The advisory comes on a day when India recorded 1,590 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, which is the highest single day count in 146 days.
Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan are the last countries with endemic polio, an incurable and highly infectious disease that can cause crippling paralysis in young children.
Heat wave 2023: The government warned of an impending heat wave in many parts of India over the next couple of months, urging states to be well prepared to manage any surge in 'heat related illnesses'.
As part of a national action plan on heat-related illness, the ministry has advised citizens to avoid high-protein food and cooking during the peak summer hours besides asking them to not get out in the sun especially between 12 noon and 3 pm.
The eye drops, which have been blamed for vision loss in the United States, are not sold in India, according to officials
While the health ministry had received a 16 percent hike last year, the rise of a mere 12 percent this year may barely cover the inflation
In a letter to all states and UTs, Health Ministry Additional Secretary Manohar Agnani said the operationalisation and maintenance of these medical infrastructure is of utmost importance to meet any eventuality even though the number of cases in the country is low now.
The move is aimed at curbing the sale of spurious, counterfeit or substandard drugs.
The presence of marshals/bouncers in hospitals serves as a confidence-booster to doctors and nurses to impart the right treatment to patients without fear of violence from patients’ relatives/caregivers, say industry body representatives.
In August 2019, the Supreme Court upheld the bond policy of states and observed that certain governments impose rigid conditions.
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Experts say that the detection of contaminants diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol in the India-made cough syrups by the WHO and Indian authorities themselves is strong enough evidence against the poor and unsafe quality of the cough syrups. 66 children are reported to have died in The Gambia after consuming the syrups.
The recent incident of medicines from India purportedly leading to the death of 66 children in Gambia has once again brought the spotlight on loopholes with drug quality monitoring in the country
The ministry termed such media reports ”misleading and incorrect”.
Haryana-based Maiden pharmaceuticals is in the eye of a storm for supplying adulterated cough syrups to Gambia. It has now emerged that the firm has been a habitual offender.
The ministry said in a statement that the cough syrups made by local manufacturer Maiden Pharmaceutical has permission to manufacture these products for export only.
According to private hospital associations, the government has added detailed clauses on terms of operation, termination, penalty and performance, but there are no payment terms in the agreement.
The minister on Saturday said the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) has crossed the landmark of one crore digitally linked health records with over 27 lakh records linked in a day.
The award recognized Arogya World for its work in scaling up community-based delivery models to strengthen prevention and control of diabetes at the population level, across 19 states in India.
The active cases comprise 0.10 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.71 per cent, the health ministry said.
The active cases comprise 0.11 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.71 per cent, the health ministry said.
The active cases comprise 0.11% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.71%, the Health Ministry said.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.70 per cent, the health ministry said.
Over 3.97 crore children in the age group of 12-14 years have been administered the first dose, while more than 6.14 crore adolescents in the age group 15-18 years have been given the first dose.
The government had on July 15 launched a special 75-day special drive to administer precaution doses to all aged 18 years and above at public vaccination centres free of cost.