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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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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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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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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Dusty factories leave locals gasping for air

Residents and commuters in the vicinity of cement factories complain of respiratory infections and dust accumulation in their houses.   Bengaluru: Residents of Kumbalgodu who live in close proximity to cement factories bear the brunt of dust emissions and other pollutants. A report by the Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy states that cement industries contribute to […]

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