Closure of homeo clinics in Telangana hit patients hard

Hyderabad: The closure of homeopathy clinics in Telangana during the lockdown inconvenienced doctors and patients. While patients suffered due to a lack of proper medication, doctors faced problems with online consultations. “I am diabetic and allergic to allopathy,” said Jobe Sirra, who suffered as homeopathy clinics were closed. He has been on homeopathic medication for three […]

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Overtime, irregular workhours taking a toll on B’luru cops’ health

Study finds 57% of them could be stressed out Bengaluru: Police personnel in Bengaluru are at a risk of having stress-induced problems like hypertension, cardiovascular disease and depression, a study by Dr B.G. Sudarshan, medical officer and professor at the RV College of Engineering, reveals. As many as 57% of police personnel in Bengaluru could […]

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Telehealth moves to the forefront in time of Covid-19 pandemic

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a tenfold increase in the number of users of telehealth and telemedicine. Doctors say online consultation will be a great opportunity for the digital health sector. ” We are constantly providing teleconsultation via call and video conferencing after the lockdown. Most doctors in this hospital are providing aid […]

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Going to college to conduct online classes puts teachers at risk

Colleges in Odisha are facing difficulties in maintaining safety measures. The government has made it mandatory for teachers to go to the colleges to hold online classes, which increased the number of positive cases among teachers.  “Three teachers have tested positive for Covid-19 after they came to college”, said Dr. Pradip Kumar Samantray, the HOD […]

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SC order to raze 48k slums dwellings may expose lakhs to Covid

The Supreme Court order for demolition of 48,000 slum dwellings along 70 km of railway track in Delhi has put lakhs at risk of displacement and contracting Covid-19. ”The question is, where will they go,” Dev Pratap Singh, founder and CEO of The Voice of Slum, an NGO, said. ”The poor who have tested positive […]

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Beware, second-hand smoke at hookah bars is dangerous

Most cafes lack separate spaces for hookah fans Lack of restricted areas for hookah smokers in hookah bars has put non-smokers at the risk of inhaling second-hand smoke. “We can’t have a separate space for hookah users because the majority of our customers want us to serve hookah. So we never had a situation when […]

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As virus fear spreads, masks and sanitizers fly off pharma shelves

Stores unsure when supplies will come back Bengaluru has a shortage of face masks and hand sanitizers as a large number of people have started to buy them after the outbreak of coronavirus. Eight out of the ten medical stores The Observer visited on March 5 did not have masks and sanitizers. Salespersons at the […]

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Shahpur’s brick kilns choke workers, make soil infertile

No unit has certification on pollution Soppamma D, a brick kiln worker in Shahpur, coughed continuously as she added water to mud clay and poured it into a stencil to make rectangular clay bricks. Her husband picked up the dried ones stacked them, and fired them using coal. This is the daily routine for the […]

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With police not asking, owners of vehicles don’t get PUC renewed

Despite Bengaluru having a high pollution level during peak hours, vehicular emissions have gone unchecked. Though it is mandatory, many owners of private vehicles have not renewed their pollution under control certificates. Saran K, a resident of Marathahalli, informed The Observer: “PUC (pollution under control) certificates are compulsory like insurance certificates, but not many have them because […]

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