Union Health Ministry

COVID-19: Centre to start ‘vaccination at home’ for differently-abled people

Union Health Ministry warned that the country is still in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 even though daily cases are declining. 

Sep 23, 2021, 18:33 PM IST

Mansukh Mandaviya, the new Health Minister, plans to overhaul his Ministry with 'Idea Box'

According to the Health Minister, the Idea Box will serve as a solution for many challenges and issues of the department or ministry. 

Jul 28, 2021, 12:54 PM IST

Second COVID wave not over, 71 districts reported over 10% positivity: Centre

At least 71 districts reported COVID case positivity rate of more than 10 per cent in the week from June 23 to 29, the government said, adding that the second wave of COVID-19 is not over. 

Jul 02, 2021, 17:43 PM IST

Pregnant women can be vaccinated against COVID-19, says Union Health Ministry

During the conference, the Director of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr SK Singh informed that a total of 48 cases of Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 coronavirus have been detected in the country so far. 

Jun 25, 2021, 21:14 PM IST

COVID alert: India reports 54,069 fresh cases, 1,321 deaths in last 24 hours

On Wednesday (June 23), 50,848 cases were recorded. So there's is a 6.3% increase in the number of cases reported in one day

Jun 24, 2021, 09:58 AM IST

No newborn calf serum in Covaxin, Centre busts myth

Covaxin does not contain newborn calf serum at all and the calf serum is not an ingredient of the final vaccine product, the Union Health Ministry said. 

Jun 16, 2021, 14:20 PM IST

Centre dismisses reports of CoWin data breach as ‘fake’, issues clarification

The Union Health Ministry on Thursday (June 10, 2021) said no CoWin data is shared with any entity outside the CoWin environment and refuted the reports of CoWin data breach as fake.

Jun 11, 2021, 06:31 AM IST

COVID-19: India opposes 'vaccine passport' ahead of G7 summit, Harsh Vardhan says idea 'discriminatory'

Union health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Friday conveyed India’s strong opposition to the idea of vaccine passport at a G7 plus ministerial session. Dr. Vardhan stated that the COVID-19 vaccine coverage of developing countries is less than the developed countries.

Jun 05, 2021, 07:18 AM IST

Centre defers COVID-19 vaccination by three months after recovery from infection, allows inoculation of lactating women

The Union Health Ministry has accepted fresh recommendations by the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC), including the decision to defer the coronavirus vaccination by three months after clinical recovery from the illness.

May 20, 2021, 07:42 AM IST

25 COVID testing teams deployed at Jammu Railway station to test passengers arriving from other states

There are currently 1,336 active cases in Jammu and Kashmir, while 1,25,362 people have recovered from the disease so far. 

Mar 24, 2021, 12:36 PM IST

COVID-19 vaccine: 3,81,305 beneficiaries received vaccine, only 580 adverse events reported

In Delhi, three hospitalisations were reported, out of which, two have been discharged, and one with fainting is under observation at Max Hospital, Patparganj.

Jan 19, 2021, 07:55 AM IST

Amitabh Bachchan's voice to be removed from caller tune, know who will replace him

You will no longer hear Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan's voice as a caller tune from Friday.

Jan 14, 2021, 18:39 PM IST

Centre exhorts states to curb COVID-19 chain of transmission, bring mortality below 1%

In addition to the state Health Secretaries, District Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, and other district functionaries also participated in the digital review meeting.

Sep 04, 2020, 20:33 PM IST

National Expert Group on vaccine meets domestic manufactures amid highest-ever single day COVID-19 recoveries

The meeting was mutually beneficial and productive, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Aug 17, 2020, 20:25 PM IST

80% coronavirus cases are reported from 50 districts: Health Ministry

When asked about upcoming bhoomi pujan for Ram temple construction on August 5, Rajesh Bhushan, said that the Ministry of Home Affairs permitted certain activities in the Unlock 2 guidelines, under which, it included religious places, SOPs were made for it.

Jul 30, 2020, 20:28 PM IST

400 people of Tablighi Jamaat tested coronavirus positive: Ministry of Health

The Indian Health Ministry held a press conference regarding coronavirus in which they said that 328 new cases of COVID19 have been reported in the last 24 hours, while 400 people of Tablighi Jamaat are tested coronavirus positive. To know more, watch the video

Apr 02, 2020, 17:14 PM IST

Coronavirus Outbreak: PM Modi to hold a video conference with all Chief Ministers

Amid coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a video conference with all the Chief Minister of different states. To know more watch video.

Apr 01, 2020, 17:36 PM IST

Health Ministry says Coronavirus cases rose due to Tablighi Jamaat’s gathering

In a daily briefing, the Health Ministry of India says the Tablighi Jamaat’s gathering in Nizamuddin plays a major in new coronavirus cases in India. To know more watch the press conference here.

Apr 01, 2020, 17:08 PM IST

Coronavirus reaches Nepal, Indo-Nepal border on alert

The Union Health Ministry will make arrangements for screening on the Nepal border bordering Uttarakhand with immediate effect.

Jan 26, 2020, 06:41 AM IST