Silence, Residential zones stay awake with noise

Eight out of the 10 noise monitoring stations spread across Bangalore recorded decibel levels above the permissible limit. Bengaluru: The constant honking at a traffic jam, sounds of modified bike silencers, commotion of jackhammers and cranes working round the clock. All of this keeps the city awake as noise pollution levels stay constantly above the allowed […]

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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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Decline in eye surgeries due to COVID-19 restrictions

Patients awaiting cornea replacements suffer as the number of eye donors sink. Eye banks and hospitals struggle to revive. Bangalore: Due to lockdown, several eye banks and eye hospitals were unable to do eye surgeries and cornea replacements. Eye Bank Association of India decided not to accept any eye donations, therefore, hospitals and eye banks […]

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Maharashtra to have 21,000 ‘Covidyoddhas’

Thousands of medical workers in Maharashtra volunteer to fight Coronavirus cases following the Chief Minister’s plea.  17 April, 2020, Mumbai By Bhavesh Purohit Around 21,000 people from Maharashtra who belong to medical sector have signed up to join the state government in their battle against Coronavirus, the official handle of Maharashtra Directorate General of Information […]

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Benevolence in the times of Coronavirus

With masks being a perplexing concept for the poor, distribution of free masks has helped this municipality battle the corona blues. By Savyata Mishra When the nation’s poor is battered by the ongoing lockdown and millions of migrant workers are still stuck in camps far away from their homes, the chairperson of a tiny municipality […]

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Blood banks go begging door to door in Bengal

Donation, generally low during summer, has fallen drastically because of the lockdown By Meghna Das Chowdhury Kolkata: Blood banks across the country have been facing a shortage of donors following the COVID-19 lockdown. Now, several private health-care providers and NGOs in West Bengal have launched public campaigns and even door-to-door blood-collection drives. Blood banks are […]

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COVID-19: FROZEN FOOD SHELVES EMPTY AS PEOPLE PANIC BUY

Most of the grocery shops in Coonoor are running out of frozen foods as people are panic buying. The delays in transportation are making it difficult for shopkeepers to keep up to the demand. Most of the grocery shops in Coonoor are running out of frozen foods as people are panic buying meat products and […]

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