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  • How does one treat in fear? Doctors urge Health Minister to reinstate marshals in hospitals Nov 07, 2022 06:20 PM IST

    How does one treat in fear? Doctors urge Health Minister to reinstate marshals in hospitals

    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.

  • Recombinant COVID variant detected in three states; Govt says no association with case rise in India Oct 20, 2022 03:13 PM IST

    Recombinant COVID variant detected in three states; Govt says no association with case rise in India

    The new Omicron sub-variants have been detected in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Officials say there is no reason for panic as the variants detected in India so far haven’t been associated with severe disease.

  • Central panel blames knowledge gaps for rabies deaths in Kerala, calls for uninterrupted supply of vaccines  Oct 19, 2022 06:23 PM IST

    Central panel blames knowledge gaps for rabies deaths in Kerala, calls for uninterrupted supply of vaccines 

    A three-member panel has flagged knowledge gaps in wound assessment and treatment of rabies victims in Kerala for the deaths of people who suffered animal bites, and given a clean chit to anti-rabies vaccines used in the state. 

  • Private hospitals concerned over removal of payment clause in revised CGHS empanelment pact Sep 27, 2022 04:33 PM IST

    Private hospitals concerned over removal of payment clause in revised CGHS empanelment pact

    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.

  • Govt aims to deliver 10 lakh Ayushman Bharat cards every day: Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya Sep 25, 2022 06:34 PM IST

    Govt aims to deliver 10 lakh Ayushman Bharat cards every day: Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

    Over 19 crore people have been provided Ayushman Bharat cards so far under the scheme spanning its coverage in 33 states and Union Territories, Mandaviya said.

  • Mansukh Mandaviya to inaugurate 'Arogya Manthan' to mark anniversary of Ayushman Bharat schemes Sep 23, 2022 04:15 PM IST

    Mansukh Mandaviya to inaugurate 'Arogya Manthan' to mark anniversary of Ayushman Bharat schemes

    The event will see active participation of global and national experts from the healthcare sector along with representatives from the academia, think-tanks, industry and the media, according to a health ministry statement

  • No shortage of fertilisers in the country, says Mansukh Mandaviya Sep 13, 2022 04:32 PM IST

    No shortage of fertilisers in the country, says Mansukh Mandaviya

    The minister also said that Nutrient Based Policy (NBS) for Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fertilisers for the Rabi season (October 2022 to March 2023) will be announced shortly.

  • India becomes 5th largest economy, Twitterati reacts Sep 03, 2022 12:32 PM IST

    India becomes 5th largest economy, Twitterati reacts

    The Indian economy surpassed UK's economy to become the fifth biggest economy, Indian Twitterati reacted to the good news and highlighted various reasons for the country's economic progress.

  • Mansukh Mandaviya asks pharma industry to tackle spurious drug menace Aug 29, 2022 07:33 PM IST

    Mansukh Mandaviya asks pharma industry to tackle spurious drug menace

    Out of 84,874 samples tested by various drug controllers, up to 2,652 samples were not of standard quality last year, the Centre informed Parliament in July.

  • Mansukh Mandaviya visits PGIMER's satellite centre in Sangrur Aug 21, 2022 04:15 PM IST

    Mansukh Mandaviya visits PGIMER's satellite centre in Sangrur

    ”Modi Govt stands resolute to further strengthening the healthcare infra and research facilities at the institute to serve people better,” Mandaviya said in a tweet.

  • Research-linked incentives crucial for pharma sector, Centre should incentivise companies as research progresses: Sudarshan Jain, IPA Aug 16, 2022 12:42 PM IST

    Research-linked incentives crucial for pharma sector, Centre should incentivise companies as research progresses: Sudarshan Jain, IPA

    Jain says IPA, which represents Indian research-based pharmaceutical companies, has recommended to the government that the pricing policy should help manufacturers attract investments as a reward for innovation.

  • 10 crore people administered precaution dose against COVID-19: Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya Aug 05, 2022 06:35 PM IST

    10 crore people administered precaution dose against COVID-19: Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

    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.

  • Majority of Indian states lack district hospital in each district; Kerala, Delhi stand out Aug 03, 2022 08:28 AM IST

    Majority of Indian states lack district hospital in each district; Kerala, Delhi stand out

    Half of the states and Union Territories in India don’t have access to a district hospital in each district, the Centre has informed the Lok Sabha.

