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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Millets—Magic grains of yesteryear, nutri-cereals of today

Exclusive millet-based restaurants have been gaining ground in the city in the last 2-3 years, pushing further the growth in the production of millets. By Riya Sharma Millet-based restaurants have been springing up in Bengaluru in the last two to three years bringing back the long-forgotten food. Millets are now being considered the food of […]

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Shuchi pads stuck in distribution system

School girls do not regularly receive sanitary pads under the Shuchi Scheme because of lack of appropriate distribution system.   By Apoorva GS Shuchi sanitary pads lie undistributed in PHCs as no distribution channel has been planned for this year. Nine months have passed and government has not yet finalised the tender for distribution this […]

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Lack of hospitals, surgeons deprive transgenders of surgery

Karnataka yet to provide subsidized Sex Re-assignment Surgery (SRS) for transgender communities after the Karnataka state transgender policy gets state cabinet nod. Surbhi Shah Murali, a.k.a. Manali has only two hospitals to consider for her Sex Re-assignment Surgery (SRS) as the other hospitals are expensive. She is still waiting for the government to implement the […]

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Few pvt hospitals under Arogya Karnataka

In emergencies, poor patients end up paying out of their pockets. By Jagriti Parakh With only 39 private hospitals in Bengaluru district empanelled under the Integrated Ayushman Bharat-Arogya Karnataka (ABAK) scheme, poor patients, who visit non-empanelled hospitals during emergencies, end up paying out of their pockets. Chetan Kumar, Monitoring and Evaluation Department, Suvarna Arogya Suraksha […]

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Public transgender restrooms, a basic right denied

Toilets in Bengaluru are still about binary ideas of male and female. By Apoorva GS There are no separate restrooms for the transgender community in Bengaluru. Thousands of non-binary people in the city face discrimination and are subjected to nasty remarks, every time they visit a toilet designated for either males or females. “Whenever I […]

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