Hospitals for the patients, not for us

Attendants are forced to sleep on the streets whilst their patients get treatment. Government hospitals fail to provide basic amenities to the attendants accompanying patients. Most attendants, usually family, live in deplorable conditions till the treatment is completed, which sometimes takes months. Most government hospitals follow the one-attendant-per-patient rule according to which only one member of […]

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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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Curtains down on virtual consultations

As the city crawls out of the pandemic, patients prefer in-person consultations due to added comfort level and trust. Public and private hospitals see a fall in daily telemedicine and online consultations since the lockdown eased in the city. Rashi Taneja, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), at a wellness centre, under Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), […]

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Covid fear keeps ILI patients out of hospital

The number of ILI patients in Rajeev Gandhi Institute Of Chest Diseases has decreased by 23.21% in January 2021 as compared to same time last year. Bengaluru-: The number of people with Influenza-like illnesses (ILI) going to hospitals for treatment has decreased since last year. In January 2020, 325 patients were admitted for ILI at Rajeev […]

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Lockdown delays cancer treatment, patients suffer

Many cancer patients missed their chemotherapy cycles during the lockdown and have faced adverse effects on their health. Lucknow – Doctors say many cancer patients have missed their chemotherapy cycles during the lockdown. This has left them with adverse side effects and have pushed their treatment back to square one. A lot of them faced […]

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Hospitals Looting People Through Fraudulent Billing

At one of the reputed hospitals in Bannerghatta road in Bangalore, he nearly emptied his wallet for admitting his diseased wife. “I had been overcharged by the hospital, and even after complaining for several times I haven’t received complete refund of the overcharged amount” says Sharad Mukim, the patient’s husband. “This happened not only for […]

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