T Harish Rao said that due to the implementation of KCR Kits, Nutrition Kits and Kalyan Laxmi scheme, the institutional deliveries increased, and MMR rate and child marriages decreased in the State
In Kerala, approximately 2.5 lakh batches of medicine are sold annually, and government labs can only test 5,000-6,000 batches, leaving most medications untested and potentially risking public health.
The IMA appealed to the government to have a "one drug, one quality, one price" system whereby all brands should be sold at the same price.
According to experts, the trend of rising cases will continue at least for a few more weeks, while standard precautionary measures can help check the spread.
The letter said that applied medicine is essential in these para-clinical fields, to teach the importance of diagnosing disease, treatment and surgery.
The issue stems from the NMC’s vague guidelines on Compulsory Rotating Internship Regulations, which grant the power to fix stipends to the college management.
The DGGI questioned the IMA’s claim for exemption, citing membership fee collections, and apartment projects operated by the IMA as reasons for their scrutiny.