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Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday mocked at Rahul Gandhi for questioning the decision of delaying Covishield 2nd dose by three months.

'Even Aryabhatta, Aristotle...': Harsh Vardhan's Covishield jibe at Rahul Gandhi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Experts who reportedly said the decision to increase the gap between the two doses of Covishield vaccines was not unanimous were present at the meeting and agreed to the decision, the government said on Wednesday and released proof.
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan (File Photo)
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan (File Photo)

Harsh Vardhan writes to Rajasthan health minister over ‘wastage’ of vaccine jabs

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2021 09:49 PM IST
In his letter, Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan cited reports published in Hindi dailies ‘Dainik Bhaskar’ and ‘Rajasthan Patrika’ over high vaccine wastage in Rajasthan.
Health minister Harsh Vardhan displays the thumbs-up after receiving the Covaxin vaccine, developed by Bharat Biotech, at a private hospital in New Delhi. (AP Photo)
Health minister Harsh Vardhan displays the thumbs-up after receiving the Covaxin vaccine, developed by Bharat Biotech, at a private hospital in New Delhi. (AP Photo)

'Better prepared to beat Covid-19 this year compared to 2020': Harsh Vardhan

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2021 07:11 PM IST
He made this remark while inaugurating a series of blood donation camps at 13 locations in Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh through a webinar.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan attends 70th annual day celebrations of CSIR-CDRI Lucknow virtually, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan attends 70th annual day celebrations of CSIR-CDRI Lucknow virtually, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)

Covid-19 surge: Harsh Vardhan to meet health ministers of 11 states, UTs

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 04:57 PM IST
  • Harsh Vardhan's meeting comes at the backdrop of what experts call a second wave of Covid-19 in the country and the review meeting held between the Prime Minister and senior officials on Sunday.
Indian Olympic Association(HT Archive)
Indian Olympic Association(HT Archive)

IOA working with AIIMS authorities to vaccinate Olympic-bound athletes

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 10:12 PM IST
Thirty sports persons and support staff across disciplines returned positive after 741 precautionary tests were conducted at the National Centres of Excellence in Patiala and Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan.(PTI Photo)
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan.(PTI Photo)

Experience from Covid-19 can be used to achieve eliminating TB: Harsh Vardhan

ANI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 12:32 AM IST
"Our efforts of testing, tracing, and treating in COVID-19 can be replicated for the treatment of TB. The experience from the pandemic can be used to achieve the goal of eliminating TB by 2025," the Union health minister said.
Union health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing a press conference.(ANI)
Union health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing a press conference.(ANI)

Healthcare workers bill will give dignity to health professionals: Harsh Vardhan

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 02:03 PM IST
Initiating the debate on the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2021, Vardhan said the proposed legislation has the potential to bring a paradigm shift in health professionals' situation.
Union health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing a press conference.(ANI)
Union health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing a press conference.(ANI)

No one should have doubts about Covid-19 vaccines: Health minister

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 02:23 PM IST
A total of 3,93,39,817 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the country so far.
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan service and sacrifice made by healthcare workers during Covid-19 will be for nothing if people let their guard down. (Amal KS/ Hindustan Times Archive)
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan service and sacrifice made by healthcare workers during Covid-19 will be for nothing if people let their guard down. (Amal KS/ Hindustan Times Archive)

Can’t afford defeat in war against Covid-19: Vardhan warns citizens

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 11:35 PM IST
  • The Union minister said that people should continue to follow the restrictions with the same amount of consistency as they had done last year when the pandemic was at its peak.
PM Modi, President Kovind, Vice President Naidu, Union minister Harsh Vardhan and eminent Sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan received their first does of Covid-19 vaccine. (HT Photos/Twitter/BeFunkyCollage)
PM Modi, President Kovind, Vice President Naidu, Union minister Harsh Vardhan and eminent Sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan received their first does of Covid-19 vaccine. (HT Photos/Twitter/BeFunkyCollage)

