Not all home remedies for Covid are helpful

Social media, papers, word of mouth are sources of bogus info Hyderabad: Amidst the raging Covid-19 pandemic, people’s fear of getting infected is driving them to unproven and unscientific remedies. Amrutha Palacharla, who works for a private company in Telangana, informed The Observer: “It is always recommended to drink hot water with honey as it helps in fighting […]

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Technology Might Not Always Be the Best Solution

The COWIN app launched by the central government for the COVID vaccination drive is inaccessible to the rural population of Karnataka due to a lack of smartphones and internet connectivity The rural health workers in Karnataka are struggling to register themselves for the COVID vaccination drive. To register for the vaccination, one has to download […]

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Screening and sampling for COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh inadequate

Though COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Madhya Pradesh, door-to-door screening and sampling is happening at a snail’s pace. By Astha Oriel Despite a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, the state has failed to adopt door-to-door screening, unlike Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Delhi, where confirmed cases have crossed the 1000 mark, like […]

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Not a Covid-19 patient? No admission even if you are critically ill

Private hospitals in Trichy refuse to admit patients with sicknesses other than Covid-19, leaving them to fend for themselves By Adilin Beatrice C Tiruchirapalli: Private hospitals in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, are not admitting patients with ailments other than Covid-19, causing them grave distress. Some hospitals that are still admitting non-Covid patients are reportedly asking their […]

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Hit or miss? This time Google missed and it’s not entirely its fault

Amid a complete lockdown in India, certain tourist locations come up as ‘Open’ on Google’s search results. Bangalore, April 14, 2020 By Sanchari Ghatak While Google services have mostly proven to be a boon to its users globally, a hit and a miss for its services however aren’t unusual as well. Amid the country wide […]

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