User: meerak Topic: Sanitation
Category: Sanitation :: Diseases
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Tech alumni plan to raise 21,000 cr to fight COVID-19 2.7.2020 Rediff: Business
Over 5 million alumni from the Indian Institutes of Technology, Mumbai University and Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, plan to raise Rs 21,000 crore to start the world's largest infection testing lab in Mumbai.
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IIT-Nethralaya team makes device for early diabetic retinopathy detection 26.6.2020 The Assam Tribune
IIT-Nethralaya team makes device for early diabetic retinopathy detection
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After recovering from coronavirus, Indian shooter Samaresh Jung aims to spread awareness 24.6.2020 Scroll.in
Jung and his family underwent self-isolation at home till the concerned authorities gave them the clearance certificate on June 22.
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Passengers praise Railways for isolation coaches 23.6.2020 Rediff: News
Clean toilets, colour-coded dustbins, comfortable beds, oxygen cylinders and all amenities one can expect in a top class hospital -- the first inmates of the train coaches converted into isolation wards have come away praising Indian Railways for providing a unique solution to care for suspected COVID-19 patients.
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For countries like India, tackling antibiotic resistance is key to preventing the next pandemic 13.6.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The risk is higher in countries with inadequate basic water, hygiene and sanitation infrastructure.
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94 million Indians are at greater risk from coronavirus because of lack of access to clean water 12.6.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Poor sanitation in community toilets and open defecation will also exacerbate the problem.
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Special Report: Pandemic exposes systemic staffing problems at U.S. nursing homes 11.6.2020 Reuters: World News
One night in April, as coronavirus swept through the Hammonton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Robyn Esaw, a double amputee, signaled for help with her bedpan. She said she hit the bedside button that turns on a red hallway light. None of the few remaining staff showed up - and one of them turned the light off. Esaw only got help, eventually, by wheeling herself to the nursing station and ...
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Mumbai's Dharavi adds 1,400 COVID-19 cases in May 1.6.2020 Rediff: News
Narrow lanes and bylanes, small houses, unhygienic living conditions, common toilets and several other factors are responsible for the easy spread of COVID-19 in Dharavi, apart from non-adherence to social distancing norms.
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Long Odds - China's bet on REITs draws sceptics 29.5.2020 Reuters: Money News
China's plans to introduce real estate investment trusts (REITs) mark a crucial step to get private money to fund infrastructure such as toll roads and sewage systems, but authorities have their work cut out in creating a fully-fledged ...
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The new normal: A guide to playing tennis 26.5.2020 Reuters: Sports News
Some countries are again allowing non-contact sports like tennis, as long as players and venues stick to strict guidelines aimed at minimizing health risks.
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'Death Sentence': the hidden coronavirus toll in U.S. jails and prisons 18.5.2020 Reuters: World News
When COVID-19 began tearing through Detroit’s county jail system in March, authorities had no diagnostic tests to gauge its spread. But the toll became clear as deaths mounted. First, one of the sheriff’s jail commanders died; then, a deputy in a medical ...
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Taps run dry in Kenya's capital as coronavirus spreads 14.5.2020 Reuters: World News
Rachel Wanjiru was already struggling to get enough water to wash her children's hands during the coronavirus lockdown - then a landslide knocked out the supply near her home in Nairobi's Kangemi slum.
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How sewer science could ease testing pressure and track COVID-19 14.5.2020 Reuters: World News
The science of sewage surveillance could be deployed in countries across the world to help monitor the spread of national epidemics of COVID-19 while reducing the need for mass testing, scientists say.
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Coronavirus drains Vatican coffers as income falls, deficits loom 13.5.2020 Reuters: World News
Late last month, the Vatican announced the coronavirus pandemic had forced Pope Francis to postpone an annual fund raising campaign among Catholics worldwide to help him carry out his ministry.
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State falters in fight against arsenic, fluoride 12.5.2020 The Assam Tribune
State falters in fight against arsenic, fluoride
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How WM Haffkine developed a vaccine for the plague epidemic that hit Bombay in 1896 11.5.2020 Scroll.in
“Bombay Bubonic”, an excerpt from ‘Perineum: Nether Parts Of The Empire’ by Ambarish Satwik.
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COVID-19: It hasn't gone viral in India 28.4.2020 Rediff: News
'Our drains are not filled with bodies, our hospitals not run out of beds.' 'That good news, or absence of expected bad news, is the truth that so many in the international community, and also within India, seem unable to handle,' notes Shekhar Gupta.
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A cheap paper device is being developed in UK to detect Covid-19 cases from waste water 24.4.2020 Scroll.in
The low-cost, rapid testing device is ideal for developing countries, including India.
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Indians try to flee unsanitary, overcrowded coronavirus quarantine centres 24.4.2020 Reuters: Top News
Thousands of people in overcrowded coronavirus quarantine centres in government buildings across India are complaining of poor food and sanitation and lack of social distancing, inmates and officials say. Some are trying to escape.
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Stool sampling among Covid-19 test options before govt 18.4.2020 Rediff: News
Private diagnostic laboratories have already approached the respective state governments and the municipalities where they are operating to approve protocols for such testing in clusters, reports Sohini Das.
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