30 in Puducherry suffer dog bites in three days

Official reports indicate that 16 people were attacked by stray dogs in Villianur on Tuesday, 13 in Lawspet on Wednesday, three on the Pondicherry University campus on Thursday.

published on : 1st December 2023

Biting facts: Not enough anti-rabies vaccinations, animal birth control

As per a 2018 census, there are around 58,000 stray dogs in Chennai. A comprehensive census in the city is overdue since 2022.

published on : 26th November 2023

Reports claiming 11 lakh children missed first measles vaccine in 2022 'inaccurate': Health ministry

There have been some media reports alleging that an estimated 11 lakh children in India missed their first measles vaccine dose in 2022 according to a report from WHO and CDC. 

published on : 18th November 2023

India adopts HPV vaccine for cervical cancer

Dr Singh said that India has plans to increase the scope of the HPV vaccination by expanding its use to additional states.

published on : 18th November 2023

India has introduced HPV vaccine for cervical cancer in Sikkim, will expand to other states: WHO

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in India. According to estimates, it contributes to approximately 6-29% of all cancers in women.

published on : 17th November 2023

Vaccination drive targets 90 lakh cattle: Minister

Speaking to media persons, Radhakrishnan said the camp, which will cconclude on November 26, is aimed at vaccinating at least 90 lakh cattle against foot and mouth disease (FMD).

published on : 7th November 2023

India adopts global practices to fight bird flu without vaccines

The international regulatory agency, World Organisation for Animal Health, has recently approved India’s efforts. 

published on : 16th October 2023

Boost Covid vaccination rate, say health experts  

The latest variants—BA.2.86 and EG.5—have surfaced globally.While no such cases have yet been reported in India, health experts said caution shouldn’t be thrown to the winds.

published on : 19th September 2023

All bark, no bite: Stray dog vaccination plans fall flat as local bodies fail to submit project proposals  

It is learnt that hardly 212 local self-government institutions of 941-gram panchayats, 152 block panchayats, 14 district panchayats, 87 municipalities, and six corporations have submitted the project

published on : 13th September 2023

Second phase of Mission Indradhanush 5.0 campaign to begin tomorrow

According to the district medical officer in charge, Ernakulam, Dr K K Asha, the first phase of the campaign held in August was a success.

published on : 10th September 2023

Odisha: Intensified vaccination program IMI 5.0 to start on September 11

Meanwhile, Unicef has intensified the awareness drive to educate households, address factors influencing vaccine resistance and mobilise the families for the vaccination.

published on : 9th September 2023

Roisterers & daubers

It never fails to rain, even a slight precipitation during the Ganapati celebrations or on Janmashtami day perpetuating the stories we were brought up on. 

published on : 9th September 2023

Kerala will be rabies-free in next five years, says animal husbandry minister

Dr Shine Kumar, a chief veterinary officer in Kollam, highlighted challenges faced in the district, which has over 59,000 stray dogs, the highest count in Kerala.

published on : 3rd September 2023

Myths, hesitancy behind low rate of adult immunisation, reveals survey

While 43 per cent of ageing adults stated they did not think they needed adult vaccines because they were not at risk of falling ill.

published on : 27th August 2023

Immunisation drive in Odisha to eliminate measles and rubella by December

In order to achieve measles and rubella elimination within the timeline, districts have been categorised as high, medium and low priority based on a composite index.

published on : 10th August 2023

Indradhanush 5.0 vaccination drive from tomorrow in Kerala

The drive has been planned with a special focus on areas where immunization sessions have not been conducted.

published on : 6th August 2023

Heated discussion on stray dog menace rocks VMC council meeting

The debate on stray dog menace began when the officials proposed a Memorandum of Understanding with a private organisation to implement vaccination at a cost of Rs 1,350 each for 12,000 stray dogs.

published on : 1st August 2023

Amid allegations of data breach, Centre says CoWIN portal has 'complete' security measures

Centre informed the parliament that all Co-WIN APIs for both government and private sector were deactivated immediately thus completely restricting Co-WIN access.

published on : 21st July 2023

State aims to eradicate rabies in three years: Minister

Animal Husbandry Minister J Chinchu Rani said that vaccination and license will be made mandatory for domestic dogs in the state.

published on : 14th July 2023

President confers Florence Nightingale Awards on 30 nurses and auxiliary midwives

President Droupadi Murmu conferred the National Florence Nightingale Awards for 2022 and 2023 on Thursday.

published on : 23rd June 2023
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