Nurse assaulted in Kerala, 400 doctors and their staffs go on strike

Assaulting medical practitioners by the common man is an ugly leitmotif in India these days. In a fresh case, a nurse in Kerala was assaulted on Thursday, while she was to vaccinate children from the GLP School in Edavur under the government scheme

Nurse assaulted in Kerala, 400 doctors and their staffs go on strikeAround 11 am on Thursday morning, as Shyamala Bhai, a nurse entered the GLP School in Mallapuram district in Edavur, Kerala; she noticed the usual hue and cry from people outside. It didn’t seem like a very surprising sight at first because that was always the case with vaccination programmes in the state. Vaccination programmes […]

Shocking: Kerala doctors live shorter than lay man

Doctors’ life is often considered to be healthy, mainly because they know the importance of a healthy lifestyle. But according to a study released by Indian Medical Association (IMA) in Kerala on November 20, revealed the unbelievable facts

Shocking: Kerala doctors live shorter than lay manDoctors serve souls for their healthy being. Going by logic, doctors aren’t supposed to fall sick. But, contrary to this belief, an insightful study by the IMA in Kerala has found that doctors in Kerala have a shorter life span, compared to layman, due to unhealthy lifestyle and stressful working conditions. The study enumerates largely […]

India: The burden of non-communicable diseases is increasing, says study

The India State-level Disease Burden Initiative, a collaboration between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, along with experts and stakeholders associated with over 100 Indian institutions, released the first comprehensive set of state-level disease burden, risk factors estimates and trends for each state in India

India: The burden of non-communicable diseases is increasing, says studyThe report on the India State Level Disease Burden was released at the event describing the findings in detail, along with the technical paper published in the journal Lancet and an open-access interactive visualisation tool that allows understanding of the trends in a simple way. Under-5 mortality rate is improving in every state but this rate has […]

First of its kind upper-arm double hand-transplant performed at Kochi hospital

 The recipient is a young engineering student studying at Manipal Institute of Technology in Karnataka who lost both her hands in a road mishap last year near Honnavar, about 80 kms from Manipal. Upper-arm transplants are very challenging. Only nine such cases exist in the world

First of its kind upper-arm double hand-transplant performed at Kochi hospitalThe Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital) at Kochi has conducted India’s – and Asia’s – first upper-arm double hand-transplant on Shreya Siddanagowda, a 19-year-old chemical engineering student of Manipal Institute of Technology in Karnataka, who lost both her hands in a road mishap last year. The donor was 20-year-old Sachin, a B.Com final […]

In a first for India, a medical college in Kerala offers free medical aid to transgenders

In a first, a medical college in Kerala, namely Kottayam Medical College has started this initiative of offering free medical services for the transgender on the first Tuesday of every month. The initiative, began in May this year, and is a college approach that will, if proved successful, encourage other medical colleges in the state to do the same

In a first for India, a medical college in Kerala offers free medical aid to transgendersDirty looks, judgmental opinions, disgusting giggles and snide remarks are all a part of visiting any doctor for most transgender people in the country. In a first, a medical college in Kerala- Kottayam Medical College has started this initiative of offering free medical services for the transgenders on the first Tuesday of every month. Adithi, […]

Maharashtra soon to get its own antibiotic policy

The government appointed six-member committee will finalise and submit the first draft of the policy. Doctors feel that it was long overdue. According to doctors, the rising antibiotic resistance had affected treatment of community acquired pneumonia, urinary tract infections and typhoid the most. The doctors’ welcome state’s decision to have an antibiotic policy in place

Maharashtra soon to get its own antibiotic policyMoving forward in order to get its own antibiotic policy the Maharashtra state government appointed six-member committee will finalise and submit the first draft of the policy. The committee will submit the first draft of the policy two weeks’ time. Maharashtra will become the second state in India, after Kerala, to get an antibiotic policy in […]

Health ministry gears up to tackle vector-borne disease

The maximum number of cases of the vector-borne disease was reported from Kerala with 9,104 followed by Tamil Nadu with 4,174 till July 2. As many as 10,952 chikungunya cases have also been reported in the country till July 2. Karnataka has recorded highest number of cases with 4,047

Health ministry gears up to tackle vector-borne diseaseThe Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, held a high level meeting to review the preparedness of the Health Ministry for prevention and control of vector borne diseases (dengue, malaria, chikungunya) in the country today. During the meeting, Nadda asked the states for mounting aggressive IEC campaigns to enhance awareness on […]

Centre’s door-to-door TB screening campaign aims to bring down cases to 50 per cent in two years

Health ministry has rolled out the new treatment plan in five states – Kerala, Bihar, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim

Centre’s door-to-door TB screening campaign aims to bring down cases to 50 per cent in two yearsTo detect cases of latent infection, the government has launched a door-to-door screening campaign for tuberculosis (TB). The Union health ministry has started a campaign to find patients before they develop full-blown TB and put them on preventive treatment. The campaign has been launched in five Indian states, while the official launch will take place […]

Kerala hospitals face shortage of common drugs

The shortage is being attributed to inadequate supply from Kerala Medical Services Corporation (KMSCL) and defects in the indent prepared by various hospitals

Kerala hospitals face shortage of common drugsGovernment hospitals in the state are facing shortage of medicines meant for non-communicable diseases (NCD) like blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes and cardiac problems. The shortage is being attributed to inadequate supply from Kerala Medical Services Corporation (KMSCL) and defects in indent prepared by various hospitals. While preparing the indent, which is an assessment of approximate […]