Ranjani Madhavan

Co-WIN glitch: Bengaluru hospital postpones Covishield vaccine drive

Though the government had promised to set right technical problems with the Co-WIN portal from Monday, issues with the software continued to affect the Covid vaccination drive.

19 Jan 2021

Ayush doctors have mixed feelings towards Covid jab

Does it have animal or purely plant extracts? Will it have side-effects due to chemicals used in it? We do not have answers to these questions,” the doctor said.

16 Jan 2021

Mixed feelings towards COVID vaccine from Ayush doctors in Karnataka

One Ayush doctor said that if more evidence was available on the vaccine's contents, a more informed decision could be made by them.

15 Jan 2021

Vaccination drive: Group D, sanitation staff will get first shot in Karnataka

The health care workers will include persons above 20 years age, preferably without co-morbidity, on the inaugural day.

15 Jan 2021

Karnataka to get 40k doses of Covaxin, 20k to arrive on Wednesday

A day after Karnataka received the first consignment of the Covishield vaccine, the state is set to receive doses of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.

13 Jan 2021

Second Covid vaccine dry run concludes, internet link still an issue

CoWIN issues throw spanner in the works; eight sites in each BBMP zone covered

09 Jan 2021

Zero Covid fatality in 12 districts in Karnataka in past 7 days

Fewer deaths due to more awareness, early detection, treatment

26 Dec 2020

North Karnataka far away from Sustainable Development Goals 2030

Performance of some dists worse than that of BIMARU states, reveals report; Yadgir, Raichur, Kalaburagi, Koppal, Vijayapura score low on poverty index

24 Dec 2020

A touching story: Visually impaired now helpless

He said that if a visually impaired person contracts Covid, there would be no one to care for them during home isolation.

12 Dec 2020

As Covid fear subsides, people opt for elective surgeries

 People who had put off elective surgeries due to the pandemic, especially during the lockdown, are trickling in to hospitals, deciding not delay them further.

04 Dec 2020

Coronavirus fans child starvation epidemic in Karnataka?

Twenty-six children aged 0-5 years have been admitted at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre at Vani Vilas Hospital since it opened in August.

23 Nov 2020

Stressed doctors turn to state psychiatric helpline

These are some of the issues we have heard,” said Dr Ganesh Prasad, one of the core-committee psychiatrists offering assistance.

20 Nov 2020

Most COVID-19 victims were diabetic, hypertensive: Study by Bengaluru medical college

As per Dr Mahesh DM, consultant, Endocrinology, Aster CMI Hospital, both diabetes Type 1 and 2 are chronic diseases that produce high sugar levels in the blood or blood glucose.

16 Nov 2020

Wondering how sanitiser firm got your number? Covid patients’ data at risk

Rekha Rao (name changed on request), a resident of Koramangala, tested positive for Covid-19.

12 Nov 2020

46% of Karnataka was Covid infected by August: Sero survey report

Rural areas affected nearly as much as urban ones due to return of migrants, private survey found

10 Nov 2020