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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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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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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Homemakers use social media to resell clothes, lifestyle items

Customers find it a convenient way to buy stuff. Gujarat: Homemakers in Gujarat are increasingly getting involved in the reselling business through social media platforms. Ashal Bhogesara, an apparel reseller who owns FabFashion, said, “Amid the pandemic, when several people are losing their jobs, this business is offering employment to women. Also, due to the […]

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Home chefs deliver healthy food to COVID patients

Experts say healthy and balanced diet is a key to faster recovery and better immunity Pune: Many home chefs in Pune deliver free meals to COVID patients. ‘Covid meal for India’ an online portal which provide meals for patients have more than 190 registered volunteers in the city and more than 3000 in India. Ms. […]

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Amusement parks give rise to water borne diseases

Customers say they faced skin and eye infections after visiting the water parks. Bengaluru: Diseases like diarrhea, vomiting, skin rashes and respiratory illness are caused by water parks because of not changing water regularly, officials claim. They say water parks are supposed to change water in every five hours but not following it are leading […]

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