Mangaluru: Dr B Shantharam Baliga feted with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

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October 8,2019

Mangaluru, Oct 8: Eminent city based pediatrician and neonatologist Dr. B. Shantharam Baliga has been feted with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by Indian Academy of Paediatrics Neonatalogy Chapter.  The national level award was conferred upon him on September 28, 2019 during ‘IAPNEOCON 2019’, the 12th National Conference of Indian Academy of Paediatrics Neonatology Chapter held at Chancery Pavillion Hotel, Bengaluru.  Dr. Karthik Nagesh N. and Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri, organizing Chairman and Organizing Secretary of the conference respectively officiated the award handover ceremony.

‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ was given to Dr. Baliga for his extraordinary contribution to improving Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in public health sector.

Dr. B. Shantharam Baliga is a veteran neonatologist who has been actively associated with public health sector for nearly three decades. He is credited with developing the NICU at Lady Goschen Hospital and PICU at Government Wenlock Hospital with modern high end facilities. He was pivotal in creating the Regional Advanced Pediatric Care Centre (RAPCC) at Mangaluru, which is considered to be a model facility of its kind. He has envisioned the new NICU at Lady Goschen Hospital after the hospital underwent renovation this year. The new NICU is designed to be on par with corporate hospitals and is a boon to poor patients.

Dr. B. Shantharam Baliga served at Kasturba Medical College as Professor of Pediatrics including stints as Head of the Department. He has also been a President of National Neonatology Forum, Karnataka State Chapter. He has often served on various government consultative bodies for improving child health in the country. 

Dr. B. Shantharam Baliga has been associated with Malaria control programme of Mangaluru City Corporation since its inception in the early ‘90s. Most recently on his initiative, conceptualization and perseverance, Mangaluru City Corporation was able to develop the Malaria control software, which has been highly effective in tight monitoring of Malaria in the city.

He spearheaded an initiative of the state government to establish special newborn care units in 19 district hospitals across the State by health department. His role included setting up full-fledged baby care units and training the personnel. This has benefited thousands of poor families and saved countless lives. About 5-6000 babies are treated at these units annually. 

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Naser
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Wednesday, 9 Oct 2019

Congratulations to Doctor  Baliga. You deserve this award  and more .

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27-year-old corona warrior Khaleel who helped poor during lockdown dies of covid-19

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August 1,2020

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Mysuru, Aug 1: A young covid-19 warrior and activist has become the latest victim of novel coronavirus in Karnataka’s Mysuru district. 

The deceased is Khaleel ur Rahman (27), who was the office manager at Farooqia College of Pharmacy. 

During Covid-19 lockdown, he was working as a volunteer and was part of Mysuru City Corporation team also which is involved in the covid related work. 

Khaleel was also part of the team formed by IAS officer P Manivannan, who led the crucial Covid-19 relief efforts across Karnataka. He was also an activist of Social Democratic Party of India.

During the lockdown, he was distributing groceries and other necessary things among poor and migrants in Mysuru. 

Recently he fell ill and admitted to a private hospital. He was suffering from breathing difficulties. He breathed his last in the hospital without responding to any treatment.

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Corona positive nurse in DK complains of mental torture by locals

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July 23,2020

Mangaluru, Jul 23: A nurse who was serving as a frontline COVID warrior at the Wenlock Hospital in Mangaluru and has recently tested positive along with her 7-year-old son has complained to the Deputy Commissioner against the harassment meted out by some miscreants who have been spreading false rumours against her.

Health official said that some people in her area have given false complaints against her to government officials thus inflicting mental torture on her and her family.

In her letter, the nurse has stated that the attitude of the people forcing her to consider quitting the job. "I have served the people by treating my work as worship. Anti-social elements have been torturing me now. I am very much hurt," the she said. 

The nurse’s house at Moodbidri has been sealed after she was tested positive. However, her husband and younger child were tested negative.

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Karnataka CM is in clinically stable condition: Manipal Hospital

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August 3,2020

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Bengaluru, Aug 3: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and his daughter have been admitted to the Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru for observation after testing positive for COVID-19. The Chief Minister is in clinically stable condition.

"Karnataka Chief Minister has been admitted to the hospital for observation. He is doing well, is clinically stable and will be monitored closely by our team," Manipal Hospital said on Monday.
"His daughter has tested positive for COVID-19. She has been admitted to the hospital," added the hospital in another statement.

Yediyurappa had on Sunday tweeted that he had tested positive for COVID-19. The Chief Minister, 77, said he is fine and is being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors.

"I have tested positive for coronavirus. Whilst I am fine, I am being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors. I request those who have come in contact with me recently to be observant and exercise self-quarantine," Yediyurappa wrote.

Also Read: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa tests positive for covid-19, hospitalized

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