TN takes precautionary measures to detect, monitor diphtheria cases

With diphtheria cases being detected in neighbouring States, the Department of Public Health (DPH) and Preventive Medicine in Tamilnadu has taken precautionary measures and instructed all pediatricians, ENT surgeons, general practitioners and obstetricians to closely monitor cases that come with conditions like fever and sore throat as these could be possible symptoms of diphtheria. Continue Reading

MCC sexual harassment case opens can of worms

The Madras High Court, in a recent hearing on Madras Christian College (MCC) sexual harassment case, pronounced that there is a ‘general feeling’ among parents, especially those of girl students, that ‘co-educational study in Christian institutions is highly unsafe for the future of their children’. A section of MCC alumni students state that the management is not inclined to bring justice to the complainant students in such cases. Continue Reading

Planet Symphony is an initiative to make people climate literate 

Chitravina N Ravikiran is on a global mission to educate people on climate with his initiative Smart Planet with Planet Symphony’s SURE (Scientific Urban Roofscaping for Environment) Solutions with members from 65 countries. Continue Reading

Healthcare billing BPO set to expand

Having grown from three employees to 3,300, Global Healthcare Billing Partners Private Ltd, which has completed 20 years of operation, plans to expand its employee-base and put up a 1,000-seater facility employing more than 1,000 workers within the next six months in India. Continue Reading

Octogenarian in Chennai bats for waste segregation, RWH

Post-sixties is the time to relax and take on pilgrimage; but not for S Srinivasan. For this Adambakkam resident, life started only after his retirement. Thanks to his daughter, who prompted to do his bit to the society. Now, he is 80 and raring to go. Continue Reading

Will TN implement test on trans fat content?

While several civil society organisations have hailed the move of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI’s) plan to bring down the trans fat content to zero per cent in a calculative manner, it is left with the thought of how the State government will be testing the food products. Continue Reading

Things you should know about National Medical Commission bill

Touted as the bill to replace the ‘corrupt Medical Council of India’, it has stirred the medico fraternity due to several controversial sections and doctors feel that it is against them. Continue Reading

Students of medical colleges protest NMC bill, begin indefinite strike

Condemning the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019, students of several medical colleges in Chennai today boycotted classes and clinical posting and have begun an ‘indefinite strike’. Continue Reading