Government plans trauma care facilities in all major hospitals

K. S. Sabarinadan initiating disucssion on road safety on MondayHealth Minister K. K. Shylaja said in the Assembly that the government proposed to implement an emergency medical scheme, focussing on establishment of trauma care units at the taluk level.

Intervening in the discussion on road safety initiated by K. S. Sabarinadan (Congress) as a matter of urgent public importance, the Minister said that the next meeting of the Road Safety Authority would consider the scheme.

Kerala to be declared drought-hit

Drought (representative picutre)Revenue Minister E. Chandrasekharan told the Assembly on Monday that all districts in the State would be declared drought-hit.
Responding to a notice for adjournment motion from V. S. Sivakumar (Congress) on drought conditions in the State, the Minister said that the rainfall during South West monsoon was deficient by 34 per cent.  There was also drop in rainfall in October -- it was 69 per cent lower than the normal.

Chennithala demands action against cooperative society for auctioning tribal’s land

Opposition Leader Ramesh ChennithalaOpposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala has demanded that action should be taken against Kasaragod District Cooperative Housing Society which had auctioned off the land and house of a tribal family for pittance.

Bird flu virus spreading in Kerala may not affect humans: Minister

DuckThiruvananthapuram: Forest Minister K. Raju told the Assembly on Thursday that humans were not likely to be inflected by the bird flu spreading in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts.

Replying to a submission made by Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala, the Minister said that the influenza strain identified was of type A (H5N8) which does not affect humans.


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