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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No toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission in City

Bangalore has only 600 toilets for about 84 lakh people. No public toilets are built under the Swachh Bharat Mission in the past four years. Surbhi Shah Four years since the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, no funds have been allotted to the construction of public toilets in the city. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike […]

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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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