Navigation Links
'Experts Confusing us on Chikungunya': Kerala CM

With over 65 people dead and close to 100,000 people affected by chikungunya, a viral fever caused by mosquitoes//, Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday blamed experts for confusing the state government on the nature of the disease.

"Experts are confusing us because some say that it is not chikungunya. The government is doing its best to contain it. We will call an all party meeting and we have asked people from other systems of medicines like Ayurveda and homeopathy to help," Achuthanandan told the Kerala Assembly.

Most of the deaths have occurred in Alappuzha district since chikungunya was first detected on July 27. The most affected are the costal districts of Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram and of late, the virus has started taking other districts in its grip.

"This was first raised by us in the assembly last month and it is sad that officials of the National Institute of Virology are coming Wednesday only. Some experts Monday said it is West Nile fever and not chikungunya," said Leader of Opposition Oommen Chandy.

Meanwhile the state Health minister P.K. Sreemathi who is camping at Alappuzha said a team of experts from World Health Organisation is arriving Thursday to make a spot study.

Source-IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Confusing advice on child obesity
2. Kerala Government is in High Alert for Bird Flu
3. Controversy Surrounding The HIV Positive Reports Of One-Year Girl In Kerala
4. Brain drain of dentists from Kerala to Britain
5. Three meals daily Keeps Keralas elderly Healthy
6. Couple infected with HIV marry in Kerala
7. International conference on Ayurveda to be held on Kerala
8. Kerala Bans The Sale Of Pan Masala Near Schools
9. Kerala To Become Testing Center For US Bound Nurses
10. Kerala Leads In The Health Sector
11. Mutton And Beef Sellers Rule The Roost In Kerala
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to ... came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to announce they are ... drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort Keepers provides quality ... and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is one of the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented ... in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the ... Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Strategic Capital Partners, LLC (SCP) in ... investment capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has delivered investment events and ... more than a million dollars of capital investment for five companies. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and other difficult to transfect cells, announces its launch ... PluriQ™ G9™ Gene Editing System is a complete system for culturing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Belgium , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the appointment of Dr. Edward Futcher ... a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher ... and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As a non-executive ... provide independent expertise and strategic counsel to VolitionRx ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... faced the many challenges of the current process. Many of ... option because of the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs ... would have to offer it at such a high cost ... to afford it. Dr. Parsa Zadeh , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... to date financial data derived from varied research sources to ... potential impact on the market during the next five years, ... of sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The report ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: