Despite demand, just handful of beds booked via portal in Bengaluru

As hospitals cite emergencies to deny requests, officials want O2 beds to be set up outside premises

17 May 2021

Lockdown forces villagers to live with stench of dead fish from nearby Mottanalluru lake

The villagers had to take the help of lake activists to get the officials’ attention, as all their requests were falling on deaf ears.

17 May 2021

Invest on increasing number of medical staff, experts tell government

A committee member said that keeping in mind the rising cases, the committee had calculated the number of doctors, nurses and para-medics needed.

17 May 2021

Bengaluru restaurants now provide food to hospitalised COVID patients

When this went on for a few days the hospital staffers started having doubts. On inquiring, they found that a patient was ordering food.

16 May 2021

COVID Care Centres go upscale in Bengaluru as hotels offer services now

With business all but coming to a halt, hotels are thinking out of the box and circulating brochures, stating that they are taking hospitality one step forward for COVID patients.

16 May 2021

Bengaluru Covid crisis: BBMP officials fail to answer calls causing more stress for patients

Some point that out ever since the BBMP administration has been decentralised, there is no clarity and accountability from the zones.

16 May 2021

Team of 50 doctors from Mumbai to soon help BBMP in triaging

BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta clarified that people need not take appointments for triaging.

14 May 2021

With no PHCs even during pandemic, Electronics City a tech hub only for name?

Residents around township decry lack of medical facilities amid the pandemic

14 May 2021

Covid war rooms to be manned by 40 doctors

They will speak to and triage patients; docket number for each call also planned; new plan to save time

11 May 2021

With worsening Covid second wave, mental stress disorders go up in Bengaluru

It’s been three months since Bheemappa N, a lecturer at a private college, lost his father to Covid, but he is still unable to cope with the loss.

09 May 2021

Scared of shortage, people hoarding oxygen cylinders

It is not just private and government hospitals and Covid Care Centres that are demanding oxygen, but also individuals who are stocking up cylinders at home.

09 May 2021

Two firms claim to have contract to run Covid Care Centres

As if the stress of allocating beds and war room troubles was not enough, there is another worry for citizens and State Government and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike officials.

09 May 2021

Don’t like the system? You take over: Govt official to politicians

Govt also studying the Kochi model, even though Bengaluru was first to use such portals

07 May 2021

Send Covid patients to other districts to address bed shortage in Bengaluru: Experts

They suggest that the government link the state Covid war room portal with that of districts and create a unified portal for people to know the availability of beds in other districts.

06 May 2021

Token system can stop blocking of beds, suggest officials

A queue system, or token system, in bed allocation will soon be introduced in Bengaluru, to address the issue of availability, shortage and need for beds.

05 May 2021