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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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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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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