Health Department

Kerala government seeks National Centre for Disease Control help to trace origin of West Nile virus

The West Nile virus infection is a mosquito-borne disease mostly reported in the continental United States and it had claimed the life of a six-year-old boy in Malappuram last month.

published on : 11th April 2019

Number of PG medical seats in Tamil Nadu likely to cross 2000

Seats increase as Medical Council of India increases associate professor-student ratio.

published on : 6th April 2019

Vying with big brands, Kerala State Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd registers profit

The state-run pharmaceutical manufacturing firm aims to increase its production target by three fold in  the current fiscal by starting the production at the newly set up non-betalactam facility.

published on : 6th April 2019

Photo clicked by junior health inspector in Kerala makes it to WHO calendar

A snapshot of giving medicine to a new-born in a flooded house taken by a medical team from Kuttanad during the flood period was accredited by the WHO in their calendar.

published on : 5th April 2019

Apex simulation training centre remains in limbo in Kerala

Stakeholder Tata Trust has requested for ‘some more time’ before signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state government.

published on : 2nd April 2019

Tamil Nadu health department issues dos & dont’s for blood banks

The directions were circulated to 89 blood banks under the direction of Tamil Nadu AIDS Control Society.

published on : 30th March 2019

Kerala Health Department likely to come out with Heat Action Plan

The Health Department and the Kerala Disaster Management Authority might immediately work-together to identify heat hot-spots in the state.

published on : 27th March 2019

West Nile Virus: Fear grips Karnataka, health department issues circular  

After the Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) Virus scare, the state is now gripped with fear of the West Nile Virus (WNV), that claimed a 7-year-old boy’s life in Kerala, on Thursday. 

published on : 21st March 2019

To overcome shortage, Karnataka to increase pay for doctors under ‘On-call’ scheme  

The department, which issued an official circular in this regard, is even open to recommendations for higher rates, but for that the committee must give reasons.

published on : 8th March 2019

Health department told to film autopsies, maintain records

The Madurai Bench directed the State Health department to videograph all postmortems conducted in all the  government hospitals across the State and to maintain records of those videos.

published on : 6th March 2019

After KFD, now rat fever threatens Shivamogga

Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira and affects both humans as well as other animals.

published on : 5th March 2019

Soon, government order on incentive marks for service doctors in PG admissions

The committee was constituted on the directives of the Madras HC order dated May 17, 2018, to identify remote, difficult and rural areas for awarding incentive marks to government service-doctors.

published on : 4th March 2019

Complete drain works by April first week: Vijayawada Municipal Commissioner 

The VMC Commissioner directed them to ensure that all drain works were completed by the set deadline.

published on : 2nd March 2019

Kerala to get standardised treatment guideline

For the final draft, a workshop including external experts will be conducted.

published on : 26th February 2019

Health Dept to roll out finishing programme for better job prospects

The programme will be conducted jointly by the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) and the Directorate of Health Services (DHS). 

published on : 15th February 2019
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