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Health worker tests Nipah positive in Kerala, confirmed cases tally at 5

A 24-year-old health worker in Kerala has tested positive for the Nipah virus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to five.

Members of a medical team from Kozhikode Medical College carry areca nut and guava fruit samples to conduct tests for Nipah virus in Maruthonkara village in Kozhikode district, Kerala, India, September 13, 2023 (REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 14, 2023 04:56 AM IST

Amid Covid surge, Tricity short of vaccine doses

Since April 1, residents of Chandigarh have been unable to receive the Covid-19 vaccine as stock ended by March 31. The local health department has reached out to the Government of India for additional vaccine supplies, but there is currently no information on when the fresh stock will arrive.

Over the past week, numerous individuals have been turned away empty-handed from dispensaries and hospitals as a shortage of vaccines has left them unable to receive their much-needed jabs. (AFP)
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 02:05 AM IST
ByRobert Abraham, Chandigarh

One million all-women ASHA volunteers honoured by WHO

Accredited Social Health Activists – or ASHA volunteers – are Indian government’s affiliated health-care workers who are the first point of contact in rural India.

ASHA workers on a door-to-door screening survey for Covid. (HT file)
Published on May 22, 2022 08:50 PM IST
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