Sep 06, 2021 07:40 PM IST
Based on the feedback received from a central team that visited Kozhikode following a minor's death due to the Nipah virus, the Union Health Ministry has recommended the Kerala government to strengthen surveillance and focus on contact tracing.
- Sep 05, 2021 04:40 PM IST
The Union Health Ministry shared a list of parameters with the states and Union territories to identify the authentic versions of Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V vaccines.
- Aug 11, 2021 07:23 PM IST
Around 20,000 of the total breakthrough infections in Kerala has been reported in Pathanamthitta district.
- Aug 04, 2021 10:59 PM IST
"The ICMR and NCDC have expressed concern regarding the potential of mass gathering events during festivals turning into super spreader events, thereby leading to a spike in Covid cases," Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in his letter to chief secretaries and administrators of all states and UTs.
- Jul 20, 2021 04:46 PM IST
The Centre also released the name of states that have shown decline in the total fertility rate from 2016-18.
- Jul 13, 2021 10:10 PM IST
As many as 34,10,974 vaccine doses were administered on Tuesday, health ministry said.
- Jul 13, 2021 04:33 PM IST
With the help of this emergency package, the health ministry is aiming at augmenting 20,000 ICU beds in public healthcare system with 20 percent pediatrics ICU beds.
- Jul 08, 2021 07:06 PM IST
The Cabinet also green lit the government's earlier announcement to cover Agri Produce Market Committies (APMCs) under the Rs 1 lakh agriculture infrastructure fund.
- Jun 26, 2021 09:28 PM IST
About 36,68,189 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 1,14,506 vaccine doses given as second in the age group 18-44 years Saturday.
- Jun 26, 2021 05:28 PM IST
According to Health Ministry data, 2.29 crore elderly people have been fully vaccinated so far while 6.71 crore have received just one dose of COVID-19 vaccine till now.
- Jun 21, 2021 04:30 PM IST
The conditions put forth by Pfizer and Moderna are "alien to us", Dr VK Paul said, adding that the government is working towards finding a middle ground.
- Jun 20, 2021 02:28 PM IST
29,10,54,050 vaccine doses have been provided to states and union territories (UTs) so far through the government of India's free of cost channel and the direct state procurement category.
- Jun 12, 2021 07:02 PM IST
"The unsound analysis of the said article is based on extrapolation of data without any epidemiological evidence," the Union Health Ministry said.
- Jun 08, 2021 09:58 PM IST
COVID Vaccine Prices: The rates announced by the government are based on the current prices declared by manufacturer of Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik vaccines and could be suitably modified in future if manufacturers change the prices
- Jun 04, 2021 05:27 PM IST
The country has overtaken the United States of America in terms of number of people who have received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, as per Our World in Data, Dr VK Paul, NITI Aayog member said.
- Jun 02, 2021 10:00 PM IST
Mumbai recorded 925 positive cases, while 1632 cases in past 24 hours. With this, a total of 6,74,296 people recovered in the financial capital while 16,850 people are still active.
- Jun 02, 2021 09:23 PM IST
The Health Ministry said that 11,37,597 beneficiaries between the age group 18-44 years received their first dose and 19,523 beneficiaries of the same age group received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.
- May 27, 2021 05:41 PM IST
Paul, who is also head of India’s COVID-19 task force, insisted that the protocol of administering two doses of the same vaccine should be followed by healthcare workers.
- May 24, 2021 05:26 PM IST
Guleria's comment comes a day after the Indian Academy of Paediatrics has said that though kids remain susceptible to COVID-19 infection, it is “highly unlikely that the third wave will predominantly or exclusively affect children”.
- May 20, 2021 06:48 PM IST
A third wave of COVID-19 is projected to hit the country and according to experts, it may affect children in large numbers, the child rights' body said.
- May 17, 2021 10:24 PM IST
The decision comes a day after members of ICMR's National Task Force said they were not in favour of continuing the plasma therapy on COVID-19 patients due to its ineffectiveness and inappropriate use in several cases.
- May 13, 2021 04:44 PM IST
The suggestion to increase the gap between two Covishield doses was made by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI).
- May 08, 2021 09:53 PM IST
The national policy has been revised amid a nationwide surge in coronavirus infections, which has led to a sharp increase in the number of patients seeking hospital admissions.
- May 08, 2021 02:58 PM IST
"No patient will be refused services on any count. This includes medications such as oxygen or essential drugs even if the patient belongs to a different city," the Union Health Ministry said.
- Apr 26, 2021 06:08 PM IST
Research has shown that if no physical distancing measures are followed, one person can infect 406 people in 30 days, the government said.