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Cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered in India exceed 43 crore: Health ministry

Three states namely Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh have administered more than 1 crore cumulative doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the age group 18-44 years.

published on : 24th July 2021

Bird flu: Probe launched into death of Gurugram boy, close contacts under surveillance

The health ministry, in a statement said that upon testing it was found that the child had both Influenza A and Influenza B but was negative for SARS COV-2 and other respiratory viruses.

published on : 21st July 2021

'Next 100 days crucial': Centre hints at third wave, says Covid situation may get worse

The world moving towards the third wave of the pandemic should be seen as a red flag, as stressed by PM Narendra Modi, said VK Paul who heads the national task force on coronavirus.

published on : 16th July 2021

47 districts reported over 10% COVID-19 positivity rate for week ending July 15: Government

The slow decline in number of coronavirus daily cases is a warning for the country that the situation is currently under control but it can deteriorate if Covid appropriate behaviour not followed.

published on : 16th July 2021

Reports claiming undercounting of COVID deaths are conjectures, speculation: Health Ministry

The ministry further reiterated the Centre's transparency in its approach to COVID-19 data management and said a robust system of recording all COVID-19 related deaths already exists.

published on : 14th July 2021

Centre warns nation against Covid norm violations

He added that many were failing to understand that adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour, or the lack of it, is what will prevent or cause any future waves.

published on : 14th July 2021

Harsh Vardhan's departure from cabinet marred with COVID-19 policy failure?

Vardhan as health minister in Modi 2.0 government has been unduly harsh on the Opposition which was rightly trying to raise the issue of the pandemic.

published on : 12th July 2021

Centre rushes teams to six states reporting high number of Covid cases

Teams will be supporting the states in their efforts to carry out a targeted Covid response and management, and effectively tackling the pandemic, a Union Health Ministry statement said.

published on : 2nd July 2021

COVID-19: Centre stresses on graded lifting of curbs, continued focus on containment

Higher bed occupancy is an indicator that the district needs to undertake specific measures to upgrade the available beds while focusing on containment activities equally vigorously.

published on : 30th June 2021

Centre seeks report from West Bengal government on fake COVID-19 vaccination camps

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to Hari Krishna Dwivedi, Chief Secretary of West Bengal, seeking a factual report on the matter.

published on : 30th June 2021

'They should take jabs': Guidelines issued for administering Covid vaccine to pregnant women

According to the document, a frontline worker or a vaccinator needs to counsel pregnant women about the availability, value and precautions of the COVID-19 vaccine.

published on : 29th June 2021

Statewise distribution of vaccines transparent, media allegations baseless: Centre

Population, caseload, utilisation efficiency and wastage are some of the factors the Union Health Ministry claimed to have based its vaccine allocation on.

published on : 24th June 2021

More than 1.89 crore unutilised Covid vaccine doses available with states, UTs: Union Health Ministry

The Union government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country.

published on : 24th June 2021

Delta Plus still 'variant of interest', 40 cases reported so far in India, say govt sources

The Union Health Ministry has alerted and advised Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh regarding the Delta Plus variant of COVID-19.

published on : 23rd June 2021

Brazil probes Health Ministry deal to buy Covaxin vaccine

The price per dose, which was higher than for other COVID vaccines, drew prosecutors' attention along with ministry officials apparently ignoring a history of alleged irregularities by Precisa.

published on : 23rd June 2021
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