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Chennai, Oct 4 (IANS) Australia’s premier nursing training institute – Institute of Health and Nursing Australia ( IHNA ) has decided to honour 25 Malayalee nurses across continents for their yeoman service during the pandemic period.Across the world, Covid struck hard taking the lives of 6.5 million people and leaving a few million people to […]

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Gurugram, Oct 3 (PTI)  Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav is admitted to the “critical care unit” of Medanta Hospital here and is being treated by a “comprehensive team of specialists”, the hospital said on Monday. The announcement from the hospital comes a day after the Samajwadi Party on Sunday said its 82-year-old […]

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Dileep V Kumar, Thiruvananthapuram, October 3  In a bid to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF), a mosquito-borne infectious disease, Kerala is set to undertake its first-ever transmission assessment survey (TAS) in Palakkad and Malappuram districts. The said survey, in its third round, will also be conducted in Alappuzha and Kasaragod districts. In the state, except Pathanamthitta, Idukki, […]

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Chennai, Oct 3 (BPNS) The Tamil Nadu health department is on a high alert over the possibility of spike in fever cases when monsoon sets in this month’s middle or end. The department has directed people to wear masks regularly, to keep safe distancing, and also sanitize regularly. The possibility of H1N1 Influenza, ordinary influenza, […]

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Chennai, Sept 26 (BPNS) Tamil Nadu health department is planning to accelerate a campaign across the state for people to take the Covid -19 booster dose vaccine. The Tamil Nadu health minister, Ma Subramanian while speaking to IANS said, “ We have already directed the district medical officers and district health departments to conduct campaign […]

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Chennai, Sept 22 (BPNS) MMM opens five new operating theatres at their hospital adding to the existing four. The increasing number of cardiothoracic surgeries have required these additional OTs The OTs conform to the latest standards nationally and internationally. MMM will also establish an Emergency Centre within two months In its Ruby Jubilee (40th) year, […]

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Chennai, Sept 19 (BPNS) Amid strong demand coming from several quarters for shutting down of schools due to the increase in fever in the state, the state health minister, Ma Subramanian said that the experts in the state have not recommended the closure of schools. It may be noted that the neighbouring Puducherry has recommended […]

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Chennai, Sept 13 (BPNS) With Flu on the rise among children in various districts of Tamil Nadu, the admission rates in hospitals have increased and a large number of students are absent from schools. Doctors said that there is a 25 percent spike in the number of flu-related fever, cold, and cough in the past […]

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Thiruvananthapuram, September 6 (BPNS) The state has finally constituted an expert committee to enquire and submit a report on the cause of deaths due to dog bites. The seven-member expert committee chaired by Dr Thomas Mathew, director of medical education (DME) has been asked to submit the report at the earliest. The committee has also […]

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Thiruvananthapuram, September 5 (BPNS) Following one more death among those who completed their vaccine schedule against rabies, the Kerala government has decided to examine whether rabies virus had undergone mutation. According to health minister Veena George, for the same, samples will be sent to National Institute of Virology, Pune for whole-genome sequencing. The state on […]