Kerala government confirms Nipah virus, precautionary measures put in place

Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Tuesday confirmed that a 23-year-old college student admitted at a private hospital in Ernakulam has tested positive for the Nipah infection after the National Institute of Virology in Pune, Maharashtra tested his serum samples

Kerala government confirms Nipah virus, precautionary measures put in placeKerala scrambled to set up isolation wards and monitor potential cases after a student tested positive for the Nipah virus that killed 17 people in the state last year. The student, whose age has not been made public, was hospitalized with high fever in Kochi 10 days ago, health minister K.K. Shylaja told reporters after […]

Gujarat: Know why forensic experts are studying the teeth of deceased persons

According to survey conducted by researchers at Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) it was revealed that residents of Gujarat have stronger teeth on the basis of calcium levels when compared to people living in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu

Gujarat: Know why forensic experts are studying the teeth of deceased personsThe main objective of the study was to help identify people based upon the unique set of teeth that they posses and the differences in dental structure and levels of elemental calcium and zinc. The survey was conducted by studying and analysing extracted teeth from deceased person. The study was conducted by Dr Abhinav Raj, […]

Union health minister reviews the flood relief measures in Kerala

We are sending the needed medicines and other supplies to the flood-affected state of Kerala assured J P Nadda

Union health minister reviews the flood relief measures in KeralaJ P Nadda, union minister for health and family welfare reviewed the flood relief measures with senior officials of the ministry. Senior officials of the health ministry briefed the union minister that government is closely monitoring the disease surveillance data for potential outbreak of epidemic prone diseases. A rising trend is indicated in cases of […]

#HealthOfKerala: High alert on leptospirosis issued in Kerala

The Directorate of Health Services, (DHS) Kerala, has issued an alert informing a sudden increase of leptospirosis cases in Thrissur, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Malapuram and Kannur district of the state

#HealthOfKerala: High alert on leptospirosis issued in KeralaThe letter issued to government authority mentions that, ‘You may take this alert seriously and alert the entire clinical team of your district. Any fever with Myalgia (pain in a muscle) to be taken as leptospirosis and to be treated accordingly until further orders.’ The National Disease Control Program has also issued a letter to […]

#HealthOfKerala: Nurses from JJ Hospital play supporting role in treating patients

A special team of nurses accompanied the team of 100 doctors from Maharashtra; the male nurse helped the doctors in treating the patients and dressing the wounds of the people in relief camps. It was a rewarding experience for them as they dealt with situations they wouldn’t have faced in their day-to-day medical careers

#HealthOfKerala: Nurses from JJ Hospital play supporting role in treating patientsThese male nurses expressed that it was a fulfilling experience for them, through which they not only learnt many things, but also gained practical knowledge in dealing with patients going through trauma caused by a natural disaster. Mahesh Jadhav, Yuvraj Patil, Nilesh Bidaye, Kiran Sathe, Dharmesh Patel, Mangesh Pandav, Ram Kate, Animesh Gaikwad, Sebin Anthony […]

#HealthOfKerala: Team of 100 doctors from Maharashtra return home

The team of doctors from Maharashtra engaged in providing medical relief to flood-hit people. The medical team comprised of doctors from Mumbai’s state-run based JJ Hospital and Sassoon Hospital, Pune

#HealthOfKerala: Team of 100 doctors from Maharashtra return homeThe team of around 100 doctors and paramedical staff from Maharashtra left for Kerala on 20 August to help the flood-affected people. The doctors have after nearly completing a week, after providing medical relief and treating over 20,000 patients. The team included general physicians, gynaecologists, paediatricians, ENT doctors, surgeons and preventive social medicine specialists. They […]

#HealthOfKerala: Kerala govt praise Maha doctors for their selfless service

There is no denying that the next few days are going to be just as challenging for the authorities. But it is the dedication of such people that helped Kerala survive through the worst of the floods they witnessed in nearly a 100 year

#HealthOfKerala: Kerala govt praise Maha doctors for their selfless serviceMaharashtra was one of the first states to respond to the aftermath of the devastating floods in Kerala. The unprecedented rains have caused the worst flooding that the coastal state has witnessed in nearly a century. The Medical Education minister of Maharashtra, Girish Mahajan accompanied a team of 110 doctors, who work at Sassoon General […]

#HealthOfKerala: Doctors in action in medical relief camps

As the doctors from Maharashtra and other states of the country are doing their best by helping the flood-affected people at the medical camps. We take a look behind the scenes on the commitment and determination of the doctors to help ease this humanitarian crisis and also the many others who have dedicatedly contributed in helping the people of Kerala

#HealthOfKerala: Doctors in action in medical relief campsKerala has suffered its worst flood within living memory. While 7.25 lakh people have been rendered homeless, about 400 are feared dead due to the havoc created by the flood. More than 4,000 relief camps have been established across Kerala and disaster management officials said they were now focused on preventing the outbreak of water-borne […]

#HealthOfKerala: Maha medical education dept sends medical aid to Kerala  

The Maharashtra government’s medical educational department has dispatched medicines to Kerala, which are in urgent required at relief camp in the state. These medicines will help fulfil the requirement for basic necessities and public healthcare facilities. The assistance from Maharashtra and other states is critical for the survival of the victims of this unprecedented flood

#HealthOfKerala: Maha medical education dept sends medical aid to Kerala  Kerala has suffered its worst flood within living memory. While 7.25 lakh people have been rendered homeless, about 400 are feared dead due to the havoc created by the flood. More than 4,000 relief camps have been established across Kerala and disaster management officials said they were now focused on preventing the outbreak of water-borne […]

#HealthOfKerala: Doctors counselling patient to help ease their trauma

The doctors at the medical camps have been tirelessly treating the patients; they are also doing their best to counsel the patients who are facing severe trauma

#HealthOfKerala: Doctors counselling patient to help ease their traumaAfter the devastating floods in Kerala, many people are under stress and have several issue to worry about such as the condition of their homes or their own financial conditions, due to these factor they have neglected their health. To add on to pre-existing problems, drugs like insulin are not easily available. The doctors at […]
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