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Four Nipah infected patients in Kerala recovered and tested ‘double negative’

Kerala Health Minister Veena George said that four people infected with Nipah virus in Kerala have recovered and tested ‘double negative’.

Health workers at a Nipah virus isolation ward, at a medical college in Kozhikode (PTI)(HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 11:52 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Neha Yadav

Probe on in bribery case against govt staff, say Kerala Police

Thiruvananthapuram city police commissioner CH Nagaraju said that an FIR without naming anyone as accused has been registered based on Akhil Mathew’s complaint, the personal staff of the health minister, against whom the bribery allegations have been made

A team has been dispatched to Malappuram to take the statement of Haridasan, who according to media reports, has paid the bribe in exchange for a job. We will verify his allegations, police said
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 07:36 AM IST

Sanjay Gandhi Hospital Row: Smriti Irani slams Congress for ‘prioritising profits over patient’s life’

Smriti Irani made these remarks while in Lucknow to distribute appointment letters to 218 young individuals as part of the BJP government’s ‘Mission Employment.’

Smriti Irani (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 09:25 PM IST

Errant staff at Mohalla clinics taken off duty

26 staff, including 7 doctors, have been taken off duty at seven mohalla clinics in Delhi after they were found manipulating the attendance system. They were marking their attendance significantly late or fraudulently at 8am. The health minister said strict action will be taken against any irregularities found in government hospitals or mohalla clinics in the future. Delhi currently has 500 operational mohalla clinics that provide free primary healthcare services.

Among the seven mohalla clinics, five are located in the south-west district, one in the north-east district, and remaining one at the Shahdara district. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 12:00 AM IST

Nipah virus updates: 1,233 contacts traced, 352 high-risk; 61 tested negative

Kerala has so far confirmed a total of six cases of Nipah infection since the latest outbreak in the Kozhikode district.

Health workers shift a man with symptoms of Nipah virus to an isolation ward at a government hospital in Kozhikode in Kerala on Saturday. (AFP)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 05:39 PM IST
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