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'Number of people who got at least one dose of COVID jab in India highest in world'

Presently, about 60.7 per cent of the adult population in the country has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the ministry said

15 Sep 2021 10:48 AM

India worried about complacency over second dose of COVID-19 vaccine - sources

India has administered more than 744 million vaccine doses, with 60% of its adults getting a first shot and 19% fully vaccinated

14 Sep 2021 11:04 AM

India reports 40 cases of Covid Delta Plus variant, most cases from four states

These 40 cases were reported mostly from four major states - Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu

23 Jun 2021 11:59 AM

Health Ministry issues guidelines for rational use of medicines, tests for COVID-19 patients

The guidelines have stressed the use of wearing masks, physical distancing and hand hygiene

07 Jun 2021 3:06 PM

COVID-19 spreading to rural India: PM Modi

The Centre, he said, was working on a war footing to check the second wave of infections

15 May 2021 8:33 AM


Using term 'Indian variant' for B.1.617 strain has no basis: Health ministry

The WHO also said it does not identify viruses or variants with names of countries they are first reported from

12 May 2021 10:07 PM

India’s COVID-19 death toll crosses 50,000-mark

Many experts say the real numbers may be far higher due to low levels of testing and because deaths are often not properly recorded in India

17 Aug 2020 11:12 AM

Centre asks states, UTs to allow COVID patients to use smartphones in hospitals

Appropriate protocols for disinfecting devices and allotting time slots can be developed by the hospital, Dr Rajiv Garg said

03 Aug 2020 11:04 AM

Health ministry drafts rules to help coronavirus patients access new drugs

The draft New Drugs and Clinical Trials (Amendment) Rules stipulate manufacture of unapproved drugs based on a prescription by a hospital

08 Jun 2020 12:37 PM

Covid recovery rate improving: Health Ministry

Health ministry officials said the recovery rate has gradually improved from 7.1% to 39.62% now as almost 40%

21 May 2020 11:00 AM


Japan to approve its first coronavirus antigen test kits

Antigen tests scan for proteins that can be found on or inside a virus

12 May 2020 1:42 PM

1st positive case of coronavirus found in Kerala

The three men kept in an isolation ward of New Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital have tested negative for coronavirus.

31 Jan 2020 1:33 AM

Up to 10 years jail, Rs 10 lakh fine for violence against doctors: Draft bill

This draft bill has been prepared to deal with rising cases of assault on doctors while they are at work.

03 Sep 2019 1:09 PM

India asks its states not to partner with Philip Morris-funded foundation

India’s federal health ministry has sent a letter to chief secretaries of all states, saying they should not partner with FSFW.

01 Jul 2019 4:28 PM

'No cookies, biscuits with chai; only healthy snacks for meeting': Health Ministry

Circular dated June 19 suggests replacing unhealthy fast food with healthier snacking options like almonds, walnut, dates and roasted chana.

29 Jun 2019 10:02 AM


Ashwini Choubey takes charge of Health Ministry; catches metro to reach office

Before taking charge, the minister performed an elaborate puja and planted five trees in the Nirman Bhavan campus.

04 Jun 2019 6:07 PM

Rajasthan: 5 new cases of Zika virus detected today, total 60 test positive

Most of the cases are from Shastri Nagar area where fogging and other anti-larvae activities are being carried out.

14 Oct 2018 8:47 PM

India witnesses biggest Zika virus outbreak as 50 test positive in Jaipur

At least 276 teams have been deployed in Zika virus-affected wards of Jaipur's Shastri Nagar.

13 Oct 2018 3:17 PM

22 test positive for Zika virus in Jaipur, PM seeks comprehensive report

A 7-member high-level central team is in Jaipur to assist the state government in control and containment measures.

09 Oct 2018 10:18 AM

Contaminated polio vaccines given to children in T'gana, Maharashtra, UP

The incident came to light after surveillance reports from UP showed signs of the virus in stool samples of some children.

02 Oct 2018 8:07 AM