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.
There is increasing evidence that coronavirus can be transmitted from the mother to the foetus
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.
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.
Four companies are still awaiting a nod from the DCGI for manufacturing and selling of remdesivir 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.
India has also registered a remarkable recovery rate, which stands at 48.2 percent as of June 1, 2020.
The number of active COVID-19 cases stand at 86,110 while 67,691 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
"Thus, around 29.35 per cent patients have recovered so far," a senior health ministry official said.
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.
Kerala has till now reported 17 cases, including the three patients who were discharged last month following recovery.
The Health Ministry has notified the new warnings by making an amendment in the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Rules, 2008.
The total number of people living with HIV in India is estimated at 21.17 lakh
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.
Announced in the 2018 Budget, the AB-NHPM was touted as the 'world's largest government funded health care scheme'.
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
"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.
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.
"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.
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