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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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London, June 20 (IANS) Just days after saying that the Covid lab leak theory needs “further investigations”, the World Health Organisation (WHO) chief has privately confided to a senior European politician that the pandemic originated from China’s infamous Wuhan lab, according to a report. According to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the most likely explanation was […]

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Dileep V Kumar, Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 Amid speculations of the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, Kerala is expecting more single-day spikes in the coming days. The state health department is of the assessment that even if a fresh wave occurs it will not have a public health impact unless a new […]

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Thiruvananthapuram, June 20, (BPNS) The Government Medical College Hospital (MCH), Thiruvananthapuram has been accused of medical negligence causing the death of a 54-year-old patient on Monday. The deceased – Suresh, a resident of Karakonam – was expected to undergo kidney transplantation on Sunday. But it has been alleged that due to negligence of the concerned […]

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Thiruvananthapuram, June 17 (BPNS) For the fourth consecutive day, the state reported more than 3000 fresh cases of Covid-19. On Friday, 3253 cases were reported, with the most coming from Ernakulam (841), Thiruvananthapuram (641), Kottayam (409), and Kozhikode (234). As per WHO’s India situation report, released on June 15,  for the last two months in […]

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Dileep V Kumar, Thiruvananthapuram, June 17 Despite an increase in fresh coronavirus infections, the state government is yet to take a call on implementing new surveillance strategies. It turns out that the state is yet to devise a strategy for rolling out the wastewater/ sewage surveillance for SARS-CoV-2. The strategy, it’s said, can provide an […]

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Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (BPNS) With the state’s Covid-19 case graph registering a steep increase, the health department has decided to focus on improving the vaccination coverage. As a first step, it has decided to organize a six-day vaccination campaign to boost the precaution dose coverage. The campaign will get kick-started on Thursday. The department has […]

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Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (BPNS) After a gap of almost three months, the state’s daily Covid-19 case tally breached the 3000 mark. For the two consecutive days – June 14 and 15 – more than 3000 cases were reported.  The cumulative case tally of the state stands at 18,345.  At the same time, the union health ministry’s […]

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Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (BPNS) The state health department is planning to launch grass-root level awareness of the scrub typhus disease. This follows upon the assessment that lack of awareness coupled with a misconception about the disease has resulted in getting infected and sometimes loss of life. Scrub typhus, also known as bush typhus, is a […]

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Dileep V Kumar, June 13, Thiruvananthapuram The dengue prediction model is set to get a fillip in the country through the Thiruvananthapuram-based Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies (AMCHSS). The centre, which is a part of the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, has developed a framework to understand the relationship […]