E- Coli presence confirmed in drinking water of  Kerala college

The Kerala Water Authority after testing the water sample of Kasargode government college in North Kerala has confirmed the presence of E- Coli bacteria in the drinking water specimen.

Chennai, Feb 26 (BPNS) The Kerala Water Authority after testing the water sample of Kasargode government college in North Kerala has confirmed the presence of E- Coli bacteria in the drinking water specimen. The test was conducted on Sunday after students complained of impure drinking water in the college. According to KWA authorities, the E-coli […]

IAPSMCON 2023, calls for joint action to counter uncontrolled hypertension

• 1 in 4 Indians suffer from hypertension. • NFHS 5 says only 7% of women and 6 %of men with high blood pressure are on regular medication. • Govt of India has committed to 25% relative reduction in hypertension prevalence by 2025. • The Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) is a consolidated action plan created by the Govt of India

Chennai, Feb 21 (BPNS) At the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine Conference (IAPSMCON) 2023, doctors and top public health experts sounded a clarion call for joint and accelerated action to counter the dangers of uncontrolled hypertension. Calling it the topmost risk factor for sudden and premature deaths if […]

Oomen Chandy airlifted to Bengaluru

Veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Kerala, Oomen Chandy who has been ailing for a few months were airlifted to Bengaluru on Sunday.

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 12 (BPNS) Veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Kerala, Oomen Chandy who has been ailing for a few months were airlifted to Bengaluru on Sunday. His wife, Mariamma Oomen, son Chandy Oomen and daughters Maria and Achu accompanied him on the special chartered flight. Chandy who had undergone laser surgery for a […]

Health Card Mandate Postponed, Inspections to Intensify

The state government has decided to postpone its mandate on health cards. Earlier, it was directed that the food processing units will have to ensure health cards to their employees by February 1st.

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 31, (BPNS ) The state government has decided to postpone its mandate on health cards. Earlier, it was directed that the food processing units will have to ensure health cards to their employees by February 1st. But considering the request from various quarters, the deadline has been extended to February 16. “That means, the […]

TN Doctors association flags recruitment of doctors, nurses on contract basis

The Tamil Nadu Doctors Association for Social Equality (DASE) has demanded the state government not recruit doctors on a contract basis.

Chennai, Jan 28( BPNS) The Tamil Nadu Doctors Association for Social Equality (DASE) has demanded the state government not recruit doctors on a contract basis. The association general secretary, Dr. G.S. Raveendranath in a statement said that the government must withdraw its decision to recruit doctors, nurses, dentists, dental technicians, medical technicians, and others through […]

TN to implement CHD registry at a cost of Rs 22.43 crore: Health Minister

Tamil Nadu health minister, Ma Subramanian has said that the state government is implementing a Congenital heart defects(CHD) registry that would lead to strengthening newborn screening for heart issues.

Chennai, Jan 25 ( BPNS) Tamil Nadu health minister, Ma Subramanian has said that the state government is implementing a Congenital heart defects(CHD) registry that would lead to strengthening newborn screening for heart issues. The minister was addressing a seminar of government doctors at Guindy near Chennai on Wednesday.  He said that an amount of […]

TN Siddha doctor accused of providing false medical advice deposes before authorities

A Siddha doctor in Tamil Nadu, Dr. Sharmika who was accused of giving false medical advice to people have deposed before the investigation team of the Siddha government medical college at Arumbakkam, Chennai on Tuesday.

Chennai, Jan 24 (BPNS) A Siddha doctor in Tamil Nadu, Dr. Sharmika who was accused of giving false medical advice to people have deposed before the investigation team of the Siddha government medical college at Arumbakkam, Chennai on Tuesday. According to the information available the lady doctor had given wrong advice to patients on the […]

Health cards made mandatory for employees at food processing units in Kerala

Kerala has made health cards mandatory for employees working in food processing units. The decision has come against the backdrop of a spat of food poisoning cases including some deaths.

Thiruvananthapuram, January 23, (BPNS) Kerala has made health cards mandatory for employees working in food processing units. The decision has come against the backdrop of a spat of food poisoning cases including some deaths. According to health minister Veena George, those units which were closed down over issues like being unhygienic will have to register […]

AIADMK wants explanation from TN govt on essential Health care to doorsteps scheme

The opposition AIADMK has demanded the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin, and Health minister, Ma Subramanian provide full details regarding the ‘Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvum’ scheme of the state government which is taking essential health care to the doorsteps of people.

Chennai, Jan 19 (BPNS) The opposition AIADMK has demanded the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin, and Health minister, Ma Subramanian provide full details regarding the ‘Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvum’ scheme of the state government which is taking essential health care to the doorsteps of people. The leader of the opposition and AIADMK interim general secretary, […]

Kerala to host G20 Health Working Group meeting

The first Health Working Group (HWG) meeting under the G20 India presidency will be held at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala on Wednesday.

Thiruvananthapuram, January 17 (BPNS) The first Health Working Group (HWG) meeting under the G20 India presidency will be held at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala on Wednesday. The three-day event will be attended by representatives of G20 member countries, special invitee countries, and relevant international organizations. Briefing the media, Lav Agarwal, additional secretary, Union Ministry of Health […]