Covid-19 vaccination drive: List of eminent personalities inoculated

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 08:10 PM IST
  • These lawmakers are trying to address vaccine hesitancy which medical experts and lawmakers believe may impact the vaccination drive.
"The scientific community rose to the occasion during the pandemic," Harsh Vardhan said.(PTI)
"The scientific community rose to the occasion during the pandemic," Harsh Vardhan said.(PTI)

Harsh Vardhan says scientific community 'rose to occasion' when Covid-19 hit

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 10:47 PM IST
The minister said right from scaling up the laboratories to conduct Covid-19 tests and working on vaccines to manufacturing Personal Protection Kits (PPE), scientists handled the challenge very deftly.
The Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0 will have two rounds starting from February 22 and March 22, 2021, and will be conducted in pre-identified 250 districts/urban areas across 29 States/UTs in the country. (ANI)
The Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0 will have two rounds starting from February 22 and March 22, 2021, and will be conducted in pre-identified 250 districts/urban areas across 29 States/UTs in the country. (ANI)

Harsh Vardhan launches Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 05:41 AM IST
The Union Minister also launched the IMI 3.0 portal and released the Operational Guidelines for IMI 3.0 and the awareness material/IEC package developed as part of the campaign.
"The Finance Minister spoke of six prominent pillars, with the topmost pillar being health and well being," Dr Vardhan said.(ANI)
"The Finance Minister spoke of six prominent pillars, with the topmost pillar being health and well being," Dr Vardhan said.(ANI)

Harsh Vardhan says health crucial pillar of Atmanirbhar Bharat

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 11:56 PM IST
The outlay for the health sector has been increased to 2,23,846 crores for 2021-22, which marks a 137 per cent increase over this year's budget estimates.
An Indian woman carrying a child crosses a road on a cold day in Jammu, India Sunday, January 17, 2021(AP)
An Indian woman carrying a child crosses a road on a cold day in Jammu, India Sunday, January 17, 2021(AP)

Covid-19 vaccination: Key meeting likely today on future course of efforts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:52 AM IST
More than 2.24 lakh people have been vaccinated against the disease till now, which has infected more than 10.5 million people in the country and claimed at least 150,000 lives.
Co-WIN stands for Covid-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network and would be used for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Covid-19 vaccine program in India.(PTI)
Co-WIN stands for Covid-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network and would be used for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Covid-19 vaccine program in India.(PTI)

Co-WIN: Everything to know about the app behind India’s Covid-19 vaccine program

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:58 PM IST
While the self-registration module of the app is yet to be announced officially by the government, here is everything you need to know about it.
Union minister Harsh Vardhan also called for a powerful societal commitment to overcome the barriers imposed by the pandemic(ANI)
Union minister Harsh Vardhan also called for a powerful societal commitment to overcome the barriers imposed by the pandemic(ANI)

Coronavirus pandemic has turned the clock back by many years: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:32 PM IST
Union health and family welfare minister Dr Harsh Vardhan acknowledged that Covid-19 has turned the clock back by many years, if not decades, he said the “deadly virus has derailed painstaking efforts of many decades and diverted scientific attention.”
Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated India’s first indigenous pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) developed by the Serum Institute of India to treat pneumonia in children.(Twitter/@MoHFW_INDIA)
Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated India’s first indigenous pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) developed by the Serum Institute of India to treat pneumonia in children.(Twitter/@MoHFW_INDIA)

India’s first indigenous pneumonia vaccine by SII launched

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 09:21 PM IST
The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) would be used to treat pneumonia in children and has been developed by SII in collaboration with other partners like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, according to an official statement from the health ministry.
In picture - Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing at the 57th foundation day of CSIR-IMMT (Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology), Bhubaneswar.(ANI)
In picture - Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing at the 57th foundation day of CSIR-IMMT (Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology), Bhubaneswar.(ANI)

Decisive three months ahead in determining India’s Covid-19 situation: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 07:32 AM IST
He asserted that the state needs to focus on increasing testing, surveillance, contact tracing, and early diagnosis to keep fatality rate low.
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Vardhan had said that the battle against Covid-19 is far from over and the government is taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the disease.(PTI)
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Vardhan had said that the battle against Covid-19 is far from over and the government is taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the disease.(PTI)

‘Covid-19 battle far from over’: Rajya Sabha to hold discussion on Harsh Vardhan’s statement

