public health

Strengthen health systems to tackle rising dengue threat

Take the case of Kerala. The state has been reporting a high number of dengue cases year after year.

published on : 2nd October 2023

Fever camps to be held in areas with more than three dengue cases

The Directorate of Public Health said all government hospitals, major private hospitals, and laboratories should be sensitised on the importance of dengue and other communicable diseases. 

published on : 30th September 2023

Nipah outbreak: Call for a robust public health system

Recurring outbreaks of infections have prompted health experts to emphasise the need for strengthening Kerala’s public health system. 

published on : 18th September 2023

VHNs want vacancies filled, 5k to go on casual leave in protest

According to the village health nurses, around 2,000 will assemble at the DMS campus on September 7 to exert pressure on the TNDPHPM to fill 2,300 vacancies in health subcentres. 

published on : 4th September 2023

Grants, Covid funds not utilised, says CAG report

Irregularities in Covid management by the health department were flagged by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the legislative assembly on Monday.

published on : 21st July 2023

Health Department to launch crackdown on brokers in hospitals: Odisha govt to HC

In the affidavit, Shalini Pandit said, the district collectors and superintendents of police have been entrusted with the responsibility of monitoring health facilities at different levels.

published on : 18th July 2023

‘Karnataka’s fight against tobacco yielding results’ 

Report by Institute of Public Health says state government’s initiatives have percolated down to the district level as well

published on : 7th July 2023

In rural India, summer’s heat can be deadly. Ambulance crews see the toll up close

Extreme heat is fast becoming a public health crisis in India, with more than 150 people dying during the latest brutal heat wave in June.

published on : 1st July 2023

Tamil Nadu: Newborn dies of medical negligence in Dharmapuri primary health care centre

The parents of the child alleged that the nurse was not available at the appropriate time to attend to the baby and this led to the child's death.

published on : 1st July 2023