Health Department News
26,000 vials of anti-rabies vaccine tested by CDL available in hospitals, says Kerala government
The step was being taken as there has been a large increase in the number of people coming to hospitals for anti-rabies vaccine due to bites from dogs and cats, stated the health department
COVID-19: Delhi reports 678 new cases, 2 deaths; positivity rate dips to 3.98% from 5.4% in last 24 hours
The city recorded 1,109 cases on Wednesday, with a positivity rate of 5.87 percent and one death. On Tuesday, the capital logged 874 fresh COVID-19 cases, with a positivity rate of 5.18 percent and four deaths
Maharashtra health department asks district, civic authorities to increase COVID-19 testing as cases rise
The state has seen a sharp spike in cases over the last week, with 1 June reporting 1,081 cases, the highest since 24 February
Tamil Nadu makes face-mask mandatory, violators to cough up Rs 500 as COVID-19 cases rise
The decision to collect a fine of Rs 500 from members of the public was in the backdrop of laxity shown among people in adhering to covid-19 protocols while in public places, Principal Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said.
Hurricane Ida knocks out power of New Orleans, inundates coastal Louisiana
Ida finally became a tropical storm again 16 hours after making landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane
Joe Biden picks California attorney-general Xavier Becerra to head health department, COVID response
If confirmed by the Senate, he will be the first Latino to head the department, under whose purview are drugs and vaccines, medical research and health insurance programmes
JK Tyre provides food supplies to over 10,000 migrants, daily workers; organises health camps in villages
JK Tyre said it is extending support to government officials, police department and government hospital employees with packed food and drinking water with the help of NGOs.
Deaths due to 'mystery fever' in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly give Opposition ammunition ahead of Lok Sabha election
This mystery fever in Uttar Pradesh is compelling ammunition for the Lok Sabha election, especially as it follows the deaths of several children at a Gorakhpur hospital last year.
Tamil Nadu woman given HIV-infected blood was dissuaded by Sivakasi officials from filing FIR: 'They should've given me poison instead'
Preliminary inquiries revealed that donor is a 21-year-old from Sivakasi who donated blood on 30 Nov. According to a relative of the donor, they had no knowledge of his HIV status at that time and he had come along with a female relative who needed a blood transfusion.
Zika virus: US agency advises pregnant women not to travel to Rajasthan, likely to affect tourism in state
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States has issued a warning to pregnant women against travelling to Rajasthan and surrounding states due to an outbreak of the Zika virus.
Zika virus in Rajasthan: 60 of 72 patients cured; 68 houses found to be mosquito breeding grounds fined
Since the first Zika virus case was detected in Rajasthan, over 280 teams of the health department have been conducting surveys in the affected areas of the state.
For Kerala, rehabilitation likely the biggest challenge post floods, health issues another looming danger
During the Kerala floods, most of the people moved to relief camps are the poor who cannot afford the huge expense of clearing and sanitising their homes before returning to them.
Health officials injured after vendors attack team testing milk in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar
A mob attacked a team of health officials, which had collected milk samples from local vendors to test for purity, in Muzaffarnagar's Naya Gaon village, the police said on Saturday.
Max Hospital medical negligence row: Delhi Police transfers case to Crime Branch for detailed probe
The Delhi Police on Wednesday transferred the case of a premature baby being wrongly declared dead by Max Hospital to its Crime Branch for detailed probe, a senior official said.
Maharashtra govt to launch single window portal for information on medical tourism
The Maharashtra government is planning to launch a website on medical tourism in the state and provide necessary information about treatments and costs to foreign patients.
Swine flu death toll rises to 87 in Madhya Pradesh; 129 people being treated in hospitals
Death toll due to swine flu in Madhya Pradesh stands at 87 in 83 days, even as 129 persons are being treated for the disease in different hospitals, officials said on Friday.
Odisha swine flu death toll rises to 32; over 329 people affected by H1N1 virus in 2017
The swine flu death toll in Odisha increased to 32 with one more person succumbing to the H1N1 virus on Thursday, official sources said.
Over 90 infant deaths reported in a Karnataka hospital since January, reveals state health department
Days after the Gorakhpur incident, the Karnataka health department has said 90 infant deaths were reported from a district hospital in Kolar since January
Haryana health department busts sex determination racket at private clinic in Punjab
A health department team from Haryana's Panchkula on Sunday busted an alleged sex determination racket being run at a private hospital in Punjab's Fatehgarh Sahib district.
Maharashtra reports 855 farmer suicides in January to April 2017
Maharashtra reported 855 cases of farmer suicides during the January-April period of this year against 1,023 cases in the year-ago period, Parliament was informed today