SHILLONG: Meghalaya is awaiting medical kits from the Centre to go for a mass vaccination to combat the dreaded meningocal meningitis in four districts of the State.

Despite efforts to improve healthcare facilities in rural areas, communicable diseases like meningitis, malaria and diarrhoea continue to haunt the tribal hamlets of Tripura.

New Delhi: The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) has confirmed the prevalence of the Hepatitis

Health Ministry Rushes Team
Kounteya Sinha | TNN

New Delhi: The Union health ministry has rushed a three-member team from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases to Sikkim after it became the third state in the country to report an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu this year.

West Bengal and Assam are already reeling under an outbreak.


India has got a pat on back from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for eliminating yaws, one of the most neglected tropical diseases, affecting poor countries. A chronic skin infection that affects skin, bone and cartilage, yaws can cause irreversible destruction of tissue and deformities in late stages. The disease can be prevented and cured by a single shot of long-acting Penicillin.

VACCINES and domestic immunisation policy form a critical component of a nation

State reaction to disease bumbling