Health

An ASHA, an auto and a yen for service -Raghava M

-The Hindu Health worker who drives three-wheeler in Udupi takes woman for delivery at 3 a.m. MANGALURU: When the woman in a rural area of Karnataka was going into labour at 3 a.m. on Thursday, she knew the number to call. It was that of Rajeevi, 53,...

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Through rain and floods, Assam’s community workers battle pandemic -Tora Agarwala

-The Indian Express Floods might be as old as Assam, but fighting a pandemic in these swirling waters is a whole new challenge for even the most seasoned health worker. GUWAHATI: It is the wind that has helped Pratima Barman plan her day as an accredited social...

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Rider on a storm: How Jalpaiguri’s ‘Bike Ambulance Dada’ ferries patients from the remotest areas -Anuradha Sharma

-The Hindu With COVID-19, Karimul Haque’s job has become even more crucial Karimul Haque’s house in Jalpaiguri’s Dhalabari village was a flurry of activity when two men came looking for him one sunny June morning. Haque was busy overseeing breakfast preparations for some 200 people — a...

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Village in Maharashtra’s Uran flattens the curve with 99% recoveries -Raina Assainar

-The Hindu With extensive screening, lockdown, COVID-19 hotbed Karanja brings down the cases from 134 to one Navi Mumbai has reported more than 4,000 COVID-19 cases, with a recovery rate of around 57%. But in the adjoining Uran, one village has managed to bring its recovery rate...

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QuaranTeen Warmline: support for teenagers, by teenagers -Sweta Akundi

-The Hindu QuaranTeen Warmline, a peer-to-peer support helpline, is a safe space for teenagers to discuss their problems amid the pandemic Tara Dave spends every evening on phone calls. Not surprising for a 17-year-old, but what is unusual is that every day, she speaks to children across...

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