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.
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.