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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Dog sterilization program falls behind

Dog sterilization and vaccination is still to meet the minimum target. Rajarajeshwari Nagar: Animal Birth Control (ABC) and Anti Rabies Vaccine (ARV) programmes has covered 12 percent of the total population of the dogs in Rajarajeshwari Nagar zone (RR Nagar zone), from when it started in September 2020. Rajarajeshwari Nagar zone has the highest number […]

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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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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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Disposable utensils make a comeback

Food-stall owners are using disposable utensils to minimize contact with customers and ensure safety from coronavirus. Indore: Food-stall owners, who earlier used steel plates and glass tumblers, can now be seen serving food and beverages in plastic and paper disposables to ensure safety from COVID-19. The leniency of the authorities in collecting fines has contributed […]

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