Deceased boy’s parents not infected; 6 more develop symptoms; 257 people on contact list
There are 38 persons in isolation at the Kozhikode Medical College hospital of which 11 have shown symptoms.
Arrangements have been made to set up a special Nipah ward at Kozhikode Medical College Hospital (KMCH).
Kerala's overall Covid cases breached 41 lakh as its consistently high daily numbers showed no signs of a let-up, with the state once again witnessing over 30,000 new infections yesterday.
Inoculation of people aged above 18 in Ernakulam district with the first dose of Covid vaccine will be completed by September 10, Health Minister Veena George said here on Tuesday.
However, many social media users posted comments below her FB post pointing out that the massive vaccination by a single nurse reveals the failure of the state’s health system.
Experts cite delay in getting test results, lack of resources for monitoring those in home care in rural areas and highly infectious Delta variant
Fresh Covid cases continues to be on the upward spiral in the state, which has put a question mark over the effectiveness of home quarantine.
The advisory was issued as offices are set to open after the Onam holidays and laxity in following the protocol will lead to further spread of the infection
Regarding a drive through vaccination centres, she said that its special feature was that people can get registered, vaccinated and also undergo observation without getting out of their vehicles.
She made the decision after reviewing the functioning of the round-the-clock drive-through centre at Government Women’s College, Thiruvananthapuram
The minister on Sunday directed the medical education director to conduct a probe and immediately submit a report.
In the new response the minister mentioned that attacks against doctors had been noticed.
Health Minister Veena George has courted controversy when she made a written reply that the government had not noticed any increase in attacks on doctors and health workers.
Veena replied that the government would protect human lives.