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Neera a Coconut Drink awaits Govt Approval

Published on: 13 May, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Business News, Kerala Health News

11 May 2013 Thiruvananthapuram Neera, a coconut water-based non-alcoholic drink, is awaiting the Kerala government’s nod to become a money spinner for coconut farmers in the state.”I am optimistic of a favorable decision from the government. It will help coconut farmers take a turn for the better. The…

State Owned Ousadhi Seeking Expansion in Business

Published on: 01 May, 2013
Published under: Cochin District News, Ernakulam District News, Kerala Health News

30 April 2013 Kochi The State-owned Oushadhi, manufacturers of ayurvedic medicines, is eyeing a sales turnover of Rs 200 crore by 2015. Registered with name Pharmaceutical Corporation (Indian Medicines) Kerala Ltd, clocked a Rs 66 crore sales revenue in 2012-13 compared with Rs 43 crore in the previous…

Keralites Have high Cholesterol Levels

Published on: 29 Apr, 2013
Published under: Kerala Health News

29 April 2013 Thiruvananthapuram Research presented in World Diabetology Congress in Kochi warned that high levels of cholesterol was being reported among the Keralite population in its productive years. The study, titled ‘Very high levels of untreated cholesterol in Kerala population’, was conducted by Diabscreen Kerala. “Our literacy…

Rs 1.5 Millions Fined Collected From Smokers in Kerala

28 April 2013 Thiruvananthapuram Around Rs.1.5 million of fine hav been collected by Kerala Police in the past five months against those smoking in public places, according to information available on the website of the state police.The fines were collected from October 1 last year to February 28…

Kerala Tribal Kids Dies due to Malnutrition

Published on: 20 Apr, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Health News

19 April 2013 Trivandrum Amid the Kerala Government facing the heat over the death of at least four tribal children due to malnutrition, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday asked the Health Minister to visit tribal hub Attappadi in the district for an on-the-spot assessment and taking urgent…

3 More Diseases under Karunya Benevolent Fund

Published on: 19 Apr, 2013
Published under: Ernakulam District News, General Kerala News, Kerala Health News

19 April 2013 Kochi As decided by Kerala Govt 3 more diseases will be added in the Karunya Benevolent Fund treatment scheme . Finance minister K M Mani said the additions to the list would be sickle cell disease commonly seen in Attappadi,mental healthcare and thalassemia. He also…

Kerala Being Infected by New Diseases and Infections

Published on: 08 Apr, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Health News

8 April 2013 Thiruvananthapuram Having boasted about health indicators comparable to the West and rested on past laurels for nearly four decades, the state is now faced with the shocking reality of lifestyle and communicable diseases snuffing out lives and rendering existing health care services ineffective. The people…

Kerala Government Sells Life Saving Drugs at Cheaper Rates

Published on: 08 Apr, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Health News

April 7 2013 Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Medical Services Corporation Ltd (KMSCL), a government-owned enterprise, offers life-saving drugs at substantially lower costs in some cases at one-sixth of the market price compared with the retail market . KMSCL procures medicines in bulk and drives a hard bargain while negotiating prices…

42% Keralites Suffers From High Blood Pressure

Published on: 06 Apr, 2013
Published under: Kerala Health News

5 April 2013 Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar Friday said 42 percent of Kerala’s population suffers from high blood pressure.WHO’s theme for health day this year is hypertension, or high blood pressure. Sivakumar said the state would engage in extensive awareness-raising programmes to spread information about the…

Average Keralite spends about 9% salary in Tobacco

Published on: 05 Apr, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Health News

4 April 2013 Kochi Kerala has the highest per capita consumption of alcohol in India. Now, the Global Adult Tobacco (GAT) survey (2011-12) shows yet another startling fact — the state has high smoking prevalence rate than the national average; with more than one-third males in Kerala using…

Poisoned Fishes Issue Kerala Govt Writes to Three States

Published on: 01 Apr, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Health News

31 March 2013 Bangalore State government wrote letters to government of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Goa asking them to take immediate  measures to block transportation and  trading of poisoned fish in Kerala markets from these states. The lab tests conducted by Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Kochi, on various…

River Fish in Kerala Can be Life Threatening

Published on: 28 Mar, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Health News

28 March 2013 Thiruvananthapuram A study conducted by Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB), established in accordance with the provisions of the Biodiversity Act 2002, proved that toxic chemicals in rivers has caused the extinction of many species of fish in the state. The KSBB study carried out in…

Another careless mishandling Blood Transfusion Girl tests HIV Positive

Published on: 28 Mar, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Health News

28 March 2013 Mananthavady An 8 year old girl of Kerala was found HIV positive in tests who was transfused with HIV infected blood. The state government claims they have a confirmation that the child was given infected blood at a government hospital. The child, a thalassemia patient,…

Kerala for Weight Loss and Diabetic Treatments

Published on: 21 Mar, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Health News

21 March 2013 Thiruvananthapuram Doctors at the Sunrise Hospital at Cochin, a pioneer in the minimally invasive keyhole surgery in the south Indian state, said many overseas patients preferred Kerala because the cost of the surgery is less in the state compared to other places. Dr R Padmakumar,…

Kerala Emergency Medical Project Conducting Training in Kerala

Published on: 20 Mar, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Health News

19 March 2013 Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Emergency Medical Project (KEMP) will be conducting a two-day emergency medical care training for doctors and nursing staff from government hospitals here. A team led by Ajai Desai from Mumbai-based Life Supporters Institutions of Health Sciences was in charge. About 30 doctors and…

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