COVID-19: Still no relief for pharmacists in the city

Pharmacists say that their businesses have not been able to recover since the pandemic began a year ago. BENGALURU- Pharmacists in the city are still facing losses due to the pandemic. Vidya, one of the pharmacists working in Maruthi Pharma said, “Due to Covid, we have lost more than 60-70 percent of the whole business.” […]

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Cops attacked in Asansol over quarantine centre

Eight people have been arrested in connection with the Asansol incident where 20 police personnel were injured in Churulia village. By Yumna Ahmed, April 16, 2020, Tension started brewing when a quarantine centre was made in Churulia village without seeking the villagers’ consent. On Tuesday, April 14, the villagers attacked police personnel when they came […]

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Patients suffer due to lack of Hydroxychloroquine

Jaipur runs low on the anti-malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, that also speeds up recovery from COVID-19. By Nikita Gupta Date: April 16, 2020 Various medical shops in the city complain of a shortage of hydroxychloroquine, anti-malaria drug, that apart from speeding up the coronavirus recovery process, also helps patients of other medical issues such as arthritis, […]

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COVID-19: ‘Contactless’ Payment Methods Still Unavailable

Although the government is stressing on maintaining social distance, people who go out for buying groceries have to deal in cash.  By Shalu Chowrasia Howrah: At 7’oclock in the morning, when Shambhu leaves his house to buy groceries, he makes sure he is wearing a mask. He says he is worried that social distancing norms […]

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The lockdown fosters new addictions

A lot of people have become addicted to online gaming and binge-watching due to the ongoing lockdown By Tamanna Yasmin Kolkata: “I’ve developed this addiction after the lockdown,” says Sayani Ghosh, an MSc student at West Bengal State University. “I spend four to five hours on gaming and around six more hours watching web series. It […]

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Insurance coverage for pandemic, T&Cs applied

While most health insurance policies in India are now providing cover for COVID-19, there are many terms and conditions that arise only at the time of processing claims.  By Jagriti Parakh Despite insurance companies providing protection cover to individuals for medical treatment in case of coronavirus infection, many people end up paying out of their […]

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“Three likely scenarios”

Dr Daya Prasad Kulkarni is a public health specialist and development consultant. He founded Arogya Seva Foundation in Bangalore, a platform to provide free healthcare services to the underprivileged. He teaches at Syracuse University, New York. He is currently advising the Karnataka government on measures to detect, contain and treat the Coronavirus disease. Nissim Jacob asked […]

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