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Union health ministry

Need to increase pace of vaccinations: Health Ministry tells states

While some states are carrying out vaccination twice a week some others are carrying out four or more than four times a week

21 Feb 2021 7:20 PM

14 more UK returnees test positive for new strain of coronavirus; total 20

The tally includes six people who were found positive for the new virus strain on Tuesday.

30 Dec 2020 11:58 AM

Chhattisgarh government fears National Digital Health Mission may turn into surveillance tool

The National Health Authority has outlined how this data would be collected, stored and shared, in the draft policy.

08 Sep 2020 10:40 AM

India's drug regulator grants Gilead Sciences marketing authorisation for remdesivir

The approval process for remdesivir was accelerated in view of emergency situation and unmet need for medicines in light of covid19 outbreak

03 Jun 2020 11:57 AM

India registers 8,380 fresh covid cases in a day, toll crosses 5000

India is the ninth worst-hit nation by the Covid-19 pandemic

31 May 2020 3:40 PM


Coronavirus tally in India nears 1 lakh, deaths cross 3,000

A record jump of 5,242 cases in the last 24 hours

18 May 2020 10:48 AM

India's covid19 infections cross 70,000-mark, death toll rises to 2,293

Of the 2,293 deaths, Maharashtra accounts for the highest number of fatalities at 868

12 May 2020 10:52 AM

Patients with very mild Covid19 symptoms can opt for home isolation

The patient should be clinically assigned as a very mild case or pre-symptomatic case by the treating medical officer

28 Apr 2020 11:33 AM

Union health ministry seeks a ban on anti-TB drug export

Delay in production and receipt of supply may cause acute shortage of these drugs, Union Health Secretary said

22 Apr 2020 2:38 PM

India will import drugs with less than 60 pc shelf life, condition apply

Health ministry has instructed to take various steps to ensure availability of a sufficient quantity of drugs in the domestic retail market

19 Apr 2020 11:20 AM


Centre approves covid19 emergency package for states, UTs

The activities to be undertaken include disinfection of hospitals, government offices, public utilities and ambulances

09 Apr 2020 1:51 PM

Coronavirus cases in India rise to 31, major events off

The IIFA 2020 and Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week have been postponed.

07 Mar 2020 6:17 AM

Coronavirus cases in India touch 31

Apart from Delhi, coronavirus cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh, Rajashtan, Telangana, and Kerala

06 Mar 2020 2:17 PM

Healthcare in India is in abysmal shape, must be shaken out of comatose state

The story of infants and children dying due to AES remains the same.

04 Jul 2019 1:08 AM

Six more people tested positive for Zika virus in Rajasthan, cases rise to 123

The virus, transmitted through the aedes aegypti mosquito, causes fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain.

21 Oct 2018 7:24 PM


8 new Zika cases in Rajasthan, people infected in outbreak climbs to 117

Rajasthan health dept has formed 5-member committee to investigate, examine and track Zika virus disease.

20 Oct 2018 8:29 PM

Ministry junks proposal to extend OPD timings

Through the plan, the government had aimed to address the problem of overcrowding plaguing specialty and premier hospitals like Safdarjung and AIIMS.

21 Aug 2018 1:29 AM

HRD ministry to reconsider conducting NEET twice a year

Health ministry raised concerns about extra stress due to exam calendar and about problems online exams may cause students from rural areas.

10 Aug 2018 6:57 PM

Centre plans to extend Safdarjung OPD hours

The plan is a pilot project of the government’s larger proposal for 24x7 health care services in government hospitals.

14 Jul 2018 3:38 AM

Maximum kids hooked to tobacco in Meghalaya

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma has acknowledged the seriousness of prevailing scenario.

14 Jul 2018 2:04 AM