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Ahmedabad, July 13 (BPNS)  A man in Gujarat, who passed away during the course of treatment, has been identified with a unique blood group, which is said to be the first in the country and 10th in the world, as per reports. The 65-year-old man from Rajkot needed a heart surgery last year after he […]

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Thiruvananthapuram, July 13 (BPNS) Amid complaints of drug shortage in various government hospitals and dispensaries in Kerala, health minister Veena George dismissed such claims as baseless. According to her, as the patient turnout at government hospitals increased it affected the drug stock. However, she added that anticipating this the health department had made necessary arrangements. […]

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Chennai, July 12 (BPNS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K . Stalin has isolated himself after testing Covid -19 positive. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Chief Minister’s office said that Stalin tested positive after he complained of tiredness and fever. Stalin appealed to the people of the state to wear masks and get vaccinated […]

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Thiruvananthapuram, July 11, 2022(BPNS) The surge in scrub typhus cases has become a cause for concern in the state. While nine confirmed cases got reported on Monday, in this month alone 48 confirmed cases and one death has been reported. In the case of cumulative tally in the year, it is 229 cases and four […]

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Chennai, July 6 (BPNS) Tamil Nadu will hold its 31st mega vaccination camp against Covid -19 on July 10th. The first camp was held on September 12, 2021. The mega vaccination camp to be held on Sunday, July 10th is targeting 1,45,00,000 people, state public health department officials told BPNS.  According to the health department, 37,33,689 people […]

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New Delhi, July 4 (BPNS)  India on Monday witnessed a marginal rise in Covid cases with 16,135 infections recorded in the past 24 hours against previous day’s 16,103 count, as per the Union Health Ministry data. In the same period, 24 fatalities took the nationwide death toll to 5,25,223. Meanwhile, the active caseload has also […]

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Chennai, July 4 (BPNS) Public health emergency is declared in Karaikkal area of Tamil Nadu and CrPC 14 invoked following a diarrhoea outbreak in the city. District administration in a statement said that schools will remain closed from Monday till Wednesday to clean up the water tanks in the surrounding areas. The situation, according to […]

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Dileep V Kumar, Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 As the state is celebrating National Doctors Day with a range of programmes, a section of the doctor community has come out with an interesting demand. They want a study regarding suicide among medical professionals including students and trainee doctors in the state. According to them, the Covid-19 pandemic […]

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Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (BPNS) A month after getting bitten by a dog and being treated for rabies, a 19-year-old girl passed away in the early hours of Thursday. The deceased is Srilakshmi, of the Mankara area of Palakkad district. It was on May 30 that the dog bit her when she was on her way […]

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Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (BPNS) The state is in emergency mode following confirmation of an anthrax outbreak at the Athirapally forest range in Thrissur. It was on Wednesday night that the health department confirmed that the mass mortality of wild pigs inside the forest range is due to anthrax. The department said that an alert has […]