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The health ministry issued statements on July 6 and July 7, clarifying that states have also been asked to alert the Centre in case of dearth of vaccines due to increased coverage.

Health ministry again issues statement over vaccine shortage claims

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2021 10:22 PM IST
  • The Union health ministry reiterated that all states and Union territories (UTs) have been directed to plan their Covid-19 vaccination sessions as per the doses being made available to them.
The health ministry clarified that its letter to the states and UTs was intended to prevent the use of sensitive data on vaccines.(Reuters)
The health ministry clarified that its letter to the states and UTs was intended to prevent the use of sensitive data on vaccines.(Reuters)

Committed to prevent misuse of data regarding Covid-19 vaccines, says Centre

Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 03:08 PM IST
The Union health ministry also said that the E-Vin platform was in use to store data on vaccines for more than six years now.
Delhi and Maharashtra have started ramping up infrastructure by setting up additional pediatric wards
Delhi and Maharashtra have started ramping up infrastructure by setting up additional pediatric wards

‘Children are vulnerable to Covid-19, majority asymptomatic’, says expert

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 05:58 PM IST
  • As the second wave subsides and states are taking precautionary measures to resist a probable third wave, more attention is being paid to Covid-19’s impact on children
India's daily Covid-19 cases saw a dip for the 47th day on Monday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
India's daily Covid-19 cases saw a dip for the 47th day on Monday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

India's daily Covid-19 cases fall further to 152,734; new deaths at 3,128

Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 09:20 AM IST
Covid-19 in India: According to the Union health ministry, as many as 21,31,54,129 people have been vaccinated for Covid-19 in the country.
Health workers carry a patient into a dedicated Covid-19 hospital in Ahmedabad, The picture is still grim in parts of Europe and Asia as variants of the virus fuel an increase in new cases and the worldwide death toll closes in on 3 million.(AP)
Health workers carry a patient into a dedicated Covid-19 hospital in Ahmedabad, The picture is still grim in parts of Europe and Asia as variants of the virus fuel an increase in new cases and the worldwide death toll closes in on 3 million.(AP)

Set up special wards for Covid: Health ministry tells central ministries, PSUs

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2021 01:04 PM IST
The Union health ministry advises all central ministries to issue instructions to the hospitals under their control or their PSUs to set up dedicated hospital wards or separate blocks within the hospitals for Covid care and share details of such hospitals in public domain.
A medic shows vial containing doses of Covishield vaccine during a countrywide inoculation drive against the coronavirus, at a government health care centre, in New Delhi, Saturday April 10, 2021. (PTI)
A medic shows vial containing doses of Covishield vaccine during a countrywide inoculation drive against the coronavirus, at a government health care centre, in New Delhi, Saturday April 10, 2021. (PTI)

India fastest nation to administer 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine: Govt

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 09:07 PM IST
In terms of the number of daily doses administered globally, India continues to remain at the top with an average of 38,93,288 doses administered per day, the ministry said.
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past a graffiti, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on a street in Mumbai, India, March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/Files(REUTERS)
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past a graffiti, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on a street in Mumbai, India, March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/Files(REUTERS)

India's Covid-19 cases rose from 9,000 to 90,000 in less than 50 days

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 06:19 PM IST
According to the numbers provided by the Union health ministry, the number of daily Covid-19 cases have shot up 10 times in a span of 50 days.
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.
People wait for their turn to receive the dose of Covid-19 vaccine, in Patna on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
People wait for their turn to receive the dose of Covid-19 vaccine, in Patna on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

17,921 new cases of Covid-19 take India's tally to above 11.26 million

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 09:58 AM IST
The recent surge in the number of cases has been triggered by six states, including the worst-affected Maharashtra.
The Union Health Ministry has introduced a new category, ‘Wards of COVID Warriors’, in the guidelines for selection and nomination of candidates against central pool MBBS seats.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Union Health Ministry has introduced a new category, ‘Wards of COVID Warriors’, in the guidelines for selection and nomination of candidates against central pool MBBS seats.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Government reserves 5 MBBS seats under central pool for children of Covid-19 warriors

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 03:10 PM IST
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the move aims to dignify and honour the noble contribution made by COVID-19 warriors who have lost their lives due to the infection or died accidently on account of COVID-19-related duty.
Civil defence members and counsellors work at the Covid-19 district surveillance and telemedicine hub at a school in New Delhi on August 2, 2020.(Bloomberg)
Civil defence members and counsellors work at the Covid-19 district surveillance and telemedicine hub at a school in New Delhi on August 2, 2020.(Bloomberg)

Centre’s telemedicine service clocks 700k consultations: Data

UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 06:59 PM IST
eSanjeevaniOPD , which enables access to OPD services within the confines of a patient’s home, was launched on April 13 during the first phase of the nationwide lockdown restrictions, when non-Covid-19 services were majorly affected.
A health worker working at one of the Covid-19 testing centre at Katraj in Pune.(HT photoi)
A health worker working at one of the Covid-19 testing centre at Katraj in Pune.(HT photoi)

