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Tag: Harsh Vardhan

India Developing 7 More COVID-19 Vaccines: Union Health Minister
India Developing 7 More COVID-19 Vaccines: Union Health Minister

Kolkata: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that the country is developing seven more COVID-19 vaccines and also working on further vaccine development to inoculate every citizen of India. He said the Centre does not have any immediate plan to make the vaccines available in the open market and a decision will be […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Drive: 3rd Phase To Begin In March, Will Cover Those Above 50
COVID-19 Vaccination Drive: 3rd Phase To Begin In March, Will Cover Those Above 50

New Delhi: The most vulnerable age group of people in the country, those aged above 50 will get the first jab in March second week onwards, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan informed Parliament on Friday. The Health Minister said since the drive for the second phase to cover over 2 crore frontline workers is under […]

Health Minister Reviews Preparedness For COVID-19 Vaccine Dry Run On Friday
Health Minister Reviews Preparedness For COVID-19 Vaccine Dry Run On Friday

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday interacted with the Health Ministers, Principal Secretaries, and Additional Chief Secretaries of the states and UTs to review the preparedness for the nationwide mock drill for coronavirus vaccination scheduled for Friday. The second nationwide mock drill on the Covid19 vaccination will be held at three session […]

Health Minister Stresses On Need For Expeditious COVID-19 Vaccination Drive To cover Targeted Population
Health Minister Stresses On Need For Expeditious COVID-19 Vaccination Drive To cover Targeted Population

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday stressed the need for an expeditious COVID-19 vaccination drive to cover the entire target population estimated to be around 30 crore. “India’s COVID 19 pandemic growth has dropped to 2 per cent and case fatality rate is among the lowest in the world at 1.45 per […]

Ayushman Bharat Revolutionised Healthcare Delivery Model: Harsh Vardhan
Ayushman Bharat Revolutionised Healthcare Delivery Model: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Saturday chaired an event to mark Universal Health Coverage and emphasised that Covid-19 has greatly magnified the need for building resilient health care systems and ensuring their equitable access to all without discrimination. “We must do away with the status quo that got us here and […]

Health Ministry Says No Compromise On Regulatory Norms For COVID Vaccine
Health Ministry Says No Compromise On Regulatory Norms For COVID Vaccine

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday emphasised that no compromise has been made on scientific and regulatory norms related to the Covid-19 vaccine. The Minister’s assertion holds importance at a time questions are being raised on both the safety and efficacy of the vaccines which are being developed at a phenomenal rate […]

Health Ministry Wary Of Malnutrition, Genetic Disorders Among Tribals
Health Ministry Wary Of Malnutrition, Genetic Disorders Among Tribals

New Delhi: It is a matter of concern that the tribal population in the country today suffers from a high prevalence of malnutrition, genetic disorders and infectious diseases, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday. He said the government has undertaken a slew of measures for the welfare of the tribal population in the […]

Bharat Biotech, Washington Varsity Developing Intranasal Vaccine For Covid: Union Health Min
Bharat Biotech, Washington Varsity Developing Intranasal Vaccine For Covid: Union Health Min

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday informed that Bharat Biotech will develop an intranasal vaccine for Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. The minister said that the Hyderabad-based drugs and vaccine research and manufacturing company has entered into an agreement with Washington University and St. Louis University for the trials of the […]

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Parents Written Consent Mandatory For Students To Attend Classes At School: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Students would need written consent from their parents before attending classes at school, while attendance would not be made mandatory, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday. “The guidelines by the Ministry of Home Affairs state students may attend school only with the written consent of parents and that attendance will not […]

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Centre To Procure COVID-19 Vaccine By July To Cover 25 Crore People: Union Health Min

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that the Centre is working on plans to procure 400-500 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, which will be administered to up to 25 crore people by July 2021. “Government plans to receive and utilise 400-500 million Covid-19 vaccine doses. Our target is to cover 20-25 […]

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COVID-19 Battle Far From Over, Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Sounding a note of caution, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday told the Rajya Sabha that the battle against Covid-19 is far from over, at a time when India’s total tally has neared the five million-mark. “I would urge all Members of Parliament that the coronavirus battle is still far from over. […]

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COVID-19 Has Given Chance To Structurally Re-Imagine Public Health Infrastructure: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: The COVID-19 pandemic has given a chance to revisit and structurally re-imagine a robust public health infrastructure for the country, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday. Speaking at the inaugural session of the two-day Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Public Health Conference virtually, Vardhan expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s […]

