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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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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BBMP Slaughterhouses Fail to Meet Bengaluru’s Meat Needs

People look to other, not certified sources. Jagriti Parakh Various meat shops across Bengaluru city are illegally selling uncertified meat to customers due to shortage of butchered animals from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)-authorized slaughterhouses. On an average, there is a daily demand for over 8,000 animals in Bengaluru. The combined output of all three […]

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Universal Health Coverage – Everyone, Everywhere

Less than half the population in the world have access to basic health care facilities By Saloni Arora Bengaluru, April 8, 2019 April 7 was celebrated as World Health Day, with a focus on universal health coverage, as millions of people still don’t have access to health care. The World Health Organisation link here this […]

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Government’s Policy Causes Loss of Livelihood

The Bangalore Development Minister, G.Paremeshwara has ordered the clearance of all street vendors from the footpaths. The order came out on Jan. 8 last year, but in many places, some footpaths can still be found encroached by street vendors and footstalls. The government has ordered the civic bodies in the city to ensure that the […]

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“Heal a Heart”, Free Angioplasty Project.

Preference to be given to poor people, younger patients, and sole breadwinners of a family. By Praveena Parthiban Bangalore, Feb. 5, 2019. Angioplasty, a medical procedure that unblocks coronary arteries and restores blood flow to the heart, is being done for free for economically underprivileged patients under the campaign ‘Heal a Heart’. This program started […]

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Karnataka Health Scheme not Really Affordable

The Arogya Bhagya Yojane Health Scheme not a very helpful tool for the people of Karnataka State. By Surbhi Jain Bengaluru, Jan. 31, 2019. Arogya Bhagya Yojane, the state level health scheme for Karnataka is not totally free for the people. The health insurance program follows the ideology of ‘Treatment first and payment next’. But […]

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