Clinics, labs in Sitamarhi shut due to Covid fear

Sitamarhi: A fear among doctors and paramedical staff of contracting Covid-19 has led them to close their clinics and laboratories. Doctors in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district don’t seem to be willing to reopen their clinics following the Centre’s unlock guidelines. Dr Sanjay Kumar Verma, a physician, informed The Observer the main reason for doctors’ decision to […]

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De-addiction centers’ poor condition, Add to Delhi’s drug problem

Thousands of people of the national capital suffer from an addiction problem and the small number of de-addiction centers in the city are not equipped to accommodate even a fraction of the addicts.   “Only 2-3% people who willingly go to the rehab centers are able to quit,” Yash Badal, a recovering addict and a de-addiction […]

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With domestic help not allowed, women hit by Pandemic Fatigue

Apartment associations’ decision puts extra burden With apartment associations not allowing house help to come to work during the pandemic, many women have complained of developing ‘Pandemic Fatigue’. They say it is tough for them to handle the entire workload. “The pandemic and lockdown have only increased my work. I do not get free time […]

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NGOs come to the aid of pets dumped due to Covid fear

The animals do not spread the virus, says vet Shillong: Pet owners have been abandoning their pets because of the misconception that animals can transmit Covid-19. “The number of pets abandoned has increased since March. We have been getting distress calls about animals being found in a severe condition, which is a sign of negligence […]

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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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Carnage in the Name of Beauty

Trees hold the key to controlling pollution and protecting human health, says Nidhi Kajaria Indiscriminate tree felling for infrastructural development has become a major source of environmental stress in India. According to data released by the union ministry of environment, forests and climate change, between April 2016 and March 2019 as many as 76,72,337 trees […]

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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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