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  • Centre urges 7 big states to ensure adequate oxygen availability in all healthcare facilities Sep 13, 2020 10:00 PM IST

    Centre urges 7 big states to ensure adequate oxygen availability in all healthcare facilities

    State Health Secretaries and Industries Secretaries of the seven states also participated in the meeting and discussed ways to ensure adequate oxygen availability in all healthcare facilities and unrestricted intra- and inter-state movement of oxygen, the statement stated. Union Minister for Commerce and Industry and Railways Piyush Goyal addressed them.

  • ICMR may allow COVID-19 testing of babies born to coronavirus positive women: Report Aug 28, 2020 10:45 AM IST

    ICMR may allow COVID-19 testing of babies born to coronavirus positive women: Report

    There is increasing evidence that coronavirus can be transmitted from the mother to the foetus

  • Decline in COVID-19 positivity rate despite increasing tests exponentially: Govt Aug 26, 2020 07:32 AM IST

    Decline in COVID-19 positivity rate despite increasing tests exponentially: Govt

    Presenting a mortality analysis on the basis of age and gender, Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said COVID-19 fatalities include 69% male and 31% female.

  • Coronavirus India update: Record jump of over 55,000 cases in a day, tally climbs to 16,38,870 Jul 31, 2020 10:48 AM IST

    Coronavirus India update: Record jump of over 55,000 cases in a day, tally climbs to 16,38,870

    Of the 779 coronavirus deaths in India reported on July 31,266 are from Maharashtra, 97 from Tamil Nadu, 83 from Karnataka, 68 from Andhra Pradesh and 57 from Uttar Pradesh.

  • Remdesivir rollout to take more time as pharma firms working on providing safety, quality data Jun 13, 2020 05:29 PM IST

    Remdesivir rollout to take more time as pharma firms working on providing safety, quality data

    Four companies are still awaiting a nod from the DCGI for manufacturing and selling of remdesivir in India.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Death toll climbs to 6,348; total tally reaches 2,26,770 in India Jun 05, 2020 09:59 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Death toll climbs to 6,348; total tally reaches 2,26,770 in India

    The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 1,10,960, while 1,09,461 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Over 38 lakh COVID-19 samples tested in India; above 1 lakh in 24 hours: ICMR Jun 01, 2020 03:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Over 38 lakh COVID-19 samples tested in India; above 1 lakh in 24 hours: ICMR

    India has also registered a remarkable recovery rate, which stands at 48.2 percent as of June 1, 2020.

  • 6,566 new COVID-19 cases in India, 194 deaths in 24 hours May 28, 2020 10:08 AM IST

    6,566 new COVID-19 cases in India, 194 deaths in 24 hours

    The number of active COVID-19 cases stand at 86,110 while 67,691 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Asymptomatic patients without fever cannot infect others: Health Ministry May 21, 2020 02:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Asymptomatic patients without fever cannot infect others: Health Ministry

    As per government data, nearly 80% of India’s COVID-19 patients are asymptomatic and as such the discharge policy has been revised in the country since such patients can recover at home after spending 10 days at a dedicated coronavirus healthcare facility.

  • COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,293, number of cases climbs to 70,756 in India: Union health ministry May 12, 2020 09:57 AM IST

    COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,293, number of cases climbs to 70,756 in India: Union health ministry

    The number of active COVID-19 cases in the country stood at 46,008, while 22,454 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the ministry said.

  • 7,740 dedicated COVID-19 health facilities in 483 districts identified: Health Ministry May 10, 2020 06:10 PM IST

    7,740 dedicated COVID-19 health facilities in 483 districts identified: Health Ministry

    Public health facilities dedicated to COVID-19 management are categorised into three categories -- Dedicated COVID Hospital (DCH), Dedicated COVID Health Centre (DCHC) and Dedicated COVID Care Centre (DCCC).

