In an exclusive interview with Citizen Matters, Uma Maheswari, Project Director of Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project, talks about the new goals and plans of the 108 ambulance service in the state, and what could make it more effective.
They drive through crowded roads filled with insensitive motorists, grapple with inadequate supplies and infrastructure and work hard to save lives, yet ambulance crew get little recognition from the average citizen, and are often the target of citizen ire..
Conservancy staff work quietly and tirelessly in the face of growing amounts of garbage and indifference among the citizens of Chennai. Nature lover and journalist Shobha Menon spends a morning with them and comes away with a heavy heart.
A total of 1269 children were rescued in Chennai Central and Egmore railway stations; close monitoring of these train stations would help in preventing incidence of trafficking and faster support for victims.
Many of Chennai’s 1350 anganwadis under the ICDS scheme are clean, well-equipped with teaching aids, toys and run by dedicated teachers who take a holistic view of the needs of a toddler. Here’s a sneak peek into a few such centres.
Unlike regular medical facilities, palliative caregivers or hospice centres focus on the social, psychological, financial and emotional needs of a patient, adding both relief and dignity to the life of the sufferer.
The Board exams are just around the corner; do you find your child to be unusually quiet, or restless, or excessively irritable? Here’s how to identify signs of beyond-normal stress in your child, how to tackle it and where to seek help in Chennai.