The Law of Hippocrates

MEDICINE is of all the arts the most noble; but, owing to the ignorance of those who practice it, and of those who, inconsiderately, form a judgment of them, it is at present far behind all the other arts. Their mistake appears to me to arise principally from this, that in the cities there is no punishment connected with the practice of medicine (and with it alone) except disgrace, and that does not hurt those who are familiar with it.

Telemedicine Practice Guidelines-2020

With telemedicine, there is higher likelihood of maintenance of records and documentation hence minimalizes the likelihood of missing out advice from the doctor other health care staff. Conversely, the doctor has an exact document of the advice provided via tele-consultation.

वाग्भट संहिता-चिकित्सस्थानम् Bāgbhatt Saṁhitā-Chikitsha Sthanam

आमाशयस्थो हत्वाऽग्नि सामो मार्गान् पिधाय यत्
विदधाति ज्वरं दोषस्तस्मात्कुर्वीत लङ्घनम् १
प्राग्रूपेषु ज्वरादौ वा बलं यत्नेन पालयन्
बलाधिष्ठानमारोग्यमारोग्यार्थः क्रियाक्रमः

माधवनिदान-Madhab Nidan

ज्वरोऽतिसारो ग्रहणी चार्शोऽजीर्णं विसूचिका
अलसश्च विलम्बी च क्रिमिरुक्पाण्डुकामलाः १
हलीमकं रक्तपित्तं राजयक्ष्मा उरःक्षतम्
कासो हिक्का सह श्वासैः स्वरभेदस्त्वरोचकः २
छर्दिस्तृष्णा च मूर्च्छाद्या रोगाः पानात्ययादयः
दाहोन्मादावपस्मारः कथितोऽथानिलामयः ३
वातरक्तमूरुस्तम्भ आमवातोऽथ शूलरुक्
पक्तिजं शूलमानाह उदावर्तोऽथ गुल्मरुक् ४

Rise of modern medicine

IT is not making too strong a statement to say that the chemistry and chemical physics of the nineteenth century have revolutionized the world. It is difficult to realize that Liebig's famous Giessen laboratory, the first to be opened to students for practical study, was founded in the year 1825.

DCGI approves anti-COVID drug developed by DRDO for emergency use

An anti-COVID-19 therapeutic application of the drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) has been developed by Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), in collaboration with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL), Hyderabad. Clinical trial results have shown that this molecule helps in faster recovery of hospitalised patients and reduces supplemental oxygen dependence.

Use of Dexamethasone in Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

On 2 September 2020, WHO issued an interim guideline on the use of dexamethasone and other corticosteroids for the treatment of COVID-19. The guidelines were developed by a panel of WHO and international experts and investigators and is based on evidence collected from seven clinical trials.