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PM Modi: Containment, Contact Tracing Key To COVID Management

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a review meeting with Chief Ministers or representatives of 10 states badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and advised that containment, contact tracing, and surveillance were key to effective management of the virus infections in the country. In his address during the video conference meeting, the […]

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Union Health Min Harsh Vardhan Bats For Total Ban On Tobacco, Its Products

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on the World Tobacco Day on Sunday said the battle against tobacco was a personal fight for him and he wanted a total ban on it and its products. “The battle against tobacco is a personal fight for me. As an ENT surgeon, I’ve been the first-hand witness […]

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Union Health Min Harsh Vardhan Takes Charge As WHO Executive Board Chairman

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who is at the forefront of India’s battle against COVID-19 pandemic, took charge as the chairman of the 34-member WHO Executive Board on Friday, officials said. Vardhan, who succeeded Dr Hiroki Nakatani from Japan, offered his condolences at the loss of lives due to the coronavirus pandemic across […]

India to head WHO Exec Board from Friday amid leadership vacuum post-COVID

New Delhi: At a time when the credibility of the World Health Organization (WHO) has plummeted to an all-time low and internationally there’s a groundswell for new leadership, India’s Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is all set to be the chairman of the WHO’s Executive Board. He has been elected to the post and will take […]

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New COBAS 6800 Machine To Ramp Up COVID Tests To 1.2K In 24 Hrs: Health Minister

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday inaugurated COBAS 6800 testing machine at the National Centre for Disease Control. This is the first such machine procured by the government for testing for COVID-19 cases. In his address on the occasion, the Minister said: “NCDC has been now equipped with the COBAS 6800, a […]

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COVID Kavach: India Develops First Indigenous Kit That Tests 90 Samples Together

New Delhi: This is one ‘Make in India’ project that will not only make you proud but save countless lives too. The National Institute of Virology in Pune has successfully developed the first indigenous anti-SARS-CoV-2A (Covid-19) human IgG ELISA test kit for antibody detection of the deadly virus, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced on […]

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Testing Capacity For COVID-19 Scaled Up To 95,000 Per Day: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: The testing capacity for COVID-19 has been scaled up to around 95,000 tests per day and a total of 15,25,631 tests have been conducted so far across 332 government and 121 private laboratories, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday. The minister, who reviewed the status of COVID-19 in the northeastern states […]

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4% Of Tested Surat Returnees Found COVID19 Positive: Odisha Health Minister

Bhubaneswar: Acknowledging that return of migrants might aggravate the COVID19 situation in Odisha, Health Minister Naba Das on Thursday reiterated testing of returnees before they are allowed to leave a particular state. Briefing media after his video-conferencing with Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Das informed that “Odisha has requested for testing of migrants in the […]

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Recovery Rate Improved, Lockdown 3.0 To Reap Good Results: Health Minister

New Delhi: The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Sunday said at least 682 patients were cured of the highly contagious novel coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours. This has taken the recovery rate in the country up to 26.59 per cent. In a statement, the Ministry said: “So far, a total of […]

Coronavirus: Positive cases climb to 6412 in India, death toll touches 199
17,615 Indians tested positive for Covid-19: ICMR

New Delhi: The number of total Covid-19 positive cases in India as risen up to 17,615 as per latest data released by the ICMR. The release said “Today, on 19 April 2020, till 9 pm, 27,824 samples have been reported. Of these, 1,135 were positive for SARS-CoV-2.” Also Read: Odisha Fights Coronavirus: 13 Teams Formed […]

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Coronavirus patients are stable, showing signs of recovery: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan spoke to a few coronavirus patients admitted at Medanta and Safdarjung hospitals through video calls on Tuesday and said all the people infected by the disease were stable and showing signs of recovery. Vardhan also called up Health Ministers of Delhi, Haryana, Kerala, Telangana, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Punjab, […]

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All int'l flights to be screened for COVID-19; 28 positive cases so far in India: Health Min Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said 28 positive cases of coronavirus have been detected so far in India and announced that all international flights and passengers will now have to undergo screening, and not just the 12 countries listed earlier. Addressing the media, Vardhan said if the Iranian government lent its […]

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New Ink To Curb Fake Passports, Counterfeit Currency: Govt

New Delhi: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said that a new security ink has been developed to weed out fake passports and counterfeit currency. The formulation can be used to check the authenticity of various official documents such as passports, government documents, tamper evident labels and identity cards. In a written reply to a […]

