Donita Jose

Covid second wave caused 3-fold rise in deaths in Telangana's Nizamabad

Though not all these deaths were a result of Covid-19, the pandemic did play a major role in causing abnormally high number of deaths, both directly and indirectly.

28 Jul 2021

Post-COVID issues linked to steroid use: AIG Hospitals

Among the patients with post-COVID ailments, 48 per cent were hospitalised and 37.6 per cent were not, implying that those under hospital care were more likely to suffer.

13 Jul 2021

Mistreating Covid warriors? TS dumps 1.6K nurses overnight

Many of them were taken to the police station to control the agitation.

07 Jul 2021

Telangana has surplus doses but vaccine hesitancy persists

Lack of awareness on the importance of taking a vaccine and confusion about its availability cause a low turnout

06 Jul 2021

Fewer PHCs, poor connectivity mar vaccination drive in Telangana tribal areas

Three out of ten Telangana districts recognised as scheduled areas, Adilabad, Asifabad and Nagarkurnool, have barely managed to vaccinate 10 per cent of the total projected population with one dose.

04 Jul 2021

More women got COVID vaccine jabs than men in 13 districts in Telangana, shows CoWIN data

These districts include Jagtial, Kamareddy, Jangaon, Mahabubabad, Mahabubnagar, Medak, Mulugu, Nagarkurnool, Nirmal, Siddipet, Yadadri, Sircilla and Suryapet.

25 Jun 2021

‘Long Covid’ lingers on in recovered patients

Most of them are exhibiting breathlessness, chest pain and cough-like symptoms, causing them to get admitted again.

23 Jun 2021

Telangana rural youth have poor access to vaccination

Even as the nation has begun offering free vaccinations to people above the age of 18 at government centres, Telangana remains an outlier.

22 Jun 2021

Lockdown is over, but statistics show Telangana is underprepared

State yet to ramp up number of RT-PCR tests being conducted, especially in dists outside GHMC limits; figures show TS recorded 3.03 lakh cases during 2nd wave

20 Jun 2021

Old City saw most deaths in Hyderabad from April 2020 to April 2021

Death certificates issued in Goshamahal, Charminar circles went up 63%, 79%, indicates RTI query. Experts claim fatalities could either be directly or indirectly linked to Covid-19 pandemic.

16 Jun 2021

ECMO the saviour amid high lung damage in second wave of COVID-19

Doctors treating Covid-19 patients note that during the second wave, the impact on lungs, especially among the young, has been far more than in the first wave.

11 Jun 2021

Telangana has more health workers than NITI Aayog’s numbers: TSMC

Medical bodies express shock over figures pertaining to Telangana stated in the think tank’s recently released SDG Index report; claim data used is outdated

10 Jun 2021

Iron supplements can’t address anaemia, finds NIN study

Experts say these findings provide a fresh insight into how the public health problem of anaemia needs to be dealt with.

09 Jun 2021

Silent killer: Tuberculosis claimed more lives than Covid-19 in Telangana

While TB claimed 2,784 lives in the State, Covid-19 killed 1,544 people, the response stated.

05 Jun 2021

Lockdown trims Covid caseload, but Telangana Health Department still on alert

On Thursday, Director of Public Health (DPH) Dr G Srinivasa Rao announced that the State’s test positivity rate (TPR) fell from 6 percent to 4 percent over the last three weeks

04 Jun 2021