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140 cases of diarrhoea recorded in Hyderabad 21.5.2018 General News
With temperatures rising in the city, Hyderabad has witnessed a surge in diarrhoea cases and hospitals in the city are chock-a-block due to the same.As summer is also a season of vacation, people tend to go out with their family and have junk food more. As street foods are mostly unhygienic, this leads to people suffering from a variety of symptoms under diarrhoea .Dr. Shankar, the superintendent of Government Fever Hospital, explained the rise of diarrhoea cases in this summer." Diarrhoea cases are becoming more common in this summer as people are taking unfiltered water. For example, people are even fond of taking ice which is mixed in sugarcane juices and this ice is not be prepared with purified water. When they drink this, it leads to vomiting, abdomen pain and loose motions which is known as called as gastroenteritis. This month, we have witnessed 140 diarrhea cases so far. A large number of cases have been registered here (in Government Fever Hospital)," he said."Another ...
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Novel bacteria can turn plants into valuable chemicals 20.5.2018 General News
Scientists - including one of Indian origin - have created bioengineered bacteria that can break down plant components into valuable chemicals required to manufacture products like nylon, plastics and pharmaceuticals, which are currently derived from petroleum. Economically and efficiently converting tough plant matter, called lignin, has long been a stumbling block for wider use of the energy source and making it cost competitive. Piecing together mechanisms from other known lignin degraders, Seema Singh and colleagues from Sandia National Laboratories in the US, have engineered E coli into an efficient and productive bioconversion cell factory. Lignin is the component of plant cell walls that gives them their incredible strength. It is brimming with energy, but getting to that energy is so costly and complex that the resulting biofuel can not compete economically with other forms of transportation energy. Once broken down, lignin has other gifts to give in the form of valuable ...
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‘Conduct study on water supply status in villages’ 19.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
The State government should conduct a survey of the supply of drinking water in villages and release funds to undertake repairs of filtration beds whi
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What is hepatitis control all about? 19.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
What is it?The World Health Organisation has listed viral hepatitis as a major public health problem throughout the world and particularly in India. “
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What is hepatitis control is all about? 19.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
What is it?The World Health Organisation has listed viral hepatitis as a major public health problem throughout the world and particularly in India. “
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AMC reports 175 malaria cases in May 15.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
If you are feeling too hot and think that mosquitoes are on vacation then read this. The health department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has reported 175 malaria cases in the blistering heat in the first 12 days of the month. The rise in the temperature has also resulted in the high number of waterborne disease cases. The city reported 482 gastroenteritis cases, 109 jaundice cases and 121 cases of typhoid till May 12, 2018. Article ...
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Tirthahalli taluk still vulnerable to outbreak of diseases 14.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Three positive cases of cholera were reported in Hanagerekatte village on May 3
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SC appoints SDMs as nodal officer to deal with grievances of Rohingyas 11.5.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today appointed area Sub-Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) as nodal officers who could be approached by the Rohingya immigrants living at Kalindi Kunj in Delhi and Mewat in Haryana with grievances relating to healthcare, water, sanitation and education. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra directed the appointment of SDMs as nodal officers after perusing a status report of the Centre which said that Rohingyas were being provided the same facilities as Indian citizens living in the neighboring slums in Haryana's Mewat district and Kalindi Kunj in south Delhi here. The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, on April 9 had sought a comprehensive report on civic and other facilities being provided to Rohingyas at the camps after it was alleged by Zaffar Ullah, one of the petitioners, that the basic amenities like drinking water and toilets were not available which had led to the spread of diseases like diarrhoea among the ...
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Beat the heat this summer, but wisely 11.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
The summer vacation for educational institutions has begun and it’s season for visiting tourists destinations, relatives and leisure tours. But, the s
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Rohingya refugees, host communities being vaccinated against cholera 7.5.2018 General News
A massive cholera vaccination campaign began on Monday to protect nearly one million Rohingyas and their host communities living in and around the refugee camps in Bangladesh, to prevent any potential outbreak during the ongoing monsoon season.This is a second cholera vaccination campaign being held for the Rohingyas and their host communities. Earlier, 9,00,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine were administered to the vulnerable population in two phases in October - November last year."Considering the water and sanitation conditions in the overcrowded camps and the increased risk of disease outbreaks in the monsoon season, the health sector is taking all possible measures to prevent cholera and other water and vector borne diseases," said Dr. Bardan Jung Rana, WHO Representative to Bangladesh.As many as 245 mobile vaccination teams have been deployed to vaccinate all people over the age of one year in refugee camps and host communities in Ukhiya and Teknaf sub-districts during nearly ...
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Death toll from Kenya floods climbs to 112 5.5.2018 General News
The death toll from more than a month of flooding across much of Kenya has reached 112, while upwards of 260,000 people have been displaced, the Red Cross said on Friday.
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‘Reform medical education, build more colleges’ 5.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
President Ram Nath Kovind says the gap between available healthcare professionals in the country and demand must be filled immediately
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Villagers hospitalised for diarrhoea in Maha's Yavatmal 4.5.2018 General News
Several people from Watkhed village in the district were today admitted to the government medical college hospital here after suffering bouts of diarrhoea, officials said. Medical authorities at the hospital said that 71 villagers from Watkhed had been admitted, adding that they were now out of danger. While investigations are underway as to what might have caused diarrhoea, officials said that contamination of potable water supplied through tankers might be a reason. Local Member of Parliament Bhavana Gawali visited the hospital and instructed officials to provide proper treatment to the patients. She also inspected the village well, which is a source of drinking water for the people of Watkhed.
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Need to make room for more medical colleges, graduates: Prez 4.5.2018 General News
President Ram Nath Kovind today stressed the need to reform medical education and create room for more colleges and medical graduates to increase the number of healthcare professionals in the country. In his address at the centenary celebrations of 'Medical Education Programme of Christian Medical College' here, Kovind said the country was experiencing a "transition", which is associated with multiple challenges in disease control that have to be managed simultaneously. While the country has 1.47 million undergraduate engineering seats, there were only 67,352 such medical seats, he said. About 20 per cent of those medical seats were added in the past four years, he said, adding "as a country and a system, we need to address this gap quickly". "There is urgent need to do this... and to reform medical education so as to create room for more colleges and more medical graduates," he said. The President, on a two-day official visit to Tamil Nadu, said "countries go through epidemiological .
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India going through epidemiological transition: Kovind 4.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said India is going through an epidemiological transition and faces three challenges in disease control.
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Uganda to vaccinate over 3,60,000 people against cholera 4.5.2018 Central Chronicle
Kampala: The Government of Uganda is conducting a campaign to vaccinate more than 360 000... more »
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President of India in Tamil Nadu; Inaugurates the Centenary Celebrations of Christian Medical College, Vellore; says there is urgent need for filling the gap in healthcare professionals in our Country 4.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore today (May 4, 2018).   Speaking on the occasion, the President said that public health is a global public good and a basic human right.
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Address by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion the Centenary Celebrations of Medical Education programme of Christian Medical College 4.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
I am happy to be in Vellore for this event to mark the Centenary of Medical Education at the Christian Medical College. I congratulate the institution, which is ranked third among all medical colleges in India as per the Ministry of Human Resource Development, government of India.
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Diarrhoea took more lives in last 5 yrs than all other water-borne diseases 1.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Uttar Pradesh recorded most diarrhoea deaths
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Residents stage sit-in against disruption in water supply 1.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Municipal Commissioner says supply has been restored by Monday evening
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