May 16, 2021 02:30 PM IST
The ministry has suggested surveillance, screening, home and community-based isolation and planning for health infrastructure for managing COVID at the rural level.
- May 15, 2021 05:19 PM IST
Dr VK Paul's response to the controversy comes two days after the Centre, based on an expert panel's recommendation, increased the gap between two doses of Covishield vaccine from 6-8 weeks to 12-16 weeks.
- May 15, 2021 02:15 PM IST
The number of people who recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours was 3,53,299, while the number of new cases recorded in the same period was 3,26,098, according to ministry data updated at 8 am.
- May 14, 2021 07:53 AM IST
Coronavirus India News Highlights: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered inched closer to 18 crore, the Union Health Ministry said.
- May 11, 2021 01:00 PM IST
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw’s tweet comes as India is embattled in a ferocious second wave of COVID-19, even as the country-wide vaccination drive crawls at a slow pace due to supply shortages.
- May 09, 2021 08:34 PM IST
The Government of India has designed a streamlined and systematic mechanism for effective allocation, and prompt distribution and delivery of the support supplies received by India.
- May 08, 2021 03:18 PM IST
The Health Ministry said that states with a negative balance are showing more consumption (including wastage) than vaccine supplied as they have "not reconciled the vaccine they have supplied to the armed forces".
- May 04, 2021 02:47 PM IST
Signs and symptoms which require immediate medical attention include difficulty in breathing, dip in oxygen saturation (SpO2 < 94% on room air), persistent pain/pressure in the chest or mental confusion.
- May 03, 2021 03:46 PM IST
The government says it advanced around Rs 1,700 crore to SII on April 28 for 11 crore doses of Covishield vaccine and paid Bharat Biotech Rs. 772.5 crore on the same day for 5 crore Covaxin doses for distribution during May, June and July.
- May 03, 2021 10:05 AM IST
The death toll increased to 2,18,959 with 3,417 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
- May 02, 2021 07:14 AM IST
The total vaccinations across the country rose to over 15.66 crore.
- Apr 30, 2021 05:13 PM IST
The council noted that India could successfully produce two vaccines and there are many candidates at the various stages of approval and induction. More than 16 crore vaccinations have been done as on date.
- Apr 29, 2021 03:32 PM IST
The asymptomatic and mildly infected patients would be allowed to isolate at home only if their oxygen saturation at room air is above 94 percent.
- Apr 29, 2021 01:07 PM IST
On media reports quoting some Maharashtra State Government officials that vaccines in the state are "finished" and adversely impacting the vaccination drive, the ministry said a balance of 7,49,960 vaccine doses is still available with the state for administration to eligible population groups.
- Apr 28, 2021 11:34 AM IST
The death toll stands at 2,01,187, the Union health ministry data stated.
- Apr 28, 2021 07:34 AM IST
Coronavirus News Highlights: Registering a steady increase, the active cases have risen to 29,78,709, comprising 16.55 percent of the total infections
- 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 24, 2021 08:49 PM IST
The states and UTs were asked to prioritise decision on direct procurement of vaccines by State/UT Government and publicising about facility of 'only online registration' for the 18-45 age group.
- Apr 23, 2021 12:40 PM IST
India added a record 3,32,730 new coronavirus cases in a span of 24 hours, taking the country's infection tally to1,62,63,695, according to the ministry data updated on Friday.
- 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 09:19 PM IST
“The Finance Ministry today has relaxed the general financial rules and permitted the Ministry of Health to pay, if they so wish, to make advance payment to vaccine suppliers, without a bank guarantee. I believe the Health Ministry is already doing so,” a top official told Moneycontrol
- Apr 19, 2021 05:10 PM IST
The ICMR compared data on hospitalised patients from September-November 2020 for the first wave, and March-April (so far) for the second wave. The presentation showed that the mean age of hospitalised patients has reduced only slightly in the second wave, to 48.9 years from 50.4 years.
- Apr 19, 2021 03:25 PM IST
The nationwide tally of COVID-19 cases mounted to 1,50,61,919 with a record single-day rise of 2,73,810 coronavirus infections reported on April 19.
- 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
- Apr 15, 2021 02:32 PM IST
States have been asked to set up control rooms to ensure smooth supply of oxygen to the districts according to need and review requirement of cylinders, tankers.