PHCs use UPS to protect efficacy of vaccines

This helps maintain temperature standards, regardless of continuity of electricity supply. Primary health care centers in Konanakunte and Yelachenahalli in Bangalore south are using uninterrupted power supply (UPS) units and generators, to maintain the optimum temperature of the Ice – lined refrigerators (ILRs) and Deep Freezers. A pharmacist, Bhuvneshwari at PHC Konanakunte said she has […]

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Tech parks ready for offline mode

As companies are getting ready to welcome employees back, tech parks are preparing for a safer environment. Tech parks in the city are getting ready to bring  staff back to offices with several safety measures. They are sanitizing offices, cleaning filtration systems in air conditioning and creating socially-distanced office desks said people manning tech park […]

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Special Vaccination Sessions benefit the Rohingyas

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has vaccinated undocumented Rohingyas living in Bengaluru. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) came forward to vaccinate some Rohingya refugees who volunteered to be vaccinated. BBMP has conducted special vaccination sessions for COVID vaccination and RT-PCR Tests for them, said Zia Nomani, a social activist working with Rohingya refugees. Dr. M.K. […]

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Baripada halts vaccination of 18+ group, stocks run out

The vaccination drive at Baripada has come to a halt after the shortage of vaccine doses, and the impact of Cyclone Yaas. May 29, 2021 Sudeept Singh Baripada: The Odisha Government suspended the COVID testing and door-to-door vaccination drive in various districts due to Cyclone Yaas and the unavailability of vaccine doses. Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, […]

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Say goodbye to your good night’s sleep

Various studies have shown that COVID-19 survivors and health care workers experience increased sleep disturbances.  BENGALURU: If you are staying awake late at night scrolling through your phone, struggling to sleep, you are not alone. Changes in lifestyle brought about by the pandemic have led to a surge in individuals reporting sleeping trouble.  Before the […]

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Private bus owners struggle to survive

As Odisha announces a second lockdown, private bus owners in Odisha demand tax relaxation. Cuttack-: The private bus owners are facing financial constraints due to lockdown. “We are struggling financially, we don’t know from where to pay our conductors and drivers,” said Debabrata Pattnaik, owner of Dilkhus bus. He added, “Both inter and intra-state buses […]

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Provide relief to Covid orphans: SC to States

Maharashtra joins the list of states who have proposed sponsorship for children who lost their parents to Covid. Mumbai: The Supreme Court has directed states to provide immediate relief to children who have been orphaned due to the pandemic. The court direction came in response to an application filed by amicus curiae Gaurav Agarwal seeking […]

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Human trafficking increases during the pandemic

NGOs say that trafficking restarted after the first Covid-19 lockdown was lifted and it mostly happened through open borders of neighbouring countries. Kolkata: Human trafficking in India has seen an increase throughout the pandemic say NGOs Mau Bhattacharya, Master Trainer and Programme Manager of Uddami India Foundation, has worked to lessen the frequency of trafficking […]

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