Mansukh Mandaviya: News

26 Jan 2023


India's 1st nasal COVID-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech launched

Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya and Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday launched Bharat Biotech's iNCOVACC, which is reportedly India's first intranasal COVID-19 vaccine.

Marion Biotech, linked to Uzbekistan kids' death, halts production  

Noida-based cough syrup manufacturer Marion Biotech, linked to the death of 19 kids in Uzbekistan, has officially stopped production of all medicines amid an inspection by the drug regulator.

29 Dec 2022


India mandates negative RT-PCR report for fliers from China, others

The Centre has made negative RT-PCR results mandatory for fliers arriving in the country from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand starting January 1.

28 Dec 2022


Delhi: 39 international travelers test COVID-19 positive in 2 days

At least 39 persons traveling to India from abroad have tested positive for COVID-19 at airports throughout the country in the last two days, NDTV reported citing sources.

27 Dec 2022


COVID-19: India redoubles fight against coronavirus as cases surge globally

India has been undertaking a series of fresh measures to combat the COVID-19 spread in the country, following a surge in coronavirus infections in several countries, especially China.

25 Dec 2022


Agra: China returnee tests COVID-19 positive; virus variant being determined

A 40-year-old man, who recently returned from China, has tested positive for COVID-19 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Hindustan Times reported on Sunday.

24 Dec 2022


COVID-19 test mandatory for arrivals from China, 4 other countries

The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has released a six-point advisory for states to deal with any COVID-19 emergency amid a spike in cases in China.

24 Dec 2022

Congress Party

Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra enters Delhi amid COVID-19 protocol row

Under Rahul Gandhi's leadership, Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Delhi on Saturday.

21 Dec 2022


Mask up in crowded places: Centre advises after high-level meeting

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya held a meeting with top officials on Wednesday to review India's COVID-19 situation as cases are seeing a resurgence globally, especially in China.

21 Dec 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Follow COVID-19 rules or suspend yatra: Health Minister to Rahul

In a letter to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Rajasthan's Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has asked them to ensure that COVID-19 rules are followed in Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra, or else they should suspend the march in "national interest."

06 Sep 2022

Bharat Biotech

Bharat Biotech's nasal COVID-19 vaccine receives drug regulator's nod

The nasal vaccine for immunization against COVID-19, developed by Hyderabad-based vaccine maker Bharat Biotech, has received the approval of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).

17 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

India's COVID-19 vaccination campaign crosses milestone of 2 billion doses

India on Sunday crossed the milestone of administering two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses.

15 Jul 2022


Free COVID-19 precaution dose for all adults from today

India kicked off its free COVID-19 booster dose drive for adults on Friday.

NEET-PG 2022 exam not postponed, fake notice being circulated: NBE

The National Eligibility Entrance Test-Postgraduate (NEET-PG 2022) will take place on May 21 as scheduled and hasn't been postponed, clarified the National Board of Examinations (NBE).

02 Apr 2022


Health minister says no to BJP MP's population control bill

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told the Rajya Sabha on Friday that instead of using 'force (jabran),' the government had successfully used awareness and health campaigns to accomplish population control.

17 Mar 2022

Hong Kong

Centre alarmed as COVID-19 sees huge surge in South-East Asia

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting amid the exponential rise in COVID-19 cases in China and South-East Asia.

30 Jan 2022

Narendra Modi

75% adults in India fully vaccinated against COVID-19: Centre

Over 75% of India's eligible adult population is fully vaccinated, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Sunday.

09 Jan 2022


After SC order, NEET-PG counseling to begin from January 12

The counseling for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Postgraduate (NEET-PG) will begin from January 12, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Sunday.

03 Jan 2022

Union Health Ministry

Government flags underutilization of COVID-19 emergency fund by states

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday said that all states have collectively utilized only over 17% of the central government's Rs. 23,123 crore Emergency COVID-19 Response Package II (ECRP-II).

02 Jan 2022


NEET-PG counseling: Government to retain Rs. 8 lakh EWS criterion

The central government on Friday submitted an affidavit before the Supreme Court (SC) concerning Economically Weaker Section (EWS) reservation in undergraduate and postgraduate medical seats.

