Articles about KK Shailaja
KK Shailaja is an Indian politician who serves as the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) representing Mattanur constituency in the 15th Kerala Legislative Assembly. She has formerly served as the Health Minister of Kerala and hails from the Kannur district. Shailaja is also serving as the Central Committee member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), as of 2021. She was born on November 20, 1956, in Kerala and completed her education at Pazhassi Raja N.S.S. College and Visvesvarayya College. After graduating, she worked as a high school physics teacher at Shivapuram High School. In 2004, she retired after serving for seven years and joined politics as a full-time career. Shailaja has been widely appreciated for her leadership during the Nipah and COVID-19 outbreaks. She had formed a team to enable faster diagnosis of the deadly viruses. She also received international recognition for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic in Kerala. In 2020, Shailaja was named as one of the world’s most influential women by Financial Times. The United Nations honored her in June 2020 for her efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, Shailaja also received the Central European University Open Society Prize.
20 Oct 2020India
Kerala, once hailed for handling the coronavirus pandemic well, has been jolted after two alleged lapses on the part of the healthcare workers came to the fore.
07 Aug 2020India
Nearly 80 tea estate workers are feared to be trapped after a massive landslide was triggered by heavy torrential rains in Kerala on Friday. Five people have reportedly died.
31 Mar 2020India
In a heartening turn of events, an elderly couple, aged 93 and 88, have recovered from the deadly COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja informed.
11 Mar 2020India
With 14 people testing positive for coronavirus in Kerala, the state government has declared a health emergency in four districts and imposed several restrictions.
08 Mar 2020India
Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Sunday reported five more positive cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
05 Feb 2020India
Amid the deadly coronavirus scare, a suspected patient in Punjab refused to get admitted to the isolation ward, prompting hospital authorities to seek police's help.
04 Feb 2020India
After a third person tested positive for the coronavirus, Kerala declared epidemic as a "state calamity" on Monday.
03 Feb 2020India
Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Monday confirmed that a third person has tested positive for novel coronavirus in the state.
03 Sep 2019India
As the Vikram lander separated from the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter on Monday, a 22-year-old journalist from Kerala, Heidi Saadiya, delivered a live report on the moon mission, making history as she did.
04 Jun 2019India
A 23-year-old male student has been infected by the deadly Nipah virus, the health department of Kerala government confirmed on Tuesday.
18 Mar 2019India
A seven-year-old boy, Mohamad Shan, who was tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) last week, died today morning.
04 Sep 2018India
Since August 15, nine people have been killed by leptospirosis or rat fever in the flood-ravaged state of Kerala. Among them, five were relief workers.
22 Aug 2018India
Union Health Minister JP Nadda yesterday said no outbreak of communicable disease has been reported from the flood-ravaged districts of Kerala so far.
02 Jun 2018India
Kerala Government has decided to postpone the re-opening of educational institutions in Kozhikode district to June 12, besides deferring all examinations, except those conducted by Union Public Service Commission.
02 Jun 2018India
A 39-year-old woman, who was under observation for Nipah virus symptoms, has died today.
22 May 2018India
A nurse taking care of Nipah-infected patients at Perambra Taluk Hospital in Kozhikode has succumbed to the virus, taking the death toll in Kerala to 10 until yesterday.
20 May 2018India
Three deaths in a family in Perambra in Kozhikode district of Kerala, after an unknown virus infected them, has frightened locals.
17 Apr 2018India
Government doctors in Kerala, who were on an indefinite strike since April 13 to protest against the extension of out-patient (OP) time in government hospitals, withdrew their stir on Monday night after discussions with state Health Minister KK Shylaja.
04 Apr 2018India
Another day, another fight with sexism. A teacher from Kerala has given the most mind-boggling reason behind the birth of transgender kids.
03 Mar 2018India
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday visited the home of the tribal man, who was lynched in Kerala's Attapady last month for allegedly stealing food articles, and assured his family that stringent action would be taken against the accused.