  • Coronavirus pandemic | As India’s COVID-19 toll crosses 56,000, recovery rate increases to 30% May 08, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | As India’s COVID-19 toll crosses 56,000, recovery rate increases to 30%

    Of the 216 districts that have not reported any new cases of the infection, 42 districts have been COVID-19 free for the past 28 days

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Centre mulls home quarantine for mild patients as hospitals brace for shortage of beds May 08, 2020 02:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Centre mulls home quarantine for mild patients as hospitals brace for shortage of beds

    Authorities must ensure that such patients being discharged early have self-isolation and quarantining facilities in their homes along with a caregiver who would be available 24*7.

  • COVID-19 death toll rises to 1,886; cases climb to 56,342 in India May 08, 2020 09:45 AM IST

    COVID-19 death toll rises to 1,886; cases climb to 56,342 in India

    "Thus, around 29.35 per cent patients have recovered so far," a senior health ministry official said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Goa govt to issue circular to hotels, industries Mar 13, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Goa govt to issue circular to hotels, industries

    No positive case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported so far in Goa, which receives a large number of tourists, including those from abroad, every year.

  • Coronavirus cases rise to 60 in India; Kerala reports 8 more cases Mar 11, 2020 08:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus cases rise to 60 in India; Kerala reports 8 more cases

    Kerala has till now reported 17 cases, including the three patients who were discharged last month following recovery.

  • Govt notifies enhanced warnings, 'quitline' number on tobacco packs Aug 21, 2019 08:18 PM IST

    Govt notifies enhanced warnings, 'quitline' number on tobacco packs

    The Health Ministry has notified the new warnings by making an amendment in the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Rules, 2008.

  • Health ministry rolls out HIV AIDS Act. Here is all you need to know Sep 12, 2018 04:01 PM IST

    Health ministry rolls out HIV AIDS Act. Here is all you need to know

    The total number of people living with HIV in India is estimated at 21.17 lakh

  • New pictorial warning for tobacco products issued, to be used from September 1 Aug 20, 2018 10:09 PM IST

    New pictorial warning for tobacco products issued, to be used from September 1

    The government released two separate set of images. The first set will be used on tobacco products from September 1, 2018, for a period of 12 months, after which the second set of images will be used.

  • Around 10,000 jobs to be created under National Health Protection Scheme Aug 05, 2018 11:32 AM IST

    Around 10,000 jobs to be created under National Health Protection Scheme

    Announced in the 2018 Budget, the AB-NHPM was touted as the 'world's largest government funded health care scheme'.

  • Haryana tops offences under sex determination act: Govt report Jul 23, 2018 03:22 PM IST

    Haryana tops offences under sex determination act: Govt report

    The (PCPNDT) Act was enacted in 1994 to prohibit prenatal diagnostic techniques for determining the sex of the foetus which might lead to female foeticide

  • Goa govt to sign MoU with Union govt for cancer centre at GMCH Jun 23, 2017 09:47 AM IST

    Goa govt to sign MoU with Union govt for cancer centre at GMCH

    "The proposal for setting up the regional cancer centre at GMCH was pending for last one year. We have located the file and state health secretary will be signing the Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre over this project in next 8-10 days," Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said.

  • Chemists postpone nationwide strike after Govt assurance Nov 17, 2016 08:32 PM IST

    Chemists postpone nationwide strike after Govt assurance

    All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD), which has about eight lakh members involved in sale and distribution of medicines, had given the strike call to push for action against "illegal" e-pharmacies.

  • FSSAI frames safety standards for alcoholic drinks Jun 26, 2016 02:28 PM IST

    FSSAI frames safety standards for alcoholic drinks

    "The Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has finalised a list of food additives and standards with respect to alcoholic beverages," FSSAI CEO Pawan Agarwal told PTI.

  • Govt allays concerns on polio; says India remains polio-free Jun 15, 2016 05:00 PM IST

    Govt allays concerns on polio; says India remains polio-free

    Amidst concerns over wild polio virus (P2 strain) being found in a Hyderabad drain, the Union Health Ministry said it was a vaccine derived virus and does not change the polio-free status of India

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