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Karnataka has zero government homes for mentally ill 

Bengaluru has five such homes, all private, where patient’s families have to pay through their nose for a few months.

23 hours ago

Lone parent support group helps care for children with Rett syndrome 

IRSF brought neurologists, geneticists, nutritionists, paediatricians and gynaecologists to answer the questions of concerned parents on topics ranging from menstruation to swallowing difficulties.

15 Oct 2018

With no insurance scheme, parents of Rett syndrome patients run from pillar to post

With not many occupational therapists, parents run from one hospital to another every week for sessions.

15 Oct 2018

Mental Health Day: National Institute of Mental Health And Neurosciences to have guided tours of institute

To change that perception, one of the oldest mental health institutes in the country, is opening its doors to the public.

10 Oct 2018

Bengaluru man among select 400 to get life-saving Tuberculosis drug

Karnataka is one of the seven states in India to have been selected to get these precious drugs, each course of which costs Rs 2 lakh.

09 Oct 2018

Karnataka’s Good Samaritan law sets an example

The Karnataka Good Samaritan and Medical Professional (Protection and Regulation during Emergency Situations) Bill 2016 this week received the President’s assent to finally become an Act.

07 Oct 2018

Bengaluru to start bicycle sharing system soon, are our cycle tracks ready?

Cycling tracks encourage more people to shift to cycling apart from easy availability and accessibility to cycles for last mile connectivity.

04 Oct 2018

Karnataka’s Good Samaritan law sets an example

The Karnataka Good Samaritan and Medical Professional (Protection and Regulation during Emergency Situations) Bill 2016 received the President’s assent to finally become an Act

02 Oct 2018

‘People participation crucial for implementation’

Considering that Karnataka is one of the top four states in road accident deaths in India, the Good Samaritan Act can potentially save over 5,000 lives annually.

02 Oct 2018

To avoid plastic and waste, Bengaluru eateries say ‘bring your own box’ for parcels

They disallow disposable boxes, levy extra packaging charges to discourage disposable packaging and even serve smaller quantities of food to minimise food wastage.

29 Sep 2018

Bengal migrants in Kundalahalli still in fear, says report

The report has found that the migrants are still living in fear.

22 Sep 2018

Damage to health centres in Kodagu floods estimated at Rs 5.47 crore

Kodagu has 196 sub-centres, 30 primary health centres, seven community health centres and two taluk hospitals.

18 Sep 2018

Telemedicine has no legal backing, fraternity calls for regulation

The Indian Medical Association has sought clear guidelines from the Medical Council of India on telemedicine.

17 Sep 2018

A New Life, A New Beginning

Stories of teary-eyed mothers and wives abounded as the convicts were sent off with roses and a kit with basic necessities by prison staffers, and the freed convicts sought blessings from their family

10 Sep 2018

Bengaluru: People with HIV made to live in middle of nowhere

Tucked away in a nowhere land, the Rajiv Gandhi Housing Colony has 165 homes built by the government for PLHIVs

05 Sep 2018