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Absence of Sense of Urgency in Government Hospitals

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One of our relative, just 48 yrs of age, who was suspected to have cancer living in a small town 'Sagar Katte' near famous KRS Dam, after many preliminary investigations in various hospitals of Mysore like KR Hospital, JSS Hospital could not come to a conclusion. Some doctors suspected cancer is in 1st stage, some said it is not a cancer. 

Toilets in Public Places - Examples to learn from!

In my last visit, during a shopping visit to Commercial Street, inquired with a Shop Owner for using the 'Toilet'. He casually requested my to either use the filthy public toilet opposite to M N Textiles or use the one in Woody's Restaurant. Then I started to inquire many shop keepers and their employees about how do they manage?

The '108 service' conundrum

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Duty calls, but they decided to hold the state on ransom to make their woes heard, by evading duty calls. Hundreds of drivers and paramedical staff of Arogya Kavacha (108 ambulance services) gathered at Freedom Park to press for their demands for job security and wage hikes on Sunday.

Solid Waste Management - Vision Statement 2030 to BBMP

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The following  VISION STATEMENT 2030 for SWM was forwarded to email ID of BBMP on 6-7-2013 in response to its call for public opinion.  This is for info of Prajas.  How to educate citizens and actions to be initiated are also dealt with.

Mysore - Corporation is not cleaning Garbage


The corporation is not cleaning garbage and this is leading to many problems. There many diseases recently 4 children died many are suffering by dangaue. There many like this. The summery:- this is due to not cleaning of the drinage the ditch whole and the garbage. These decay and start smelling and are house for masquitoes and diseases. If asked there is negligence answer.

Bangalore future with no landfills

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Came upon this ad in the ToI today.

Thereafter, I browsed through

Cattle rearing in cities

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There is, for instance, this Srinivagilu village road (which is an ideal link to the Intermediate Ring Road for Koramangala S T Bed layout residents, heading towards Indiranagar side), where, at any time of the day or night, you'll come upon herds of cattle, particularly buffaloes, moving about all over; in fact living on the public roads itself.

Active burial ground in the midst of a residential locality

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At the end of the 8th cross, 1st main, S T Bed layout, Koramangala, almost adjoining the army property beyond, is this burial ground, right in the midst of densely populated high-rise residential complexes (It is the vacant land within the 'elbow' in the road facing "Tranquility Apartments" in the map accessible

Health insurance

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In India, private insurance promise to provide a certain amount of money in case of medical condition. This is not the purpose of health insurance. Health insurers have to provide guarantee that we will get treatment.  We dont have to know how much money they have paid to hospitals or doctors.. If the insurer, has paid x amount to doctor, do we have any benefit?

PechaKucha Night Bangalore 2013, Friday, 15th Feb, 7PM, Jaaga

15 Feb 2013 19:00
Public Health

The first PKN (Volume 11) in Bangalore this year will be Trash Talk.

Bangalore has begun to fight its garbage problem, but weren't we all already? comment guidelines

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