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Using All Resources To Prevent Coronavirus: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that India is preparing to combat the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID2019), through its various timely measures and sturdy systems of surveillance. On Thursday, briefing the media, Harshvardhan said that so far only three cases have been tested positive for the COVID2019 out of 1,071 samples. He said […]

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Situation Under Control: Harsh Vardhan On Coronavirus

New Delhi: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Monday gave a detailed account in Parliament of the action taken by his ministry to stop and contain the novel coronavirus infection in India. The minister informed the Lower House that a total of 1,818 flights had been screened covering at least 197,192 […]

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Won't Compromise Patients' Interest While Privatising District Hospitals: Health Minister

New Delhi: The government will not compromise the interest of patients while handing over district government hospitals to private medical colleges through public-private partnership (PPP) mode, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Such experiments have successfully been implemented in the last 25 years and even government think-tank Niti Aayog has taken […]

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Central Teams To Visit Airports To Screen For Coronavirus

New Delhi: Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said central teams have been sent to conduct thermal screening of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) at seven designated airports – New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kochi. Although no nCoV cases have been detected in the country so far, government is […]

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Odisha Should Implement Ayushman Bharat: Union Min Harsh Vardhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan today appealed CM Naveen to implement centre’s universal healthcare coverage scheme Ayushman Bharat in Odisha so that not a single person is deprived of quality healthcare. On the sidelines of a programme in AIIMS Bhubaneswar, where he unveiled a statue of former PM of […]

Bill To Ban E-Cigarettes Introduced In Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Seeking to ban e-cigarettes, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday introduced the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The Bill, which will replace the ordinance promulgated in September, has already received the Lok Sabha’s approval. Moving […]

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Union Health Minister Reviews Preparedness Of States For Rollout Of IMI 2.0 From Dec 2

New Delhi: Union Health minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday reviewed preparedness of various states for the rollout of the second phase of an intensified vaccination campaign on December 2, with special focus on improving coverage in areas with “low” immunization. The minister reviewed the preparedness of states for rollout of Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 2.0. […]

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Vardhan Urges States To Raise Healthcare Spending By At Least 8 Pc Of Budget

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday urged the states to increase healthcare spending to a minimum 8 per cent of the budget so as to achieve the targeted public health expenditure of 2.5 per cent of the GDP by 2025. Inaugurating the 13th Conference of the Central Council of Health and Family […]

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Harsh Vardhan cycles to WHO SEARO meet

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan arrived to attend the 72nd session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) South East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) meet on Tuesday riding a bicycle. The Minister left his residence around 6 a.m. and was at the venue, Hyatt Hotel, in 30 minutes. Inaugurating the week-long event on Monday, […]

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Parliament passes amendments to NMC Bill, Motor Vehicles Act

New Delhi: Parliament on Monday passed amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act as well as the National Medical Commission (NMC) bill after Lok Sabha approved minor changes made by Rajya Sabha. On August 1, Rajya Sabha cleared the National Medical Commission Bill for replacing the corruption-plagued Medical Council of India (MCI) with a new body. […]

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10.74 Cr Families Benefited Under Ayushman Bharat: Vardhan

New Delhi: As many as 10.74 crore poor families in the country have been benefited from the Ayushman Bharat under which free treatment up to Rs five lakh can be availed, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in Lok Sabha on Friday. Khan said during the Question Hour that as on July 23, a total of […]

India Has Over 19.47 Lakh Doctors

New Delhi: The government Friday said there were more than 19.47 lakh allopathy, ayurveda, unani and homeopathy doctors at the end of March this year. Out of them, 11,59,309 allopathy doctors were registered with the State Medical Councils/ Medical Council of India. “Assuming 80 per cent availability, it is estimated that around 9.27 lakh doctors […]

AES deaths: Bihar court orders probe against Harsh Vardhan, Mangal Pandey

Patna: A Bihar court on Monday ordered an investigation against Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey on charges of negligence that killed nearly 150 children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur district over the past fortnight. The Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (CJM) Suryakant Tiwari ordered the Additional Chief Judicial […]

Muzaffarpur children death toll rises to 107

Patna: Seven more children died in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district on Monday, taking the toll due to suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) to 107 and prompting the state government to announce a slew of measures to tackle the situation. According to a release issued by the district administration, 19 deaths were reported from the Kejriwal hospital […]

Vardhan assures help to ailing children in Bihar, death toll rises to 100

Muzaffarpur: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday visited the families of the children suffering from suspected acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) even as the death toll rose to 100 in the district. Vardhan, his deputy Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey visited the SKMCH. “I assure the people of the area, especially […]

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