2.30 crore sanitary napkins given to girls: Minister

Beginning from 2012, sanitary napkins for free of cost have been distributed to 2.30 crore girls who hit puberty in villages, five lakh pregnant women, 4,119 women prisoners and 2,405 mentally-ill women, said Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr C Vijayabaskar. Continue Reading

Families shy away from taking back Institute of Mental Health patients

Raju*, a man in his thirties, can any day be seen doing some official writing work at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Kilpauk. He came in as an inmate with schizophrenia disorder and has undergone rehabilitation therapy. Seeing his improvement, the doctors have given the nod to integrate him with his family. Continue Reading

Baby donates heart to another infant

Two-year-old baby from Villupuram, diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy with severe LV dysfunction, a condition where the heart’s ability to pump blood is decreased, now breathes well. All thanks to the country’s youngest organ donor, a two-year-old baby from Mumbai, that donated the heart. Continue Reading