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Last updated: Nov 19 2017 09:37 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Patients breathe easy as OPDs open in private hospitals 19.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Patients visiting private hospitals heaved a sigh of relief on Saturday as out-patient department (OPD) services were restored to normalcy in all hospitals. Doctors returned to work on Saturday after...
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Different tragedies, different organisations, but similar goals 18.11.2017 Hindu: National
Citizens are the moving force behind initiatives to ensure safety on roads and help for accident victims
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Heart, lung ailments rise in city as pollution soars 18.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The citys rising pollution is now the cause for various diseases that even turns fatal if not kept under check. Doctors say air pollution has emerged as a significant contributor to increasing cases of heart attacks and lung diseases in the city. According to Dr C N Manjunath, director and head of cardiology of the government-run Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, around 20% of the heart attack cases admitted to the institutes ICU are directly linked to air pollution. "Most of the patients with heart attacks caused due to air pollution are drivers," he informs. Dr Manjunath notes that certain particulate matter present in the patients blood vessels could damage them. "Toxic gases such as sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide besides lead are high in the air. This is mainly due to vehicle exhaust," says Dr Adil Sadiq, head of cardiothoracic surgery and senior consultant cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, Sakra World Hospital. The quantity of polluted air and ...
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Low hangs the polluted air 18.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Enveloped by a thick layer of smog for days, Delhi has had its air pollution levels skyrocket, scream out a warning loud and clear. But is it loud enough to alert Bengaluru, trapped in massive, unprecedented vehicular pollution? Just round the corner, the winter will only make it worse, warn the citys pollution watchers in all graveness. Fumes billowing out of an estimated 67 lakh vehicles contribute a staggering 42% of the pollutants in the Bengaluru air. The low temperature, low pressure, high mist wintry air will keep these pollutants trapped at a level much lower than in summer. Be prepared, this inversion effect will prevail till January end or even beyond. Winter risks Heres a scientific explanation from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB): The mixing height (layer between the earths surface and the point where the free atmosphere starts) is generally about 1 km. During winter, this is halved, increasing the concentration of pollutants. Beyond the toxic vehicular emissions, road ...
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'Doctor' robs patient of gold chain in hospital 18.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News

A man, posing as a doctor, has robbed a Mangalasutra from a patient, who was admitted at a private hospital in the city recently.

Soumyashree was an in-patient at JSS Hospital on MG Road in the city on November 14.

On the same day, a man posing as a doctor asked the patients mother to get the scanning report from the lab. When the mother left the room, the man started a checkup on Soumyashree with a stethoscope and asked her to turn towards the wall.

Then, the man escaped with the mangalsutra, worth Rs 1.5 lakh, leaving the stethoscope.

The police are investigating the case and are checking the CCTV camera footage.

