Patients in home isolation struggle to find oximeters

People in home isolation, especially in remote areas find it difficult to get oximeters due to very high prices or unavailability amidst a devastating second wave of Covid-19. DELHI: Neha Chaudhary, currently studying in the United Kingdom (UK), was trying to order an oximeter the morning her parents’ health started deteriorating. Her parents live in […]

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COVID-19: Still no relief for pharmacists in the city

Pharmacists say that their businesses have not been able to recover since the pandemic began a year ago. BENGALURU- Pharmacists in the city are still facing losses due to the pandemic. Vidya, one of the pharmacists working in Maruthi Pharma said, “Due to Covid, we have lost more than 60-70 percent of the whole business.” […]

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No subsidy and price hike: Double whammy for LPG consumers

Many people complain of not receiving LPG (cooking gas) subsidies or direct bank transfers even with prices constantly climbing in the last three months. Bengaluru– Neelamma, a domestic helper working in Bengaluru, had lost most of her savings during the lockdown. Her husband had lost his job and she had no work. In the last […]

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Many small private hospitals still fighting to stay afloat

Small private hospitals are still struggling to pick up pace as non-Covid patients have Covid-19 related hesitancies, say owners of private hospitals.     BENGALURU- Dr. A.H. Lokesh had to make a difficult decision to save his hospital amidst a pandemic. “I had to sell my house to keep the hospital afloat because I cannot lose my […]

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