Sowmya Mani

Shelter for homeless yet to take shape in Thuvarankuruchi Government Hospital

Red tapism and inaction by the health department have led to an inordinate delay in the construction of a Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUH ) at Ponnampatti panchayat in Tiruchy district.

23 Sep 2020

TN engineers double up as teachers, help wards of farm labourers

Most of the 1,500 residents of the village are farm labourers and MGNREGA workers. 

22 Sep 2020

No phones? Don’t worry, says this group of engineers running daily classes for kids in Pudukkottai

The group, led by civil engineer Aravind, says that smartphones and online classes are beyond the reach of most children in the village of 1,500 people.

21 Sep 2020

Polio left Saritha disabled, official apathy disgraces her daily

For most people, the biggest worry during the pandemic has been protecting themselves and their family from the virus.

19 Sep 2020

Neighbours in Tamil Nadu turn angels, help beat COVID blues

While there was a lot of stigma around coronavirus, it seems that it has reduced with the passing time.

17 Sep 2020

Advanced fertility treatments like IVF put on hold due to the pandemic

Most of the doctors are wary that if a lady is infected with the coronavirus in between the IVF treatment, they would have to stop the treatment.

15 Sep 2020

What happens when you eat junk food for 30-days straight? This Tiruchy girl documents it

To study the effects of junk food on the human body, a teenager from Tiruchy, Sagarikka Sivakumar, embarked upon a 30 day experiment, where she ate only junk food.

13 Sep 2020

With Covid affecting heart in number of ways, Tiruchy doctors begin taking D-dimer tests

Cardiologists in the city say Covid can affect the heart in a number of ways and that they noticed a marginal rise in the incidents of heart attacks.  

11 Sep 2020

How Covid makes patients more vulnerable to stroke

In the first of a two-part series, Express explores why several patients suffer from stroke during and after treatment; is heightened immune response the cause?

10 Sep 2020

Calls for plasma bank in Tiruchy GH grow louder

After a very tepid response for plasma donation in Tiruchy, doctors and patients have raised a demand for a plasma bank to be set up at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital.

09 Sep 2020

Dean of Tiruchy MGMGH tests positive for coronavirus

As a result of this direct exposure to the virus, several doctors, nurses and healthcare workers at the hospital have tested positive for the virus.

05 Sep 2020

17-year-old Tamil Nadu girl kills self after failing to download NEET hall ticket

A bright student, 17-year-old Harishma always dreamed of being a doctor, said people who knew her well

02 Sep 2020

Tiruchy: People in home quarantine allege poor follow-up

A patient in Kumaran Nagar, who was in home isolation in the beginning of August, said he volunteered information to Corporation that he tested positive.

01 Sep 2020

Lockdown effect: Sound of music goes out of their lives

Even though weddings and small functions have been allowed now, orchestras are still not being hired, the musicians opine.

28 Aug 2020

When life gives you lemons, these volunteers will help you sell them

The pandemic has been hard on everyone, especially farmers who find it almost impossible to source labourers and transport harvest to market.

27 Aug 2020