Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Health & Environment

Bangalore Health National

Accredited hospitals: A source of increasing medical tourism

City Health

Transition from PFMS to DBT system, delays payment of ASHA workers

Change in payment system can remove the middleman from the system, says expert. Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers are not being paid on time because the National Health Mission (NHM) has switched from Public Financial Management System (PFMS) to Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) which is causing delays in payment. Dr. Prabhu, Nodal officer for […]

Health India Karnataka Social and Religious

Migrant workers: Lost in Bengaluru’s healthcare system

Migrant workers find it difficult to avail the welfare board schemes in Bengaluru as waiting periods are long. Moreover, many labourers are unaware of the healthcare system in Karnataka and often resort to self-treatment. Bengaluru might be a medical tourist spot for the middle and upper class, but for the poor labourers migrating from in […]

City Health

People flout COVID norms

BBMP says it has doubled its testing team and cases remain stable. Despite a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the state, people choose not to wear masks in indoor and closed spaces like the metro, malls, buses and the airport. The Karnataka Government released guidelines on Dec. 26 mandating wearing of masks in indoor […]