Donita Jose

Stigma makes recovery for coronavirus patients

With nearly 80% of Covid patients in home isolation, many are harassed by neighbours who want them to be shifted to a hospital

17 hours ago

Coronavirus: Telangana labs fail to give thumbs up to plasma donors in time

Because of this, the handful of private hospitals in the city using convalescent plasma therapy are reluctant to take in such donors fearing contamination of their premises.

12 Jul 2020

NIMS kicks off country’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine 'Covaxin' human trials

NIMS hopes to conduct the trials on about 60 candidates but the number would be determined next week once the selection is completed.

08 Jul 2020

12 days on, Hyderabad man yet to get coronavirus test results

While the government has been criticising private labs for poor testing accuracy, it seems as if the capacity of public labs too have to be put under the microscope.

05 Jul 2020

Man’s body left in house for 36 hrs over Covid fears

On being informed by neighbours about his death, relatives abroad reached out to an NGO for help.

04 Jul 2020

With no government help, home isolation patients in Telangana get short end of the stick

Over 5,600 Covid-19 patients are under home quarantine but many of them are not receiving even the basic medication from the government. 

02 Jul 2020

Many COVID-19 patients dying in transit as private hospitals deny admission in Telangana

Quite a number of cases have come to light of families taking their end-stage respiratory distressed kin from one private hospital to another for medical intervention only to be denied admission.

01 Jul 2020

Coronavirus cases in Telangana may double fastest, says analyst

The data is crucial because it shows that with the given growth rate, how many days it will take for the cases to double.

29 Jun 2020

Realities of a pandemic: Hyderabad family waits eight hours to cremate loved one

A family in Hyderabad had to wait for almost eight hours to get clarity on the cremation procedure for their loved one who succumbed to COVID-19.

27 Jun 2020

Poor sanitation pushes Tarnaka old-age home into shutdown

As senior citizens are highly vulnerable to Covid-19, govt has begun monitoring homes

26 Jun 2020

Covid tests halted at Hyderabad centres, patients jittery

The development without any prior notice came as a shocker as coronavirus cases in GHMC limits are skyrocketing.

26 Jun 2020

94 per cent survival rate at Gandhi Hospital where 4,056 COVID-19 patients were treated

Hospital has treated 4,056 Covid patients till date; death rate stands at 5.5 per cent.

24 Jun 2020

Asha workers reel under stress as Telangana witnesses steep spike in Covid cases

To make matters worse, many of these workers are also being forced to put up with insufficient protective gear and also to venture out to do survey for diseases.

23 Jun 2020

Dengue cases in Covid-hit localities worry GHMC

While Covid-19 cases are soaring in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits, dengue wh i ch had troubled Telangana in 2019, is casting its shadow again.

21 Jun 2020

Despite price cap, private hospitals bleed COVID-19 patients dry in Telangana

A COVID-19 patient who is presently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city has been asked to pay 10 times the Rs 9,000 slab for ICU with ventilator.

18 Jun 2020