• otv

Tag: Health Ministry

COVID Vaccination: PM Modi Hails 'Momentous Feat' Of Administering Over 1 Cr Vaccines In A Day
COVID Vaccination: PM Modi Hails 'Momentous Feat' Of Administering Over 1 Cr Vaccines In A Day

India administered more than 93 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses on Friday, the highest ever in a single day, the Union health ministry said in a statement.

COVID19 Vaccination
Vaccine Should Be Taken 3 Months After Recovery From Covid-19: Health Ministry

COVID-19 vaccination is also recommended for all lactating women and an individual can donate blood after 14 days of either receiving anti-coronavirus shot or testing RT-PCR negative, if suffering from the disease.

Global Record: India Conducts 20 Lakh Covid Tests in One Day
Global Record: India Conducts 20 Lakh Covid Tests in One Day

More than 20 lakh tests were conducted in the last 24 hours (the highest ever conducted in a single day in India), while the daily positivity rate has declined to 13.31 per cent.

Medical-beds
PSUs Asked To Dedicate Hospital Beds For COVID-19 Management

New Delhi: To augment hospital infrastructure for management of severe cases of coronavirus, the Union Health Ministry has advised all central ministries to ask hospitals under their control or PSUs…

'Serious Concern' Over COVID-19 Situation In 11 States/UTs: Centre
'Serious Concern' Over COVID-19 Situation In 11 States/UTs: Centre

New Delhi: The Central government on Friday said that the coronavirus situation in 11 states/Union Territories is a matter of “serious concern” and urged the Chief Secretaries and Directors General…

UK Strain Most Prevalent Amid Foreign Variants, No 'Indian' Strain: Health Ministry
UK Strain Most Prevalent Amid Foreign Variants, No 'Indian' Strain: Health Ministry

New Delhi: Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that 855 patients in India have been found to be affected with the UK, South African and Brazilian mutant variants of coronavirus. According to the data provided during the weekly press conference, 807 coronavirus positive cases have been found to […]

8 Maharashtra Districts Among 10 Most COVID-Affected: Health Ministry
8 Maharashtra Districts Among 10 Most COVID-Affected: Health Ministry

New Delhi: Eight Maharashtra districts figure in the list of the 10 districts across the country with the highest number of active Covid-19 cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. Karnataka’s Bengaluru Urban and Delhi are the other two. Addressing a press meet, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that India’s total active cases […]

COVID-19 Vaccine: Govt Places New Purchase Order For 10 Crore Doses Of Covishield
Interval Between Doses Of Covishield Extended To 4-8 Weeks

New Delhi: India has decided to extend the interval between doses of Covishield vaccines from four to eight to four to eight weeks, the Health Ministry said on Monday. The Ministry said that protection is enhanced if the second dose of Covishield is administered between 6-8 weeks, but not later than stipulated period of 8 […]

Union Health Ministry Issues Advisory To States, UTs To Expand COVID-19 Vaccination
Union Health Ministry Issues Advisory To States, UTs To Expand COVID-19 Vaccination

New Delhi: The Union Health ministry said on Thursday that an advisory has been issued to all states and Union Territories to expand Covid-19 vaccination to all public healthcare facilities along with medical centres empanelled in the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) and PM Jan Aarogya Yojna (PM-JAY) for the next phase of vaccination for […]

Coronavirus
Preventive Measures To Contain COVID-19 Spread In Offices; Check The SOP Of Health Ministry

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed a workshop on “Covid-19 Management: Experience, Good Practices and Way Forward” with health leaders, experts and officials of 10 neighbouring countries. The Prime Minister lauded the way the health systems of the countries cooperated during the pandemic and for meeting the challenge in the most densely populated […]

18-19 COVID-19 Vaccines In Different Stages Of Trials: Health Min
18-19 COVID-19 Vaccines In Different Stages Of Trials: Health Min

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday that 18-19 potential vaccines against novel coronavirus were in different stages of clinical trials, adding that vaccination of around 27 crore Indians above the age of 50 will begin three weeks from now. “Some are in Phase I, some in Phase II, and a few […]

Aadhaar Not Mandatory For Registration On Co-WIN Portal: Union MoS Health Choubey
Aadhaar Not Mandatory For Registration On Co-WIN Portal: Union MoS Health Choubey

New Delhi: Aadhaar is not mandatory for registration on Co-WIN portal, Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey informed Lok Sabha on Friday. Providing details about the Co-WIN portal, he said it has been developed by the Ministry of Health, government of India with the support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), India […]

55L Covaxin Procured For Rs 206 Per Dose, 1.1 Cr Covidshield Vaccines For Rs 200 A Piece
55L Covaxin Procured For Rs 206 Per Dose, 1.1 Cr Covidshield Vaccines For Rs 200 A Piece

New Delhi: Days before the commencement of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday that 1.1 crore Covishield and 55 lakh Covaxin vaccines have been procured at a cost of Rs 200 and Rs 206 per dose, respectively. However, BBIL will provide 16.5 lakh doses of Covaxin free of cost […]

