Weekly Health Camps: A distant dream for construction workers

Although ensured by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), laborers and construction workers fail to get access to weekly health camps. By Batchu Rushali Construction workers and other laborers who work under BBMP are promised several health and safety facilities by the authorities while contract signing.But till now weekly health checkups are a distant dream […]

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Health schemes- a farfetched dream for domestic workers

Various health schemes by the Central and State government for the informal sector, fail to reach the workers. Sanchari Ghatak G. Praveena works from 6am to 6pm in almost five households, literally everyday of the year except for the occasional festival holiday. Well, she has to; she’s a domestic worker trying to make ends meet […]

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Still no helping hands for pregnant women

Only 414 volunteers in Karnataka for pregnant women under the central government’s maternal healthcare scheme By Shivani Verma Bengaluru: While Tejaswani, a 21-year-old conceives for the second time, she waits for the government hospital in her town, Muddebihal, to provide her with basic medical care. Drowning in poverty, she and her family, fret as government […]

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Oblivious to new tech for the ‘neglected disease’

Despite the introduction of fourth generation ELISA test for HIV, only few blood banks in Bangalore have the newest kit. Astha Oriel Few years ago, a bollywood movie described the life of 10 people infected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). However, despite movies being made over the years to create awareness about HIV, the new […]

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In Karnataka, the cribs are neatly made up but empty

All is not well with Karnataka’s child health scenario. The Sample Registration System (SRS) 2017 revealed that the Infant Mortality Rate in the state has gone up from 24 in 2016 to 25 in 2017. Savyata Mishra A few years ago, a poor couple from Hyderabad and working at a construction site in the city […]

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Organ donation: increasing at a tortoise pace

Though the number of organ donations in Karnataka has increased, the ratio of demand and supply of donations is quite low. Shubhangi Mathur If you are suffering from a disease and intend to go for an organ transplant, chances that you will find a donor have slightly increased but cannot be guaranteed. Swati Upadhyay, an […]

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Win over malnutrition a far-fetched dream in Karnataka

The National Family and Health Survey (NFHS-4) shows that the nutritional status of the children under five hasn’t much improved since the last survey conducted a decade ago. Labani Mahanandy Despite years of various government projects running to wipe out malnutrition from the state, the recently updated data of National Family and Health Survey (NFHS-4, […]

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Monkey fever not monkey business

As Karnataka recorded  its highest number of KFD cases in three years with the death of ten victims, Bangaloreans have no clue what Kyasanur Forest Disease is. Surbhi Shah What happens in Kyasanur, stays in Kyasanur—is what Bangalore thinks when it comes to awareness of the deadly zoonotic disease. Survey conducted by ‘The Softcopy’ shows […]

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