India reached 1 million Covid-19 recoveries in 13 days: Health ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 09:14 PM IST
“It took us 57 days to register a recovery of 10 lakhs from 1 lakh. However, the latest 10 lakh recoveries have been achieved in 13 days which is a satisfactory sign,” Rajesh Bhushan, health secretary, said during a media briefing on the Covid-19 situation in India.
A BMC health care worker collect swab sample of a resident at Bandra during Covid-19 pandemic in Mumbai.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A BMC health care worker collect swab sample of a resident at Bandra during Covid-19 pandemic in Mumbai.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Chyawanprash, yoga among suggestions in health ministry’s post-Covid care management guidelines

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 10:39 AM IST
“A holistic approach is required for follow up care and well-being of all post-Covid recovering patients,” the health ministry said in the statement.
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from at Sarojini Nagar in New Delhi. There has been a decline in the daily number of Covid-19 cases for the last three days.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from at Sarojini Nagar in New Delhi. There has been a decline in the daily number of Covid-19 cases for the last three days.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

India records decline in daily Covid-19 cases and deaths; tally over 2.7 million

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 10:19 AM IST
The health ministry’s dashboard showed that the number recovered patients climbed to 1,977,779 as 57,937 people were cured of Covid-19 between Monday and Tuesday morning. With that, India’s recovery rate climbed to 73.17%.
Medical professionals and security personnel during the inauguration of Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre and Hospital by Union home minister Amit Shah and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at Radha Swami Satsang Beas campus in Chhatarpur, New Delhi on Saturday.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Medical professionals and security personnel during the inauguration of Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre and Hospital by Union home minister Amit Shah and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at Radha Swami Satsang Beas campus in Chhatarpur, New Delhi on Saturday.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

‘Protection is must’: Experts call for following guidelines as India’s Covid-19 cases surpass 5 lakh

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 06:22 AM IST
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that the Covid-19 recovery rate has surged over 58% in India with around three lakh cured and discharged patients.
The number of active cases in the country stands at 1,33,632, while 1,35,205 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the ministry said.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The number of active cases in the country stands at 1,33,632, while 1,35,205 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the ministry said.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Covid-19: Number of recoveries exceed active cases for first time

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 04:29 PM IST
India reported close to 10,000 new instances of the infection in the last 24 hours till Wednesday 8 am, pushing the country’s cumulative caseload to over 2.7 lakh.
The teachers who would be appointed will be on a part-time basis known as “visiting faculty.”(HT file)
The teachers who would be appointed will be on a part-time basis known as “visiting faculty.”(HT file)

Private doctors can now teach at government medical colleges, says Union Health Ministry

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2019 12:50 PM IST
This new regulation will not be applicable to the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry.
The Union health ministry has drafted a fresh Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which is under inter-ministerial consultation.(iStockphoto)
The Union health ministry has drafted a fresh Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which is under inter-ministerial consultation.(iStockphoto)

Why India needs a new MTP Act?

Livemint, New Delhi | By Neetu Chandra Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 01:09 PM IST
The aged and outdated Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act 1971, continues to be a hindrance in reproductive rights of women in modern India.
A team of 150 officials of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) raided 30 locations in eight cities over the course of two days, making seizures of cosmetic items and registering FIRs against people involved in import and manufacture of these “illegal” products.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A team of 150 officials of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) raided 30 locations in eight cities over the course of two days, making seizures of cosmetic items and registering FIRs against people involved in import and manufacture of these “illegal” products.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Drugs control body seizes illegal cosmetics in 8 cities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2018 11:57 PM IST
“New generation of cosmetics like stem cell based cosmetics, serums, skin whitening creams, Glutathione injections, hyaluronic acid filler injections etc are being marketed without evaluating their safety and quality,” a statement issued by the drug controller said.
A beneficiary eligible for receiving the benefits under the scheme shall be required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication, read the gazette notification dated July 4.(File photo)
A beneficiary eligible for receiving the benefits under the scheme shall be required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication, read the gazette notification dated July 4.(File photo)

Aadhaar desirable, not must for Rs 5 lakh healthcare scheme, says Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 08:49 PM IST
Ayushman Bharat’s CEO Indu Bhushan said they will use Aadhaar data as a mode of authentication to reduce fraud.
The patient rush at the emergency OPD has increased from 18,000 in 1982 to 1.32 lakh in 2017.(HT File)
The patient rush at the emergency OPD has increased from 18,000 in 1982 to 1.32 lakh in 2017.(HT File)

Nod to 819 new posts of doctors at Chandigarh’s PGIMER

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 11:55 AM IST
Creation of new posts will result in better patient care services by reducing workload of doctors.
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