Bengaluru’s pourakarmikas are suffering from delayed wages and poor work conditions even through COVID. A group of college students are now distributing ration kits and sanitary pads to these workers by raising funds on social media.
Santosh Doddaiah, 25, founded Covidbeds.org when he realised that government’s data on COVID hospital beds was wrong. He and his team have been directing patients to the right hospitals, and are now offering counselling and ambulance services too.
If you are in home quarantine or isolation, the waste from your household should be considered as biomedical waste and disposed of carefully. What are the rules on such disposal? Whom should you hand over the waste to? Here’s an explainer.
Given BBMP’s centralised COVID response hasn’t been quite effective, it has joined hands with civil society organisations for a booth-level system that will be driven by citizen volunteers. Citizens can register at the BLCARES website to volunteer.