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Patients needing dialysis, chemo face a difficult situation

Hospitals change their schedules; private ones offer home service only for some categories. Aarthi N Chennai: Patients who need dialysis or chemotherapy are finding it difficult to stick to prescribed schedules. Reasons: Police stop them and there is no transport.  Bhuvana (name changed), 46, has been undergoing dialysis thrice a week for the past three […]

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People in Chennai Covid-19 hotspots are terrified

Reason: Most residents of these areas don’t follow social distancing, get into homes only when cops arrive Aarthi N Chennai: People living in the marked hotspot areas in Chennai are petrified as most residents do not follow the order to stay indoors. Shivaranjini GK, a resident of Pudupet, rued that the whole area is blocked. […]

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Water scarcity not the only woe for Chennai residents

People facing shortage do not maintain social distancing while filling water in the open By Aarthi N Chennai|| April 14, 2020 Residents of Chennai who depend on roadside hand pumps and water tankers do not maintain social distancing. Standing close to each other exposes them to the risk of being infected by coronavirus. Aisha, a […]

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People fear COVID-19 can spread through newspapers

Despite clarifications that papers are untouched by people in presses, many in Tamil Nadu have stopped buying them Aarthi N Newspaper delivery men in Tamil Nadu are at high risk of being exposed to coronavirus as they are not provided with safety gear like gloves and face masks by their agents. Also, many readers have […]

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Contaminated groundwater: Villagers suffer from health hazards

Though uranium mining was supposed to stop in 2007, it still continues in Gogi making people suffer. Gogi, Shahpur: Coming out of his old single bedroom house in the corner of the Gogi village, Husensa S, 42, drags his right leg to walk forward, but as he fails to do so, he takes help from his […]

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As virus fear spreads, masks and sanitizers fly off pharma shelves

Stores unsure when supplies will come back Aarthi N Bengaluru, March 05, 2020  Bengaluru has a shortage of face masks and hand sanitizers as a large number of people have started to buy them after the outbreak of coronavirus. Eight out of the ten medical stores Newsnet visited on March 5, did not have masks […]

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Five years after police diktat, school buses to get CCTV, GPS

Schools just do not bother, says top cop By Aarthi N Bengaluru: Almost five years after the traffic police ordered fixing of CCTV cameras and GPS systems on school buses, most of these vehicles do not have them. A reality check by The Observer at schools in Majestic, Seshadri Road, Cubbon Park, Vijayanagar and Shivajinagar […]

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Shelter homes only on paper, transgenders live on streets

Despite government’s promise of shelter homes, transgenders continue to risk their lives living on streets. Aarthi N Transgenders who were promised shelter homes by BBMP in 2019 are still waiting for them. The result: They continue to live on the streets. Swetha, a transgender in Shivajinagar, informed The Observer:  “Shelter homes will be helpful for […]

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