CONTINUED ON: P7 KARNATAKA Loads of issues in unusual session S U M I S U K A N YA D U T TA @ New Delhi EXPRESS READ ing by children. “More than 120 minutes of watching any web series was stated as binge watching which was a cause of concern. Internationally children playing for , over five hours a day was termed binge gaming. However, in India, we are seeing children on their phones for more than 10 hours and mostly play- ing during the night losing their sleep, which is the real cause of concern as it could affect their mental health,” said Dr Sharma. He stated that he has been observing an increase in cases of parents complaining of children losing sleep due to gaming after the pandemic started. CONTINUED ON: P5 WITH cabinet expansion on top of the agenda, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa could be flying to New Delhi on the day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrates his birthday — September 17. During his visit on September 17 and 18, Yediyurappa will meet Modi and BJP national president J P Nadda. While discussions on cabinet expansion will be held during the meetings, the actual exercise will happen only after the le gislature session, according to sources in the Chief Minister’s Office. The CM’s New Delhi trip comes at a time when he is under immense pressure from within the party to expand the cabinet at the earliest. Sources close to Yediyurappa suggest that he is not keen on disrupting the cabinet for now, but has to at least make an effort to meet the party top brass and appease disgruntled legislators including the likes of Umesh Katti. His planned trip is also making a few incumbent ministers jittery over the possibility of them being dropped from the cabinet in P3 case of a rejig.
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