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 10:57 AM IST
This comes as various leaders raised Covid-19 issue in Parliament. As the session began on Wednesday, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Manoj Jha gave a zero hour notice in the Rajya Sabha over “Covid-19 and its impacts on the migrant workforce”.
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.(HT photo)
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.(HT photo)

Battle against Covid-19 far from over: Harsh Vardhan in Parliament

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 01:30 PM IST
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, the health minister said that government is taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the diease.
The Health Minister also informed Parliament about the Covid-19 situation in the country.(PTI)
The Health Minister also informed Parliament about the Covid-19 situation in the country.(PTI)

India has been able to limit Covid-19 deaths to 55 per million population: Dr Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 01:21 PM IST
Speaking in the Lok Sabha, the Union Minister also said that the cases per million population in the country have also been limited to 3,328 in the country.
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan spoke to Swedish health minister on July 7, 2020, and the two discussed in detail the status and containment measures for Covid-19 in the two countries, and the future vision for handling it,(Photo Credit: Dr Harsh Vardhan Office / Twitter)
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan spoke to Swedish health minister on July 7, 2020, and the two discussed in detail the status and containment measures for Covid-19 in the two countries, and the future vision for handling it,(Photo Credit: Dr Harsh Vardhan Office / Twitter)

India’s proactive approach ensured plateaued graph of Covid-19 cases: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 07:47 PM IST
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said India has used the novel coronavirus outbreak as an opportunity because of the “whole of government’ approach adopted at various levels. 
File photo: Union Minister of Health Dr Harsh Vardhan.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Union Minister of Health Dr Harsh Vardhan.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

‘We’re prepared for the worst’: Health minister on Covid-19 crisis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 12:14 PM IST
Vardhan said that the fatality rate in the country continues to be around 3.3%, the recovery rate has climbed up to 29.9%.
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan chairing a high-level meeting of the Group of Ministers to review, monitor and evaluate the preparedness and measures taken regarding the management of coronavirus disease, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan chairing a high-level meeting of the Group of Ministers to review, monitor and evaluate the preparedness and measures taken regarding the management of coronavirus disease, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

India will remember Covid-19 as blessing in disguise, says health minister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 09:30 AM IST
The focus now seems to have shifted globally towards developing a vaccine for Covid-19 with several world leaders committing more than US $8 billion since Monday for this purpose.
According to the sources, the entire wing at AIIMS where Union health minister Harsh Vardhan’s OSD office is located is being sanitised and several staffers, including the OSD, is learnt to have been advised self-quarantine.(Amal KS / HT File Photo)
According to the sources, the entire wing at AIIMS where Union health minister Harsh Vardhan’s OSD office is located is being sanitised and several staffers, including the OSD, is learnt to have been advised self-quarantine.(Amal KS / HT File Photo)

Guard at health minister Harsh Vardhan’s OSD office tests Covid-19 +ve: Report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 07:16 AM IST
The security guard, posted at the office of officer on special duty (OSD) to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan located in the teaching block of All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, was tested positive on Saturday, sources said.
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan addresses the media on Friday.(ANI photo)
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan addresses the media on Friday.(ANI photo)

Ensure Covid-19 lockdown is followed, health minister Harsh Vardhan requests states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 04:37 PM IST
With a rise of 547 new Covid-19 cases over the latest 12 hours, India’s total number of coronavirus positive cases rose to 6,412 on Friday.
Union minister Dr Harsh Vardhan (left), along with health ministers of other countries, cycled to the venue of a WHO meet in New Delhi, September 3, 2019.(Photo Credit: Dr Harsh Vardhan/ Twitter)
Union minister Dr Harsh Vardhan (left), along with health ministers of other countries, cycled to the venue of a WHO meet in New Delhi, September 3, 2019.(Photo Credit: Dr Harsh Vardhan/ Twitter)

Health minister Harsh Vardhan cycles 6 km to WHO meet venue

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 10:21 PM IST
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan is a strong advocate of fitness and cycled 2km from his home to work in the summer heat to take charge of the Union health and family welfare ministry at Nirman Bhawan on June 3
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