Ranjani Madhavan

Ophthalmic society cautions doctors against online aggregators

He said that initially, the service may appear to help patients, but later aggregators start guiding patients to hospitals where they can make bigger profits.

14 hours ago

10 AEFI deaths in Karnataka not due to Covid jab, says report; experts differ

These 10 deaths (eight men and two women) were part of a total of 38 AEFI cases (34 due to Covishield, four due to Covaxin) reported across the state in the studied period.

18 hours ago

Apartments make Bengaluru's Bellandur a Covid hotspot 

Techies, travellers behind spread; educated residents unmindful of restrictions

25 Jan 2022

COVID-19: 32 doctors from three nations write to Centre, seek to discourage unwarranted medications

The letter noted that healthcare workers in India rely heavily on government guidelines which had unfortunately promoted expensive diagnostics and medications with limited evidence.

17 Jan 2022

COVID caseload touches 60,000 in Karnataka, only 117 patients in ICU

As per data from the Health department on January 10, 117 COVID-19 patients are in ICUs -- amounting to just 0.19 per cent of the 60,148 active cases reported on this date.

12 Jan 2022

Five days isolation for asymptomatic health workers in Bengaluru

This applies to asymptomatic health workers below 60 years, without comorbidities and those who are fully vaccinated, in a bid to ensure continuity of medical services. 

11 Jan 2022

Spike observed in Covid cases among under-19 in last two weeks in Karnataka: Data

Between November 1 and December 19, there were weeks which saw a negative growth rate in paediatric and adolescent cases.

07 Jan 2022

Third Covid wave on, Bengaluru leads spike

Sudhakar said Bengaluru has been the epicentre of past two waves and it is repeating in the third wave. “Data shows that cases are doubling every 2-3 days in Karnataka.

05 Jan 2022

Child vaccination drive: Bengaluru, 13 districts record numbers below Karnataka's state average

"There is a data lag and more beneficiaries will be accounted for. We set a high target and it was a good start for the first day," BBMP officials claimed.

04 Jan 2022

Karnataka armed with 20 lakh Covaxin doses for teenagers

Stock of 25 lakh doses of Covishield available, more coming

02 Jan 2022

Passengers with Omicron from low-risk countries, domestic flights slip away from Bengaluru airport

On Wednesday, the state health department reported two patients with Omicron who either left the Bengaluru airport before their sample returned COVID-19 positive or exited even after testing positive

31 Dec 2021

Only mild side-effects likely in kids given Covaxin shot

Fever, pain at jab site, body ache expected; health workers trained to handle adverse events 

31 Dec 2021

Sore throat, body pain, headache: With mild symptoms, Omicron spreading fast in Bengaluru

No signs of breathlessness and other severe complications; Caseload not high enough to track trend, say doctors

29 Dec 2021

Booster dose should be of same vaccination brand: Experts in Karnataka

Research shows crossover vaccines are more effective, but no local supportive data; State awaiting directions from the Centre

27 Dec 2021

'Omicron numbers to increase quickly, India needs to increase genomic sequencing': Doctor

Dr. Subramanian Swaminathan said the third wave has started everywhere, including in India and that the country will need to increase genomic sequencing for the next two weeks.

24 Dec 2021