The guidelines have been issued as part of a proactive and risk-based approach for management of Monkeypox and to ensure advanced preparedness across the country.
India launched vaccination for all people aged more than 45 years from April 1 last year. The government then decided to expand its vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 years of age to be inoculated against the viral disease from May 1 last year.
The countrywide vaccination drive against the viral disease was rolled out on January 16 last year with the HCWs getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of FLWs started from February 2 last year.
The ministry said that over 1.91 crore (1,91,47,026) vaccine doses have been administered in the 12-14 years age group so far.
The Committee has short-listed three names - Dr Rajesh Malhotra, the head of AIIMS trauma centre and an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Nikhil Tandon, head of the department of endocrinology, and Dr Pramod Garg, professor of gastroenterology, for the post of AIIMS Director.
The Union health ministry on Friday said that the study published in an international journal claiming the the Covid-19 mortality in India is higher than official counts is speculative and misinformed.
The Union health ministry urged the states and Union territories on Thursday to expedite the operationalisation of 1.1 lakh Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs), equipped with tele-consultation services, by March 31.
India on Saturday reported 3,37,704 fresh Covid cases with 488 deaths in the last 24 hrs. With the addition of 488 new deaths, the total deaths toll has climbed to 4,88,884.
In a letter to states and UTs on Monday, Additional Secretary in the Union Health Ministry Arti Ahuja advised them to pay attention to this aspect immediately and increase the testing in a strategic manner keeping in view the trend of case positivity in specific areas.
According to the ministry, the Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan in his meeting with ECI presented the overall global and domestic status of spread of Covid, as well as Omicron, in the country.
The states have been advised that the main elements of the framework to be used should be based on the test positivity rate of 10 per cent or more in the last one week and on bed occupancy of 40 per cent or more on oxygen supported or ICU beds.
Union Health Minister on Monday said that India's vaccination drive has been a role model for the world and India will be resuming export of vaccines under 'Vaccine Maitri' to fulfil the commitment towards COVAX.
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According to the statement, 420 OPDs are hosted on eSanjeevani and the platform hosts speciality and super-speciality OPDs as well.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare clarified on Wednesday that WHO has not associated the term "Indian Variant" with B.1.617, now classified as "Variant of Concern".