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The Nipah virus transmission that occurred in the state during May-June had claimed 21 lives, including suspected cases.
According to the Health Department, the multi-speciality block is part of its slew of initiatives in making the MCH a centre of excellence, and to provide quality treatment at affordable rates.
Kerala Network for Organ Sharing state nodal officer Dr Noble Gracious said that due to misconceptions among people, live donors were more in number than cadaver donors.
The BMJ and TJID published the articles in September and October, respectively.
The government, however, maintained its figures were based on lab-confirmed reports and ruled out any mix-up.
It was in April the department announced its ‘Malaria Prevention Campaign’ with a deadline of 2020 for its eradication.
The other major initiative on the anvil for bolstering the public health sector is the creation of State Public Health Cadre.
As many as six persons are undergoing treatment for swine flu in Guntur, according to the district medical and health department.
With the state witnessing a spurt in diabetic cases, the Health Department is weighing the idea of a change in approach in tackling the ‘silent killer’.
The government’s decision to enter into a contract with the TBS created confusion as the responsibility of maintaining equipment was taken by the donors themselves.
The move is aimed at meeting the Medical Council of India norms for continuing medical courses in 23 medical colleges in the State.
On Friday alone, 61 children affected by dengue were undergoing treatment at Institute of Child Health, Egmore.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has urged the Health Department to take steps to reduce the use of antibiotics in the state.
Around 300 employees of the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) were also part of the protest on Thursday demanding equal pay for equal work.
However, in Karnataka, all contractual workers in the health department in all the districts of the state have decided to strike for a day.