Indore's MGM Medical College gets a stock of 20,000 Remdesivir injections for COVID treatment

Reportedly, 5,000 to 7,000 Remdesivir injections required in Indore's drug market daily.

The second wave of COVID pandemic has necessitated the requirement of ample medical resources more than ever before. In view of this, Indore received stock of 20,000 Remdesivir injections on Sunday, reportedly, gearing up its fight against the deadly virus. According to reports, 85% of these injections will be sent to medical colleges while 15% will be delivered to the district hospitals from Mahatama Gandhi Memorial Medical College, where they arrived.

5,000 to 7,000 Remdesivir injections required in Indore's drug market daily

The MGM Medical College in Indore has been designated as the nodal centre for the disbursement of anti-viral Remdesivir drugs across the state. Reportedly, the Dean of the College, Sanjay Dixit informed that out of the 20,000 injections, 85% will be sent to 13 medical colleges in different areas of the state. Apart from this, the remaining 15% will be transported to district hospitals.

As per reports, Indore has been affected by a dearth of these injections in recent times. Looking into demand-supply numbers of the city's medicine sector, it has been concluded that Indore requires 5,000-7,000 injections daily. Given the shortage, a large count of individuals queues up for getting the drugs leading to violation of social distancing guidelines. This further accentuates the fear of an accelerated COVID spread.

Soaring COVID tallies in Indore amid the dreadful 2nd wave!

Being the most troubled district in Madhya Pradesh, Indore recorded a spike of 919 new COVID patients on Sunday, the highest for 2021. With this, the city's tally of active patients has climbed up to 7,713 while the cumulative count of COVID-affected individuals stood at 78,511 on Sunday. Given these alarming numbers, the citizens need to make sure that their actions do not cause a further escalation in cases. Similarly, all guidelines and protocols laid out by the city administration need to be strictly adhered to.

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The decision ensures that students receive their degrees on time.

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Chancellor of state universities & UP Governor, Andiben Patel has directed Vice-Chancellors of Universities across the state to send college degrees to students by post. The decision was formalised in an online review meeting of two state institutes, Lucknow University and Bathkhande Music Institute Deemed University and ensures that students do not have to run for their degrees.

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A 14-member committee set up in Lucknow University to take the decision regarding exams 2021

Special Committee of the LU will take the final call, in line with the government orders.

The Vice-Chancellor of the Lucknow University, Dr Alok Kumar Rai has set up a special 14 member committee to take the final decision regarding the examinations and promotion of the students. The committee will check the feasibility of conducting exams for third-year students and evaluate the promotion criteria for other batches, across all programmes.

This special body includes the Controller of Examinations, HODs of all departments along with the Principals of Mahila Vidhyalaya Degree college and Shia College and Superintendent of Examination, who are tasked to take the final call, in line with the government's orders.

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Lucknow University staff to bear the educational expenses of pandemic-orphaned pupils!

The Vice Chancellor took the responsibility of one such student on Friday and appealed to other professors to take similar steps.

Initiating a new welfare program, it has been said that the Vice-Chancellor and other professors at Lucknow University will bear the educational expenses of students who have lost one or both parents to the pandemic. Under this scheme, the VC took the responsibility of one such student on Friday and requested other professors to take similar steps. As per reports, the Registrar, Chief Proctor and the Dean of the Students' Welfare Department will now bear expenses of one child each.

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Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences to come up at Lucknow University's Jankipuram campus

LU to launch a dedicated government institute for students aiming to build careers in pharmacy.

Lucknow University has decided to launch a dedicated institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in a bid to widen the bandwidth of educational provisions for pharmacy aspirants. The varsity is set to open this institute over 8,170 square meters of its second campus in Jankipuram. Reportedly, the finance committee has given the penultimate approval to start the institute as a sub-set of the engineering faculty. The proposal will now be tabled before the Executive Committee on June 11, for final approval.

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Lucknow's Aaghaz Foundation is heralding an age of educational equity through its 16 scholarships

Presently, applications for three out of their sixteen scholarships are open.

With the aim of ensuring that the children from underprivileged backgrounds are empowered through education, Aaghaz Foundation was established in 2004. Empowering girls and boys with their best capabilities through scholarships and other educational initiatives, this Lucknow-based non-profit organisation has helped over 16,000 needy children. Currently, applications for their Aisha Begum Memorial Scholarship and other endowments are open.

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