Dileep V Kumar

Third round of epidemiological survey on, health workers also to be screened in Kerala

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

Covid cases among UK returnees trigger concern in Kerala

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

Poll heat over in Kerala, Covid-19 to reach feverish pitch

Health dept considering implementing Kollam model — target testing of candidates, polling officials — across state

24 Dec 2020

Kerala ready to tackle COVID-19 mutant variant, but challenges galore

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

New strain of coronavirus triggers concern among health officials in Kerala

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

Kerala government panel to suggest PPP model to set up COVID-19 vaccine production units

On November 16, the state constituted a five-member committee to explore possibilities of collaborations for vaccine production.

21 Dec 2020

Kerala to ready roadmap for COVID-19 mass vaccination programme

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

School reopening, Xmas and New Year revelry: Kerala sitting on a Covid powder keg

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

Kerala local body polls: Celebrations flout protocol, health dept fears Covid escalation

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

‘Kerala should ready a blueprint for Covid vaccination programme’

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

Fresh wave of infections in foreign countries triggers concern

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

Local body polls: 14,000 special police officers for duty

The state will appoint 14,000 special police officers for the smooth conduct of local body polls.

06 Dec 2020

Kerala to adopt new Covid testing method

The state has set the wheels in motion to introduce a new Covid-19 testing method using dry swab.

03 Dec 2020

Faulty test cards and incompatible kits create doubts on Covid result accuracy in Kerala

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

Exponential rise in COVID-19 cases expected in Kerala between December 25 and January 1

The spectre of a new wave of Covid-19 cases across the country has given the state health department the jitters.

24 Nov 2020

Kerala floats plan to set up COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing unit

A member of the committee said the panel would examine and analyse areas such as logistics, supply, storage and inoculation.

23 Nov 2020

COVID-19 patients turn to ayurveda for cure, Ayush secretary in Kerala faces wrath of practitioners

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

After ICMR report, Kerala to fine-tune plasma therapy guidelines for COVID-19

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

New guidelines issued to bring clarity on patients testing Covid positive after recovery

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

Experts say new normal could lead to antimicrobial resistance

They say AMR may occur when telemedicine leads to over-prescribing of antibiotics

19 Nov 2020

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