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Union Health Ministry


8.8 cr footfall recorded at health and wellness centres under Ayushman Bharat since Feb 1

July 10, 2020 4:32 pm

A statement by the Union Health Ministry said that despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, medicines were dispensed to about 5.62 lakh hypertension patients and 3.77 lakh diabetes patients at the HWCs in June alone.

Health Ministry issues guidelines for COVID etiquette when you step out

June 09, 2020 7:51 pm

Keep the number of guests to a minimum if a social event cannot be postponed, the Health Ministry advised.

'India has lowest number of cases, deaths per lakh population': Health Ministry

May 26, 2020 8:55 pm

Addressing a routine daily briefing on coronavirus, Luv Aggarwal, said that 4.4 deaths per lakh population have been reported for the world, while India has reported about 0.3 deaths per lakh population, which is amongst the lowest in the world.

Only 80 of 21,632 active cases need ventilators, say Health Ministry data

April 29, 2020 7:57 am

An estimated 15,000 ventilators are currently available for COVID-19 care across the country, of which about half are with the private sector.

Covid-19 growth linear, not exponential: Government

April 23, 2020 7:55 pm

In a press briefing held in the national capital on the Covid-19 situation in the country, Mishra, who is leading the group on availability of hospitals and allied services, said the government has utilised the lockdown to prepare themselves for future

No proof on effect of summer on COVID-19 spread: Highlights of Health Ministry briefing

April 16, 2020 11:20 pm

Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry, said the fatality rate was much lower than the recovery rate in India and claimed there was no evidence on the effect of summer on the spread of the novel coronavirus.

No community transmission in India; 33 deaths in 24 hours: Health ministry top points

April 10, 2020 7:08 pm

The health ministry's assurance came amid rising number of infections in the country even as the positive cases rose to 6,554 with death toll at 206. An External Affairs Ministry official added that nearly 20,473 foreign nationals had been evacuated from India as on Thursday.

549 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, 1.7 crore PPEs and 49,000 ventilators ordered — top points from health ministry presser

April 09, 2020 6:34 pm

As of April 8, out of 1,30,000 samples tested for coronavirus, the positivity rate stood between 3 and 5 per cent over the last two months, not signifying substantial changes, ICMR head Dr K K Gangakhedkar said.

COVID-19: Bacardi to produce 70,000 liters of hand sanitizers

April 06, 2020 3:04 pm

This is part of Bacardi's global announcement of its commitment to help produce more than 267,000 gallons (1.1 million liters) of hand sanitizers, worldwide to help fight the pandemic.

Almost 33% cases traced to Tabligh meet, Govt says one slip can be big

April 05, 2020 6:54 am

From the first week of March, hundreds of Tablighi Jamaat activists had gathered at its Nizamuddin headquarters for a religious event that continued for days even as a government advisory barred all congregations in view of the worsening COVID-19 situation.