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Friday, December 15, 2017

Health

Female Circumcision: Kerala Health Dept Orders Probe

Thiruvananthapuram(PTI): The Kerala government has directed the Health department to conduct an inquiry into reports about the alleged prevalence of primitive female genital mutilation practise in the state. Health minister K K Shylaja directed the Health Director to conduct an urgent preliminary inquiry into the matter. The inquiry was ordered in the wake of recent media reports that 'chela karmam', the...

Initial Separation Surgery Of Jaga-Balia Begins At AIIMS

New Delhi: A team of 40 super-specialist surgeons anesthetists, including experts from Japan today began separation surgery of conjoined twins Jaga and Balia from Kandhamal district at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Reports said that though the most complicated operation to be conducted in different phases may continue for about 50 hours,...

In PM’s Home Turf Gujarat Swine Flu Death Toll Reaches 323

Ahmedabad(PTI): With seven persons dying of swine flu since yesterday, the death toll due to the disease in Gujarat since January has reached 323, an official release said. A bulletin issued by the Health Department said seven patients infected by H1N1 virus died in the last 24 hours, while 197 new cases of swine flu were detected. A total of 1,204...

Dengue Toll Reaches 4 As One More Dies In Cuttack

Cuttack: With one more dengue patient succumbing to death while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical here, the total toll has mounted up to four in Odisha. The deceased has been identified as Sanatan Nayak of Tangarapada village of Keonjhar district. Sanatan was shifted from the dengue ward in the hospital to the ICU on August 12 as his...

One Peron Dies Of Dengue In Berhampur

Berhampur: A 45-year-old woman succumbed to dengue while undergoimg treatment at the MKCG Medical College and Hospital today. The deceased has been identified as CH Parvati of Jhatipada under Chikiti block. Measures are being taken by the administration to curb possible breeding grounds of Aides mosquitoes in the city. The residents are being sensitised to take preventive measures to curb...

One More Dies Of Swine Flu, Death Toll Reaches 24 In Odisha

Cuttack & Bhubaneswar: With one more Swine Flu patient succumbing to death at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, the total death toll has increased to 24  in the state. The total number of patients succumbing to death while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical has mounted up to eight. The latest victim, according to reports, hailed from Jajpur....

Professor Digambar Behera Bags Biju Pattanaik Award For Scientific Excellence

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today gave away the Biju Patnaik Award For Scientific Excellence for the year 2016 to world renown lung cancer chemotherapist Dr. Digambar Behera at a function in Jayadev Bhawan here. Professor Digambar Behera at present is serving as the Head of the Department(HOD) of Medicine in the prestigious Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research(PGIMER)...

108 Ambulance Staff Strike Hampers Emergency Health Care In Odisha

Cuttack: Emergency health care services were completely thrown out of gear across the state due to agitation by staff of 108 ambulance services today. The situation was critical in Cuttack where employees of 108 ambulance services protested the arrest of 108 ambulance staff union President Manoj Sahu. Twenty six ambulances were stationed near Cuttack Collectorate and all the 183 employees...

Purchasing Cancer: Paradip Police Seizes Dry Fish Containing Toxic Preservatives

Paradip: The Paradip police today seized nearly one quintal of ‘toxic’ dry fish during raids conducted on a dry fish manufacturing unit located on the outskirts of the Port township. The seizure indicated that dangerous chemicals with high toxic contents are still in use by dry fish making units in Paradip, The police seized dry fish stashed inside 12 plastic containers...

One More Dies Of Swine Flu, Toll Mounts To 17

Bhubaneswar: With one more person succumbing to Swine Flu while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, the death toll due to H1N1 influenza has gone up to 17 in the state today. According to reports, the deceased hailed from Balasore district. With the fresh case SCB Medical has so far recorded four swine flu deaths. Two...

Odisha’s Salman Who Fights Mosquitoes

Phulbani (PTI):  Salman Mallick has not heard of his more famous namesake. But when he talks about fighting malaria in his Odisha village, the 25-year-old - unknowingly - echoes the reel life s Salman much quoted words from a much watched film. Odisha's Salman is one of the many foot soldiers read Volunteer Health Practitioners (VHP) -- placed by Tata...

5,000 Diabetes Specialists To Attend RSSDI Conference In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Nearly five thousand diabetes specialists from all over the country are expected to attend the four-day 45th annual conference of the Research Society for the Study of Diabetes In India (RSSDI) to be held from coming November 2-5 here. RSSDI is a research organization which promotes holistic  innovative research on the cause, diagnosis, complications and treatment of diabetes in the...

Mysterious Fever Kills Three Children In Rayagada, 60 Others Affected

Rayagada: Residents of Lipi Chekna village, mostly impoverished tribals, under Kashipur block in the district are living in a state of fear with three children dying and several others affected by a mysterious disease in the last 15 days. According to reports, 40 adults and 15 more children have also been affected by the mysterious disease. All the affected persons are...

It Is Literally Dog’s Death In Malkangiri Village

Malkangiri: As many as one hundred pigs and tens of  dogs have died at Badigata village in Kalimela block of the district since three days due to some mysterious disease. Reports said that the pigs and dogs suddenly fall ill while roaming outside and die within a few hours under mysterious circumstances. . A team of veterinarians from Bhubaneswar has reached...