Palike clinics got no TB cases during the lockdown

Bengaluru: A few BBMP clinics haven’t received a single tuberculosis patient since a national lockdown was imposed on March 24, 2020. Dr Bhanu Prakash, a doctor at a BBMP clinic near Rajajinagar, informed The Observer: “After the national lockdown was imposed on March 24 because of Covid-19, BBMP health clinics have had no patience for […]

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Salary delays worry workers of dry waste centres

No protective gear, place to sleep for them Bengaluru: Adverse working conditions at Dry Waste Collection Centres (DWCCs) in JP Nagar have made workers vulnerable to infectious diseases. Delays in payment of salaries and lack of awareness about protective gear have added to their woes.  “The BBMP has not helped us. Everything from masks to […]

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Elephant(iasis) in the room

Even though the patients suffer from Elephantiasis, they refuse to consult the doctors, by choice. Shlok Arya Swelled legs, heavy steps and no rest–this is the life of many Shahapur residents suffering from elephantiasis. Situated in the north of Karnataka, Shahapur taluk suffers from elephantiasis, but most of the patients, however, refrain from undertaking the […]

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Silent killer of rural kitchen : chulha still in use

Sindigi taluk is long way from completely adopting LPG due to untimely refilling of gas cylinders and safety measures undertaken. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna was launched on 1st May , 2016 with a target of providing 5 crore gas connections to the household sectors that later raised upto 8 crore this year. It has although […]

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