Planet Symphony is an initiative to make people climate literateĀ 

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

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

Chennai mental health institute gets machine to make sanitary napkins

In a bid to create a source of income for the inmates at Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Kilpauk, Lennox International, a US-based company, donated a sanitary pad making machine for the female enclosure Wednesday. Continue Reading

Tax arrears? No water, seems to be Metrowater credo at time of scarcity

For over a week, city residents have been battling with booking a water tanker on the website of Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board due to backlogs in paying property tax. Continue Reading

Career mothers who breastfeed have to battle many issues

Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children Department of Neonatology Head, Dr C N Kamalarathnam, suggests the working community store the expressed milk, if they have a private space and an equipment, while they are at their office and feed the child when they get home. Continue Reading

With Union Budget to be tabled 5 July, health experts voice concerns

While the Union Budget will be presented tomorrow, experts in the State voice their concern for increase in healthcare spend. In the interim budget presented early this year, Rs 61,398 crore was allocated for the health sector, which was 19 per cent more than the 2018-19 allocation. Continue Reading

Platelet processing machine in short supply in Chennai

Abiding by the norms of World Health Organization (WHO), government hospitals in Chennai state that the donated blood is separated into three different components – red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs) and platelets. However, there has been a dearth of agitators that store platelets, in major hospitals in the city. Continue Reading

Chennai couple returns to native village to take up organic farming

N Mahesh Anand, a 44-year-old who has served in sales and marketing line for 14 years, quit his job one fine day. Reason? He and his wife, M Sindhuja, were not contented with the mundane life in Chennai. So, they moved to Mahesh’s hometown Vilagam, 15 km from Chidambaram, and launched into organic farming. Continue Reading