27-year-old doctor dies of covid-19 in Mangaluru

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September 12, 2020

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Mangaluru, Sept 12: Covid-19 has claimed the life of a young private doctor in Mangaluru. The deceased has been identified as Dr Sakshik Shetty, a postgraduate medical student at Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre.

The 27-year-old student, hailing from Hardalli in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district, had joined the course recently. He was a first year postgraduate student in surgery, sources said.

His parents are settled in Mudigere in Chikkamagaluru district. His last rites will be held at Mudigere.

A source from the medical college said that the doctor was not on Covid-19 duty. He had joined the postgraduate course on a government quota, a few days ago. Though he was diagnosed with Covid-19, he was fine, and was undergoing treatment in the ward, sources said.

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Dr Pradeep Kum…
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Tuesday, 15 Sep 2020

Absolutely heartbreaking! He was supposed to be a brilliant All Rounder. Was to be engaged soon to a doctor.
The facilities at the so called Medical College hospital where this tragedy happened are so pathetically insufficient that it is a shame to the Medical profession!
God give strength to the grieving family.

microdoc
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Saturday, 12 Sep 2020

Such a sad story. A life lost before it began. Clotting of blood in the veins is a very well known complication of COVID. Although patients may recover from covid symptoms, the risk of sudden death from clot migrating to lung, heart and brain remains for a considerably longer time.

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Media Release
October 21,2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 21: CFAL has attained commendable results in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 with 11 student scoring above 500 marks, this being one of the best results produced in Dakshina Kannada. Among the few students who attended NEET this year, 5 students Tejas Bhat, Rashmi R Bhat, Abijith Sharma, Durga Supriya and Akshay secured 672, 640, 614, 608 and 605 marks respectively. The other top scorers who scored above 500 marks are Sumith Colaco (576 marks), Sourav (568 marks), Mayur (544 marks), Pranav Rao (531 marks), Shreekara Aithal (531 marks) and Chinmayi (501 marks). The students opined that they diligently followed all the instructions given to them by CFAL in letter and in spirit, were keen observers, had tremendous interest in conceptual thinking and never indulged in rote learning, as propagated by CFAL. They believe that these qualities were the key to their success.

This year, according to a press release issued by the NTA, a total of 1,18,978 candidates registered for the said exam from Karnataka. Of those registered, 89,359 appeared and 61.56 percent of them qualified. Along with the NEET 2020 result statistics, NTA has also issued the scorecards of candidates and the cut-off marks.

It may be recalled that last year Vishnu Bharadwaj from CFAL had scored 99.86% in NEET and many of their other students have secured seats in top Medical Institutions in India. Several students of the institution have also performed extremely well in examinations like KVPY, JEE (Main & Advanced), UGEE – IIIT Hyderabad, Olympiads etc.  For students who would like reappear for NEET 2020-21, CFAL will shortly be starting the NEET repeaters course.
    

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News Network
October 27,2020

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New Delhi, Oct 27: FreshToHome, an online brand in fresh fish and meat e-commerce, on Tuesday said it has raised $121 million (about Rs 890.8 crore) in funding led by Investment Corporation of Dubai, Investcorp, Ascent Capital, DFC, Allana Group and other investors.

Iron Pillar, the lead investor from the previous series B round, also participated in this round (series C) with an investment of USD 19 million, a statement said.

Barclays was the advisor for the transaction, it added.

Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) is the principal investment arm of the Government of Dubai, while Investcorp is a global manager of alternative investments and DFC is a US government development finance institution.

Covid-19 transformed the fish and meat purchasing behaviour of consumers dramatically and due to safety concerns, consumers made the habit-forming shift to e-commerce, FreshToHome co-founder and CEO Shan Kadavil said.

"...we saw online demand for our products going up many folds this year...We are just beginning to scratch the surface of a very large market and the current capital raise will help us realise our full potential through rapid expansion in India and the Middle East," he added.

According to a report by Euromonitor International, the consumer market size of fish and meat segment in India in 2019 was estimated to be at USD 94 billion.

FreshToHome claims to be the world's largest fully integrated online brand in fresh fish and meat e-commerce, with approximately 1.5 million B2C orders per month and USD 85 million (about Rs 600 crore) annualised sales run rate on the platform.

FreshToHome enables its marketplace sellers to source and sells high-quality meat and fish directly from livestock farmers and fishermen in most major Indian cities and the UAE.

Some of the early backers of FreshToHome include Mark Pincus (Zynga founder), David Krane (CEO of Google Ventures), Pete Briger (Chairman of Fortress), Abdul Aziz Al-Ghurair (Chairman of Mashreq Bank), Rajan Anandan of Sequoia and other renowned investors.

"DFC's first equity deal with FreshToHome demonstrates the power of our new equity tool to drive development and advance U.S. foreign policy," said US Government's DFC CEO Adam Boehler.

This project will support economic growth and strengthen agricultural supply chains in a key US partner, he added.

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News Network
October 17,2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 17: For the sixth time, the government of Karnataka has fixed rates for covid testing. The rates include the cost of PPE kits.

Sample collection and transportation of government and private samples to the testing lab can be charged not more than Rs 400. The RTPCR test for samples referred by government hospital to private labs should cost Rs 800. RTPCR test for privately given samples to private labs when samples are given at labs will cost Rs 1,200.

The RTPCR test for privately given samples to private labs when the samples are collected by the labs at home should be charged Rs 1,600. TrueNAT test for privately given samples at private labs will cost Rs. 2,200. TrueNAT test for privately given samples to private labs when the samples are collected by the labs at home will cost Rs 2,600.

CB-NAAT test for privately given samples at private labs will cost Rs. 3,800. CBNAAT test for privately given samples to private labs when these samples are collected by the labs at home will cost Rs 4,200. Rapid Antibody Test/ELISA for privately given samples at private labs will cost Rs 500. Rapid Antigen Test for privately given samples at private labs will cost Rs 700.

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