Mansukh Mandaviya: News

20 Dec 2023

Central Government

India witnesses COVID-19 surge, health minister calls for mock drills

India on Wednesday witnessed a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases, with 614 new cases reported in the last 24 hours—reportedly the highest daily tally since May 21. This increase is attributed to the coronavirus sub-variant JN.1.

05 Dec 2023


Father will die soon: Son's post on AIIMS-Delhi goes viral

Fed up with long queues and running between counters at AIIMS New Delhi, an X user has detailed his struggles to secure a heart surgery appointment for his ailing father.

04 Nov 2023


Gujarat: 15-year-old dies of suspected cardiac arrest inside exam hall

A 15-year-old girl reportedly died from a heart attack while entering the examination hall in Gujarat on Friday. Identified as Sakshi Rajosara, the victim was a class nine student at the Shantaba Gajera School in Rajkot's Amreli town and a resident of Jasdan.

21 Sep 2023

Union Health Ministry

Here's why Indian medical graduates can now practice abroad

The Union Health Ministry has officially confirmed that the National Medical Commission (NMC) of India has been granted the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) "recognition status" for ten years.

11 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Centre to launch nationwide wellness programs on PM Modi's birthday

The central government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to launch a nationwide wellness drive on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 73rd birthday, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has told ANI.

21 Jun 2023


UP: Heatwave-related deaths rise in Ballia hospital amid bed shortage

As scores of families in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, grieve the loss of relatives who died from heat-related ailments, more deaths have been recorded at the district's lone government hospital.

20 Jun 2023


Heatwave: Centre to send 5-member expert team to worst-hit states

Amid the intense heatwave affecting numerous states, the central government has decided to rush to the states to assess the situation and assist local authorities in dealing with the repercussions.

Around 150 medical colleges may lose national recognition: Report

Around 150 medical colleges nationwide may lose recognition of the National Medical Commission (NMC), a regulatory body for India's medical education and professionals, reported NDTV, quoting sources.

10 Apr 2023


IMA lists 3 reasons behind COVID-19 surge in India

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has warned citizens that the recent increase in daily COVID-19 cases could be due to three major factors.

10 Apr 2023


Nationwide COVID-19 preparedness mock drill at hospitals today, tomorrow

Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in India, the Centre has ordered a mock drill in private and public hospitals on Monday and Tuesday to test the preparedness of health facilities in the event of a further surge in infections.

09 Apr 2023


India records 5,300+ COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths; positivity rate 3.39%

India recorded 5,357 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, with the daily positivity rate at 3.39%, the Union Health Ministry revealed on Sunday morning.

08 Apr 2023


India records 6,100+ new COVID-19 cases, daily positivity nearly 6%

India recorded 6,155 new daily COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours—with the daily positivity nearing 6% on a national average—the Union Health Ministry revealed on Saturday morning.

07 Apr 2023


Health minister chairs high-level meeting as COVID-19 cases cross 6,000-mark

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya chaired a high-level review meeting with states and union territories on Friday, as the country continued to see an increase in COVID-19 cases.

04 Apr 2023


Government researching if COVID-19, heart attacks linked: Union health minister

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that the government has commissioned research to determine if there is a link between COVID-19 and the rising number of heart attacks. The research is likely to be completed in the next two-three months.

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.

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).

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.

02 Apr 2022

Jairam Ramesh

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).

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.

30 Nov 2021

Union Health Ministry

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.

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.

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.

27 Jul 2021


COVID-19 vaccine for children likely next month, says Health Minister

India will likely start administering coronavirus vaccines to children in a matter of weeks, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said this morning, news agency ANI reported.

08 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

Meet Mansukh Mandaviya, who replaced Harsh Vardhan as Health Minister

On Wednesday, Mansukh Mandaviya, 49, was made the new Health Minister of India in a major rejig of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Union Cabinet.

19 Dec 2017


Gujarat ka CM kaun: Will Smriti Irani be picked?

BJP has taken Gujarat for a record sixth-time, but with a reduced margin. The elections proved to be a mini-revival of sorts for the Congress under an "evolved" president Rahul Gandhi.

29 May 2017


Shoe thrown at Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Gujarat

Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Mansukh Mandaviya had a shoe hurled at him on Sunday at a public function in Vallabhipur town in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district.