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Chandigarh’s health and wellness centres only for screening : The Tribune India

Amarjot Kaur
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 15

While the city is grappling with the increasing number of Covid cases, its 26 dispensaries, some of which have now been converted to health and wellness centres (HWCs), are tasked with screening suspected cases — this being their only role in the Covid management.

“At present, all dispensaries are acting as screening centres to offer out-patient services to visitors and direct suspected patients to sampling centres that are close to their zones,” said a source in the Health Department.

Following the hub and spokes model on sample collection, the GMSH-16 acts as a hub that receives heaviest resource investments and supplies the most intensive medical service, while Urban Community Health Centre, Sector 45, Civil Hospital, Sector 22, and the Civil Hospital, Mani Majra, are its satellite campuses or spokes, which offer more limited service arrays.

The GMCH-32 and the PGI conduct both

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Goldman Sachs: 2 Strong Value Stocks to Buy Now

Out on Wall Street, elections are the talk of the town. As President Trump’s battle against COVID-19 wages on, Biden has taken the lead in the race to the White House, with a Reuters poll conducted on October 2-3 putting the former Vice President ahead by 10 percentage points. Against this backdrop, fears of a blue wave (a Democrat-controlled presidency, Senate and House) are washing onto the Street. However, Goldman Sachs believes a blue wave might not be such a bad thing for the U.S. economy. “All else equal, such a blue wave would likely prompt us to upgrade our forecasts. The reason is that it would sharply raise the probability of a fiscal stimulus package of at least $2 trillion shortly after the presidential inauguration on January 20, followed by longer-term spending increases on infrastructure, climate, health care and

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Timaru pharmacy owner of 42 years retires on second attempt

Pharmacist Brent Roberts, 66, is retiring after running his Timaru business for 42 years.


Pharmacist Brent Roberts, 66, is retiring after running his Timaru business for 42 years.

Brent Roberts’ mother told her son she would like him to choose pharmacy as a career before she died when he was 12-years old.

It was advice he is pleased he listened to – on Wednesday the owner of Timaru’s Roberts Pharmacy for the past 42 years, will retire.

“It was the right thing to do [becoming a pharmacist]. She knew me well. I’ve enjoyed it,” Roberts, 66, said.

Following his mother’s wishes, Roberts studied pharmacology at the then Central Institute of Technology in Upper Hutt, before returning to his hometown of Christchurch and completing the required practical hours for his qualification to be a pharmacist.

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9 Signs You’ve Already Had COVID in Your Brain

Every day, more and more people are sharing stories about how COVID has changed their life for the worse—and there’s a subset of people who may never be the same again. “I feel like I have dementia,” one patient tells the New York Times, which chronicles patients suffering from neurological symptoms. As COVID-19 attacks your nervous system, it can impact your brain. Here’s 9 symptoms you might feel; read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had Coronavirus. 1 Memory Loss “After contracting the coronavirus in March, Michael Reagan lost all memory of his 12-day vacation in Paris, even though the trip was just a few weeks earlier,” reports the Times. “Several weeks after Erica Taylor recovered from her Covid-19 symptoms of nausea and cough, she

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Dry, Dehydrated Skin Has Nothing on Inanna Sarkis

From Marie Claire

Canadian actress and influencer Inanna Sarkis has just embarked on an exciting journey–she’s a new mom! She gave birth to a beautiful daughter on September 12, and subsequently graced her 10.9 million Instagram followers with photos of the bundle of joy. Whether you’re familiar with Sarkis from her substantial social media presence, or you follow her (and her family) on their YouTube channel, you know that she has some inventive beauty tips up her sleeve. In the latest episode of Masked and Answered, watch Sarkis explore her love of Korean skincare, and explain how she cured her dry skin.

The face mask Sarkis is testing is a new one—the Tamburins Tiger Leaf Mask. “A lot of my masks I get from Korea,” she explains in the video. “I’ve just heard so many good things about their cosmetics and their masks.” This one in particular is exciting

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