Baripada halts vaccination of 18+ group, stocks run out

The vaccination drive at Baripada has come to a halt after the shortage of vaccine doses, and the impact of Cyclone Yaas. May 29, 2021 Sudeept Singh Baripada: The Odisha Government suspended the COVID testing and door-to-door vaccination drive in various districts due to Cyclone Yaas and the unavailability of vaccine doses. Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, […]

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Personal assistance for PwD puts them at risk

The need for someone to constantly be in close proximity with children who lack motor skills makes it difficult for social distance to be ensured.  BENGALURU: Anirban Dutta’s nephew, Kaushik Dutta (6), has non-verbal autism and occasional faces epileptic seizures. He requires constant assistance from a second individual to get his needs met. Be it […]

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Still no takers for beds in covid care centers

Forty nine covid centres across eight zones, beds remain vacant Bengaluru: Only 31.02 percent of beds are occupied out of 1270 beds available in covid care centres, across eight zones in Bengaluru. Dr. Amulya TS, Nodal Officer at Karmikara Bhavana, Dasarahalli zone said only 21 beds out of 107 beds are occupied. She said, “We […]

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Websites and NGOs trying to help covid widows back on their feet

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced women who have lost a sole earning member to enter the job market, at the worst possible time. New Delhi: When Yuvdhir Mor saw people his own age succumbing to the virus; colleagues, school,and college mates, the seriousness of the situation hit him hard. Unable to help people medically, he […]

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All sweat and no air makes PPE kits unbearable

Studies suggest that PPE kits make it difficult for health care professionals to work efficiently. Bengaluru: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits prove to be a thorn in the flesh for frontline workers who work in long shifts treating COVID-19 patients. Blurred vision, inability to access the washrooms, menstrual problems and not being able to drink […]

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Stress challenging doctors to stay sane

Doctors across India fighting with Covid are also struggling with mental health challenges. The pandemic has left them overworked with no time to spare for their near and dear ones.                Vapi – Doctors are facing mental health challenges. While working constantly overtime to look after Covid patients. This has left them with […]

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Online classes weave struggle for aspiring fashion designers

After more than a year of online classes, fashion design students still struggle to get hands-on experience. Indore: Back in the olden days of 2019, Piya, then a freshman fashion design student, was excited to get some hands-on experience at her college’s design lab. She eagerly awaited the year’s end to experience her true passion […]

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