Centre To Bear Expenses For 1st Round Of COVID Vaccination: PM Modi During Interaction With CMs
Centre To Bear Expenses For 1st Round Of COVID Vaccination: PM Modi During Interaction With CMs

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Monday that the central government will bear the expenses of vaccinating nearly three crore healthcare and frontline workers in the first round and suggested that public representatives, a reference to politicians, should not be part of this initial exercise. Interacting with state chief ministers, Modi underscored the […]

States, UTs Likely To Receive First Supply Of COVID-19 Vaccine Shortly, Centre Asks To Remain Prepared
States, UTs Likely To Receive First Supply Of COVID-19 Vaccine Shortly, Centre Asks To Remain Prepared

New Delhi: The Union health ministry has informed states and union territories that they are likely to receive the first supply of COVID-19 vaccine shortly and asked them to remain prepared to accept these consignments. In a communique, the ministry said vaccine will be supplied to the identified consignee points of 19 states and union […]

Covid-19-vaccine
Covid-19 Vaccine Dry Run In Odisha Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: All the necessary preparations are in place for conducting the much-awaited Covid-19 vaccine dry run programme in Odisha tomorrow (January 2). Directorate of Medical Education & Training (DMET) Director Prof CBK Mohanty on Friday said that the Covid-19 vaccine dry run is part of the nation-wide exercise to keep all infrastructure in place so […]

Health Ministry To Rope In Media, Celebs, Faith Leaders To Disseminate Accurate Info On COVID Vaccines
Health Ministry To Rope In Media, Celebs, Faith Leaders To Disseminate Accurate Info On COVID Vaccines

New Delhi: In a bid to build trust and enable confidence in the Covid-19 vaccine amongst people, the Union Health Ministry will rope in celebrities, faith leaders, media, and RWAs to disseminate accurate and transparent information. A 88-page document on Covid-19 vaccine communication strategy has been released by the ministry. It seeks to disseminate timely, […]

UK Covid-19 Variant: New Mutated Virus Not More Severe, Lethal, So Don't Panic, Says NITI Aayog
UK Covid-19 Variant: New Mutated Virus Not More Severe, Available Vaccines Prove To Be Effective, Says NITI Aayog

New Delhi: In view of a mutated variant of coronavirus detected in the UK and elsewhere, the NITI Aayog clarified on Tuesday that there is no need to panic. Niti Aayog’s Member, Health, Dr V.K. Paul said that the mutated variant of novel coronavirus does not increase the severity of Covid-19 disease or impact the […]

UK Covid-19 Variant: Health Ministry Issues SOP For Epidemiological Surveillance
UK Covid-19 Variant: Health Ministry Issues SOP For Epidemiological Surveillance

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Concerned over a new strain of coronavirus in the United Kingdom (UK) that is feared to be more contagious, the Union Health Ministry has issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for epidemiological surveillance and response. As stated in the SOP, the list of international travellers who arrived in India between December 9 to December […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Will Be Voluntary, Says Health Ministry
COVID-19 Vaccination Will Be Voluntary, Says Health Ministry

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Friday said that the Covid-19 vaccine will be safe and effective but could show minor side effects like fever and pain at the injection site, adding that taking its shot will be voluntary. The comment comes at a time when questions are being raised at the safety and […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out: Health Ministry Charts Out Preparatory Activities
COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out: Health Ministry Charts Out Preparatory Activities

New Delhi: From line-listing of prioritised groups, strengthening cold chain infrastructure to adding more vaccinators, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday charted out list of preparatory activities which are being carried out by it in collaboration with states and union territories for roll-out of Covid-19 vaccine. Addressing the press conference, Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan […]

Over 13L Frontline Workers Provided Online Training To Manage COVID Pandemic: Health Ministry
Over 13L Frontline Workers Provided Online Training To Manage COVID Pandemic: Health Ministry

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Tuesday that more than 13.5 lakh doctors, nurses, laboratory professionals, allied healthcare professionals, frontline workers, NCC cadets and NSS volunteers have received online training for the clinical management of the Covid-19 pandemic from its website. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan informed the media […]

Digital Health ID Not Mandatory For Accessing COVID Vaccine: Health Ministry
Digital Health ID Not Mandatory For Accessing COVID Vaccine: Health Ministry

New Delhi: A digital health identity under the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) will not be mandatory to get vaccinated when immunization against COVID-19 is available, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. The ambitious NDHM programme was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day speech. As per the programme, everyone enrolled […]

eSanjeevani-OPD
Health Ministry's eSanjeevani OPD Completes 5 Lakh Tele-Consultations

New Delhi: eSanjeevani, the Union Ministry of Health’s telemedicine initiative, is rapidly gaining popularity amongst patients and doctors and has recorded five lakh teleconsultations in a short span of time. The last one lakh consultations were completed in a record time of 17 days. Related Story: Health Ministry Launches Web Portal For Info On Vaccine, […]