Dengue cases on rise: Tamilnadu steps up action

Two children, Nandhini (5) from Mathur village and Monisha (9) from Thandalam in Thiruvallur district died of suspected dengue. Continue Reading

Woman dies of suspected dengue near Tiruttani

A 21-year-old woman near Tiruttani succumbed to fever after treatment failed to cure her. Her relatives said she was suffering from dengue. 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

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

KMC to get level-2 trauma ward; construction to be finished in 3 weeks

The trauma ward will have the six pillars prescribed by TAEI – PREM (pediatric-related emergency care and medicine), toxicology, Stroke Care by Rapid Intervention with Plasminogen activator and Thrombectomy (SCRIPT), orthopedics, cardiology and ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). Continue Reading

Palliative care unit opened for elderly persons at GH

In an attempt to provide care and quality life for elderly patients suffering from life threatening diseases, a pain and palliative care unit was inaugurated at Government Royapettah Hospital by State Health Minister Vijaya Baskar at the cost of Rs 15 lakh with eight beds Wednesday. Continue Reading

‘News Today’ looks at water management in RGGGH, Kilpauk

While the entire city is grappling with water scarcity, the two prominent, tertiary government hospitals – Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital and Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital seem to manage well. Continue Reading