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Anthrax Scare In Tamil Nadu State of India

Anthrax is a deadly disease that affects mainly farm animals and spread in humans// by inhaling spores from infected animals. It sometimes can prove fatal if immediate action is not taken. Now a report of Anthrax among the farm animals of the state of Tamil Nadu has renewed anxiety about this disease among the health officials. ....Kerala has also imposed ban on farm animals from Tamil Nadu. The...

Anthrax Scare In Tamil Nadu State of India

Anthrax is a deadly disease that affects mainly farm animals and spread in humans// by inhaling spores from infected animals. It sometimes can prove fatal if immediate action is not taken. Now a report of Anthrax among the farm animals of the state of Tamil Nadu has renewed anxiety about this disease among the health officials. ....Kerala has also imposed ban on farm animals from Tamil Nadu. The...

Tamil Nadu To Undertake Stem Cell Research

The central government has granted Rs 300 million to Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, to undertake stem cell research.// ....CMC will pioneer experiments to see if stem cells can be developed into heart muscles, nerve cells and if primary cells can grow into specialized cells. .. .."It is a matter of great prestige that the CMC has been selected for this important project. It will have...

Bird Flu Alert Sounded In Tamil Nadu

The arrival of large number of migratory birds to the bird sanctuary located at the Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu has raised reasons for concern among forest health officials regarding the possibility // of a bird flu epidemic in Tamil Nadu. ..The H5N1 form of the bird flu virus, that is held responsible for a majority of the cases, is not uncommon amongst water birds that migrate to the s...

AIDS awareness calendar in Tamilnadu, India.

The Ramanathapuram District Collector, K. Sellamuthu, has ordered distribution of AIDS/HIV awareness calendar to all public gathering places // such as tea stalls, hair cutting saloons and Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) outlets as these are the places where large number of public gather. The idea of AIDS awareness calendar was initiated by the Tamilnadu State AIDS Control Society (TANSACS),...

Poultry Deaths, Farmers Rush To Vet Centres in Tamil Nadu

The death of poultry and the overcrowding of farm owners in local veterinary centres has created much panic regarding the possibility of a bird flu outbreak in Tamil Nadub //. The deadly avian influenza virus outbreak in India was first reported in the month of February. ..More than 20 chickens dropped dead Saturday in Manakkad area of Salem district, 400 km south of here. They have been sent to...

Nine National Birds found dead in Tamil Nadu-Kerala Border

Coimbatore: Tamilnadu-Kerala border witnessed some excitement today, with nine peacocks found dead near a farm at K G Chavadi//, according to forest department sources. ....A special team from the department was deputed to hold first level investigations into the death of the birds. Post mortem was conducted on the dead birds, but the tests have ruled out any bird flu infection. Tests were parall...

Tamil Nadu: Minister Palanivelrajan Dead

The Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Minister P T R Palanivelrajan suffered a massive heart attack while travelling// in a train and died at a private hospital at Dindigul early this morning. ..74-year-old Palanivelrajan, who was elected from the Madurai Central Constituency, was also the speaker of state Assembly between 1996 and 2001. ..He is survived by his wife Rukmani an...

Tamil Nadu Air Samples Among The Most Polluted In The Country

Chennai,Jun 5. Air samples from Tamil Nadu are among the most polluted, a national study of 'toxic gases in ambient //air' conducted in various parts of the country has revealed. ....Two samples from Tamil Nadu were found to be among the three most polluted samples out of 21 air samples collected from all over the country, the study titled 'Smoke Screen - Ambient Air Quality in India', conducte...

Air Pollution in Tamil Nadu is a Cause of Concern for Environmentalists

Environmental agencies in Tamil Nadu are demanding monitoring stations in heavily industrialised pockets after a study found air samples //from the state among the most polluted in India. ....The groups have urged the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to apply for central funds to set up volatile organic compounds (VOC) and sulphur gas monitoring stations in Manali, Mettur, Cuddalore, Tuticorin...

Tamil Nadu Emerging As Model State In Public Health Care: Governor

Tamil Nadu is emerging as a model state in public health for the rest of the country and its health care system has achieved international renown, Governor Surjit Singh Barnala said today. // ....'Several medical colleges, medical education and research institutes and health care centres contributed to the success of the health care industry in the state. The cost of health care had come down co...

Centre Willing to Help Tamil Nadu to Promote Indigenous Medicine

Centre was willing to help Tamil Nadu in promoting Indian Systems of Medicine and the government was now preparing a project report to be submitted to it in this regard // , state Health Minister K K S S R Ramachandran, said today. ....The state government was keen to set up an Ayurveda college and would take all efforts in this direction, he said while inaugurating a meeting of the state chapte...

Villagers in Tamil Nadu Take Part in Diabetes Pilot Project

As many as 2,300 people in a Tamil Nadu village and over 60 doctors are taking part in a research project to study diabetes complications.// ....A medical technology company, DyAnsys India, has begun the study in association with the Tirunelveli Medical College at the Ariyanayakipuram village, near here. ...."At present, there is little testing done to detect a diabetic condition known as diabet...

