Kerala: Health officials will have to take permission from the department before talking to the media
The Kerala Health Department on Sunday issued a notice, stating that medical officers and health workers will have to seek permission from the department to speak to the media in public. An order issued by state health director VK Raju said that medical officers and health workers need to be vigilant in sharing information with the media.
The notice states that officers are not allowed to share information under any circumstances without prior permission from the department. In case of emergency the facts will need to be verified and prior approval from the department will be taken. The notice also states that some of the information published on the news platforms regarding the day to day and other matters of the department is not official. Publishing such news will mislead people about the work of the department and create a false impression about the spread of the disease.
Let us inform that according to the state health bulletin on Sunday, 4,450 new cases of corona were reported in Kerala in the last 24 hours and 23 people died. According to the health bulletin, 4,606 patients recovered from the disease during this period. The bulletin said that 57,722 samples were collected for the detection of corona in the last 24 hours. At present there are 43,454 active cases in the state.
According to the new guidelines of the central government, 138 deaths were added to the list of deaths due to corona, taking the death toll in the state to 41,600. Thiruvananthapuram recorded the highest number of 791 fresh cases among 14 districts. After this, 678 cases were registered in Ernakulam and 523 in Kozhikode. Of the new cases, 35 health workers, 26 people from outside the state were found infected.