Union Health Minister

0.46% COVID-19 patients on ventilators, 2.31% in ICU: Harsh Vardhan

The health minister lauded India's vaccination drive saying that the latest figures suggested that 9,43,34,262 doses have been given to people in India.

published on : 9th April 2021

Six crore COVID-19 vaccine doses sent to 76 nations, 4.5 cr doses administered in India: Vardhan

“Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party (BJP) president J P Nadda have called for making the vaccination drive a ''jan andolan'' (mass movement)," he said.

published on : 21st March 2021

Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill ensures dignity, safety, and wellbeing of women: Health Minister

On Tuesday, Rajya Sabha passed the bill that seeks to allow special categories of women to undergo abortion up to 24 weeks.

published on : 17th March 2021

No death has occurred due to Covid-19 vaccination, says Harsh Vardhan

The Union Health Minister said that every death has been scientifically investigated and high powered experts committee evaluate it, no case has come yet that death is vaccine-induced.

published on : 1st March 2021

Harsh Vardhan praises PM Modi for leading by example, urges opposition to take COVID-19 vaccine

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi took the first dose of Covaxin, a coronavirus vaccine developed in India by biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research.

published on : 1st March 2021

Health Ministry says 33 states, UTs have less than 5,000 active Covid-19 cases in India

Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry said that the share of active cases is only 3.12 per cent of the total COVID-19 cases in the country.

published on : 9th February 2021

Allocation of Rs 35,000 crore for COVID vaccines will help end pandemic, expedite eco recovery: Vardhan

He hailed the 'visionary leadership' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and 'prudence' of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman 'for taking us closer to Health For All.'

published on : 1st February 2021

There won't be any compromise on vaccine protocol, assures Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Harsh Vardhan said that details of how 27 crore priority beneficiaries -- those above 50 years of age and those below it having comorbidities -- would be vaccinated until July were being finalised.

published on : 2nd January 2021

High prevalence of malnutrition, genetic disorders, infections among tribals concerning: Vardhan

He said the govt has undertaken a slew of measures for the welfare of the tribal population in the country, identified 10 major concerns that need immediate attention and started working towards it.

published on : 10th December 2020

Vardhan's comments unfortunate, aim should be to fight the pandemic unitedly: Rahul Gandhi

Vardhan had recently said the state was "paying the price for gross negligence" during Onam when unlocking of services along with an increase in travel for trade and tourism led to the spurt in cases

published on : 20th October 2020

Re-purposed hydroxychloroquine being used for mild, moderate COVID-19 cases: Health minister

He also said there is a plan to conduct trial of ayurvedic medicines such as aswagandha, guduchi, pippali etc to prevent people from getting infected from COVID-19.

published on : 15th September 2020

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launches video game to spread awareness about COVID-19

'Till we get a vaccine for fighting COVID-19, the COVID-appropriate behaviours will serve as a potent social vaccine and keep us protected and safe,' the minister stated.

published on : 20th August 2020

Diet, nutrition play key role in preventing deaths due to diseases including COVID: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Addressing officials of 197 cities and districts, the Union Health Minister highlighted the pressing need for the campaign.

published on : 19th August 2020

Union Health minister J P Nadda urged to probe leak of NEET candidates' details

According to the RDA, privacy of the details of candidates as given in the NEET application forms has been compromised and passed on to private medical institutions.

published on : 31st January 2018