28 Dec 2021

Delhi Police

NEET-PG counseling protest: AIIMS resident doctors association withdraws tomorrow's strike

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Residents Doctors Association (RDA) in Delhi on Tuesday announced its decision to withdraw the December 29 strike.

28 Dec 2021


COVID-19: India reports 6K+ cases; adds 75 new Omicron cases

India on Tuesday reported over 6,300 new COVID-19 cases with an active caseload of over 75,000.

30 Nov 2021

Jyotiraditya Scindia

No Omicron cases in India: Health Minister tells Parliament

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya Tuesday informed the Rajya Sabha that no cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected in India.

22 Nov 2021


COVID-19: India reports 8K+ infections; lowest in 538 days

India on Monday reported over 8,000 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day tally in the last 538 days.

01 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to meet CMs, district officials over low vaccinations

The Union Health Ministry will convene a meeting on November 3 to boost the COVID-19 vaccination capacity of 11 states, whose numbers are lagging behind the national average.

21 Oct 2021


COVID-19 vaccinations cross 1 billion in India; 21% fully vaccinated

India's COVID-19 vaccinations crossed the 100 crore mark Thursday morning.

16 Oct 2021

Narendra Modi

Former PM Manmohan Singh diagnosed with dengue; condition improving: AIIMS

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been diagnosed with dengue, officials at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, said Saturday, adding his condition is improving gradually.

11 Oct 2021


Modern women don't give birth, they want surrogacy: Karnataka Minister

Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Sunday said that "modern" women are not interested in giving birth and blamed them for disappearing joint families.

28 Sep 2021

Union Health Ministry

India administers over 1 crore COVID-19 vaccines for 5th time

India administered more than one crore coronavirus vaccine doses on Monday, taking the cumulative number of administered doses in the country to above 86 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.

21 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

Vaccine Maitri: India to resume COVID-19 vaccine export next month

The Union Health Ministry on Monday said that India would be resuming the export of COVID-19 vaccines under its ambitious "Vaccine Maitri" initiative from October.

17 Sep 2021


India sets record by administering 2.5 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses

India administered more than two-and-a-half crore coronavirus vaccine doses in a day for the first time as the central government strived to set a new record on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 71st birthday.

17 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

As Modi turns 71, Centre plans vaccination record, welfare programs

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government is planning a grand 20-day outreach program to mark the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

12 Sep 2021

Vijay Rupani

After Vijay Rupani's resignation, new CM may be sworn-in tomorrow

As Vijay Rupani tendered his resignation from the post of Gujarat Chief Minister, speculations are rife about who will succeed Rupani as the CM of the western state.

01 Sep 2021


Kerala: Calls for strict lockdown grow as COVID-19 surge continues

As the COVID-19 situation is worsening in Kerala, the central government has reportedly indicated that only a "strict lockdown" can help the state curb the rising infections.

27 Aug 2021


Karnataka to administer five lakh COVID-19 jabs daily from September

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said the state will start administering at least five lakh COVID-19 vaccinations daily from September 1 with the help of the Centre.

10 Aug 2021

Zydus Cadila

Zydus Cadila COVID-19 vaccine may get emergency nod this week

India's second indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Zydus Cadila, is reportedly likely to get emergency use approval (EUA) this week.

07 Aug 2021

Health & Wellness

J&J's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine gets the nod in India

India has approved Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced today.

03 Aug 2021


Four more Indian pharma firms expected to start vaccine production

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday said in Parliament that four more Indian pharma firms are expected to start anti-coronavirus vaccine production by October-November that will accelerate the inoculation drive.

30 Jul 2021


Need to create awareness on zoonotic diseases: Union Health Minister

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for creating vigilance and awareness on zoonotic diseases, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday said.

COVID-19 cases may spike soon; no relaxation in curbs: Government

India may soon witness a resurgence of COVID-19 cases as the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday expressed concern over the slowdown in the drop of infections.