Off the streets with no relief, pandemic shatters street vendors

As the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic hits India, street vendors, an already devastated part of the Indian society, fear losing their livelihood completely. Bangalore: Rangana, a fruit and vegetable vendor, has been vending on HSR Layout 18th cross for five years. When COVID-19 hit, and the lockdown was announced across the city, Rangana, amongst […]

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Survivors of Covid-19 are grappling with their mental health

Covid-19 survivors are struggling with their mental health due to anxiety, depression and PTSD.   Bangalore:  It was late October, 2020 when 50-year-old Dr. Sampa Sen, first got a mild cough. Slowly, as days passed by, she got weaker and weaker. At one point of time, she got so weak that she couldn’t get up […]

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The lockdown bought severe tempest in the lives of the theatre artists

Revenue from virtual performances is not enough to make ends meet Much Ado about everything: Performers suffers during lockdown Anurag, who is a freelancer theatre artist from Mysore, had a child just two days before the nationwide lockdown was announced on March 25. Anurag, who is now a part of S. L. Bhyrappa’s Parva, produced […]

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Bamboo clusters of Bengaluru struggle to keep the craft alive

Bamboo artisans are fighting the pandemic while still doing their hardest to keep the bamboo art going. Bangalore: Sitting cross-legged on the road opposite Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS hospital) near VV Puram, 70 year old Mariyamma, a bamboo artisan, gently cuts long bamboo blades and removes long sticks of bamboo with a small […]

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Black fungus treating drug in the black market

While the centre has ramped up production of Amphotericin-B, it is still not reaching the states where it is needed. Bengaluru: Dhananjay, a resident of South Bangalore, ran around the city for three days. He connected with as many chemists as possible, in hopes to find the drug that could treat his mother, who was infected […]

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No special treatment for the specially abled

People with disabilities were not able to get regular check-ups during the pandemic because the hospitals were not accepting non-Covid cases. Bengaluru: Prema became a patient of polio when she was a young girl. Now she walks with the help of callipers, and shoes with heels. She requires regular check-ups with her doctor to keep […]

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Economic struggle is what COVID 19 pandemic offers, especially for the informal works

Minimal assistance was provided by the government, resulting in 80% job loss. Close to 41 crore people across the country are working in the informal sector of India. They account for almost half of the annual GDP yet, time and over it is them who have been victims of negligence by the government. They are […]

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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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