Better health infrastructure has no direct link with COVID mortality: Health Secy

New Delhi, Oct 6 (UNI) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said that better public

health infrastructure has no direct bearing on deaths caused due to Novel Coronarius, but in order to reduce mortality, it is important that patients receive timely treatment.

In a press briefing, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, when asked about the high number of deaths due to COVID-19 in urban areas of Maharashtra, despite having better health facilities, said better health facilities can’t stop death.

He said, ‘If you look at European countries, the system of public health and hospitals in France, Italy and

Spain was comparatively much better than in our country. Despite this, there were large-scale COVID-19 deaths.

‘The question is not if you have a large number of hospitals and better facilities are available in the hospitals, then there will be no deaths due to corona. The question is

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Opinion: Close public health infrastructure gaps before next pandemic | News

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed holes in the U.S. public health infrastructure, particularly the lack of mechanisms to generate, collect, analyze, and compare data, according to experts from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

In a September 24, 2020 Washington Post op-ed, Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD), and Yonatan Grad, Melvin J. and Geraldine Glimcher Assistant Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and a CCDD faculty member, wrote that testing shortages and inflexible and outdated surveillance systems have hampered efforts to control disease spread. They said that lack of sufficient information about where transmission is occurring makes it difficult to determine which areas can safely reopen or where prevention measures need strengthening.

The authors called for investment in nontraditional sources of data, such as tracking people’s mobility through cell phones to see how people respond to lockdowns, measuring viral

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To protect America’s health infrastructure, eliminate budget neutrality

In policy and in health care, the threat of unexpected consequences is real and potentially life-threatening. As obstetrician-gynecologists observe Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month this September, we encourage policymakers and health policy experts to recognize that COVID-19 and government payment cuts are impacting our patients in ways we could not have previously imagined — and that existing budget neutrality laws are exacerbating the problem.

Approximately 100,000 women are diagnosed with some form of gynecologic cancer — cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal or vulvar — in the United States every year. All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer, and most of us will or already know someone who has been personally affected by it. 

The global pandemic has had a significant effect on diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancer. For months, many OB-GYNs, including gynecologic oncologists, across the country were forced to delay cancer screenings, diagnostic tests and surgeries to avoid spread

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Bear Creek Mining to Undertake Community Infrastructure Projects and Corani Early Works Construction Initiatives

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Sep 18, 2020 (Newsfile Corp via COMTEX) —
Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – September 18, 2020) – Bear Creek Mining Corporation (TSXV: BCM) (OTCQX: BCEKF) (BVL: BCM) (“Bear Creek” or the “Company”) has approved, and will shortly commence, construction of several capital projects in the Corani region to support the long term health, education and economy of local communities and provide early construction infrastructure for the Corani mine. These projects have the full support and cooperation of authorities and members of the communities of Corani, Tantamaco and Pacaje, and of the Corani District Municipality, and include:

1) Immediate implementation of a rapid response health care center in the community of Isivilla to provide local, specialized therapy for COVID-19 infection, including oxygen concentrators and ten intensive care treatment beds.

2) Construction of an Alpaca Research

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