Union Health ministry

Country logs highest number of daily coronavirus cases in 149 days

The country had recorded 2,208 cases in a single day on October 28 last year. The death toll has increased to 5,30,831 with seven deaths.

published on : 26th March 2023

No increase in hospitalisation rate or death amid spike in Covid cases: Health Ministry

The subvariant has been found in states such as Maharashtra (105), Telangana (93), Karnataka (57), Gujarat (54) and Delhi (19).

published on : 23rd March 2023

Government makes changes to organ transplant rules, scrap age bar, domicile certificate requirement

According to health ministry sources, three significant changes have been introduced under the organ donation rules.

published on : 17th February 2023

CDSCO and State Drugs Control Administrations to conduct joint inspection of drug manufacturing units

The move comes a month after a detailed inspection at the drug manufacturing unit of Maiden Pharmaceuticals in Haryana found several violations of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). 

published on : 27th December 2022

250 rabies deaths reported in 18 Indian states, Karnataka tops with 32 

The ministry said some deaths have occurred in persons who had been administered post-exposure prophylaxis in Kerala and were sent for repeat quality testing at Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli.

published on : 9th December 2022

Twenty-four lakh HIV-positive people in India, most in Maharashtra, Andhra and Karnataka 

Last year AIDS-related deaths were estimated at around  42,000, a 75.5 percent decline from 2010 to 2021.

published on : 1st December 2022

Global Hunger Index exaggerates measure of hunger, has problems, say Health Ministry sources

It does not really measure hunger, they said while asserting that the report "deliberately ignores the tremendous efforts made by the government to ensure food security for the population.

published on : 18th October 2022

Rabies deaths in Kerala not due to ineffective vaccines, claims Central team

The report stated that the majority of deaths were preventable and could be attributed due to low awareness in the general community about do's and don'ts in the event of animal bites.

published on : 18th October 2022

Health ministry deputes high-level team to UP for dengue management in Firozabad, Agra, Etawah

The team is headed by Dr V K Chaudhary, senior Regional Director, Regional Office of Health and Family Welfare, Lucknow.

published on : 14th October 2022

No shortage of pneumococcal vaccine: Union Health Ministry

The ministry’s response was to a media report claiming that there is a shortage of PCV.

published on : 9th October 2022

NEET-PG counselling deferred, likely to be held in third week of September

Though the ministry has not announced the revised schedule, official sources said the counselling is likely to begin in the third week of September.

published on : 29th August 2022

Active Covid cases in country decline to 90,707

The active cases comprise 0.20 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.61 per cent, the ministry said.

published on : 26th August 2022

Centre issues guidelines on Tomato Flu, says not related to SARS-CoV-2, monkeypox, dengue or chikungunya

The Union Health Ministry in its advisory said that to date, apart from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Odisha, no other regions in India have reported the disease. 

published on : 23rd August 2022

Check out the Health Ministry's guidelines for battling Monkeypox outbreak

Monkeypox is usually a self-limited disease with symptoms lasting from 2 to 4 weeks. Severe cases occur more commonly among children.

published on : 3rd August 2022

Centre forms task force to monitor monkeypox situation in India closely

The announcement from the Union Health Ministry came following samples of a 22-year-old man who died in Kerala last week and came out positive for monkeypox on Monday.

published on : 1st August 2022

Tamil Nadu to soon send clarifications sought by Centre over anti-NEET Bill

Union Health Ministry said that NEET is a merit-based exam and it ensures historical reformation like quality education, transparency, national qualification and entrance exam.

published on : 21st July 2022

Population Bill not on plate, Modi government reiterates in Parliament  

The government’s efforts in controlling the population growth through awareness campaigns were successful, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharti Pravin Pawar said.

published on : 20th July 2022

14 states reporting spike in Covid-19 cases asked to be on alert by Centre

In a virtual review meeting, the low level of Covid-19 testing was highlighted as also the drop in RTPCR share. 

published on : 28th June 2022

After 111 days, single-day Covid count in India crosses 12,000 mark

According to the ministry, cumulatively 195.67 doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.

published on : 16th June 2022

Centre asks states to promote blood donation as country needs voluntary, unpaid blood donors

The Centre has asked the states to set up blood group testing facilities at primary health centres, community health centres and district hospitals on World Blood Donor Day.

published on : 5th June 2022
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