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 paediatricians, 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

Newly opened clinic at RGGGH addresses third gender issues

Aishwarya M, a transwoman from Tondiarpet, now heaves a sigh of relief, for she does not have to worry about being stuck with a quack for undergoing sex reassignment surgery. Continue Reading

AIIMS Madurai: JICA, Central team inspect site

“Agreement worth Rs 15 crore has been signed to build a compound wall around the 224-acre land where Madurai All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) would be constructed,” said State Directorate of Medical Education Assistant Director, Sabitha. Continue Reading

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

Owing to climate change, rain or shine, it’s flu time

According to statistics released by the National Centre for Disease Control, Tamilnadu, there were a total of 344 incidences and two deaths, with the State occupying the ninth place in the country, as on 30 March from the beginning of the year. Continue Reading

Call to provide treatment to children with rare disease

“With state-of-the-art equipment, Institute of Child Health & Children Hospital (ICH&HC) lab is working as a referral centre for diagnosis of various rare and genetic diseases. ICH&HC is constantly working towards the welfare of people affected with rare diseases,” said
ICH & HC Director, Dr A T Arasar Seeralar.

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