Health Ministry

As coronavirus threat rises, Group of Ministers meet to review preparations

The GoM held its first meeting, chaired by Dr Harsh Vardhan, at the Nirman Bhawan.

Feb 13, 2020, 14:12 PM IST

Special Health Secretary reviews preparedness for tackling coronavirus outbreak

Hospitals-States/UTs reported that isolation wards have been made identified and readied to face any contingency. 

Jan 29, 2020, 20:31 PM IST

High-level meeting at PMO on coronavirus outbreak; Health Ministry starts 24X7 helpline

The meeting was chaired by P K Mishra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, which was also attended by the Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary, Defence Secretary, Health Secretary, Civil Aviation Secretary and several other top officials.

Jan 25, 2020, 21:03 PM IST

BREAKING NEWS: Govt sets up 7 teams to check coronavirus outbreak, opens 24X7 call centre

Dr Harsh Vardhan directed the multidisciplinary central teams to visit the seven states where thermal screening is being done at the seven designated airports - New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kochi.

Jan 25, 2020, 16:50 PM IST

Kota infants death: Central team visits JK Lon hospital, toll reaches 107

The six-member team of doctors from Delhi's AIIMS will interact with the senior officials of the hospital and take stock of the situation there.

Jan 04, 2020, 12:32 PM IST

Kota infants death toll reaches 100; Union Health Minister writes letter to Rajasthan CM

Seventy-seven children had died in the hospital till December 24 and the toll has now gone up to 100. 

Jan 02, 2020, 12:24 PM IST

Lok Sabha clears bill to ban production, import and sale of e-cigarettes in country

The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019, seeks to replace an ordinance issued on September 18.

Nov 27, 2019, 14:56 PM IST

Health Ministry asks DCI to ensure ex-President Dibyendu Mazumder has no access to admin function

In the letter the MoHFW instructed that Dibyendu should have no access to official files or that he does not discharge any of the functions of DCI.

Sep 13, 2019, 12:40 PM IST

Doctors, medical students protest against Medical Bill

The IMA held a "Delhi Andolan", which included a march by the medical fraternity from Nirman Bhavan - which houses the Health Ministry - to Jantar Mantar in the heart of the capital.

Jul 29, 2019, 17:27 PM IST

Biscuits, cookies banned, now only healthy snacks to be served at Health Ministry

The circular, issued by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, calls for a total ban on the sale of biscuits inside the Ministry building and in canteens and urges officials to stop serving fast food, cookies, biscuits and unhealthy stuff during the departmental meetings.

Jun 29, 2019, 20:48 PM IST

Death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome reaches 167 in Bihar, Muzaffarpur remains worst hit

Muzaffarpur remains the worst-hit district with the viral disease taking the lives of as many as 129 children.

Jun 23, 2019, 11:02 AM IST

Media can apologise on my behalf: Mamata Banerjee on doctors' strike

Bengal government has said that it is ready to meet all the 'practical' demands of the protesting doctors. 

Jun 16, 2019, 10:58 AM IST

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome claims 102 lives in Bihar; Health Minister in Patna to review situation

Muzaffarpur is the worst-hit district in the state with the death toll reaching 84. 

Jun 16, 2019, 09:50 AM IST

Swine flu claims 226 lives, Rajasthan worst hit, Health Ministry sends team to asses situation

The H1N1 virus commonly known as swine flu has so far claimed 226 lives across the country.

Feb 07, 2019, 06:51 AM IST

SC allows sale of Saridon, Piriton, Dart; seeks Centre's reply on pleas against its order to ban 328 drugs

The health ministry had on September 13 banned the manufacture, sale and distribution of 328 fixed doze combination of drugs with immediate effect and restricted another six. 

Sep 17, 2018, 15:27 PM IST

Govt decriminalises suicide, bans electric shocks to mentally ill children

The government has decriminalised suicide and banned authorities from giving electric shocks to mentally ill children.

Jun 02, 2018, 21:27 PM IST

Health Ministry issues advisory over Nipah virus outbreak

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has advised the public to avoid consuming raw date palm sap or toddy, half-eaten fruits from the ground and refrain from entering into abandoned wells and eat only washed fruits.

May 25, 2018, 00:06 AM IST

Health Ministry forms high-level team to tackle Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala

Union Health Minister JP Nadda has ordered the constitution of a high-level team of doctors to tackle the Nipah virus outbreak, which has claimed several lives in Kerala in the last two weeks. The order was given by the minister after he reviewed the situation.

May 21, 2018, 12:09 PM IST

New set of pictures with helpline number released for tobacco products

The Ministry for Health and Family Welfare has issued new sets of specified health warnings to be used on all tobacco products.

Apr 05, 2018, 23:47 PM IST

Shocking apathy: Woman carries husband on back to get disability certificate

Wheelchair? What's that? Tricycles? No way. The sorry state of affairs for a majority of differently-abled persons was once again seen in Mathura.

Apr 04, 2018, 09:22 AM IST