4.3k villages get tap water 73 yrs after independence

Sitamarhi: About 4,300 villages of Bihar have got tap water after 73 years of India’s independence. Mani Raushan Kumar, one of the beneficiaries of the state government’s Nal Jal Yojana, informed The Observer: “I have been using tap water for the past six months. Before, we villagers used a common hand pump. The prescribed 70 […]

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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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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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Affordable health care is still a work in progress

In India, where mostly health care expenditure is borne by the individual, free health camps by organisations help in bridging the gap of accessibility to affordable health care. In one such free health camp organised by PES College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru, individuals were freely tested for blood sugar, blood pressure and BMW. Dr. Saravanan, Principal […]

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Karnataka has high incidence of fluorosis

National Health Profile 2019 says 19 of its 30 districts are affected with fluorosis Karnataka has high incidence of fluorosis in more than half of its districts, according to the National Health Profile released in October 2019. Out of the state’s 30 districts, 19 are under National Programme for Prevention and Control of Fluorosis for […]

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No pharmacies in villages, people have to go to Maski for drugs

Maraldini, Antargange, Banaklal and many other villages in Maski taluk in Raichur district have no pharmacies nearby. Residents have to travel long distances to get medicine and first aid. Residents of the villages informed The Observer that there are local shops that sell tablets for cold and cough. They have to travel to Maski town […]

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Villages in Maski taluk have poor public toilets

Residents are forced to defecate in open Most villages in Maski taluk in Raichur district do not have proper public toilets. People defecate in the open because the few toilets built are incomplete and without water supply. In villages like Digganayakanabhavi, Antargange, Muraladinni Tanda and Banaklal, people have to fetch water to be used in […]

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In Mudhol, stray pigs are No. 1 public health issue

The CMC of Mudhol taluk is oblivious to the public nuisance and health hazard posed by stray pigs Mudhol in Bagalkot district, known for its famous hounds, has a huge number of stray pigs which are causing public nuisance and endangering public health. The municipality is not doing anything to control their population. The Observer […]

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