Mar 11, 2020 10:40 PM IST
The meeting was held under the chairpersonship of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
- Mar 11, 2020 08:01 AM IST
Vardhan also called up Health Ministers of Delhi, Haryana, Kerala, Telangana, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh as well as Lt Governors of Ladakh, and Jammu & Kashmir to ascertain the status of the COVID-19 affected patients kept in isolation centres in hospitals, the health ministry said.
- Mar 09, 2020 09:00 PM IST
Vardhan emphasised the need for states and Union territories to adhere to core capacities for disease preparedness and response like surveillance, laboratory diagnosis, hospital preparedness, logistic management, capacity building and risk communication, the ministry said in a statement.
- Mar 09, 2020 03:20 PM IST
The health minister chaired a review and coordination meeting with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, mayors of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi and senior officials of various departments.
- Mar 06, 2020 08:00 PM IST
Vardhan also said 654 people were brought from Wuhan in China on February 1 and 2, and kept in quarantine at Army Camp in Haryana's Manesar and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Camp at Chhawla in Delhi for 14 days.
- Mar 04, 2020 05:55 PM IST
Vardhan held a meeting with Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain and civic body officials on March 4 and urged them to augment facilities of isolation wards in city hospitals if more cases of coronavirus gets recorded.
- Mar 04, 2020 01:33 PM IST
Addressing the media, Vardhan said if the Iranian government lent its support, a testing facility could be set up there as well. This will help bring back Indian citizens from Iran after a thorough screening, he said.
- Feb 07, 2020 02:41 PM IST
Treasury and opposition members nearly came to blows in the Lok Sabha on Friday when the Union health minister condemned in "no uncertain words" the "outlandish" remarks made by former Congress chief Gandhi against Modi.
- Feb 07, 2020 12:10 PM IST
During Question Hour, when Gandhi asked a question related to establishment of medical colleges, Vardhan said before giving the answer, he would like to make a statement on the Congress leader's recent comment on the prime minister.
- Feb 04, 2020 08:48 PM IST
Vardhan said the experience of the last 16 months showed the average premium amount is Rs 800 per family per annum, however, this had been estimated at Rs 1,052 at the time of the inception of the scheme.
- Feb 04, 2020 02:50 PM IST
Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, Vardhan said the reasons for slow utilization of funds allocated under the health insurance scheme was because four states — West Bengal, Telangana, Odisha and Delhi — which account for 20 per cent of the eligible beneficiary population, were not implementing the scheme.
- Jan 02, 2020 06:50 PM IST
Vardhan has also written to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, assuring him of all assistance, and urged him to initiate measures to stop the deaths of children at the JK Lon hospital.
- Dec 24, 2019 10:19 PM IST
Vardhan enumerated the advances made in medical infrastructure and said the number of AIIMS has been increased to 21 and work is also progressing on setting up of 157 medical colleges mainly in the aspirational districts of the country to ensure that people are provided superior health services.
- Nov 29, 2019 08:45 AM IST
Highlighting the country's progress, Vardhan said India is aggressively working towards establishing itself as a leader in industrialisation and technological development.
- Nov 20, 2019 07:13 PM IST
Contravention of the bill can invite imprisonment up to 10 years and fine up to Rs 10 lakh
- Sep 05, 2019 08:58 PM IST
Vardhan also sought a mass movement on preventive and promotive health in the backdrop of increasing burden of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart ailments, and rampant food-borne illnesses.
- Aug 27, 2019 07:45 PM IST
'By producing diesel out of plastic waste on a large scale, the plant is not just a good step towards freedom from plastic but will also reduce our dependence on other countries for petroleum products,' Harsh Vardhan said after inaugurating the plant in the presence of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
- Aug 21, 2019 08:45 PM IST
Several events are being planned across the country to commemorate the first anniversary of its launch and September 23 will be celebrated as 'Ayushman Bharat Diwas' to generate awareness about the scheme.
- Jul 09, 2019 09:45 PM IST
In a reply to another question, Vardhan said both the first-stage long range forecast issued on April 15 and the second stage forecast issued on May 31 suggest that the monsoon seasonal rainfall for the country as whole was likely to be near normal.
- Jul 02, 2019 05:37 PM IST
Union Minister and Chandni Chowk MP Harsh Vardhan visited the area on July 2, assuring the locals that the “culprits will be arrested”
- Jun 17, 2019 08:35 PM IST
The health minister reviewed the situation at a high-level meeting which was attended by senior officers of the Health Ministry, Indian Council of Medical Researcg (ICMR) and AIIMS.
- Mar 27, 2019 08:07 AM IST
Vardhan said Modi's is a "divine gift" for whom service to the nation is "paramount and the principle of Antyodaya is given highest priority".
- Jan 16, 2019 11:46 AM IST
The Union Minister of Science and Technology said he will change the name if the secretary of MoES agrees to his suggestion
- Jan 15, 2019 09:00 AM IST
Vardhan said the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and the IMD are developing prediction tools for thunderstorm lightning.
- Nov 05, 2018 03:12 PM IST
Delhi's pollution level sharply spiked Monday as a thick haze engulfed the national capital due to high impact of stubble burning and pushed the air quality in the 'very poor' category, authorities said.