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

Dean of Bengaluru hospital removed after bodies of 2 Covid victims found in mortuary after 16 months

Dr. Renuka Ramaiah, director professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, was appointed as dean in-charge, in place of Dr. Jeetendra Kumar. 

01 Dec 2021

'It disincentivises the country which reported the variant': Experts bat against travel bans to curb Omicron threat

Travel bans in the light of detection of the new Omicron variant, are not a useful measure and their benefits are limited for a multitude of reasons, some experts say.

30 Nov 2021

Yet another Covid cluster in Bengaluru, 12 students of nursing college test positive

The one student who was not vaccinated had tested COVID-19 positive previously and did not take the vaccine post that. All of the students have mild symptoms of fever, cold and cough.

26 Nov 2021

Domestic violence rose in Karnataka, reveals health survey

The ratio of young women, aged between 18 and 29, who experienced sexual violence by age 18, also shot up from 10.3 per cent to 11 per cent.

26 Nov 2021

Disparities in toilet access across Karnataka

An analysis of district-wise break-up of access to toilets in National Family Health Survey-5 data reveals regional disparity in Karnataka.

26 Nov 2021