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Govt to tweak incentive scheme, extend it to more institutions 18.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A scheme to support backward class students studying at the premier IITs, IIMs and the IISc with a one-time incentive of Rs 2 lakh, has received a tepid response, forcing the government to tweak the plan. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced the one-time incentive in his 2017-18 budget, in line with several other pro-Ahinda (minorities, backward classes and dalits) schemes. Every student belonging to categories 1, 2A, 3A and 3B under backward classes was to receive Rs 2 lakh for having secured admissions at IITs, IIMs and the IISc. "Only 129 students have applied for the incentive and only about half of them have received it," Backward Classes Welfare Secretary Mohammad Mohsin said. "This is a poor response despite us having taken steps to spread the word about the new scheme." Authorities have realised that low awareness was a minor reason for the lukewarm response. The culprit was the fact that the scheme was confined to only IITs, IIMs and the IISc. Apart from the IISc in Bengaluru, there are 23 ...
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More Youngsters in Bengaluru have back pain 18.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Hospitals are witnessing increased cases of back and neck pain among youngsters between the age of 20 and 35. Government-run institute, Sanjay Gandhi institute of Trauma and Orthopaedics (SGITO) receives around four patients between the age of 20 and 35 with back and neck pain. "We never used to get such cases earlier. Now the cases are quite frequent," Dr H S Chandrashekhar, director, SGITO. He added that most of the youngsters who approach for help in cases of back pain are those who are working in IT sector or Jobs that demand long hours of sitting. Dr Thomas Chandy, director and chief of orthopaedics, Hosmat hospital said that the patients approaching the hospital for back pain are numerous and they fall between the ages of around 20 years to around 35 years. He said that years of sitting before computer screens for hours together is a major reason for the pain. "Potholes on the roads are another major reason for which people keep coming for treatment." he said. According to doctors, people do not ...
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‘Our political issues must not affect health care’ 18.11.2017 Hindu: Home
The social entrepreneur says it is time to consider a seamless process for health care in South Asia
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Stories behind numbers: Real cost of road crashes 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
Despite having 3rd highest number of road crashes among all cities in India, Bengaluru is yet to take major preventive action
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Health activists decry climbdown on KPME Bill, docs hail it 18.11.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The state government's decision to revise some provisions of the  Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Bill following doctors' strike has drawn positive and negative reactions in equal measure.   While healthcare activists want the bill to be passed in its original form, doctors have welcomed the government's climbdown.   A host of progressive organisations conducted a press conference here on Friday and  argued that diluting the bill was  a betrayal of people's trust.  "Why is the government talking only to doctors, not the people?"  asked Vinay Sreenivasan, of Alternative L
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State-run hospitals were hard at work on protest days 17.11.2017 Hindu: National
Doctors worked overtime to handle the heavy rush of patients
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Bill Gates positive to N. Chandrababu Naidu plea for tech help 17.11.2017 Hindu: National
‘We share common vision on agricultural transformation’
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Come down on polluters 17.11.2017 HBL: Opinion
With reference to the editorial, ‘Desperate measures’ (November 17), the decision to advance the introduction of Bharat Stage VI grade fuel by two years may appear good but in no way does it present...
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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P, Dow open lower as health, tech stocks weigh 17.11.2017 Sify Finance
Nov 17 (Reuters) - The Dow and the S&P 500 opened lower on Friday, led by losses in healthcare and technology stocks.
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Private medical doctors agree to call off protest 17.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News

Private medical doctors on Friday agreed to call off their five-day-old protest following an assurance from the state government to modify the controversial the Karnataka Private Medical Establishment (KPME) Bill, 2017.

The revised Bill will be tabled in the Assembly on Monday, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah told reporters after holding a meeting with the doctors at the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha.

The changes the government has assured to bring in are: Removal of the imprisonment clause, the grievance redressal committee will not handle clinical complaints and lastly, the government will fix cost for procedures that come under government insurance schemes only.

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Doctors’ strike: OPDs still remain shut in many parts of Karnataka 17.11.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Attendance was thin in most OPDs in Bengaluru
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Doctors' strike: Four more die in Yadgir, Dakshina Kannada districts 17.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
While the OPD services in Bengaluru city and a few districts in the state have returned to normalcy on Friday, the situation is still worse in parts of the state including Hyderabad-Karnataka region. On Friday, three persons including a woman died as they could not get timely medical attention. The deceased have been identified as Fathima Begum of Kadamgera, Shivaraya, both from Shahpur taluk and Ramu from M Hosalli in Yadgir taluk. The doctors of private hospitals in Yadgir have continued to struck work because of which the OPD services in the district is hit badly. Many people with serious a
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House panel formed to probe alleged lapses in Rs 300-cr free laptop scheme 17.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
The Legislative Council on Friday decided to form a house committee to look into alleged irregularities in a scheme to provide free laptops to college students. The panel has to submit its report within 15 days, Legislative Council chairman D H Shankaramurthy said. The state government had announced the Rs 300-crore scheme to provide free laptops to nearly 1.5 lakh students who have got admitted to government or aided medical, engineering and first-grade colleges in the 2017-18 academic year. Opposition BJP and JD(S) raised concerns over the scheme, citing a letter IAS officer M N Ajay Nagabhu
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India to be testing ground for questionable genetic control of mosquitoes? 17.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
If approved by its regulators, India will become testing ground for a new but controversial technology that its US developers claim can wipe out malaria from the country.
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Karnataka: Private Doctors in Bengaluru calls off strike 17.11.2017 New Kerala: India News
Karnataka: Private Doctors in Bengaluru calls off strike
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