Dileep V Kumar
It is learnt that a total of 300 health workers are being screened as part of the survey, which means 100 health workers from each district.
28 Dec 2020
Putting the state on tenterhooks, eight persons who had returned from the UK -- where a new Covid strain is fast spreading -- have tested positive for Covid-19.
27 Dec 2020
Health dept considering implementing Kollam model — target testing of candidates, polling officials — across state
24 Dec 2020
Kerala, which is expecting an exponential curve of new infections in the coming days is yet to consider precautionary measures like night curfew in view of upcoming festivities.
23 Dec 2020
According to officials, chances are high that the virus might have already made its way to the state as thousands of Malayalis had arrived in the state on international flights since then.
22 Dec 2020
On November 16, the state constituted a five-member committee to explore possibilities of collaborations for vaccine production.
21 Dec 2020
While the state-level steering committee is chaired by the chief secretary, the state task force is headed by the health principal secretary.
19 Dec 2020
With the reopening of several sectors and no restriction on people’s movement, a feeling that everything is normal is getting ingrained in the society.
18 Dec 2020
The state health department, displeased with the way the political fronts including the ruling LDF had handled the entire electoral process, now fears a sharp rise in coronavirus cases.
17 Dec 2020
Amid reports of rolling out the Covid vaccination programme in the country, the need for readying the system well in advance in the state is being stressed by many.
11 Dec 2020
The projections that an exponential rise in cases might happen post local body polls and the fresh wave will be deadlier than first one have set off alarm bells
06 Dec 2020
The state will appoint 14,000 special police officers for the smooth conduct of local body polls.
06 Dec 2020
The state has set the wheels in motion to introduce a new Covid-19 testing method using dry swab.
03 Dec 2020
However, reports of malfunctioning of rapid antigen test cards and RT-PCR kits from various parts of the state have raised serious questions on the accuracy of the results.
26 Nov 2020
The spectre of a new wave of Covid-19 cases across the country has given the state health department the jitters.
24 Nov 2020
A member of the committee said the panel would examine and analyse areas such as logistics, supply, storage and inoculation.
23 Nov 2020
As per the plan, ayurveda/yoga strategies for management of uncomplicated COVID patients will be carried out through the Ayur Raksha Clinics.
21 Nov 2020
The state will revise its approach of administering convalescent plasma on a compassionate basis for Covid-19 patients who are moderately/severely ill.
21 Nov 2020
At the same time, guidelines stipulate that different testing strategies will have to be adopted for the cured ones broadly categorising them as asymptomatic and those with symptoms.
20 Nov 2020
They say AMR may occur when telemedicine leads to over-prescribing of antibiotics
19 Nov 2020