Prabhat Nair

Delay a bitter pill for Ayurveda drug makers in Kerala

Ayurveda drugs manufacturing units in Kerala are undergoing a crisis due to a prolonged delay in appointing the licensing authority.

18 Feb 2018

Taluk, General Hospitals in Kerala stare at a dialysis crisis

The dialysis units at the various Taluk and General Hospitals set up as an ambitious initiative of the government is likely to prove a major burden for the hospitals.

13 Feb 2018

With no licensing authority, Kerala Ayurveda drug makers in crisis

Drug makers planning to shift base to other states, a move which bodes ill for Ayurveda and the economy

12 Feb 2018

Docs to visit state for lessons on social commitment

Kerala has always been on top of the health graph, setting standards for others to follow.

11 Feb 2018

Govt initiates steps to wind up Haripad MC

 The state government has initiated the process of cancelling all agreements and steps taken for setting up the Haripad Medical College (MC), a dream project of Opposition leader

07 Feb 2018

Stalemate over licences almost resolved

KAT’s order to settle issues related to licensing within a month has come as a huge relief to manufacturers

22 Jan 2018

Kerala: Clinical Establishment Bill set to be tabled in coming Assembly session

Business Advisory Committee asked to ensure Bill is given prominence in the House.

20 Jan 2018

‘Delay’ by Centre hurts implementation in state

The Centre’s ambitious initiative for providing financial assistance to pregnant women via the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is yet to gain momentum in the state.

18 Jan 2018

Medical fraternity unenthused by govt move

If all medical officers take the option, which seems unlikely, there will not be enough posts to accommodate them

15 Jan 2018

Government Ayurveda College Hospital for Women and Children :In a bind

Govt Ayurveda College Hospital for Women and Children at Poojapura faces a crisis with the two gynaecologists being transferred. The posts were also abolished.

10 Jan 2018

Mookunnimala issue: NIA enters the scene

National Investigation Agency has asked the government to inform it if any offence under the NIA Act is being committed.

08 Jan 2018

Disease alert at coastal Pulluvila region

The coastal Pulluvila region is limping back to normal with no new cases reported from the region. 

06 Jan 2018

Quarrying a quagmire

Environmentalists and anti-quarry organisations flay the district administration’s report which says no quarrying activities are going on in poramboke lands

04 Jan 2018

Move to delink ayurveda from KUHS triggers storm 

The Ayurveda doctors in the state have come out against the government’s move to delink Ayurveda and other traditional medicines from the Kerala University of Health Sciences

02 Jan 2018

Kerala quarry owners go green to hoodwink officials

Several inquiries had been initiated against the illegal stone mining activities in puramboke lands in Thiruvananthapuram.

31 Dec 2017

Kerala: Stir over pension age exposes rift among medicos

 Doctors in the state are a divided lot with those in the directorate of health services (DHS) welcoming the government’s decision to increase the retirement age of doctors and the faculty at medical

30 Dec 2017

Quarry owners go ‘green’ in bid to hoodwink officials

The owners are allegedly duping the district administration by planting vegetation in mined lands in order to retain encroached property

25 Dec 2017

Revenue, Forest Depts differ over eviction

The dispute over land holders in Vattavada-Kottakamboor villages in Idukki continues to haunt the government with the Revenue and Forest Departments having differences of opinion over their eviction.

23 Dec 2017

Digitisation of land records goes off track

The sudden shifting of officials is said to have had a negative impact on the works

20 Dec 2017

Ministerial team recommends comprehensive resurvey

 With doubts being raised over genuine landholders in Vattavada-Kottakamboor villages in Idukki, the ministerial team that visited the region has decided to recommend a comprehensive survey to identify the real farmers who have proper documents.

16 Dec 2017

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