Jul 08, 2021 09:47 AM IST
It's the ultimate trapeze act, striking to strike a balance between politics and governance. There is more representation to socially and economically backward communities with preference for ministers with upgraded skill sets; the exercise keeps in mind the assembly polls scheduled next year, alliance arithmetic, caste and regional factors
- Jul 02, 2021 02:47 PM IST
"Just yesterday, I put out facts on vaccine availability for the month of July. What is @RahulGandhi Ji's problem ?Does he not read ? Does he not understand ? There is no vaccine for the virus of arrogance and ignorance !! @INCIndia must think of a leadership overhaul !," Vardhan tweeted.
- Jun 30, 2021 07:02 PM IST
Speaking at a meeting of the health ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) countries through video-conference, he said the global crisis arising out of COVID-19 pandemic is further compounded by ever-evolving new variants of the virus, and highlighted the need for greater collaboration between countries on various aspects of health to defeat it, a Health Ministry statement said.
- Jun 28, 2021 05:38 PM IST
Harsh Vardhan, who chaired the 29th meeting of the high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19, apprised the members that of the total numbers, 34,940 patients had Covid (85.5 percent), 26,187 (about 64.11 percent) were co-morbid for diabetes, while 21,523 (52.69 percent) of those infected were on steroids.
- May 23, 2021 11:02 PM IST
Ramdev has drawn flak for his description of allopathy as "stupid" and "diwaliya" (bankrupt). Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, in a strongly worded letter addressed to him, marked his disapproval.
- May 23, 2021 06:48 PM IST
At a time when allopathic doctors have succeeded in saving scores of lives, "your description of allopathy as 'tamasha' (drama), 'bekar' (useless) and 'diwaliya' (bankrupt) is disappointing", Harsh Vardhan stated in his letter addressed to Ramdev.
- May 22, 2021 11:41 AM IST
Dr Harsh Vardhan also requested the states and UTs to be vigilant against the wastage of jabs, the statement said.
- May 08, 2021 07:36 PM IST
"Modi's actions in attempting to stifle criticism and open discussion during the crisis are inexcusable," the journal stated.
- May 08, 2021 06:48 PM IST
In his virtual address at the 25th meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) to discuss the pandemic situation, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that 1.34 percent of COVID caseload was in ICU, 0.39 percent of cases were on ventilators and 3.70 percent COVID patients were on oxygen support.
- Apr 29, 2021 02:20 PM IST
Shringla also said that India is looking at procuring 400,000 units of Remdesivir medicine from Egypt besides exploring to get it from countries like the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh and Uzbekistan.
- Apr 27, 2021 06:56 PM IST
Health Minister also said that in 2021, the country is better prepared mentally and physically with more experience to beat the pandemic as compared to last year.
- Apr 20, 2021 12:04 PM IST
Addressing the 54th Commission on Population and Development on the theme ‘Population, food security, nutrition and sustainable development’ here on Monday, he said that the Government of India accords the highest priority to food security and nutrition as evidenced by the various national legal instruments and schemes over the last few years.
- Apr 19, 2021 08:03 PM IST
States can now directly procure additional vaccine doses from the manufacturers and open up COVID-19 vaccination for any person aged above 18 years.
- Apr 19, 2021 01:49 PM IST
The former Prime Minister wrote a letter to his successor on April 18, suggesting five measures to battle the COVID-19 crisis, including ramping up vaccination and boosting the supply of medicines.
- Apr 16, 2021 03:47 PM IST
PM suggests increasing oxygen production, using surplus stocks in steel plants; 100 hospitals with PSA plants for manufacturing nutrient identified; 162 sanctioned under PM-Cares; permit-free movement of tankers cleared
- Mar 21, 2021 05:31 PM IST
In a major boost to entrepreneurship in life sciences, Vardhan, the Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, inaugurated IMTECH Bio-Innovation Centre which is an extension of the Atal Incubation Centre (AIC)-CCMB, Hyderabad.
- Mar 19, 2021 06:23 PM IST
During the Question Hour in Lok Sabha, Harsh Vardhan said India has vaccinated 3.5 to 4 crore people so far and side effects of the vaccines has been recorded at 0.000432 percent.
- Mar 19, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Very rarely a severe illness, in form of multi-system inflammatory syndrome, has been identified, Harsh Vardhan said, adding this happens usually three to six weeks after the infection.
- Feb 08, 2021 06:20 PM IST
Speaking on the COVID-19 situation, Harsh Vardhan said India has one of the highest recovery rates in the world.
- Feb 05, 2021 10:13 PM IST
Vardhan said the National Center for Seismology (NCS), under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, maintained a nationwide seismological network, comprising 115 seismic stations, to monitor the earthquake activity in and around the country.
- Feb 05, 2021 07:28 PM IST
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan added that the vaccination drive for frontline workers has begun this week.
- Jan 21, 2021 04:09 PM IST
Vardhan reminded everyone of the achievements of India, the second-most populous country in the world, which is seeing a steady decline in the number of active coronavirus cases.
- Jan 12, 2021 03:59 PM IST
The Kerala government on Tuesday issued a circular to its health workers stating that the polio programme was put off at the instruction of the Health Ministry.
- Jan 08, 2021 11:07 PM IST
The health ministry said the objective of the mock drill was to simulate the actual vaccine administration event.
- Jan 07, 2021 03:20 PM IST
India's drug regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval to Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield and the indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech.