Body and Mind

AP govt hospital docs, nurses suspended after woman given wrong blood type dies

Akhtar Bano from Anantapur district was administered B positive instead of O positive blood type following a caesarean section.

Indian Medical Association committee releases preliminary report on Bihar infant deaths

Around 140 children have died after having been diagnosed with encephalitis in the district of Muzaffarpur.

Amid shortage, Karnataka to source anti-rabies vaccine from Kerala, Tamil Nadu

The state health department will also be placing orders directly with manufacturers for the vaccines.

How Facebook is helping building a network of blood donors

Facebook users can now go to their profiles and become registered blood donors. Should anyone in their vicinity require blood, they will be notified via Facebook.

Faced with anti-rabies vaccine shortage, Karnataka govt hospitals turn to open market

In the meantime, some stock of the vaccine has been obtained from Kerala and is being distributed.

‘Project Thalirgal’ launched by Kauvery Hospital for free brain and spine surgeries for infants

In association with the Rotary Club of Madras North and the Tamil Nadu government, Kauvery Hospital will treat congenital brain and spine problems in newborn babies.

Nipah threat in Kerala eases, origin of virus traced to fruit bats

None of those suspected to have Nipah are under isolation anymore and only 58 out of 330 people are under surveillance.

4 infants in Andhra admitted to ICU after being given wrong medication at PHC

An ASHA worker at the PHC accidentally handed out tablet metformin instead of paracetamol.

Probe ordered after insects found in rice meant for Bengaluru anganwadis

Officials confirmed that at least three anganwadi centres in Bengaluru were stocking food which had insects in them.

Bihar encephalitis deaths linked to litchis: Precautions to take while consuming the fruit

More than 150 children have died in Bihar due to encephalitis, which experts believe was caused by toxins in litchis.