Last week, when some students were evicted from PG accommodations, BBMP clarified that this wasn’t allowed. But BBMP did issue an advisory on how these accommodations should be maintained in view of coronavirus cases. Here are the details.
Pourakarmikas are our first line of defence against COVID-19. But they don’t have the right equipment, facilities to maintain personal hygiene, or health check-ups to ensure they’re neither infected nor unwittingly spreading the disease.
For a population of over one crore, Bengaluru has only two hospitals that have a specialised burns unit. On Saturday, Beyond Carlton collective appealed to the government to set up such units in government hospitals across the state.
Food that’s of poor quality or is laden with pesticides continues to affect our health. But the Central authority FSSAI is unable to conduct enough food quality checks. Central regulations also discourage local crop varieties and farming practices.
A 2016 study found that one in three traffic policemen in Bengaluru have reduced lung function. In addition to physical ailments, they are also vulnerable to traffic accidents and mental health issues.
Informal workers spend a large part of their income to avail healthcare. But there are various government and other insurance schemes that offer them health cover. Here are the details of these schemes
Air pollution can contribute to premature death from cardiovascular and other diseases. But how these health impacts can be communicated effectively to the public, and how pollution can be studied better, were among the topics discussed at the Clean Air Summit