Articles by Dr Nimeshika Jayachandran
As per ICMR guidelines, rapid tests are not recommended for diagnosing COVID-19 but only to indicate if there has been exposure to a virus.
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 18:45
A three-week lockdown was imposed on March 24 with the hopes of curbing spread of the COVID-19.
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 17:43
While the ICMR has stated that the antimalarial drug can be given to ‘high risk’ individuals, doctors have expressed concerns about viewing it as a cure-all.
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 12:29
Most states in south India have ordered closure of alcohol outlets during the lockdown.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 15:53
Unlike its older cousins that caused SARS and MERS, the novel coronavirus has found a way to stick to our cells quite effectively – like bubblegum on hair.
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 17:20
In the instance of a young man who recently traveled from Delhi to Chennai, officials have not been able to confirm any contacts or individuals he may have contracted the virus from.
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 11:42
Doctors and other medical personnel at the hospital have been on call relentlessly in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 17:51
COVID-19 symptoms are similar to that of a common cold or a normal flu, so when should someone visit a doctor or get tested?
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 16:06
There have been 110 confirmed cases of the disease in India as of Monday morning.
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 11:38
This takes the total number of active cases in the state to 21, not including the 3 individuals who recovered earlier.
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 20:09