By Divya Kottadiel The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has highlighted several existing systemic gaps in services, especially to the rural poor. Inadequate healthcare infrastructure is one of them. Reverse migration has also put additional stress on an already overburdened rural health system, impacting its capacity not only in caring for those who have contracted the virus, but also other health and wellness issues in these regions. Despite an increase in electrification under Saubhagya, many health facilities are forced to function without proper electricity supply. Hospitals use diesel generators as back-up sources of power. These solutions are expensive, maintenance is difficult, and they contribute to air pollution in the area. Regular, reliable supply of power is critical in order to store much-needed vaccines and medicines, and to run life-saving equipment.According to the 2018-2019 Rural Health Statistics report, around 39,000 rural health sub-centres in the country lack electricity. … [Read more...] about OPINION: Solar innovation gives health mission a shot in the arm
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Special judge Arvind Malhotra granted him conditional bail after hearing the arguments of public prosecutor Sandeep Atri and defence counsel Kashmir Singh Thakur. He directed Gupta to sumbit surety and personal bonds of ₹2 lakh each, besides prohibiting him from influencing or talking to any witnesses, and cooperating with the investigation agency. … [Read more...] about Graft: Shimla court grants bail to suspended health director
The science is in. A Harvard Medical study found that just eight weeks of meditation and mindfulness practice actually changed participants’ brain makeup, producing growth in the areas responsible for learning, memory and emotional regulation, while decreasing the areas responsible for anxiety, fear and stress. … [Read more...] about Health Hacker: Tips on how to meditate with your family at home
Unlike Sheth, other denizens feel such a charge is completely uncalled for! Smriti Chhabra, who is the founder of a community of Gurugrammers, says, “Some doctors are also charging extra for PPE gear, which they are asking the patients to wear during check up. We understand that it’s an additional cost for salons, to add to their consumables to run their operations. But why are the customers being charged for it? And if they are charging it, then there should be a capping on the amount as it shouldn’t pinch the customers visiting them.” … [Read more...] about Now paying: Covid-19 protection fee for salon services?
Referring to private city buses, he said 135 of 320 city buses in Mangaluru and 22 of 85 city buses in Udupi would be on the road from Monday. They will operate every 15 to 20 minutes. All the buses will operate between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., as per the government order, Mr. Ballal said. … [Read more...] about Inter-district private bus services in DK, Udupi to resume from June 1