K Shiva Shanker

Private hospitals paying poor salaries, allege junior doctors

Setting up a private clinic is not a popular choice as it takes around one to two years to become famous enough to charge Rs 200 to Rs 300 per consultation. 

17 Mar 2018

Five new viral load testing machines to test all people living with HIV in Telangana

Since 2008, there has been only one viral load test machine catering to PLHIVs across TS, AP, where only 300 samples could be tested on an average in a month.

12 Mar 2018

Poor diagnostic services at government hospitals call for attention

Lack of diagnostic equipment, shortage of technical staff at major govt hospitals force patients to opt for private diagnostic centres.

20 Feb 2018

Hyderabad: Major fire tragedy averted at Petlaburj Maternity Hospital

Oxygen leaks as pipe connecting supply port cylinder bursts.

16 Feb 2018

Stent prices have been slashed. But, will it benefit patients?

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has further reduced the ceiling price on Drug-Eluting and Bioresorbable Stents by around `1,700. However, sources in private hospitals say the bene

14 Feb 2018

Pentazocine vials used for drug peddling, seized in Hyderabad

Pentazocine vials, one of the powerful pain killers and sedatives, procured to reportedly sell to drug addicts in the city, were seized by Telangana Prohibition and Excise department officials on Mond

13 Feb 2018

Niti Aayog report lauds Telangana’s achievements in healthcare

There are six district hospitals in the State. The process to convert area hospitals into district hospitals is underway and  30 districts will get district hospitals.

12 Feb 2018

Menstrual hygiene better in Telangana than national average, says NFHS

About 33.2 per cent of teenagers and youngsters (15 to 24-years) surveyed in Telangana use cloth for menstrual protection while 60.1 per cent use sanitary napkins.

11 Feb 2018

Telangana: Registered Medical Practitioners, Private Medical Practitioners unregistered, unauthorised, says Board

TS Para Medical Board says it does not register anyone as RMP or PMP

05 Feb 2018

Soon, level-1 trauma care centres at Osmania General Hospital & MGM

The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Warangal is likely to get Level-1 Trauma Care Centre for treatment of critically-injured patients.

29 Jan 2018

Women using contraceptives promiscuous, say 47 percent Andhra Pradesh men

The dire need for a sturdy sex education module for youngsters in the country has been highlighted by yet another survey, conducted by none other than the government itself. 

27 Jan 2018

A shot in the arm for healthcare in Telangana

In the near future, investigations to know new strain of infection causing viruses, communicable and non-communicable diseases, would be easy for Telangana government officials.

25 Jan 2018

Only 37.1 per cent kids breast-fed within an hour of birth in Telangana: NFHS

Infants breast-fed within an hour of birth have better immunity and are protected against certain diseases, say experts.

19 Jan 2018

Whopping 56.7 per cent women in Telangana are  anaemic: National Family Health Survey

The highest number of women with anaemia, 71.2 per cent were reported in Khammam district and the lowest, 50.6 per cent in Mahbubnagar.

17 Jan 2018

Hyderabad: In a first, people buying smuggled liquor held

For the past 10-months, sleuths of the State Excise department have been chasing and catching people smuggling non-duty paid foreign liquor from other States into Hyderabad.

12 Jan 2018