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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Pune reports more than 400 cases of Black fungus

Experts say people who are diabetic are prone to this fungus the most . Pune: Maharashtra has recorded more than 2000 cases of black fungus in the state, while Pune alone has recorded more than 400 cases of black fungus making it one of the major cities to add up the number.  Dr. Chandrashekar Raman, Neurosurgeon, […]

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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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Walk-in and register for vaccination: Centre

People between the age group of 18-44 can now walk-in and register themselves for covid-19 vaccinations. Bangalore: The Centre has now allowed walk-in registration for vaccination for the 18-44 age group, but only at government-run centres. This decision is expected to prevent vaccine wastage.  “In case of sessions exclusively organized with online slots, towards the […]

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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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All praise and no pay for Karnataka’s ambulance drivers

Ambulance drivers, who did extra shifts and risked their lives while working closely with COVID positive patients, still struggle to sustain a living.  Bengaluru: Prakash Halli gets up at 6:30 a.m. every morning. He gets ready and reaches 100 Bedded MCH Hospital, Bidar, six kilometres away from his home, at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Even though […]

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Pandemic boosts gig economy, regulations struggle to keep up

The pandemic has shaken up the country’s labor force and upended traditional employment, shifting the focus to gig economy jobs — or on-demand, part-time work given to contract workers. It has forced workers from mainstream jobs to pursue gig work for additional – or even primary – income during the pandemic. The reluctant adoption of these technologies and platforms has begun to blur the lines between freelancing and traditional employment.

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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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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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Confusion on collecting bio-medical waste puts MCD workers at risk

Home isolation patients complain that the MCD has not been collecting the waste regularly, while MCD workers have been using minimal protection on their rounds. New Delhi: After all three members of Sandeep’s family tested positive for Covid-19, they did not know they would have to take care of the piling garbage at their home along […]

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