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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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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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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BMC offers free ambulances, people unaware

Mumbaikars pay a high amount of charges to private ambulance services despite free ambulance services by BMC. Mumbai- Mumbaikars have been unaware of the free ambulance services of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and are paying high charges for private ambulances in an emergency. Ankita Dhanawade, a resident of Mulund, Mumbai, said “My uncle was Covid-19 […]

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‘Restriction on petrol may help reduce traffic’

Petrol bunk owners feel that reduction in bunk timings will also help their staff.  Thanjavur: Restrictions on petrol bunks will help to reduce the spread of Covid-19, says police.  Police officer Aya Pillai who is patrolling the Sengipatti area and controlling unnecessary vehicular movement there said, “Placing restrictions on petrol bunks will definitely reduce movement of […]

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