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Chennai, June 30 (BPNS) The Tamil Nadu Public Health department has directed all the colleges and schools in the state to strictly adhere to Covid protocols as the number of active cases has touched 10,000 in the state. The number of fresh cases in the state has also reached 1285 on Wednesday leading to the […]

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Thiruvananthapuram, June 29 (BPNS) With the upward climb of Covid-19 cases continuing in the state, a special alert was issued to Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam districts by the health department.  The alert is against the backdrop that these two districts were having the most active caseload in the state. At the same time, for the second […]

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Thiruvananthapuram, June 28 (BPNS) The spike in Covid-19 cases continues in the state as Tuesday reported 4459 fresh infections. The last time more than 4000 cases got reported was on February 24. Of the new cases, Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram had more than 1000 cases – 1162 and 1081 respectively. The active case tally in the […]

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Chennai, June 26 (BPNS) The Greater Chennai Corporation will be increasing contact tracing among close and extended family members of Covid positive patients. Sources in the Corporation told BPNS that presently around 6000 samples are being traced and samples taken in Chennai city itself. A senior official with the Greater Chennai Corporation while speaking to […]

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Chennai, June 24 (BPNS) The Tamil Nadu health department is on high alert after the number of fresh Covid -19 cases has crossed the 1000 mark in the state. However, the cases are not grave as the number of admissions is much low across the state. On Thursday 1063 persons tested positive for Covid -19 […]

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Chennai, June 22 (BPNS) Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH) in a statement on Wednesday said that multiple organs were harvested from a brain-dead youth on Tuesday. The medical centre said that a youth, Dhineesh (22) hailing from Narosothipatty near Alagapuram in Salem district of Tamil Nadu met with an accident on June 18 and […]

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Chennai, June 22 (BPNS) The Tamil Nadu State Public Health and Preventive Medicine Department in its data for May –June 22 has said that the presence of BA-5 omicron sub- variant may be the reason for the sudden spike in cases in the state. While only 4% of sub-variant were identified in May, in June […]

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Chennai, June 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Health Department officials are skeptical at the possibility of Union health ministry granting permission to an application of the state for providing free precautionary vaccine for people in the age group of 18-59. Director of Public Health, Dr. T.S. Selvavinayagam had written to the Union health ministry asking permission […]

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Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (BPNS) The suspension of two doctors – for the alleged lapse in performing organ transplantation surgery in a time-bound manner at Government Medical College Hospital (GMCH), Thiruvananthapuram – has resulted in a turf battle between the government and medical community in the state. While doctors’ associations were of the stance that the […]

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Chennai, June 21 (BPNS) Tamil Nadu health department has commenced a probe into a government doctor taking unauthorized absence and allowing his house surgeon son to screen patients.  The incident occurred at Kavundapadi Government Hospital, Erode district of Tamil Nadu  on June 19th, and the doctor is placed under suspension. Joint director of Tamil Nadu Health […]