Covid fear keeps ILI patients out of hospital

The number of ILI patients in Rajeev Gandhi Institute Of Chest Diseases has decreased by 23.21% in January 2021 as compared to same time last year. Bengaluru-: The number of people with Influenza-like illnesses (ILI) going to hospitals for treatment has decreased since last year. In January 2020, 325 patients were admitted for ILI at Rajeev […]

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Bookshops write a new chapter with door deliveries

Shopkeepers have found a way to deliver products to their customers at their doorstep using online means. Book stores and stationeries in Bangalore have been struggling to cope with losses of more than 50 per cent since the onset of the pandemic.  To this battle, rise in online shopping has added its bit. Padamaram, a […]

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Hysterectomies a tricky option for the disabled

Studies have shown that caregivers and local guardians prefer hysterectomy for their disabled children to help them maintain hygiene.  Bangalore: Some mothers and caregivers of disabled girls prefer hysterectomies for their children as it is difficult for them to maintain menstrual hygiene. They also believe that this will help them avoid the consequences of sexual […]

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Tourists throw caution to the wind at city heritage sites

“The thermal guns mostly do not give the right results; therefore, we seldom use it,” said the security guard at the Bangalore Fort. Bangalore—Visitors and authorities at several tourist spots and monuments in the city ignored Covid-19 protocols.   The multi-tasking staff (MTS) at the Bangalore Fort said that they sometimes forget to use the […]

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Brigade road pipeline digs into customer turnout

Several stores at Brigade road, one of the busiest areas of the cities, are seeing a drop in sales due to BBMP construction work. Tasmia Ansari | February 23, 2021 Bangalore: The ongoing work of laying pipelines at Brigade Road, Bangalore in order to turn the city into a Smart City has negatively impacted the […]

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Many small private hospitals still fighting to stay afloat

Small private hospitals are still struggling to pick up pace as non-Covid patients have Covid-19 related hesitancies, say owners of private hospitals.     BENGALURU- Dr. A.H. Lokesh had to make a difficult decision to save his hospital amidst a pandemic. “I had to sell my house to keep the hospital afloat because I cannot lose my […]

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Universities across Karnataka still inaccessible for disabled students

While some universities provide suitable access to facilities for disabled students, many still lack disabled-friendly infrastructure. Bengaluru: Many universities across Karnataka are far from accessible to Persons with Disability (PWD), despite the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines and rules and guidelines created under the Rights of Person with Disability Act.  A study done in 2019 shows the lack of access to […]

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Pandemic drives small-scale industries into financial losses

Small scale industries in Peenya have incurred financial losses due to the lockdown and are now reeling from its effects.  Bengaluru: Small-scale industries in the Peenya Industrial area have suffered financial losses due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdown. TC Joseph, proprietor of Pneudraulics said, “In June and July the profit was only 50 percent […]

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