The COVID-19 lockdown has had severe impacts on the lives of Bengalureans. Hence, before deciding on the lockdown exit strategy, the state government should be transparent about its rationale and should involve various stakeholders.
As the food supplied from Indira Canteens is no longer free, there are grave concerns about the health and nutrition of the poor during the lockdown. There’s no clarity on government’s plans to supply dry rations or cooked food either.
Recently there has been quite a flurry of opinions, accusations and threats around the issue of regulation of private medical establishments in Karnataka. Although the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act has been around since