Aug 07, 2020 11:58 AM IST
The lab network includes 921 labs in the government sector and 449 private labs.
- Jul 27, 2020 04:45 PM IST
The mobile application, 'Mausam', has been designed and developed jointly by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune and the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
- Jul 14, 2020 09:09 AM IST
Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan also said that the letter by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), pushing for fast tracking of an indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate, was “misinterpreted”.
- Jun 13, 2020 08:50 PM IST
Singh requested him to provide more licenses to the pathological labs and to give more testing kits to the state governments.
- Jun 12, 2020 05:30 PM IST
IFLOWS-Mumbai has been developed as a state-of-the-art flood warning system for Mumbai to enhance the resilience of Mumbai by providing early warning for flooding specially during high rainfall events and cyclones, an official statement said.
- May 25, 2020 11:17 AM IST
"There are more than 100 candidates for developing a vaccine that are working at different levels. The WHO is coordinating the efforts," the health minister said.
- May 22, 2020 06:15 PM IST
In his remarks after being elected as the chairman of the WHO executive board, Vardhan also said a strengthening of global partnerships and a shared response was needed to deal with the current crisis caused by the pandemic.
- May 20, 2020 08:41 AM IST
Vardhan would succeed Dr Hiroki Nakatani of Japan, currently the Chairman of the 34-member WHO Executive Board.
- May 15, 2020 07:24 PM IST
At the 15th meeting of the high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) held under the chairmanship of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, a detailed presentation on the current situation due to the coronavirus outbreak, both globally and in India, was made, according to a health ministry statement.
- May 14, 2020 06:17 PM IST
The minister, who visited the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) here and dedicated the COBAS 6800 testing machine to the nation, said 14 states and Union Territories have not reported any case of COVID-19 in last 24 hours.
- May 10, 2020 08:42 PM IST
The test kit has the advantage of testing 90 samples together in a single run of 2.5 hours so that healthcare professionals can proceed quickly with necessary next steps, Vardhan said.
- May 10, 2020 07:50 PM IST
According to health ministry data, 1,511 COVID-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours -- the highest number of recoveries recorded in one day.
- May 09, 2020 08:00 PM IST
During the high-level meeting with Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim, Vardhan appreciated the dedication of all the states in combating COVID-19.
- May 06, 2020 03:40 PM IST
The GoM was informed that "people have informed about their health status on the application which has helped in tracing those suffering with any symptoms for COVID-19 containment”, the health ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
- May 05, 2020 02:55 PM IST
The nation in a post-coronavirus future could well look back on the pandemic period as a “blessing in disguise” if Indians imbibe hand, respiratory and environmental hygiene and practise it in their everyday lives, Vardhan said.
- May 04, 2020 03:17 PM IST
In an interview with CNN-News18, he outlines the steps taken by the government to combat the spread of the virus and the impact of lockdown.
- May 03, 2020 07:09 PM IST
"The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients has steadily increased which shows that more and more of these patients are getting better and going back home," he said.
- Apr 27, 2020 07:02 AM IST
As many as 5,913 people have been cured of the disease so far which puts the recovery rate around 22 per cent, also better than most countries, he said.
- Apr 26, 2020 06:39 PM IST
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said the coronavirus situation in the country is improving as many hotspot districts (HSD) are moving towards being non-hotspot districts (NHSD).
- Apr 18, 2020 08:02 AM IST
He said these patients include those requiring dialysis, blood transfusion and those suffering from respiratory or heart diseases.
- Apr 18, 2020 07:45 AM IST
A total of 30 samples can be tested in a single batch on a single machine, he said.
- Apr 11, 2020 04:55 PM IST
As of April 8, a total of 104,764 tests were carried out in India, he said, adding the present capacity of testing is 20,000 per day.
- Apr 09, 2020 07:55 PM IST
Vardhan was delivering the keynote address at the 'Global Online Conference on COVID-19: Fall-out and Future' organised by The Times School of Media, which is part of the Bennett University.
- Mar 25, 2020 08:12 PM IST
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also chaired a GoM meeting to assess the situation in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
- Mar 12, 2020 10:03 AM IST
India cannot impose mass quarantine and hospitalization as has been done by China, but it can put in a triage – milder infection taken care of at home and only critical patients admitted to hospital