People’s forum for containing NCDs

Meanwhile, Health Department is, reportedly, finalising age-related and disease-specific diet plan.

27 Sep 2019

Swachh Bharat has a positive effect on health of under-five children: Study

Practising better hygiene in families reduces chances of diarrhoea among children

25 Sep 2019

MGNREGS works in Kerala to be monitored by ombudspersons

According to MGNREGS State Mission, the appointment will be for two years, which is extendable to not more than twice by one year each.

23 Sep 2019

Kerala Health Department to review action plan progress

According to the department, compliance with the Kerala AMR Strategic Action Plan (KARSAP) by the stakeholders is the need of the hour.

23 Sep 2019

Medical College doctors moot meditation therapy for dementia

Doctors of the Department of Psychiatry will soon be using mindfulness-based interventions to treat anxiety and depression, and thereby memory-related issues

18 Sep 2019

Disaster Management Authority ties up with Facebook for emergency preparedness

It is learned that Facebook, while making the SDMA a partner of its Data for Good tool, also trained scores of volunteers across the state in reporting and sharing information in times of crisis. 

15 Sep 2019

Kerala taking baby steps towards implementing Mental Healthcare Act

This is part of the efforts to implement the Mental Healthcare Act 2017 which was notified last June.

13 Sep 2019

Kerala's action plan to fight trans fat with World Bank, WHO

As part of the study, dietary details, status of noncommunicable diseases and lifestyle profile of persons will be collected.

10 Sep 2019

Botanical garden to find a place on tourism map

The garden in Palode which is touted for its sustainable utilisation of tropical plants will be promoted as an eco-tourism destination

09 Sep 2019

Megaproject for Perumathura’s development gets govt’s approval

Some of the amenities and infrastructural facilities that are on the cards include, road and parking area, walkway, snack bar, e-toilet, ticket counter, pavilion and lifeguard room.

08 Sep 2019

Training to bring in hygienic practices in food industry

Those into food business in the district are undergoing certification programme on hygiene and manufacturing practices under FSSAI

04 Sep 2019

For cancer patients, state mulls introducing mindfulness-based interventions

Though research in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression, anxiety and pain management is there at the international level, India is yet to get familiarised with the same. 

31 Aug 2019

Proposal for new watchdog mooted for Karamana river in Thiruvananthapuram

The body by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment will finance, plan, implement, monitor and coordinate projects for the river.

27 Aug 2019

Ayurveda, an alternative for post-flood diseases

Documentation and feedback from relief camp interventions will be sent to Ministry of Ayush  to help ayurveda gain global recognition

20 Aug 2019

Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation Limited to set up fish processing centre for Trivandrum's fisherwomen affected by Cyclone Ockhi

The project cost is `4 crores and will be met from the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (Ockhi). 

19 Aug 2019