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HEALTH MINISTRY NEWS

Ensure people wear masks in crowded places: Govt flags Covid spike in Delhi, 3 states

April 19, 2022 11:35 pm

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan specifically highlighted Uttar Pradesh as the state has reported 217 new cases in the week ending April 12 ——to 637 new cases in the last week ending April 19.

As Covid testing numbers fall, govt gives states a nudge

January 19, 2022 7:34 am

🔴 The new ICMR guidelines had stated that all those who are symptomatic and at-risk contacts of laboratory-confirmed cases must be tested — while there was no need to do so for asymptomatic people.

157 new medical colleges approved since 2014: Health Ministry to RTI query

October 17, 2021 11:50 am

On any annual financial aid by the Centre over the last 10 years, the ministry said, "About Rs 2,451.1 crore has been provided under the CSS since 2014 for up-gradation of existing state government/central government medical colleges to increase MBBS seats in the country."

After MHA, Health Ministry flags ‘blatant’ Covid norm violations to states

July 15, 2021 10:36 pm

Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan Thursday wrote to Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and State Health Secretaries, saying the process of relaxing norms should be “carefully calibrated’’.

Delhi sees sharp dip in Covid funerals in June

July 05, 2021 10:04 am

Not a single day in June saw more than 50 such funerals, in stark contrast to April and May, where almost 300 were seen per day, as per the data of three municipal corporations in the city that manage cremation and burial grounds.

Centre rolls out second wave stimulus, expands credit relief for health, tourism

June 29, 2021 7:12 am

Nirmala Sitharaman also announced an additional Rs 1.5 lakh crore for Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) expanding its limit by 50% to Rs 4.5 lakh crore.

Delta Plus is now ‘variant of concern’, three states told to keep a watch

June 23, 2021 6:24 pm

Covid 19 Delta Plus Variant in India: Delta Plus variant or B.1.617.2.1 is closely related to the Delta variant, a major contributor to the second wave of Covid-19 in India.

Age-wise little change between first and second waves, Health Ministry data shows

June 16, 2021 7:07 am

The data shows that 3.28 per cent of the cases in the first wave were in the 1-10 age group, compared to 3.05 per cent this time.

Advice to states to get nod before sharing vaccine stock data to prevent misuse: Govt

June 11, 2021 2:57 am

The ministry, however, said that the data on Covid-19 vaccine stocks, their consumption, and balance is reflected on the CoWin platform, and it is also regularly shared by the Health Ministry through weekly press conferences and daily media releases.

Family members, dependants of staff can be vaccinated at workplace camp: Centre

May 23, 2021 9:55 am

However, Sheel made clear that for industrial and workplace CVCs to cover family members and dependants, the vaccine doses will have to be procured by private hospitals with whom the respective employer ties up for vaccination.

HEALTH MINISTRY PHOTOS

Doctors' strike affect health serives in Delhi

June 22, 2015 5:50 pm

Around 2,000 doctors at 20 hospitals in the national capital on Monday (June 22) launched an indefinite strike.

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