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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Mudhol Taluk drowning in drainage water

Due to poor drainage system in Mudhol taluk, people there struggle to avoid getting stuck in drainage water.  Even the municipal office is not spared during heavy rains. Vivek Madhu The drainage system of Mudhol becomes useless when the monsoon arrives.  The drainage water directly enters school and office premises once it starts raining. The […]

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Mothers of Maski rely on nurses and midwives

Taluk government hospital in Maski does not have gynaecologists, paediatricians and other qualified doctors. By Yumna Ahmed Nurses in the government hospital of Maski taluk in Raichur district of Karnataka have to deliver babies and look after the pregnant ladies who come there, as there are no gynaecologists in the hospital. It gets difficult when […]

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Karnataka CHCs crippled with defunct X-ray machines

Recent findings show that 20 per cent of the Community Health Centres in Karnataka have X-ray machines which do not function. By Niket Nishant About a fifth of the Community Health Centres (CHCs) in Karnataka are operating without a functional X-ray machine. However, among other states and union territories with 200 or more CHCs, the […]

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Twenty Thirty complains per month Under PMMVY

Many people are unable to reap the benefits of the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) as they do not get the promised monetary benefits. By Swati Ekka Many pregnant women who have applied for PMMVY scheme in Sirwar taluka, Raichur have not received a single installment under the scheme. The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana […]

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