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India At 110 Cr Vaccinations, 96 Countries Recognize Covaxin & Covishield Vaccine Certificates

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that India is on the verge of completing 110 crore vaccinations.

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Close To 40 Lakh People Signed Up On CoWIN Till Tuesday Morning: Union Health Minister

New Delhi: Close to 40 lakh people have registered themselves to receive the Covid vaccines shot on the CoWIN portal till Tuesday morning, the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan told reporters on Tuesday. “It includes 34 lakh of those who were registered on Monday while the last I checked in the morning, more than […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Of Those Above 50 Three Weeks From Now: Health Min Harsh Vardhan
COVID-19 Vaccination Of Those Above 50 Three Weeks From Now: Health Min Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: The Union government will begin vaccination drive for around 27 crore Indians above the age of 50 three weeks from now, Union Health Minister Harsh vardhan said on Monday. “Three weeks from now, the government will start giving doses of coronavirus vaccines to 27 crore persons above the age of 50,” he said […]

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 […]

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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Coronavirus Spread Contained In India: Union Health Minister

New Delhi: India’s Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday asserted that the spread of coronavirus has been contained in the country, citing how half the total cases are from three states only and another 30 per cent from seven others. His remarks come as the country is inching towards the grim mark of two million […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MBBS Admission In AIIMS, JIPMER Only Through NEET From 2020

New Delhi: Admission to MBBS courses in medical colleges across the country including JIPMER and all the AIIMS will be through the common national entrance test NEET from 2020, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced on Friday. Currently, admissions to all medical colleges except AIIMS and JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research) […]

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Conjoined They Left, Separated They Return: Finally, Jaga & Kalia Bid Adieu To Delhi AIIMS

Bhubaneswar: For Jaga and Kalia- the twins who underwent a rare successful cranial separation surgery at the Neurosciences Centre of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi back in 2017, the wait is finally over as they boarded Bhubaneswar-bound Rajdhani Express after being discharged from the premier hospital today. Even their parents breathed […]

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Alvida Sushma Swaraj! Odisha will always remember you!

Bhubaneswar: It’s not as an adapted Kannadiga Sushma had endeared the state of Karnataka during here epic fight with the then Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Bellary, BJP’s this fiery orator had been ranked as the most popular leader after Atal-Advani in Odisha, much before the advent of Modi era. Her topping the popularity charts […]

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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 […]

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Harsh Vardhan for action against doctors' assaulters

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, here on Saturday, called for punitive action against those who assault healthcare professionals by stating that “strict action must be taken against anyone who assaults them.” The Union Health Minister has asked law enforcement agencies to ensure that doctors and clinical establishments discharge their duties professionally without any […]

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Centre urges Odisha, 3 other States to join Ayushman Bharat

New Delhi: Requesting the chief ministers of Odisha, Delhi, Telangana and West Bengal to implement the Centre’s health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday wrote letters to the CMs saying that the ultimate beneficiary of this collaboration will be poor and vulnerable people […]

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22 new AIIMS coming up across the country: Nadda

Bhubaneswar: Union Health Minister J P Nadda today said 22 new AIIMS are coming up across the country and admitted that there was a shortage of skilled human resource in the health sector. He also said ensuring the highest standards of medical education was a top priority for the government. “Twenty-two new AIIMS are coming […]

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Odisha people should not be deprived of Ayushman Bharat: JP Nadda

Balasore: People of Odisha should not be deprived of the benefits of the world’s largest healthcare coverage plan – Ayushman Bharat – on the grounds of political differences, said Union Health Minister JP Nadda today. Speaking on the sidelines of the foundation stone-laying ceremony of a satellite centre of Bhubaneswar AIIMS in Balasore, the Union […]

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Attention NEET aspirants, Centre adds over 5,800 PG seats in medical colleges

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In a bid to increase the number of doctors in country for providing better healthcare facilities to the growing population, over 5,800 post-graduate seats have been added this year in medical colleges across the country. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State for Health and […]