Sinduja Jane

Appreciation certificates to voluntary blood donors through e-mail mulled

Now the blood banks, functioning under Tamil Nadu State Blood Transfusion Council of Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society (TANSACS), gives certificates manually.

20 hours ago

Spike in demand for platelets as dengue, fever cases increase

Even as private and government hospitals across the State are struggling to manage fever and dengue cases, voluntary donors say they are unable to meet the rising need for platelets. 

21 Oct 2019

Water scarcity the reason behind TN dengue outbreak?

People across the city were storing freshwater around their homes, creating ideal breeding grounds for dengue-carrying mosquitoes

19 Oct 2019

Dengue outbreaks in Tiruvallur district as residents lack awarness on water storage

Tiruvallur district is one of the worst affected districts with dengue in the state.

19 Oct 2019

Hospitals which fail to register by Nov 30 will be closed: Health Dept

From June 1, 2018 till date, 32,678 clinical establishments have applied for licence.

05 Oct 2019

Over 3,000 babies born on-board 108 ambulance service in Tamil Nadu

Officials say figure from last year constitutes only 0.1% of deliveries attended to by EMTs, rest are in hospitals

01 Oct 2019

‘E-cigarettes banned, why not the other ones?’: Traders' body attacks Modi government

Docs say tobacco ban is a way forward and the government should consider it

20 Sep 2019

Diphtheria scare: Private schools told to fall in line

In Chennai alone, six suspected and one confirmed cases are undergoing treatment at the Institute of Child Health, Egmore.

05 Sep 2019

12% of Tamil Nadu government school kids have low iodine levels

The laboratory lifted 1,496 urine samples from government school children in the age group of six to 12 years.

02 Sep 2019

Flipkart, Amazon among e-commerce giants in trouble for discounts on feeding bottles

The e-commerce companies are alleged to have violated the Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods (Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution) Act 1992, Amendment Act 2003.

30 Aug 2019

Now, no registration fee for government hospitals in Tamil Nadu

Meanwhile, already over 80 per cent of government hospitals had applied for license.

29 Aug 2019

Tamil Nadu Food Safety department yet to check for mislabelling

The FSSAI also directed the authorities concerned to replace the nomenclature of Atta as ‘Wheat Flour’ Instead of ‘Whole Wheat Flour’.

27 Aug 2019

Noble cause: 87 cadaver organ donations so far in TN this year

A total of 377 organs and 197 tissues harvested from donors have been utilised

16 Aug 2019

Doubts raised over effect of DPT vaccination drive

 With the reemergence of diphtheria in parts of the State, the Directorate of Public Health is focussing on conducting immunisation drives in schools.  With the reemergence of diphtheria in parts of t

25 Jul 2019

Drug not to blame for Ramnad GH incident?

Later, the doctors gave anti-allergic medicine to the patients and were stabilised.

24 Jul 2019