Two cases of Omicron variant detected in Karnataka

Two cases of Omicron variant have been detected in the country, according to the Union Health Ministry. Both cases have been detected in Karnataka, according to Joint Secretary of the Union Home Ministry Lav Agarwal. The cases reported were of two males aged 66 and 46.No serious symptoms have been observed in any Omicron variant case […]

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Pollution from construction sites still a cause for worry

Construction activities fell by over 50 percent in the last few years, but health-related risks continue. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has sanctioned fewer construction activities in the city but construction continues to contribute to increasing pollution and respiratory diseases, say medical experts. –Senior citizens, construction workers, and other vulnerable sections of the population face […]

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Biosimilars: not so familiar

Market penetration of Indian biosimilar drugs in domestic and international markets is an issue of concern. India leads in pharmaceutical exports but lags in biosimilars. Industry insiders say, Indian market has a huge scope for biosimilars but issues with the development, manufacturing, registration, and more pose threats to it. Chitta Ranjan Padhi, engineer at Dr. Reddy’s […]

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Colleges avoid COVID-19 protocols at Karnataka Rajyotsava

Engineering colleges pay scant attention to COVID-19 protocols A prominent college in Karnataka celebrated Kannada Rajyotsava with ethnic day in its auditorium. Some colleges held cultural and social events, despite the advisory issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Karnataka. Around 4,500 students, 400 faculty members, and nearly 300 plus supporting staff attended […]

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EC to hold elections amidst Omicron fears

Election Commission doesn’t plan on changing the number of polling booths this year. The Karnataka State Election Commission (KSEC) announced that elections to 60 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) will be held on December 27, 2021, despite the new variant scare. The results will be announced on Dec 30, 2021. “The election commission’s guidelines do not […]

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OPD services disrupted as junior doctors go on strike

Doctors accused the Health Minister of Karnataka of making false promises to them. Bengaluru: Outpatient departments (OPD) services and non-essential surgeries have been severely disrupted in government hospitals as the Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors (KARD) and other hospital staff began their indefinite strike on Monday. Many were refused services at the OPD of the […]

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