Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) The Kerala cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft Medical Policy which necessitates all students seeking admission must produce a vaccination card, said state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja.
Sharing the draft with the media, she said that the new policy would revitalise the health sector.
Shailaja said among the other major highlights in the draft policy includes autonomy for the state run medical colleges, primary health centres in the state to function till 6 p.m, separate clinics for transgenders, and a training programme for the common public who will be trained in trauma care so as to act quickly when an accident occurs.
According to the basic health protocol presently in the state, vaccination for babies, starting from two months, includes against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella and polio.
The draft policy was prepared by a team of 17 experts which was led by eminent neurosurgeon and Kerala University's former Vice-Chancellor B. Iqbal.