30 minutes to get a hospital bed in Andhra Pradesh or else. Jagan orders

The new order of YS Jaganmohan Reddy is bound to put a lot of pressure on district collectors and joint collectors in Andhra Pradesh but will be welcomed by the people at large. At a time when getting a hospital bed is a herculean task even for the well connected, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister … Continue reading 30 minutes to get a hospital bed in Andhra Pradesh or else. Jagan orders

`The crowding at Wine Shops is a recipe for a major disaster’

Wine shops in different parts of India and the migrant population returning back home, could be the next danger spots, says G Asok Kumar,  Mission Director of the National Water Mission who headed the Central team to Surat in Gujarat. T S Sudhir of Filter Kaapi Live spoke to Asok Kumar.  T S Sudhir : … Continue reading `The crowding at Wine Shops is a recipe for a major disaster’

South Indian CMs slam communal colour to Corona pandemic

At a time when several Television channels have been frothing at the mouth, giving a communal colour to the Corona Virus pandemic, chief ministers of five South Indian states, have shown what a petty media gang India is home to. And the best part about this is that these chief ministers belong to different political groupings … Continue reading South Indian CMs slam communal colour to Corona pandemic

Covid 19 : India could look at converting 5000 hotel rooms into ICUs

``Send me a letter,'' Prime Minister Narendra Modi told N Chandrasekharan of the Tata Sons when the latter spoke about problems with red tape when it came to the import of ventilators. That was the business-like tone and tenor of the meeting of the PM with captains of industry and heads of industry bodies from … Continue reading Covid 19 : India could look at converting 5000 hotel rooms into ICUs

Fight against Corona Virus Pandemic needs more than a Paracetamol

At a press conference on Thursday, Luv Agarwal, Joint Secretary in the Union Health Ministry, was asked if rising temperatures will arrest the spread of Covid19.  ``It is a new virus. A lot is not known about the virus,'' he said. In a nutshell, he swept aside the rather confident assertions made first by Telangana … Continue reading Fight against Corona Virus Pandemic needs more than a Paracetamol

Telangana tragedy : 4 members of a family succumb to dengue in two weeks

On Wednesday, a one-day old baby boy was taken back home from Yashoda Hospital in Secunderabad. But what was heart-rending was the sight of the newborn travelling with his dead mother by his side.  Twenty four hours after her delivery, Gudimella Sona had passed away, a victim of suspected dengue. Doctors had kept the baby … Continue reading Telangana tragedy : 4 members of a family succumb to dengue in two weeks

Dengue claims judge’s life in Telangana

M Jayamma, the second additional first class magistrate at the Khammam court in Telangana, is the latest victim of dengue. She succumbed after undergoing treatment for the last ten days at a corporate hospital in Hyderabad.  Also read : The Big Dengue Scare in Telangana But the government has been in denial mode all along. … Continue reading Dengue claims judge’s life in Telangana

Apollo ProHealth, enabled by AI

Apollo Hospitals Group, India’s first multi-speciality chain of hospitals, has launched Apollo ProHealth Program – the most powerful, proactive Health Management program. Apollo ProHealth will be a first of its kind, comprehensive health program, powered by pHRA (personalised Health Risk Assessment), enabled by Artificial Intelligence.  This program is specially curated and conceptualised by Apollo’s experts … Continue reading Apollo ProHealth, enabled by AI

Dengue : Mother cremated eldest daughter, father kept vigil in ICU for her siblings

Follow @Iamtssudhir On 14 September, Sushila bid farewell to her eldest daughter Supriya all by herself, having taken her body from Hyderabad to Nellore, the family's native village. The 18-year-old had succumbed to dengue the previous day. Sushila's husband G Nageshwar Rao was not by her side as he was grieving by himself, keeping vigil … Continue reading Dengue : Mother cremated eldest daughter, father kept vigil in ICU for her siblings

World’s oldest parents were in ICU but did not need ICU care, claims Guntur doctor 

On 5 September, Mangayamma became a mother for the first time at the age of 74, setting a record. But since then, Mangayamma and her 80-year-old husband Raja Rao - the world's oldest parents - have been in the Intensive Care Unit of Ahalya Nursing Home in Guntur. But doctors at the hospital have denied … Continue reading World’s oldest parents were in ICU but did not need ICU care, claims Guntur doctor 

The Telangana Health scare : 300 % spike in Dengue cases

What happened in Telangana in the first ten days of September that led to a huge spike in number of dengue cases? That is the question that has flummoxed the Telangana Health ministry and will be the subject of a detailed investigation. Off the record, a senior official of the Health ministry admits the municipal … Continue reading The Telangana Health scare : 300 % spike in Dengue cases

Mr Health Minister, Telangana

Dear Eatala Rajender garu, I completely understand that as Health minister of Telangana, it is your responsibility to keep the citizens of the state healthy and safe. Your concern therefore to find out for yourself, the situation on the ground in the hospitals is to be appreciated. Especially when there are scores of patients admitted … Continue reading Mr Health Minister, Telangana

Dengue can be fought with better sanitation, not with belated photo-ops

Hyderabad Mayor sprays while giving a television interview Bonthu Rammohan, the Mayor of Hyderabad, has arrived four months late. What he and his team of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials should have done before the onset of monsoon or atleast at the time of the first showers in June, is being done now in … Continue reading Dengue can be fought with better sanitation, not with belated photo-ops

Hyderabad’s battle against mosquitoes and dengue – Effective enough?

In the midst of Hyderabad's fight against mosquitoes, a new Chief Entomologist Dr Rambabu took charge on Saturday after Dr V Venkateshwar was transferred to his parent department. The change comes even as the Indian Medical Association (IMA) slammed the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) for not doing enough to prevent breeding of mosquitoes. ``They did … Continue reading Hyderabad’s battle against mosquitoes and dengue – Effective enough?