COVID-19: Pune is facing an antibiotics shortage

Doctors say these are lipophilic antibiotics which is very essential for COVID patients. Pune:  COVID patients in the city struggle to get antibiotic medicines like doxycycline, azithromycin and ivermectin that are used to treat flu and fungal infections in COVID Patients.   Mr.  Santosh Khinvasara, President of Chemists Association Pune District (CAPD) say the demand for these have suddenly […]

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Bannerghatta zoo now earns zero revenue

Zoo Authority sends SOS to govt on animals’ food Bengaluru: In the wake of the extended Covid-19 lockdown, the Bannerghatta Biological Park is suffering a severe financial crisis. Dr Umashankar HP, a senior veterinarian at the Bannerghatta zoo and media spokesperson, said: “Currently, there is no revenue. We need Rs 2 crore every month to […]

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Death becomes a business amidst the pandemic

Non-medical graded oxygen concentrators are costing people their lives Kanpur: Amidst the acute oxygen shortage in the country, some suppliers in Kanpur are selling non-medical graded oxygen concentrators to patients. As per the Crime Branch Commissionerate of police, this has led to 32 deaths of COVID patients in the month of May alone. One of […]

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No flight equals more cost and more problems

With countries going under lockdown again, many airlines see a grim future as the cost of parking and maintenance of aircrafts lies heavy on them. Bangalore: As thousands of flights worldwide are grounded again due to lockdown, many airlines drown in the cost of safeguarding parked planes on runways and storage facilities. Many airlines across […]

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Second wave leads to open cremations, environment in danger

Makeshift crematoriums increase demand for firewood causing air pollution. Bengaluru: Environmentalists believe that open cremation of a body releases a lot of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, greenhouse gases that cause air pollution. “The mass burning could have been avoided on such a large scale. Whenever wood is being burnt, it doesn’t go under complete combustion. […]

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Pandemic escalates psychological distress among caregivers

With more people testing positive and advised home care for the treatment of COVID-19, families of these patients find it difficult to manage infected patients. Patna: Family members taking care of the COVID-19 patients who are isolated at homes are unable to cope with the mental stress. Patients with mild symptoms and normal oxygen levels are […]

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Third phase vaccination drive: A shot in the dark

With people struggling to find slots in Odisha’s third phase of the vaccination drive, some waiting in serpentine queues without social distancing, and others being on the wrong side of the digital divide unable to access registrations, India’s third phase of the vaccination drive amidst a raging pandemic is marred with issues. Mysuru: Sabya, a […]

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Manufacture of remdesivir rises three-fold

Bengaluru: Amid the increasing demand for remdesivir, the Centre on Tuesday said the production of the antiviral drug has achieved three times the production capacity. Union minister for state chemical and fertiliser, Mansukh Mandaviya said India’s remdesivir manufacturing capacity, earlier 38.8 lakh vials per month, has now been increased to 1.16 crore vials per month. […]

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Lockdown affects the elderly more than it just seems

Seniors suffer from arthritis more than ever amidst the lockdown. Kanpur: Arthritis cases amidst cases of in Kanpur are at an all-time high amidst the pandemic. Doctors and physiotherapists say that the cases have increased by 30% amidst the lockdown. They fear that if the lockdown is exceeded, these cases would more than double amongst […]

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Several players & others test positive; IPL put on hold

Balaji affected, entire CSK goes in isolation. The ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League has been temporarily suspended after multiple players from various franchises tested positive for Covid-19. “The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has (sic) unanimously decided […]

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