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Harsh Vardhan


In 2019, nearly 5.5 cr unintended pregnancies, 18 lakh unsafe abortions were averted: Harsh Vardhan

July 12, 2020 12:46 am

Harsh Vardhan, while chairing a virtual meeting on the occasion of World Population Day, also said that this was achieved due to substantial investment in the family planning programme.

India's proactive, graded approach ensured plateaued graph of COVID-19 cases: Harsh Vardhan

July 07, 2020 7:41 pm

Also 2.5 lakh people are being tested every day. From a single lab four months back, the country now has more than 1100 labs to diagnose COVID-19, he said.

Pandemic politics: Harsh Vardhan targets Satyendar Jain over RML criticism

June 05, 2020 3:01 am

Jain said Thursday that the hospital was delaying results and that when 30 tests conducted by it were retested a day later, it was found that 14 were either negative or inconclusive. Jain also said that the hospital was not giving test reports within 24 hours.

India will be self sufficient in testing by May end: Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

April 28, 2020 10:17 pm

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today reviewed various initiatives undertaken with respect to progress made in indigenous development of vaccines, rapid tests and RT-PCR diagnostic kits.

Inside track: Out of Shadows

April 11, 2020 11:28 pm

A leading ENT doctor, Vardhan was appointed Health Minister when Narendra Modi took charge in 2014, but within months he was mysteriously pushed to the Science and Technology Ministry.

Coronavirus: 54,000 under community surveillance, Harsh Vardhan in Rajya Sabha

March 18, 2020 5:56 pm

The minister also urged MPs to visit quarantine facilities in their areas and suggest ways to help improve facilities and take care of deficiencies.

Delhi Confidential: Pet Issue

March 16, 2020 1:25 am

The minister wrote that “there is no evidence that pets such as dogs and cats can transmit” the virus. He added “it’s still a good idea to wash your hands well with soap and water after playing with your pets!”

Coronavirus Highlights: Two more test positive in Kerala, one in Pune; 14 cases reported today

March 10, 2020 10:04 pm

Coronavirus outbreak Highlights, Coronavirus in India Latest Updates: A total of 47 cases have been confirmed in India so far.

Coronavirus outbreak: Why not everyone needs to wear a mask

March 03, 2020 8:27 am

People should neither buy face masks because the novel coronavirus is "in the air", nor should those who may already have masks at home, make an extra effort to wear them. Here's why.

India's robust health surveillance stalled coronavirus entry: Harsh Vardhan

February 22, 2020 10:36 pm

The Union Health Minister said India is now in a position to achieve the World Health Organisation's (WHO) 'Health for All' goal and to form a healthcare model that can be emulated by other countries.


Satish Upadhyay is the new Delhi BJP chief

July 12, 2014 4:01 pm

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan formally handed over charge of the Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to Satish Upadhyay.

Today in pics: Narendra Modi's first speech in Lok Sabha

June 11, 2014 9:02 pm

In his first speech in the Lok Sabha, PM Narendra Modi talked about his “dreams” of ensuring the country's progress

Harsh Vardhan commemorates World No Tobacco Day

May 30, 2014 4:35 pm

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan commemorated World No Tobacco Day.