Health department

H1N1 more common during monsoon: Puducherry Health department

Following a rise in flu cases in Puducherry, the district health department directed Villupuram residents to stay cautious and approach the hospital at the earliest, on Sunday.

published on : 19th September 2022

Breast milk bank success to be replicated in 2 more Kerala hospitals

This bank provides collected milk to needy babies after all the mandatory tests are conducted at the state-of-the-art laboratory attached to the Kozhikode Medical College hospital.

published on : 17th September 2022

LKG, UKG classes too shut in Pondy till September 25 following a rise in 'flu-like fever' cases 

Private clinics across Puducherry were also receiving cases of influenza for some days now.

published on : 17th September 2022

Health dept survey indicates 75.38% of children were infected with COVID-19

The highest infection rate was recorded in Chikkamagaluru, as all children tested there were found to be exposed/infected before.

published on : 8th September 2022

Blood Donation: On a mission to save lives drop by drop, Asha worker from J&K eases apprehensions

This Kashmiri ASHA worker is a regular blood donor, and urges other people to do the same, reports Fayaz Wani.

published on : 28th August 2022

Karnataka Health Vision Group proposes filling up 20.6 per cent vacancies by 2023

It is also recommended that a health human resource study be conducted, a health HR development policy is developed.

published on : 26th August 2022

Rise in dengue cases: Local bodies told to take preventive steps

The state has witnessed a rise in dengue cases because of excessive rainfall, climate change and increased mosquito breeding spots, and it has become a matter of major health concern.

published on : 23rd August 2022

Puri Collector initiates steps to contain spread of dengue

AFTER detection of 44 new cases of dengue fever in the district, Puri Collector Samarth Verma held a meeting with Health department on Wednesday, to initiate steps to contain its spread further. 

published on : 12th August 2022

Dengue scourge back with 530 cases in Karnataka

The numbers are higher compared to last year's figure of 341 cases in BBMP limits in July, according to the State health department and BBMP sources.

published on : 18th July 2022

Dengue cases rise in Ernakulam district, seven deaths recorded in two months

According to health officials, 2,270 dengue cases have been reported in the district so far this year and of the total, 593 were confirmed cases.

published on : 11th July 2022

State clears Rs 779 crore Covid bills of private hospitals

The department is yet to clear Rs 2.83 crore to private hospitals for treating 653 more Covid patients since April this year.

published on : 29th June 2022

Odisha Public Service Commission yet to fill up vacant drugs inspector posts

Out of 66 base level drugs inspectors posts, 47 are vacant; appointments were to be completed early this year

published on : 27th June 2022

Odisha cuts down on staff, infrastructure engaged in Covid containment amid rising cases

Health department officials are perplexed as to how districts and urban local bodies will function without the required manpower at a time when there is every possibility of an increase in cases. 

published on : 19th June 2022

Man served lizard with chola bhature at Chandigarh mall food court

Twitterati Gurinder Cheema shared a photo of his unfortunate experience of finding a semi-live lizard on his plate of chola bhature on the social media platform.

published on : 16th June 2022

Tamil Nadu vaccinates 13.83 lakh people against COVID-19 in 30th mega inoculation drive

According to department data, TN vaccinated 13,83,573 people, of which 2,44,520 received the first dose, 10,30,753 the second dose, and 1,08,300 the booster dose.

published on : 13th June 2022

Embryo sale racket: Private hospitals in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh under lens

Continuing their probe into an alleged embryo sale racket in Erode, health department officials on Monday conducted inquiries at a private hospital in Salem.

published on : 7th June 2022

Report govt about cases with monkeypox symptoms, private hospitals of Coimbatore told

Both the Union and state governments have instructed the health department personnel to monitor travellers from foreign nations at the international airports.

published on : 7th June 2022

Delhi reports 532 fresh cases of COVID-19, positivity rate at 2.13 per cent

On Tuesday, the national capital had recorded 393 COVID-19 cases and two deaths, while the positivity rate stood at 3.35 per cent.

published on : 18th May 2022

Telangana health department launches app to locate free medical test facilities

State Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy in her address highlighted the government's role in improving education and healthcare for the citizens. 

published on : 12th May 2022

Covid-19: Festivals make testing fewer, detection rarer

On Tuesday, the national capital reported 1,414 cases with a positivity rate of 5.97 per cent and one fatality.

published on : 5th May 2022
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