Karnataka: Doctors strike called off

The Karnataka government stared at a crisis, after 20,000 doctors launched an indefinite strike against some provisions of the Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill. They demanded that the Siddaramaiah government drop at least four contentious proposals in the bill. However, the doctors have called off the strike, after their demands were approved

Karnataka: Doctors strike called offIn a step to make healthcare affordable, the Karnataka government decided to fix the rates for different types of treatments and bed charges in private hospitals and nursing homes. The bill, Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill 2017, which has been placed on the floor in the house, empowers the state government to fix rates, […]

Bengaluru woman’s tale of 3 hearts

One organ donor can save up to eight lives. Organ donation not only gives a new lease of life to the recipient but is the only way to honour the donor’s organ. It saves a parent from the pain of losing a child, prevents a child from growing up without a parent and adds years of happiness to couples whose time together would otherwise have been cruelly cut short. It is the ultimate gift of love and a happy responsibility, reminisces Reena Raju, India’s first woman to get a second heart transplant

Bengaluru woman’s tale of 3 heartsFrom being a founder of an NGO (Light A Life- Reena Raju Foundation), to athlete, skydiver, cycler, parasailor and singer. She is a go getter and a fighter who is an inspiration for many. In the year 2009, when Raju was 28-years-old, she had undergone her first heart transplant, due to DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy), a heart condition that leaves you […]

Bengaluru cop halts President’s convoy, gets rewarded by Karnataka police

M L Nijaligappa a Sub-inspector who is attached with Bengaluru traffic department stopped convoy of India’s First citizen, President Pranab Mukherjee to make a way for the ambulance. Karnataka state police have rewarded M L Nijaligappa for his presence of mind   

Bengaluru cop halts President’s convoy, gets rewarded by Karnataka policeSaturday June 18, was a just another day for Bengaluru police, as the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee was in the city. Security drill was conducted, standard SOP’s were followed and roads en-route to Raj Bhavan was blocked for the president’s movement. But, what was termed as a routine that day changed a life of […]

Poison in Bengaluru air: 60% lung cancer patients are non-smokers

Air pollution, exposure to radiation and passive smoking are the major contributing factors to the rising cases

Poison in Bengaluru air: 60% lung cancer patients are non-smokersRadha, 54, complained of a sudden hoarseness in her voice and chronic cough only to be diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Her family was devastated and shocked in equal measure. A doctor herself, Radha led a healthy lifestyle and was a non-smoker. A year later, she succumbed to the killer disease. When Karthik, 45, […]