Anti-pollution masks for traffic cops are of no use

Situation dire for traffic cops as nine out of sixteen air quality monitoring stations across the city have unsafe recorded PM 2.5 particulate matter. By Arghyadeep Dutta The on-duty traffic police personnel are refusing to use anti-pollution masks provided by the Bengaluru Traffic Police Department because of the allegedly inferior quality of the mask. These […]

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Heedlessness over awareness – STDs see a rise in the state

Karnataka becomes one among 10 states across the country accounting for 82% of total estimated people living with HIV. By Apoorva GS Bengaluru: According to the 2015-16 National Family Health Survey (NFHS), only 1.3 per cent of the 6.41 crores people in Karnataka use condoms to prevent unintended pregnancies and sexual transmitted diseases (STDs). Kamal […]

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Transparency between consumers and eateries

With many state governments introducing the concept of open kitchens in restaurants, to maintain the required standard of hygiene and sanitation, the idea is not taking root in Karnataka, the state where the practice first started sixty years ago. By Riya Sharma Bangalore-based ‘Mavalli Tiffin Rooms’ introduced the practice of opening up of kitchens to […]

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Carcass fumes resume at Razack Palya

Residents of Razack Palya are facing major health issues due to illegal burning of animal carcasses at bone-crushing factory. By Ishika Dangayach Bengaluru: Cattle-carcass-incineration at the bone-crushing factory in Razack Palya, near Yelahanka, is posing a threat to the environment and to nearby residents. The illegal incineration process resumed following the closure of the bone-crushing […]

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No care for Neonates in government hospitals

With no proper facilities in major neonatal care units, most of the patients end up facing trouble during delivery. Astha Oriel The government hospitals in Bangalore are lacking medical facilities for Neonatal Intensive care units. Most of the patients end up waiting long for the treatment.  “According to the guidelines of Newborn Care Operational Guide, […]

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Nutrition support for neonates

Paediatricians say newborns can be taken better care of by proper nutrition support. By Shalu Chowrasia Paediatric Nutritionist, Ms Priya Karkera said, “Nutrition support and planning in neo-natal surgeries are required.” Data from the Health Department shows that North Karnataka districts, Belagavi, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Davangere, and Raichur were the top five districts with high infant […]

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Overcrowded central prison overlooks medical care for inmates

The doctor-inmates ratio at Bangalore’s Central Prison is 1:1700. By Jagriti Parakh Bangalore’s Central Prison, Parappana Agrahara Jail, has only three general physicians and one psychiatrist for over 5,101 inmates, including nine children less than six years of age. Data provided by Karnataka Prisons and Correctional Services shows that the department has 24 vacant positions […]

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