Shainu Mohan 

Long wait for Covid test results from private labs too

People forced to wait for days to know their Covid test results; failure to set up a system to monitor real-time updation of results by labs leads to delay in treatment and causes panic among them 

15 hours ago

Sanitation staff fall prey to virus

Municipal Corporation Workers Federation (CITU) general secretary Kannamoola Vijayan said the sanitation workers’ staff pattern at local bodies in the state hasn’t been revised in over three decades.

05 Aug 2020

Official negligence in Thiruvananthapuram lands healthy people in COVID wards

With nearly 3000 COVID-19 patients in Thiruvananthapuram, it has become a herculean task for the authorities to keep track.

29 Jul 2020

Covid patients seek wholesome food

Fund crunch and unavailability of fresh produce have meant that local bodies are unable to provide nutritious food to patients at CFLTCs.

28 Jul 2020

Ayush practitioners to manage CFLTCs

Currently, 77 CFLTCs with a total of 10,078 beds are operational in the state.

24 Jul 2020

Music therapy and recreational activities to help patients relax at new CFLTC 

An official involved in the setting up of the CFLTC at the stadium said the music therapy would help patients relax.

22 Jul 2020

Farm animals starve under neglect in containment zones

The struggles that come with a global pandemic are hard not just for humans, but also for hundreds of farm animals and pets.

22 Jul 2020

Private recyclers to be brought in to deal with plastic waste

The company has also given direction to the Haritha Karma Sena -- the trained team assisting local self-government institutions in waste management -- to segregate waste.

22 Jul 2020

Students, naturalists condemn Hari thalayam initiative

It has been alleged that the project which aims to bring more greenery on the varsity campus is unscientific

15 Jul 2020

No room for returning expats

Owing to shortage of beds at centres, several returnees are being denied free institutional quarantine.

08 Jul 2020

Triple lockdown: Capital on high vigil

According to sources, the district currently has only 3,000 antigen testing kits available for field surveillance.

07 Jul 2020

Is Thiruvananthapuram ready for long haul?

The daily surge in Covid-19 cases and scare of community spread are raising concern on whether the existing emergency facilities will be adequate if the district witnesses a huge spike.

01 Jul 2020

Revenue dept hands over land for rehabilitation

Fisheries dept officials say that 3111  families in the district, living within 50 metres of the sea, have 
expressed interest to move out

29 Jun 2020

Homoeo doctors resist govt decision restricting their practice

While homoeopaths ask for chance to do good, state authorities question the acceptance of homoeopathy and say that a pandemic is no time for experiments

27 Jun 2020