Centre submits “dynamic” plan on oxygen supply, says Delhi government needs to distribute oxygen efficiently

As the Supreme Court hears the Centre’s plan to distribute oxygen in the capital, Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta makes a case that  the state government is not doing enough. DELHI- The Centre, represented by SG Tushar Mehta, submitted a plan to the Supreme Court on oxygen supply to various states,on the morning of May […]

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Patients in home isolation struggle to find oximeters

People in home isolation, especially in remote areas find it difficult to get oximeters due to very high prices or unavailability amidst a devastating second wave of Covid-19. DELHI: Neha Chaudhary, currently studying in the United Kingdom (UK), was trying to order an oximeter the morning her parents’ health started deteriorating. Her parents live in […]

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Beyond Covid-19: The threat of rising resistance to antibiotics

The pandemic has led to a rise in the use of antibiotics; making already resistant bacteria that cannot be killed by antibiotics stronger. Bengaluru: Researchers now believe that critical Covid-19 patients are likely to be more vulnerable due to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which is the growing resistance of microbes against antibiotics. In 2019, the World […]

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COVID-19: Still no relief for pharmacists in the city

Pharmacists say that their businesses have not been able to recover since the pandemic began a year ago. BENGALURU- Pharmacists in the city are still facing losses due to the pandemic. Vidya, one of the pharmacists working in Maruthi Pharma said, “Due to Covid, we have lost more than 60-70 percent of the whole business.” […]

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E-Way Bill takes a heavy toll on truckers

Truck drivers have to cover double the distance in one day to avoid penalties under the new e-way bill system. There is a continuous hustle in Kalasipalya loading warehouses People are loading goods on the trucks; truck drivers are unloading consignments; the staff at the offices is hastily generating e-way bills for the upcoming packages, […]

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No subsidy and price hike: Double whammy for LPG consumers

Many people complain of not receiving LPG (cooking gas) subsidies or direct bank transfers even with prices constantly climbing in the last three months. Bengaluru– Neelamma, a domestic helper working in Bengaluru, had lost most of her savings during the lockdown. Her husband had lost his job and she had no work. In the last […]

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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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Furniture Stores Struggle to Compete with Online WFH culture

In-store furniture shop owners say they have been struggling to get back on their feet post-lockdown. DELHI- Furniture sales have declined due to the work-from-home (WFH) culture caused by the pandemic, say store owners.  Tarun Juyal, whose family has a 55-year-old furniture retail business in Delhi, said, “Overall, the sales have declined by 40 – […]

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A 24X7 Healthcare Centre Needed: IGNOU Residents

Lack of a round-the-clock health centre or a pharmacy makes healthcare relatively inaccessible for IGNOU campus residents in the pandemic.  Delhi– The residents of Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU) need more accessible healthcare facilities close to home, as the capital deals with rising cases of Covid-19.  A resident in IGNOU, Ghazala Parveen, said, “The healthcare […]

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PE teachers in Delhi Govt. schools tackle online teaching

Connecting with students is proving to be difficult as teachers struggle with network issues and lack of access. Delhi: Attendance in online Physical Education classes in Delhi Government Schools has started to improve in September as restrictions on movement across States were lifted. Students who had gone to their villages after the lockdown have started […]

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