Dileep V Kumar

Ahead of the start of pilgrim season, Nilakkal projects for Sabarimala remain in limbo

While the Sabarimala season to begin on November 15, work for a 50-lakh-litre water tank, a mess and shelter for police won’t happen this season.

14 Nov 2019

Fear in air as respiratory deaths spiral; children worst affected

 As per national data the number increased three-fold to 35 in 2018, compared to 13 in 2017

08 Nov 2019

Kerala sets impressive record in fight against AIDS transmission

In the last four-and-a -half years, state had reported zero cases due to injecting drug use.

04 Nov 2019

Clean Street Food Hub project in limbo

Space constraint cited as major impediment for implementation; vendors operating from encroached spaces make it tougher

04 Nov 2019

Cash crunch hits supply of haemophilia drug

Baxter India Private Ltd, the distributors of anti-haemophilic factor vials in the state, cites technicalities for scarcity

30 Oct 2019

A mobile app to order drugs online

Currently in beta mode, the app will be launched in a phased manner and the full version is expected within six months.

25 Oct 2019

Kerala to follow protocol to cap toxin in milk

In view of the findings, the state has decided to follow a standard protocol in cattle feed supplements and antibiotics. 

24 Oct 2019

Studies call for innovative policies and reassesment of tribal healthcare

A group of doctors has come out with findings which call for tectonic shift in government assistance to tribal health welfare schemes.

23 Oct 2019

Good news for cancer and neuro patients, 236 drugs find place in insurance scheme

The 199 oncology drugs include 115 anticancer drugs and 84 additional cancer drugs.

23 Oct 2019

Studies by doctors’ group call for changes to Kerala’s tribal healthcare policy

A group of doctors has come out with findings which call for a tectonic shift in government assistance to tribal health welfare schemes. 

22 Oct 2019

Food safety panel plans to lay healthy diet on students’ table

With childhood obesity and related health problems becoming a burning problem in the state, the Commissionerate of Food Safety has decided to tackle it head on.

16 Oct 2019

Study highlights need for risk assessment during religious mass gatherings

At the same time, an officer of the Health Department said the risk assessment at religious mass gatherings in state is limited to Sabarimala and Guruvayur shrines.

15 Oct 2019

New survey for transgender welfare

Study aims at reviewing the community’s socio-economic and psychological status

13 Oct 2019

Doctors warn of ‘illness behaviour’ among kids

According to him, while the illness itself causes behavioural change among children, medications taken also have a role to play in it.

07 Oct 2019

Central watchdog terms VHSE’s dental course in Kerala illegal

The Dental Council of India (DCI) has taken a serious note of the Dental Technology course being offered by Vocational Higher Secondary Education (VHSE).

07 Oct 2019