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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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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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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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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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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Record applicants seeking jobs at Delhi Civil Defense since the pandemic

Civil defense was designed to provide relief during hostile situations, especially during the times of war or emergencies. Delhi Civil Defense (DCD) is now an opportunity for people looking for jobs in the pandemic. Delhi: Seema*, 35, a volunteer at Delhi Civil Defense (DCD) reported on duty the day after her father expired from kidney issues. For her, DCD […]

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