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  • This volunteer army provides relief to migrant workers

    "Women, children and adolescent girls are the worst affected. Besides food, there are concerns of their health, hygiene and physical safety," said Kavita Ratna of the CWC. "In Krishnappa Garden, one of our locations, there is a pregnant woman. There is no Public Health Centre close by. We have identified the nearest PHC and requested the area councillor to facilitate her delivery," said Kavita. Well-known spine surgeon Dr Thomas Kishen of Manipal Hospital, on "behalf of the Lodge of Light a Freemasons Lodge", launched his free food distribution drive from April 1, when he turned his car into a container of 400 cooked food packets for migrant workers and their children, camped in a government school off Hennur Road. "We will continue distribution of food till the lockdown ends," said Dr Kishen.

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  • Bengaluru doctor donates gadgets to poor students

    MYSURU: Lodge of Light, a Freemasons Group led by Dr Thomas Joseph Kishen donated seven laptops and three smartphones to the students of Government PU college in Uppinangady in Dakshina Kannada and a student from Ejipura in the state capital.

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  • Techies set up 21-bed oxygen care centre in Bengaluru

    BENGALURU: The frantic hunt for hospital beds and oxygen facilities by families of Covid-19 patients is an all too familiar predicament now. In a bid to stabilise patients and give their kin breathing space to find a bed, a group of techies have pooled money and set up a 21-bed oxygen care centre in the city.

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  • International Scoliosis Awareness Day: All You Need To Know About Scoliosis, What Are The Causes And Treatments

    A normal spine appears straight when observed from the back. Scoliosis (derived from Greek word – skolios – meaning crooked) refers to an abnormal sideward curvature of the spine.

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  • Osteoporosis and kyphotic deformity: A very real risk for post-menopausal women

    Loss of bone mass during the post-menopausal period may cause abnormal spinal curvature and deformity. Dr Thomas Joseph Kishen from Manipal Hospitals shares a case of a 71-year-old woman who developed osteoporosis-induced kyphotic deformity.

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