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

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

TRAI petitioned to act on medicine ‘doctors’ airing shows on TV

For a long time now, shows on TV about curing illnesses by doctors practising different forms of medicine have been happening in our State. However, recently, the Tamilnadu Board of Indian Medicine has filed a complaint with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) seeking to stop broadcast of such programmes. Continue Reading

Simple, home-made remedies can help fight cold and cough

Chennai: The prolonged gloomy weather in Chennai and our being unprepared for the weather has left every other person with a sore throat or blowing our nose. Snaking queues can be spotted at clinics with patients holding their hankies and… Continue Reading

TB on rise: 1,12,877 cases detected last year in Tamilnadu

Regardless of all developments in the field of medicine, tuberculosis seems to be rising in Tamilnadu. The State ranked second in 2017 with highest number of the disease, trailing behind Karnataka. The 2018, statistics acquired by News Today from Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), reveals that it is no less than the previous year. Continue Reading

Kilpauk Medical College & Hospital gets state-of-the-art breast clinic

The facilities at the centre include 3D digital mammogram, ultrasound, MRI scan, core needle stereo biopsy, stereo-guided VAB extraction of calcification. Continue Reading

HIV blood: Chennai woman alleges threat from PHC doc for going to media

A day after a woman claimed to have been infected with HIV after a blood transfusion at Government Kilapuk Medical College (KMC) Hospital, a women’s organisation today jumped in support of her and staged a protest, even as she and her husband decided to approach the Police Commissioner, alleging threat from a health official. Continue Reading