Tamilnadu makes strides in health sector under CM Palaniswami

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has completed two years in office. He has made several significant announcements in healthcare with C Vijaya Bhaskar heading the portfolio of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. News Today highlights a few of the important orders. Continue Reading

Chennai leads in kids with blood cancer

Chennai has the highest number of childhood cancer incidence in Tamilnadu and also in south of India. Across India, the city ranks second, only next to New Delhi. Continue Reading

Dr Agarwal’s to increase the number of its hospitals in India

With India being home to 12-18 million blind population, Dr Agarwal’s Healthcare Limited (DAHCL) is set to increase the number of its hospitals in the country. Continue Reading

Long haul comes to end: Adambakkam in Chennai gets stormwater drains

For the residents of Bharath Nagar in Adambakkam, their fight for stormwater drains (SWDs) can be traced back to as early as 2013. The continuous follow-up with the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has finally led to the construction of drains now. Continue Reading

Spate of robberies scare residents of Chennai neighbourhood

For the neighbourhood, this New Year began with the shocker of a chain being snatched in broad daylight despite CCTVs being installed in a majority of houses. While it is not even a month since it happened, the residents witnessed another case and there are a couple of such incidents happening sporadically in the area. Continue Reading

Shortage of platelet storing machines in govt hospitals troubles blood donors

Tamilnadu’s capital city, Chennai, is known for having government hospitals with state-of-the-art instruments to cater to the medical needs of the public at large. However, regular blood donors in the city raise concerns of not having enough apheresis machines to store platelets. Continue Reading

American woman living in Chicago uses Twitter to learn Tamizh

“I began studying Tamizh last year on my fiancé’s request. He is from Tamilnadu and encouraged me to study so that I’ll be able to manage when we shift there after a few years,” says Samantha. Continue Reading

Patient gets both arms transplanted in Chennai

“The hands were procured from a brain dead person last year and was transplanted to the in-patient, Narayanaswamy. Both the donor and recipient underwent tendon, nerve and artery dissection following which the hand was fixed. He was put on immunotherapy and physiotherapy and occupational therapy was done.’ Continue Reading

Menstrual hygiene takes beating due to taboos associated with periods

a study carried out by Chennai-based Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation and Support Programme (TNUSSP) in Periyanaickenpalayam and Narasimhanaickenpalayam in Coimbatore revealed that Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and prevalence of taboos to be noteworthy challenges and were found to be insufficiently acknowledged. Continue Reading