  • Delhi records third Monkeypox case as Nigerian national tests positive Aug 02, 2022 04:18 PM IST

    Delhi records third Monkeypox case as Nigerian national tests positive

    India's official tally of monkeypox cases has climbed to seven, with four cases being detected so far in Kerala and three in Delhi, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in the Parliament.

  • No definitive decision taken on issue of rotational headship at AIIMS: Mansukh Mandaviya to Lok Sabha Jul 29, 2022 04:09 PM IST

    No definitive decision taken on issue of rotational headship at AIIMS: Mansukh Mandaviya to Lok Sabha

    In a written reply to a question on whether the government has any proposal to implement ”rotational headship policy” in AIIMS, New Delhi, the minister said, ”The recommendations of various committees on the issue of rotational headship have been divergent and marked by absence of consensus”.

  • Government launches scheme for pharma sector to step up capacity, upgrade to global standards Jul 21, 2022 12:33 PM IST

    Government launches scheme for pharma sector to step up capacity, upgrade to global standards

    The Centre aims the scheme will help the existing pharmaceutical clusters' in attaining sustained growth.

  • Research crucial for Indian pharma industry to move from ‘volume’ to ‘value’: Mansukh Mandaviya Jul 08, 2022 08:20 PM IST

    Research crucial for Indian pharma industry to move from ‘volume’ to ‘value’: Mansukh Mandaviya

    In order to provide impetus to the research in pharmaceutical sector, Mandaviya said that the union government has drafted a separate policy for research and development.

  • Govt working 'relentlessly' to strengthen health services across country: Union Health Minister Jun 26, 2022 01:56 PM IST

    Govt working 'relentlessly' to strengthen health services across country: Union Health Minister

    On the second day of his visit after visiting Puducherry, Mansukh Mandaviya took part in a series of events and also participated in the foundation stone laying ceremony of a Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) centre in neighbouring Avadi.

  • Make green hydrogen manufacturing affordable, accessible: Government to industry Jun 24, 2022 06:41 PM IST

    Make green hydrogen manufacturing affordable, accessible: Government to industry

    "India has tremendous opportunities in green hydrogen due to its geographical advantage", he said. Addressing an event. Mandaviya said the government alone cannot achieve the target of green energy. Synergy among industries, academia and the government is required.

  • Health minister stresses on surveillance and genome sequencing as COVID-19 cases mount Jun 23, 2022 07:26 PM IST

    Health minister stresses on surveillance and genome sequencing as COVID-19 cases mount

    The review meeting came on a day India reported 13,313 new infections in a day and active cases went past 83,000

  • Mansukh Mandaviya to chair crucial meeting with experts on rising COVID-19 cases Jun 23, 2022 11:40 AM IST

    Mansukh Mandaviya to chair crucial meeting with experts on rising COVID-19 cases

    India has been witnessing an increase in coronavirus infections over the last couple of weeks.

  • 89% of India's adult population fully vaccinated against COVID-19: Mansukh Mandaviya Jun 16, 2022 02:54 PM IST

    89% of India's adult population fully vaccinated against COVID-19: Mansukh Mandaviya

    The cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country have exceeded 195.67 crore, according to the Health Ministry's provisional reports till 7 am on Thursday.

  • Adequate urea stocks in country; no need to import till December: Mandaviya Jun 06, 2022 07:30 PM IST

    Adequate urea stocks in country; no need to import till December: Mandaviya

    The minister said the government has already imported 16 lakh tonnes of urea, which will be shipped in the next 45 days.

  • Watch #MCAtDavos as health minister talks monkeypox, fertiliser subsidy, and more May 27, 2022 02:18 PM IST

    Watch #MCAtDavos as health minister talks monkeypox, fertiliser subsidy, and more

    Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya talks about India’s healthcare and wellness centre, preparedness for monkeypox, fertiliser subsidy, and more.

  • At World Health Assembly, India reiterates disappointment over WHO report on excess COVID-19 mortality May 23, 2022 09:53 PM IST

    At World Health Assembly, India reiterates disappointment over WHO report on excess COVID-19 mortality

    The seven-day event in Geneva is the first health assembly being held in-person since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic