Shainu Mohan

Beaches in ruins

While Kerala is all set to receive tourists from other states by October end, the beaches in Thiruvananthapuram — Shankhumukham and Kovalam — are out of bounds for tourists

16 Sep 2020

Rehabilitation centres beg a reality check

Santhimandiram rehab centre, which is permitted to house only 73 people, was found to host 142 inmates, most of them elderly. Of the lot, 107 recently tested positive

15 Sep 2020

Mobile medical teams to reach care for elderly

As the state braces for the Covid-19 peak next month, Kerala State Social Security Mission has come up with an initiative to provide medical help to the 3.7 lakh senior persons in the district

12 Sep 2020

Hospitals grapple with acute staff crunch

Efforts to scale up the public health system by district authorities to keep the Covid-19 mortality rate in check is facing major challenges with the hospitals grappling with an acute staff crunch.

11 Sep 2020

Minister gives homoeo medicine booster dose

The government will have to spend close to Rs 13.5 crore to meet the demand.

10 Sep 2020

Few takers for digital quarantine completion certificates, companies insist on hard copies

This coupled with complaints from users on the slow performance of the website has prompted people to prefer a physical copy.

09 Sep 2020

Staff shortage: Kerala govt to recruit doctors from private hospitals

With manpower shortage plaguing Covid control measures in the state capital, authorities are now considering hiring medical practitioners from the private sector. 

08 Sep 2020

‘Take a Break’ toilets to the aid of travellers

To address the long-standing demand for good toilet complexes along the state highways and national highways, the state government will soon roll out the ‘Take a Break’ project.

05 Sep 2020

Kerala engineering students develop activated carbon filter for eco-friendly transport

The students have developed a new activated carbon filter which can be inserted inside the catalytic converter used in the vehicles which eventually will reduce toxic gas emissions.

04 Sep 2020

Phase II of Revive Vellayani initiative to begin on Monday

The project aims to restore the natural balance of the lake by removing weed covering its surface

04 Sep 2020

Call for more CFLTCs stumps health dept

The government’s decision to cut six days’ salary from all staff to mobilise funds hasn’t gone down well with healthcare workers. 

03 Sep 2020

Asymptomatic patients opt out of home care, fear stigma

However, according to officials, even healthcare workers are requesting for institutional care over home isolation.

02 Sep 2020

Junior doctors quit en masse in protest against salary cut

Give two weeks’ notice to government | Mass withdrawal to impact fight against pandemic

02 Sep 2020

Capital braces for new surge in Covid cases

Six second-line treatment centres to be set up in district soon. Further surge in cases anticipated while shortage of medical personnel looms large

28 Aug 2020

Kids more safe at home, Childline figures show

There has been close to 50% decline in the number of child abuse incidents reported from April to July this year as compared to last year

27 Aug 2020

Onam goes online for city folks

With the capital city expected to hit the Covid peak in the next few weeks, residents’ associations are urging people to celebrate virtual Onam from homes.

25 Aug 2020

Academy will host IFFK, says Kamal

A theatre edition or online edition of the fest will be held in January or February

22 Aug 2020

Ayurveda in demand to fight Covid-19

8 lakh people have taken part in various programmes.There are 1,206 Ayur Raksha 
Clinics in the state

21 Aug 2020

Pandemic strikes DHS headquarters, staff unhappy with disinfection drive

It is learnt that normally when a Covid-19 case gets reported in any establishment, the entire office will be sealed for 48 hours to 72 hours for disinfection.

20 Aug 2020

Lockdown woes: 8,000 traders permanently shut shop in Kerala

Traders are in the process of collecting data on the number of shops that wound up during lockdown

19 Aug 2020

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