Lockdowns disrupt logistics, hit biz of e-comm cos and vendors

In Karnataka, there is little clarity on what essentials are. New Delhi: Restricted logistics because of Covid lockdowns has badly affected the business of e-commerce platforms and vendors. Ritik Varma, assistant marketing manager, e-commerce operations, at the Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, informed, “We aren’t getting goods from vendors on time. We have large operations in […]

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US Oly participation in doubt, other nations could increase medal tally

The US State Department’s official advisory to its citizens to not travel to Japan may affect the 2021 Olympic Games as the US has the largest participation in Olympic Games. New Delhi: Olympics followers believe that a restricted US participation might give other nations a chance to win many more gold medals than they would […]

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Covid-19: Students lose one year of schooling

Students are not able to recall whatever was taught to them in schools during the pre-Covid era and their books remain intact. Bengaluru: Ganesha, a seven years old child took at least two minutes to recall the word written in his second standard English book, then he recognized and mumbled ‘motorbike’ in My House Chapter. […]

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Lack of equipment for child care worries pediatricians

The lack of Oxygen cylinder, ICU beds and ventilators leaves the parents and paediatricians concerned about the third wave. Patna: Hospitals in Bihar are not well equipped for treating children infected with COVID-19. Health experts say the private hospitals charge Rs. 14,400 to admit a patient in ICU with a ventilator. Therefore, the state government must ensure […]

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Door-to-Door Covid-19 surveys without equipment

Mysuru district administration launched door-to-door surveys, but most of these surveys are being conducted without thermal scanners or pulse oximeters. Mysuru: Sheila, an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) worker was screamed at during a door-to-door health survey in Mysuru because she did not have a working pulse oximeter, and she did not have a thermal […]

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One cannot learn to swim in a Pandemic

The coronavirus is thought to be killed by chlorine in swimming pools, but it is best to avoid crowded pools even though no covid case has been found through swimming pools. Aside from the physical aspect, swimmers are concern about their mental health. Bangalore: The news was good for the country’s talented swimmers. The swimming […]

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In Kolkata, Covid patients’ caregivers face misbehavior

Infected people do not receive emotional support Kolkata: Caregivers, especially family members of Covid-19 patients who are under home isolation, are facing harassment and misbehaviour from their neighbours and other members of their residential complexes. Fear and stigma have led to such misbehaviour with caregivers in localities in Kolkata. Rano Bose, a resident of Jadavpur, […]

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All sweat and no air makes PPE kits unbearable

Studies suggest that PPE kits make it difficult for health care professionals to work efficiently. Bengaluru: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits prove to be a thorn in the flesh for frontline workers who work in long shifts treating COVID-19 patients. Blurred vision, inability to access the washrooms, menstrual problems and not being able to drink water […]

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Govt. hospitals struggle to admit non-COVID patients

Due to the ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India, many government hospitals aren’t able to admit non-COVID patients with terminal diseases. Kolkata: Due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, most government hospitals are only admitting COVID patients. This coupled with the unavailability of hospital beds, patients with health problems like heart […]

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