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The Centre also informed that there are three vaccine candidates under consideration for license approval.(File photo)

Covid-19 vaccines may get license in coming weeks, says health ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 06:32 PM IST
The Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech have applied for emergency use approval (EAU) of their respective vaccine candidates against coronavirus in India, health secretary Bhushan said.
The committee will also have to institute a reward/recognition mechanism for achievement of best performing district/block/urban ward, etc.(REUTERS)
The committee will also have to institute a reward/recognition mechanism for achievement of best performing district/block/urban ward, etc.(REUTERS)

Covid-19 vaccine drive may span over a year, says govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 08:42 AM IST
The ministry has sought constitution of committees at state and district levels which will review preparatory activities in terms of cold chain preparedness, operational planning, strategies for state-specific challenges in terms of geographical terrain and hard-to-reach areas, etc.
The overall case fatality rate of people with comorbidities stood at 17.9 per cent and 1.2 per cent for those without comorbidities.(HT File Photo)
The overall case fatality rate of people with comorbidities stood at 17.9 per cent and 1.2 per cent for those without comorbidities.(HT File Photo)

47% of Covid-19 deaths registered among those aged below 60 years: Health ministry

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Addressing a press briefing, Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said about 70 per cent Covid-19 deaths have been of male patients while 30 per cent of fatalities from the infection has been reported in females.
Under the Rs 50 lakh insurance scheme for frontline healthcare workers engaged in Covid-19 duty, Bhushan said payments have been made in 95 cases, while 176 claims are under process.(HT File Photo)
Under the Rs 50 lakh insurance scheme for frontline healthcare workers engaged in Covid-19 duty, Bhushan said payments have been made in 95 cases, while 176 claims are under process.(HT File Photo)

48% of total Covid-19 deaths concentrated in 25 districts of 8 states: Health Ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 09:38 PM IST
Giving figures on Covid deaths, Bhushan said about 48% of total Covid-19 deaths in the country are concentrated in 25 districts of 8 states.
The measures come in the background of reports on a shortage of medical oxygen in some parts of the country.(REUTERS)
The measures come in the background of reports on a shortage of medical oxygen in some parts of the country.(REUTERS)

Govt drafts 5-point plan to check oxygen shortage

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 11:57 PM IST
Rajesh Bhushan, secretary at the Union health ministry, said in a briefing on Tuesday that while there is “sufficient” supply of medical oxygen at the moment, “we are thinking ahead”.
Rajesh Bhushan inaugurated a virtual conclave for private hospitals providing Covid-19 treatment in the country organised by the ministry in collaboration with FICCI and AIIMS New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Rajesh Bhushan inaugurated a virtual conclave for private hospitals providing Covid-19 treatment in the country organised by the ministry in collaboration with FICCI and AIIMS New Delhi.(HT Photo)

Covid-19 patients must not be denied beds, provided prompt treatment: Health Ministry to hospitals

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 06:19 AM IST
Rajesh Bhushan inaugurated a virtual conclave for private hospitals providing Covid-19 treatment in the country organised by the ministry in collaboration with FICCI and AIIMS New Delhi.
The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India surpassed 4.28 million on Tuesday,The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India surpassed 4.28 million on Tuesday,(HT File Photo)
The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India surpassed 4.28 million on Tuesday,The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India surpassed 4.28 million on Tuesday,(HT File Photo)

Maharashtra, Andhra, Karnataka, UP and Tamil Nadu account for 70% of Covid-19 deaths: Govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry said the case fatality rate is continuously declining, adding that it was at 2.15% in the first week of August, now it stands at 1.70%.
India may overtake Brazil sometime in the next two weeks if the cases continue to grow at the same pace.(AP)
India may overtake Brazil sometime in the next two weeks if the cases continue to grow at the same pace.(AP)

5 more volunteers inoculated with Oxford Covid-19 vaccine candidate in Pune: Latest developments

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2020 09:33 AM IST
Pharmaceutical companies in India and around the world are racing to find a vaccine for Covid-19 which has infected more than 24 million people globally.
The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) officials are maintaining that the Covid-19 case fatality rate (CFR) is below 2% and are trying to bring it down to under 1%.(HT Photo)
The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) officials are maintaining that the Covid-19 case fatality rate (CFR) is below 2% and are trying to bring it down to under 1%.(HT Photo)

India inches closer to 60k Covid deaths

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 09:20 AM IST
Of the 32,29,351 total Covid-19 cases, 66,781 were reported on Tuesday, and 64,562 new recovered cases have taken the tally of overall recoveries to 24,65,081
An official added that while the panels are tasked with several aspects of the pandemic, they will continue to function even after the lockdown is eased till the virus subsides.(Reuters file photo)
An official added that while the panels are tasked with several aspects of the pandemic, they will continue to function even after the lockdown is eased till the virus subsides.(Reuters file photo)

Covid 19 update: Empowered panels reshuffled after bureaucratic rejig

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 06:10 AM IST
Senior government officials, familiar with the matter, said many members of the groups will be replaced with new faces as a result of the reshuffle.
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Working in the times of pandemic:Government should provide insurance cover to vegetable, fruit vendors, says Ludhiana wholesaler

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harvinder Kaur, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2020 07:00 PM IST
As vendors also come in contact with a large number of people, government should take responsibility of their health too, says Rakesh Bhatia
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mouni Roy will not work together on Bole Chudiyan.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mouni Roy will not work together on Bole Chudiyan.

Mouni Roy quits Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Bole Chudiyan, cites makers’ ‘unprofessional behaviour’ as reason

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 07:38 PM IST
Mouni Roy and the makers of Bole Chudiyan are calling out each other for unprofessional behaviour.
While senior leaders are meeting party workers, the BJP leaders said a full-fledged election campaign will be launched after Holi, which is to come on March 21.(Reuters)
While senior leaders are meeting party workers, the BJP leaders said a full-fledged election campaign will be launched after Holi, which is to come on March 21.(Reuters)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP campaign in Delhi to start after Holi

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2019 05:56 AM IST
Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and senior BJP leader JS Pawaiya, who are in charge of the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, on Friday met party workers to collect feedback and suggestions regarding the upcoming polls.
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