Kerala to examine rabies virus’ mutation as one more succumb to rabies

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 […]

TN to create awareness for booster vaccine against Covid

Chennai, Aug 22 (BPNS) The Tamil Nadu health department is planning a major awareness blitz for the need to take precautionary vaccines against Covid -19 after the first and second doses. Sources in the Tamil Nadu Public health department told IANS that the awareness will be conducted by roping in leading movie and TV stars […]

Active infections drop below 6,000 in TN

Chennai, Aug 21 (PTI)  Tamil Nadu on Sunday logged 603 new COVID-19 infections, including two returnees from Telangana and Assam, pushing the overall tally to 35,63,322, said the Health Department. NVG There were no fresh COVID-related deaths and the toll remained unchanged at 38,033, said a bulletin here. NVG As many as 743 people recuperated […]

Odisha reports 381 new Covid cases, 1 death

Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (PTI)  Odisha’s COVID-19 tally rose to 13,23,052 on Monday as 381 more people, including 84 children, tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said. The COVID-19 death toll rose to 9,156 as a 55-year-old woman died in Rayagada. Fifty-three other patients have died due to comorbidities so far, the health department […]

Shortage of medicines: TN government hospitals’ function affected

Chennai, Aug 13 (BPNS) The functioning of many government hospitals of Tamil Nadu is affected by an acute shortage of medicines. The government medical college hospitals are now functioning by making local purchases using Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS). Sources in the Tamil Nadu health department told BPNS that the Tamil Nadu Medical […]

16.86 lakh vaccinated in 33 mega Covid -19 vaccine camps in TN

Chennai, Aug 8 (BPNS) In 50,000 Covid -19  vaccination camps held across Tamil Nadu, 16.86 lakh people were inoculated. This is the 33rd mega vaccine camp held in Tamil Nadu commencing from September 12, 2021. The state health department in a statement on Monday said that 95.94% of the population aged above 18 years have received […]