Sagar PHC lacks essential contraceptives, villagers remain ignorant

With a population of 1.3 billion and very less employment ratio, contraceptives are necessary and the Sagar Primary Health Center is failing at this job. By Yashasvini Razdan The Primary Health Center (PHC) in Sagar village of Shahapur taluk, which conducts 20 childbirths every month on an average, does not have any contraceptives available. Shabana […]

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Kamthur Village without medical aid

Basic healthcare facilities remain a dream for the villagers of Kamthur. By Batchu Rushali Three villages in Devagiri Gram Panchayat including Kamthur have no hospitals, medical stores or Primary Health Centers (PHC). Villagers who do not work in the mining area have to travel to the Sandur taluk Government hospital which is about 20 kilometers […]

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Mental health still ignored in educational institutes

Three suicides in three months fail to draw the attention of Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra (GKVK) authorities. Astha Oriel Although three suicides took place in the GKVK College campus University of Agricultural Sciences, over the past three months, the institution is yet to form a mental health committee.  Aarti, a first year student at the […]

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Untracked NCD data more deadly than NCD

Medically relevant information, especially pertaining to non- communicable diseases (NCD) is missing in hospitals of the city. This makes it difficult for epidemiological research, diagnosis and further treatment. By Manasvi Gupta The rising burden of lethal diseases- the NCDs; unlike malaria and TB are overlooked by the governing authorities. NCDs like Cardiovascular Diseases, Cancer, Hypertension, Diabetes […]

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Millets—Magic grains of yesteryear, nutri-cereals of today

Exclusive millet-based restaurants have been gaining ground in the city in the last 2-3 years, pushing further the growth in the production of millets. By Riya Sharma Millet-based restaurants have been springing up in Bengaluru in the last two to three years bringing back the long-forgotten food. Millets are now being considered the food of […]

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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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