The Heart Valve Centre presents TAVR World Tour

New Delhi [India] September 30 (ANI/NewsVoir): The world today, lives in fear of the coronavirus. People and healthcare workers are overwhelmed with the stress of infection. But there is a more potent killer out there. Something no vaccine can protect you from, no mask can save you from-Heart Disease.

People would do almost anything to avoid going to the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, that has resulted in many people ignoring the signs of a heart attack. Research shows that people are 17 times more likely to die from a heart attack than from COVID-19.

In our endeavour to create an awareness and offer rays of hope for a cure, the world’s leading heart specialists from across the globe have come together in a show of solidarity. TAVR World Tour is the first cardiovascular health awareness campaign, comprising of 20 cardiac specialist teams from 20 different cities across the

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Hardisty, the ‘nerve centre’ of Alberta’s oil industry, loses its only school

If Canadian crude oil is destined for the United States, it likely went through a pipe in Hardisty, Alberta.

The town, 200 kilometres southeast of Edmonton, will be the starting point of the Keystone XL pipeline, in which Alberta own a $1.5-billion stake. It’s a key point on Enbridge’s Line 3 and Express pipelines, home to a sprawling tank farm that stores millions of barrels of crude oil and the site of a future pipeline control centre for a North American network.

Hundreds of people are employed by the oil industry in Hardisty — and now, it has no school.

Blake Moser’s first child, Patrick, was two days old when the Battle River public school board voted in March to shutter Allan Johnstone K-9 school. The board ruled it was no longer viable.

Chair of the Hardisty and District Development Group, Moser had been one of several community members advocating

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Work on $2.6m Highfields Medical Centre nears completion

WORK on the new $2.6 million Highfields Medical Centre is nearing completion, with the facility on track to open next month.

Newlands Group finished constructing the centre’s Queensland X-Ray facility last week and work has begun on the internal fit-out.

The new diagnostic imagery facility is a first for the Highfields community and the centre will also host a dentistry clinic.

“Providing this vital community infrastructure for the Highfields community has been very rewarding for our teams,” Newlands Group commercial manager Danny Charlesworth said.

“At the peak of construction, there was up to 15 local subcontractors on site and we were fortunate it was real clean-cut build with minimal constraints.

“Keeping to a tight time frame was most important to make sure Queensland X-Ray can open up on time without delays.”

Mr Charlesworth said the size of the equipment influenced construction.

“The design of the CT scanning and X-Ray rooms

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Centre ‘pushing’ 75 crore Indians dependent on agriculture to uncertainty

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Stating that the three farm bills passed in Parliament are “against farmers and food security for all”, and urging the President of India not endorse them, the civil rights organization Right to Food Campaign has said that they seek to reduce the state’s role in procurement of foodgrains, even as opening up markets for corporate interests without any protective regulation.
In a statement, the top NGO states, “It is also unacceptable that no dialogue has been done with any of the state governments before introducing the bills and they have been passed in the Parliament although the Constitution of India lists agriculture as a state subject.”


The Right to Food campaign stands in solidarity with the farmers’ organisations across the country that have been protesting against the three farm bills that were passed in Parliament in an undemocratic manner, without proper discussion. These bills will have serious

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The Red Cross opens a coronavirus treatment centre in Yemen – Yemen

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Finnish Red Cross and the Norwegian Red Cross opened a coronavirus treatment centre, providing free care to all, in the Yemeni city of Aden on 20 September in collaboration with the Yemen Red Crescent Society. The new centre helps prepare for a second wave of the virus in the country. Yemen is suffering from the severest humanitarian crisis in the world right now, and less than half of the country’s healthcare services are operating.

‘Many hospitals in Aden closed their doors when the first wave of coronavirus hit some months ago. People must have treatment options available in case they become ill. The new treatment centre and effective preventive work conducted by the Red Cross amongst communities are vital for controlling the spread of the illness,’ says Tiina Saarikoski, Head of International Disaster Management in the Finnish Red Cross.

The treatment

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Report: Immigration detention centre should release inmates

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — An outside expert who inspected an immigration detention centre in Virginia that experienced a massive coronavirus outbreak is recommending that some high-risk inmates be released after finding flaws in the centre’s screening procedures.

U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema ordered the inspection last month after several detainees filed a lawsuit with the help of legal activist groups. Brinkema faulted the detention complex in Farmville for an outbreak that affected more than 90% of the centre’s nearly 300 detainees, including a 72-year-old detainee who died. Government officials fought unsuccessfully to block the inspection.

The expert, Homer Venters, inspected the site last month and filed a report made public Friday that says the centre does a poor job of screening inmates for COVID-19 symptoms. He recommended that detainees at high risk for the disease be released.

The report cites “multiple and systematic deficiencies” in the complex’s health services and concludes

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Health centre accused of turning away patients over dress code

Hundreds of patients have reportedly been turned away from Opeta Health Centre III in Aboke Sub-county, Kole District, for being “indecently dressed”. Members of the community claimed that during the coronavirus lockdown, those with worn out or dirty clothes were not attended to at the government facility. It was also reported that staff at Opeta Health Centre III would sign the staff arrival book at 8am and at 11am, they would sign out and return to their homes. The issues were generated by the community scorecard commissioned by the Apac Anti-Corruption Coalition (TAACC), an NGO, in July. This was after locally trained members of the community called the independent budget monitors (IBMs), identified Opeta Health Centre III as one of the facilities in Kole District having service delivery issues. The ultimate goal was to see that service delivery at the facility is improved, according to Mr Tom Opwonya, TAACC’s executive

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Kingston COVID-19 assessment centre moving, drive-thru testing to be tried this weekend

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Kingston Health Sciences Centre has announced it will relocate the Community COVID-19 Assessment Centre to the Beechgrove Complex, as of this weekend and will be expanding the operating hours. Drive-thru testing will also be offered for the first time this weekend.

The moves comes after demand for testing surged in recent weeks, resulting in long lines at the assessment centre at the Leon’s Centre in downtown Kingston. Wait times of up to seven hours have been reported by some who were tested after standing in a line that has been wrapping around the building.

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The Beechgrove Complex lies just south of the King St. West and Portmouth Avenue intersection. According to Kingston Health Sciences Centre, signage will direct people through the complex to the Recreation Centre building at 51 Heakes Lane for walk-in testing and will

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Provide ‘green corridor’ for medical oxygen tankers: Centre to states – india news

The states will have to provide a ‘green corridor’ for seamless movement of liquid medical oxygen tankers within the cities in order to ensure adequate availability of its supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Union health ministry directive.

A ‘green corridor’ allows unrestricted passage for quick delivery and are often created to transport organs from deceased donors for transplant.

Apart from ensuring no restriction was imposed on the intra and inter-state movement of oxygen tankers, the states were also directed to create hospital-wise oxygen inventory management and plan in advance for timely replenishment so that there was no stockout.

The states will also have to ensure timely payment of the due bills to the manufacturers and suppliers to maintain uninterrupted supply of oxygen, and improve power supply infrastructure to have an uninterrupted supply to oxygen manufacturing units in the country.

There is also the need to effectively coordinate

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