Jan 02, 2021 01:24 PM IST
Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the vaccine against COVID-19 will be provided free of cost to most prioritised beneficiaries in the first phase of the vaccination exercise.
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The theme of the IISF 2020 is 'Science for Self-Reliant India and Global Welfare'.
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Harsh Vardhan said the government had done everything that was important to handle the COVID-19 situation in the last one year.
- Dec 21, 2020 11:00 AM IST
Emphasising “atmanirbharta” or self-reliance, the minister said India’s focus is on developing an indigenous vaccine, adding that our vaccine manufacturing capacities “are not less than anyone.”
- Nov 19, 2020 04:22 PM IST
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the move aims to dignify and honour the noble contribution made by COVID-19 warriors who have lost their lives due to the infection or died accidently on account of COVID-19-related duty.
- Nov 19, 2020 02:36 PM IST
Harsh Vardhan said the government will prioritise vaccination based on age and medical condition.
- Nov 19, 2020 10:58 AM IST
Harsh Vardhan said COVID-19 has turned the clock back by many years, if not decades, in the fight against infectious diseases
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Vardhan also offered his condolences to those families across the world who have lost their near and dear ones to this deadly disease and saluted doctors and healthcare workers who had been working relentlessly in rendering selfless services to fight COVID-19.
- Nov 15, 2020 06:34 PM IST
Delhi recorded 3,235 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally to over 4.85 lakh on Sunday, while ninety-five more fatalities pushed the death toll to 7,614.
- Nov 14, 2020 06:01 PM IST
Speaking at the 8th BRICS STI Ministerial Meeting held on Friday, Vardhan said India is also hosting clinical trials for all the major vaccines, and about 20 vaccines are in different stages of development.
- Oct 23, 2020 08:16 PM IST
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also highlighted that the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country are less than 7 lakh and the doubling rate has increased to 97.2 days.
- Oct 20, 2020 07:57 AM IST
With Kerala witnessing a spurt in infections recently, Harsh Vardhan said the state was "paying the price for gross negligence” during Onam festivities when unlocking of services along with an increase in travel for trade and tourism led to the spread of COVID-19.
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The oxygen is being procured for various central and state government hospitals.
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With 62,27,295 recovered cases, India has the highest recovery rate of 86.78 percent in the world.
- Oct 04, 2020 04:36 PM IST
The doses are being procured by the government and will be enough to inoculate about 25 crore of India's 130 crore population. Priority will be given to frontline health-care workers, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said.
- Sep 29, 2020 08:46 PM IST
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar jointly released the safe workplace guidelines for industry & establishments to combat the pandemic, a labour ministry statement said.
- Sep 20, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Replying to queries during the 'Sunday Samvad' platform, Harsh Vardhan further said enough oxygen is being produced in the country and the health ministry is closely monitoring the situation.
- Sep 19, 2020 11:59 AM IST
Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said if the advanced clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine succeed, then the vaccine is likely to be available by the end of the first quarter of 2021.
- Sep 16, 2020 12:00 PM IST
Lok Sabha has already approved the bill in the last session, in which three Jamnagar, Gujarat-based institutes -- Institute of Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gulabkunwerba Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and Institute of Ayurveda Pharmaceutical Sciences --would be conglomerated.
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India recorded 3,328 cases per million and 55 deaths per million population, which the minister said was the lowest in the world among similarly-affected countries.
- Sep 09, 2020 06:09 PM IST
Representing India at the 73rd session of WHO South East Asia Region, he highlighted the giant strides the country made under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protect the lives and livelihood of its citizens from the pandemic.
- Aug 30, 2020 10:56 PM IST
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan also expressed hope about having a vaccine against COVID-19 by the end of 2020.
- Aug 19, 2020 07:15 PM IST
Speaking at the virtual launch of the 'Eat Right India Challenge' initiative by food safety regulator FSSAI, the Minister said a strong immune system is not only important for fighting coronavirus but also diseases like tuberculosis.
- Aug 17, 2020 07:55 PM IST
Speaking at the inaugural session of the two-day Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Public Health Conference virtually, Vardhan expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal of a tuberculosis-free India by 2025 would be achieved with the help of industry leaders and the CII.
- Aug 15, 2020 09:15 PM IST
The six union territories where the mission was rolled out through a pilot launch are Chandigarh, Ladakh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep, the NHA said in a statement.