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Dialysis for COVID-19 patients? Chennai's govt hospitals did it free of cost for 757 of them

Doctors say the challenges in performing dialysis for COVID-19 patients included the setting up of exclusive facilities, COVID-aggravated renal issues and mental stress

30 Oct 2020

World Stroke Day: Rise in patients receiving thrombolysis treatment in Chennai

Doctors say awareness about early intervention in stroke treatment is still low 

29 Oct 2020

Second time in four days, no Covid deaths in RGGGH

Early admissions, multi-pronged approach to treatment helped achieve this, say docs.

28 Oct 2020

Chennai's Rajiv Gandhi Hospital records zero COVID deaths in 24 hours for 2nd time in four days

Doctors said early admissions, multi-pronged approach in treatment and several other initiatives taken by the hospital were among the reasons for achieving zero COVID-19 deaths

27 Oct 2020

Poonamallee High Road stretch outside MGR Central Railway Station in Chennai caves in

CMRL officials said that incident happened at mid-night 1 am on Monday when a heavy-loaded goods container truck passed from the Fort Station towards the Central.

27 Oct 2020

A centre for children where therapy exists alongside fun and frolic

Five-year-old  Saipriya and 11-year-old Keerthana are so engrossed in playing that they hardly realise it is time for them to go back home.

21 Oct 2020

INTERVIEW | Diabetes post COVID-19 recovery a cause for concern: Dr V Mohan

While diabetes is a dangerous co-morbid condition which hampers one’s immune strength to fight Covid-19,

19 Oct 2020

TN records 4295 fresh COVID-19 cases, 57 deaths; over 10% of state's population tested

In another feat for the RGGGH, a 67-year-old woman with fourth grade lung infection was successfully treated for COVID-19 and discharged on October 14

17 Oct 2020

100-year-old man, 92-year-old wife defeat COVID-19 after ten days at the RGGGH

Vaidhyanathan was admitted on August 4 with symptoms of fever, cough and breathlessness while his wife, Janagi, too presented with symptoms.

17 Oct 2020

Garbage conservancy work to be privatized in four more Chennai Corporation zones

Weeks after seven zones in the city saw conservancy work privatized, four more zones -- Thiruvottriyur, Manali, Madhavaram and Ambattur -- will follow suit

16 Oct 2020

COVID-19 positivity rate falls below 5 percent in TN, but still around 9 percent in Chennai

Officials say that even though the overall positivity rate may have reduced, the state’s challenge now is to bring down the intra-district positivity rate

16 Oct 2020

Patients developing diabetes post coronavirus recovery a growing concern

14 out of 630 patents, with no history of diabetes during COVID-19 treatment, were diagnosed with diabetes at follow up clinics.

14 Oct 2020

Chennai's Stanley Hospital gets advanced cancer treatment equipment for faster, better diagnosis

Doctors at the hospital said the machine offers Advanced Computerized Cobalt Tele-therapy. "This is the first such machine to come to a TN government hospital," a senior doctor at the hospital said.

13 Oct 2020

COVID-19: 50 found positive in Koyambedu market out of 3500 samples tested since reopening

Operations resumed partially two weeks ago, with nearly 200 shops in the wholesale market being reopened. The market is currently out of bounds for the public and only open for wholesale vendors.

12 Oct 2020

Active coronavirus cases in Chennai rise by 4,000 in just a month

After having  9,883 active cases on September 13, the city's count reached 13,751 on Sunday.

11 Oct 2020