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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Odisha, West Bengal gear up for Cyclone Yaas

Around 20,000 people have already been evacuated in Odisha and the government is hiking payments for restoration work post the cyclone. Cuttack, Kolkata: A storm is coming. Within a year of the cyclone Amphan, another cyclone called Cyclone Yaas will make landfall on Odisha and West Bengal within the next 12 hours. While the state […]

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States gear up for Yaas

The evacuation process is expected to start today. Bengaluru: Disaster response teams equipped with boats, tree-cutters, and telecom equipment have been deployed in five states and union territories in view of Cyclone Yaas. Odisha is setting up cyclone shelters and temporary medical centres for relocating people who will be evacuated today. In Jagatshinghpur district alone, […]

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All sweat and no air makes PPE kits unbearable

Studies suggest that PPE kits make it difficult for health care professionals to work efficiently. Bengaluru: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits prove to be a thorn in the flesh for frontline workers who work in long shifts treating COVID-19 patients. Blurred vision, inability to access the washrooms, menstrual problems and not being able to drink water […]

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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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Student protesters lathi-charged; atleast 40 arrested

In a separate protest at Gandhi Bhavan, supporters of freedom fighter, Doreswamy, resolved to submit a memorandum against BJP MLA Yatnal. By Shivani Verma, Apoorva GS Bengaluru police have arrested at least 40 students who were a part of a rally that marched to Raj Bhawan to meet the governor. They were part of a […]

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