The Slow Death of Bangalore’s Fire Hydrants

Bangalore has seen a rise in fire accidents, but the city has been neglecting its fire hydrants. Astha Oriel Bangalore has seen a rise in the number of fire accidents over the years,  reports say.  But despite an increase, the city does not have well-maintained fire hydrants for managing fire accidents. In fact, fire hydrants, […]

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No care for Neonates in government hospitals

With no proper facilities in major neonatal care units, most of the patients end up facing trouble during delivery. Astha Oriel The government hospitals in Bangalore are lacking medical facilities for Neonatal Intensive care units. Most of the patients end up waiting long for the treatment.  “According to the guidelines of Newborn Care Operational Guide, […]

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City pourakarmikas work without safety gear

The pourakarmikas in Bangalore fail to obtain safety gear that is mandatory under the Swacch Bharat Mission. By Astha Oriel No provision of safety gear is jeopardizing the health of pourakarmikas in the city. No gloves, no masks and sometimes no apron, hinders their work as they complain of dust and foul smell while sweeping […]

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LACK OF SALARY FOR HOSPITAL STAFF

The workers of the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science deny the hospital’s claims of giving regular payment. By Astha Oriel Delayed payment has become one of the major concerns for the hospital staff, of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS). Many of them demand a regularized salary. Rukamini, one of the nurse said, “We don’t receive […]

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Pending Beneficiaries for Awas

Despite the ‘announced’ success of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Sandur Taluk continues to have pending beneficiaries.  By Astha Oriel November 20, 2019, Bangalore.  Sandur Taluk in Bellary district has 152 pending housing beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) for 2019—20, as per the data provided by Taluk Panchayat. Kumaraswamy, a resident of D. Mallapur […]

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Mental health still ignored in educational institutes

Three suicides in three months fail to draw the attention of Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra (GKVK) authorities. Astha Oriel Although three suicides took place in the GKVK College campus University of Agricultural Sciences, over the past three months, the institution is yet to form a mental health committee.  Aarti, a first year student at the […]

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PRIVATE TOILETS: A DREAM IN SANDUR TALUK.

 Despite India being declared as open defecation free, villagers of Sandur Taluk still continue to defecate openly. Astha Oriel  Around 76 percent of the houses in Sandur Taluk don’t have toilets. As per reports by the Village development department for the state of Karnataka, only 8944 households out of 37578 surveyed houses have toilets in […]

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Swacch Bharat missing at Vani Vilas

With no proper sanitation facilities in Vani Vilas Hospital, patients especially pregnant women often have to be subject to unhygienic conditions. By Astha Oriel No toilet seats, un-clean toilets, no taps and no water is a reality and an issue of hygiene for patients who visit the city’s Vani Vilas Hospital for treatment. Pregnant women, […]

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Not-So-Healthy Construction At Victoria Hospital

Victoria Hospital is renovating some of its buildings. And, the noise is affecting patients. Astha Oriel The constant drilling due to construction in the Outpatient Department of Victoria Hospital annoys patients and visitors. Priya, a patient who was sitting in the Outpatient Department waiting for her treatment, said, “I have come here for the treatment, […]

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