Union Health ministry

Tobacco tax guidelines under lens of expert group

The Union health ministry has set up an expert group to review the taxation policy for tobacco products, taking into account its implications on public health. 

published on : 20th October 2021

Centre asks States, UTs to focus on second Covid vaccine dose coverage

The cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 inoculation drive has exceeded 99 crore.

published on : 19th October 2021

Over 100 crore Covid vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre 

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Centre has been supporting the states and UTs by providing them COVID-19 vaccines free of cost.

published on : 15th October 2021

Union health ministry urges Department of Personnel and Training for filling up of vacant posts

This is the second such letter written by the Union health ministry to the DoPT seeking filling up of vacant posts.

published on : 15th October 2021

Over 30 countries including UK recognise India's Covid vaccine certificate: Sources

WHO has approved seven vaccine so far -- Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Covishield (an Oxford-AstraZeneca formulation) and China's Sinopharm and Sinovac.

published on : 15th October 2021

Active Covid-19 cases in India lowest in 216 days; 16,862 new cases in last 24 hours

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 21 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 110 consecutive days now.

published on : 15th October 2021

India reports 18,987 fresh cases of COVID-19, active caseload lowest in 215 days

The active cases have declined to 2,06,586, the lowest in 215 days, comprising 0.61 per cent of the total infections while the national COVID recovery rate was recorded at 98.07 per cent.

published on : 14th October 2021

Over 96.75 crore Covid vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre

Over 8.43 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the Union Health Ministry said said.

published on : 11th October 2021

India reports 19,740 fresh cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours, active tally in country lowest in 206 days

The active cases have declined to 2,36,643 and comprise 0.70 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March last year.

published on : 9th October 2021

'Please watch your Oct, Nov, Dec': Govt warns people of Covid surge during festival, wedding season

The government said five states -- Mizoram, Kerala, Sikkim, Manipur and Meghalaya -- are reporting a weekly positivity rate of over five per cent.

published on : 7th October 2021

Over 88.14 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to States/UTs so far: Union Health Ministry

According to the ministry, over 5,28,28,050 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states/UTs to be administered.

published on : 2nd October 2021

India logs 24,354 fresh cases of COVID-19, 234 deaths recorded

The active cases comprise 0.81 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.86 per cent.

published on : 2nd October 2021

India records 23,529 fresh cases of COVID-19, 311 deaths reported

The ministry said that the number of active cases has declined to 2,77,020, comprising 0.82 per cent of the total infections - the lowest since March 2020.

published on : 30th September 2021

Over 85.42 crore vaccine doses provided to states, UTs so far: Centre

Over 4.57 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the ministry said.

published on : 29th September 2021

Health Ministry denies reports quoting Mandaviya on mass transfers of AIIMS Delhi doctors

The present faculty with their rich experience can also act as a guiding light to these institutes, the ministry said.

published on : 26th September 2021
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