Life is slowly limping back to normalcy in Nipah-virus hit areas in the district, even as awareness campaigns are in full swing to make people aware of the disease.
After the Express report brought to the fore the ostracisation faced by nurses and medical staff who treated a Nipah patient at Perambra Hospital, the attitude of local people is slowly changing.
Staff at the Perambra Government Hospital had much to cheer about on Friday. Two women gave birth. The mothers and their little ones are safe and sound.
As many as 21 samples collected from bats and livestock from Perambra
When some staff members of Perambra hospital decided to go on leave due to the ostracisation, authorities stepped in and arranged vehicles to bring them for duty.
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Express had reported how a nurse at Perambra hospital faced mental agony after the conductor of a bus she was travelling advised a fellow passenger not to sit beside her.
Stopping the nurses in their tracks are people who are afraid of contracting the disease.
Offering tributes to Lini, minister Shylaja said the health sector is indebted to her and her service will forever be remembered
The demise of nurse Lini P N, 31, after attending to a Nipah virus patient at Perambra taluk hospital, has become a symbol of sacrifice.
The anxiety of the people was evident when a couple of jeeps of the government departments arrived in the region. Many assembled to hear from the officers.
The Perambra Taluk Hospital premises wore a deserted look on Monday. There was no queue before the outpatient counter, nor before the pharmacy.
Pune-based National Institute of Virology confirms the disease after testing body fluid samples taken from the deceased.