Veena george

Kerala govt suspends five employees for trying to influence sexual assault survivor

State Health Minister Veena George said the decision was taken based on a report filed by the director of medical education (DME).

published on : 23rd March 2023

UDF to observe black day on April 1; demands health minister’s resignation

On Wednesday, UDF convener M M Hassan announced that activists wearing black badges would hold torchlight protests across all panchayats, towns, and cities on April 1.

published on : 23rd March 2023

Covid-19 cases on rise in Kerala; Government sounds alerts to all districts 

In a statement, Health Minister Veena George said there has been a little increase in the number of Covid-19 cases with the state reporting 172 cases on Tuesday.

published on : 22nd March 2023

Emergency medicine summit begins 

The summit is being organised with the support of the Union Health Ministry, Niti Ayog, WHO, Tata Trust, All India Institute of Medical Science, and experts in emergency medicine across the state.

published on : 19th March 2023

Brahmapuram fire: Health survey begins; panel to study short, long-term problems

Discussions held with experts in various fields | Expert committee of the health dept appointed to furnish comprehensive report

published on : 15th March 2023

Mask made mandatory in Kochi, says Health Minister

The minister also added that the Health Department would begin a survey on the issues caused by the fire outbreak at the Brahmapuram plant. 

published on : 12th March 2023

Surveillance on influenza cases strengthened: Kerala Health Minister

According to her, the state had issued guidelines since October last year after influenza A cases involving H1N1 and H3N2 were reported.

published on : 11th March 2023

Kerala botched-up surgery case: Health Minister orders probe

The matter further compounded when the hospital’s medical team refused to shift her to the ward after the glaring mistake was pointed out.  

published on : 24th February 2023

Kerala urges southern states to join hands to tackle communicable diseases

The meeting discussed the unprecedented challenges posed by various infectious diseases.

published on : 21st February 2023

Kerala government to provide typhoid vaccine at cheap rates

In a relief to employers of food handlers, Health Minister Veena George announced that  cheap typhoid vaccines would be made available through Karunya pharmacies. 

published on : 15th February 2023

Birth certificate forgery: Directorate of medical education completes internal probe

The internal investigation was carried out by a three-member team led by Dr Unnikrishnan V V, vice-principal of Government Medical College, Thrissur.   

published on : 10th February 2023

Kerala health and food safety depts to join hands for eatery inspections from February

The food safety department plans to strengthen the inspection in the wake of a series of new guidelines issued by the department.

published on : 31st January 2023

Follow influenza guidelines to check spread: Veena George

The health department had earlier issued influenza guidelines to prevent the  infection of the lungs without using medicines.

published on : 25th January 2023

Licence made must for catering units in Kerala: Veena George

The food safety department intensified inspections across the state after a woman died of food poisoning in Kottayam on January 2.

published on : 13th January 2023

Kerala woman dies after eating 'Kuzhimanthi', hotel owner in police custody

Resmi, a 33-year-old nurse had died after consuming Kuzhimanthi and al-faham in Kottayam on January 3.

published on : 7th January 2023

Wear mask in public, crowded areas: Health Minister Veena George

District health officers were asked to send alerts on cluster formation and take immediate preventive measures.

published on : 23rd December 2022

Centre’s alert: Kerala to step up Covid vigil

Health min says no need for concern but situation will be monitored closely | Public urged to wear masks properly

published on : 22nd December 2022

43 Sabarimala pilgrims from Andhra hurt in mishap

Kerala Health Minister Veena George monitored the rescue operation and instructed the officials concerned to provide better treatment to the injured.

published on : 20th November 2022

Dengue fever: Health dept issues alert in seven districts of Kerala

In a statement, Health Minister Veena George said other districts should also be cautious. 

published on : 16th November 2022

Anti-rabies clinics in coastal, tribal areas soon: Veena George

The department had recently started five model anti-rabies clinics in government hospitals.

published on : 11th November 2022
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