Kerala ministers bag IHV honour
Kerala has received international recognition for its effective prevention measures against Nipah virus outbreak. The Institute of Human Virology (IFIV) in Baltimore recently honoured Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijay-an and Health Minister K K Shylaja for the government's efforts in curbing the outbreak. Noted bio-medical scientist and co-founder of the institute Dr Robert C Gallo presented awards to the Chief Minister
and the Health Minister. The reception accorded to the Chief Minister and the Health Minister is the biggest recognition that the state has ever received in the health sector. It's for the first time the institute is honoring a people's representative. The globally-acclaimed institution decided to honour the state after detailed analysis on the measures taken by Kerala following Nipah virus attack.