Untracked NCD data more deadly than NCD

Medically relevant information, especially pertaining to non- communicable diseases (NCD) is missing in hospitals of the city. This makes it difficult for epidemiological research, diagnosis and further treatment. By Manasvi Gupta The rising burden of lethal diseases- the NCDs; unlike malaria and TB are overlooked by the governing authorities. NCDs like Cardiovascular Diseases, Cancer, Hypertension, Diabetes […]

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Basement encroachments beset the city

Basement parking spaces of buildings and hospitals are converted into shops, restaurants and other commercial establishments, without trade licenses.  By Manasvi Gupta  Illegal commercial establishments in basements of residential buildings, pubs and hospitals are still operating despite being issued notices. Complaints have fallen on deaf ears of the authorities. BBMP issued notices earlier this year, […]

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Playgrounds give way to parks, illegal structures

Bengaluru’s unplanned growth has hit playgrounds and open spaces hard. Authorities prefer to carve parks out of playgrounds rather than upgrading them. Lack of grounds in schools adds to the problem. By Manasvi Gupta Authorities are turning open spaces into fancy parks but not into playgrounds. A 2017 survey by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship & […]

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Bengaluru anganwadis deprived of basic sanitation facilities

Only 85 per cent anganwadis in Bengaluru have usable toilets and proper sanitation facilities. Lack of space is a big problem.  By Manasvi Gupta The government is unable to achieve its target of making the city open defecation free by October 2, 2019. Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD) reports show that 344 out of […]

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