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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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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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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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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The Most Vulnerable Unable To Access COVID Vaccines

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had filed a petition in the Bombay High Court to allow door to door vaccinations. However, the petition was rejected leaving many without access to the vaccination. Mumbai: Shikha Banerjee, a 78-year-old resident of Mumbai had to call her son from Kolkata to Mumbai just to help her get vaccinated. “There […]

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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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