Anti-AIDS Plan for 1,000 Tamil Nadu Colleges

Tamil Nadu Saturday kick-started an HIV/AIDS control initiative to bring 1,000 higher educational institutions under the 'Red Ribbon Club' (RRC).// ....State Governor S.S. Barnala called on varsity vice-chancellors and principals to "take it as their personal and onerous responsibility to chalk out plans for RRCs in every college". ....Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said: "The youth tod...

Liver Clinic Opened At GH, Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Health Minister K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran commissioned a specialty outpatient clinic for patients// with liver-related disorders at the Government General Hospital on Wednesday. ..This Clinic, besides providing advanced therapeutic options to diseases like jaundice, kidney failure and loss of immunity, will also focus on preventive measures - said S. Barnaba Durairaj, head of Medical Ga...

Tamil Nadu Checks AIDS Spread

Top on the list of HIV/AIDS most-affected states, Tamil Nadu has managed to keep the numbers of infected from growing, thanks to a unique support programme// . ....The Tamilnadu Aids Initiative (TAI) has in the two years of its existence become a model for other states to emulate. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Avahan scheme funds it. ....Since the HIV virus was first discovered in Ind...

TB Incidence on Rise Among Children in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra

TB in India apparently accounts for one-third of the global TB burden, with about 40 per cent of the country's population// infected by the TB bacillus. ..Every year, two million people in India develop TB and 4,50,000 die from it, resulting in 1,000 deaths every day. TB kills more youth in India than other infectious diseases, it has been reported. ..At least six per cent of all TB cases occu...

Tamilnadu to Extend Nutritional Supplement Support for HIV Patients

The government of the southern Indian state of Tamilnadu has launched a free nutritional supplement programme for HIV// patients. ....The World Food Programme of the United Nations (UNWFP) would be collaborating with the state government in running this scheme called Nutriplus. ....Gian Pietro Bordignon, Country Director for UNWFP and V.K.Subburaj, Health Secretary to the government of Tamil...

Chicken Pox Rears Its Head in Tamil Nadu, Yet Again

It is summer time and hence the incidence of chicken pox cases is on the rise. District administrations in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu//, especially in the southern districts, are gearing up to tackle the problem. ..Doctors caution that brain membrane would be the first casualty if chicken pox is not controlled immediately in the first stage itself. ..Some cases have been already r...

Doctors in Tamil Nadu Reluctant to Serve in Backward Pockets

Health Minister K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu told the Legislative Assembly on March 28 that doctors were reluctant// to join duty in the relatively backward pockets of the state. ..Consequently as many as ten districts went without proper medical care, he noted. ..Despite consistent attempts by the government to fill up vacancies, doctors appointed would si...

Busting the Organ Trade Racket in Tamil Nadu

Phase II of busting the illegal organ trade in Tamil Nadu, led to the exposure of two more hospitals in Chennai involved //in the illegal organ trade; their license has been revoked. This operation followed phase–I of the crackdown on illegal organ trade, following the sale of kidneys by poor fisherwomen on Chennai coast. ....Further, 13 hospitals in Tamilnadu have received show cause notices....

Tamil Nadu Doctor Denies His Teenaged Son's Surgery feat; Terms It Conspiracy

A doctor in Tamil Nadu, who allegedly tried to get his 15-year-old son into the record books by allowing him to perform a caesarean operation , today said the accusation was a ploy by his detractors to defame him. ......Dr. Murugan rubbished the media reports that he made a video recording of his son Dhileepan Raj, a tenth standard student, operating on a 20-year-old woman and later gave it to ot...

Tamil Nadu Orders Probe into Operation by Minor

The Tamil Nadu government has ordered an inquiry into the alleged incident of a 15-year-old boy performing a caesarean section operation, an official said Thursday. ......In April, Dileepan Raj, a Class X student, performed a caesarean section operation under his parents' supervision at the Mathi Surgical and Maternity Hospital in Manapparai, about 450 km from the state capital Chennai. ........

Village Panchayat in Tamil Nadu Bans Tobacco Consumption

Setting an example for others to follow, the Varanavasi Village Panchayat near Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu has imposed a ban on tobacco consumption among villagers . ......Aghast over an ever-increasing trend of tobacco consumption, the village panchayat unanimously passed a resolution to ban the entry and consumption of tobacco products. ......"Youth and school going children have started consum...

Textile City Tirupur in Tamil Nadu Tops in Pollution Generation

Tamil Nadu textile city Tirupur, which has nearly 720 dyeing units, is ranked topmost in terms of generating hazardous waste. ......According to a study commissioned by the state's pollution watchdog, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, an estimated 8,33,365.75 tons of hazardous waste is generated every year in Tirupur. ......Tirupur, referred to as the Textile Valley of India, discharges nearl...

Curative Qualities of Tamil Nadus Kuttralam Waterfalls

If you want a good massage, a bath under a medicinal waterfall, followed by a good south Indian meal and rounded off by a good sleep at a comfortable resting place, visit Kuttralam in Tamil Nadu. ......The waterfall is certified to have curative qualities by thousands of people who have been visiting Kuttralam regularly. The water that comes down from the 167 meter high waterfall is mineral ri...
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