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A healthy trend


Kochi: At a time when fever is gripping the state and dengue is claiming a lot of lives, in sharp focus currently are healthy living practices and keeping surroundings clean. When it comes to the con

Baby rejected by 4 hospitals battles for life

A newborn baby boy is battling for his life at the MGM hospital in Warangal after molten candle wax fell on him on Friday morning. The baby was first taken to a private hospital which, shockingly, den

Free surgery block at Chennai eye hospital


A city eye hospital on Saturday launched an operation theatre block exclusively for free surgeries.

The state of the art facility at Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital on Cathedral Road, which was inaugurated

District hospitals short of nurses

A crisis seems to be looming large in the government health sector with the sudden shortage of staff nurses in government hospitals in the district.

Many of the temporary staff who were posted in th

GH now a star among public sector hospitals


General Hospital at Erna-kulam is becoming a focal point of attention from the medical fraternity all over the nation.

A host of public sector hospital authorities are evincing a keen interest in vi

Supervisor suspended, senior doc gets memo

It took a rat, chewing on a dead patient’s face for the state health department to wake up to the lousy state of affairs in their government hospitals.

Health minister V.S. Vijay continued his surpr

Hospitals ill-prepared to treat burn victims in Kerala

Even as several persons battle burn injuries in hospitals in the aftermath of the Kannur tragedy, it has come to light that hospitals in the state are ill-prepared to deal with burn victims.

There ar

Chennai GHs await prescription

Patients and their relatives treat state-run hospitals like parks and guesthouses, lament government doctors, defending their filthy wards and garbage-strewn campuses.

Even as the four major govern

Dead baby eaten by rats at Chennai hospital


Relatives of an 11-day-old girl that died in an incubator at the Kasturba Gandhi government hospital here gheraoed the maternity ward on Monday, after the dead infant’s face was eaten by bandicoots at

Shortage of staff hits hospitals


The patient-staff ratio at major government hospitals in the district is startling: one nurse to take care of 75 patients on an average.

The government is still following the 1961 staffing pattern w

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