Govt’s Suvidha pads – cheaper, out of stock

Central government’s decision to nearly give away sanitary pads at Re. 1 is a radical revision, but only if they are available at the Jan Aushadhi Stores. By Jagriti Parakh Right after the central government slashed the price by 60 per cent of the biodegradable sanitary pads, branded Suvidha, nearly 60 per cent Jan Aushadhi […]

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Swacch Bharat missing at Vani Vilas

With no proper sanitation facilities in Vani Vilas Hospital, patients especially pregnant women often have to be subject to unhygienic conditions. By Astha Oriel No toilet seats, un-clean toilets, no taps and no water is a reality and an issue of hygiene for patients who visit the city’s Vani Vilas Hospital for treatment. Pregnant women, […]

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BBMP to crack down on biomed waste from homes

Bangalore to soon make biomedical waste segregation at homes a compulsory practice, says Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Solid waste management department to assist biomed waste treatment plants in the city. By Neetu Saini Stepping up to crack down locals who dispose the domestic biomedical waste with the wet and dry wastes, the BBMP Solid […]

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Trapped in another world

The numbers of patients taking treatment for gaming addiction are increasing in the city. By Abhinav Kumar SHUT (Service for Healthy Use of Technology) Clinic at NIMHANS Bengaluru has seen 720 patients in 2017-18 obsessed with online gaming in computers, play stations and smartphones. Aman, a patient of SHUT clinic, said, “Before getting the treatment, […]

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Bengaluru anganwadis deprived of basic sanitation facilities

Only 85 per cent anganwadis in Bengaluru have usable toilets and proper sanitation facilities. Lack of space is a big problem.  By Manasvi Gupta The government is unable to achieve its target of making the city open defecation free by October 2, 2019. Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD) reports show that 344 out of […]

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Not-So-Healthy Construction At Victoria Hospital

Victoria Hospital is renovating some of its buildings. And, the noise is affecting patients. Astha Oriel The constant drilling due to construction in the Outpatient Department of Victoria Hospital annoys patients and visitors. Priya, a patient who was sitting in the Outpatient Department waiting for her treatment, said, “I have come here for the treatment, […]

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Distant Healthcare, Distant Hope

Even as the country dreams of an Ayushmaan Bharat, people of Nellupuram slum are unable to access the facilities offered by Primary Healthcare Centres.  By Yashasvini Razdan The residents of Nellupuram slum lack access to basic healthcare facilities. The mobile urban health units, announced by former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in 2014, haven’t been brought into […]

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No Man’s Land turned into dumping zone

Garbage around S.J.P. Road is a breeding-ground for mosquitoes, emits foul odour besides being an aesthetic nuisance. By Apoorva G.S The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) contractors are dumping waste on a busy street off S.J.P. road. Residents and businesspeople in the area allege it is affecting their health and their sales. M.R.R. Lane near […]

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Public Hospitals, Yay or Nay?

Government hospitals in Bengaluru fail to give effective and timely treatment to patients due to lack of funds, resources and doctors. Yamini Chincholi Due to the lack of funds and resource availability in Government hospitals, patients choose to consult with private hospitals over public ones. At Primary Healthcare (PHC), Kanakamma (65) is getting treated for […]

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