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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Mental patients fed on poor fare: panel report - Newindpress.com: "Mental patients fed on poor fare: panel report Tuesday June 29 2004 00:00 IST PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Adding to their woes, patients at the government mental health centre here are fed on a tedious fare of 'kanji' (rice gruel) and 'payar' (gram) twice a day round the year, according to a report of the Kerala assembly's committee on welfare of women, children and physically challenged."

This is shocking. But for that matter, aren't all Government funded meal programmes actually substandard?

Newindpress.com - Kerala: "Breast, prostrate cancer cases highest in capital THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala might have better health standards than the rest of the country, but this state capital has reported the highest number of breast and prostate cancer cases in India.... Full Story

The stats must be skewed because of the efficient screening techniques used in Kerala, right?