National Center for Disease Control: News

28 Apr 2022


Heatwave: Experts suggest COVID-like surveillance for old, vulnerable people

An early heatwave that has engulfed India has spurred leading experts to call for COVID-like surveillance of the old and vulnerable.

16 Sep 2021

Soumya Swaminathan

COVID-19 may become endemic in 6 months in India: Expert

COVID-19 may start becoming an endemic in India in the next six months, according to Dr. Sujeet Singh, the Director of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

01 Feb 2021


#Budget2021: Budget allocation for healthcare sector sees a 137% rise

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging in India, healthcare has gained the prime focus in the Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday.

28 Jul 2020

Delhi High Court

Rapid testing shows false negatives, says Delhi HC; questions AAP

The Delhi High Court on Monday rapped the Aam Aadmi Party government over Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT), asking why it was being used as a primary test to judge coronavirus infection.

21 Jul 2020


Aggressive testing necessary, says Centre as India's COVID tally surges

The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that aggressive testing is required to reduce the COVID-19 positivity rate in India.

Delhi to start serological survey for COVID-19 today: Details here

Health officials in Delhi are set to begin a serological survey to determine the spread of COVID-19 in the national capital and how many people might be immune to the disease.

West Nile virus takes life of a 7-year-old in Kozhikode

A seven-year-old boy, Mohamad Shan, who was tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) last week, died today morning.

22 Aug 2018


#KeralaFloods: No outbreak of communicable disease reported, says Nadda

Union Health Minister JP Nadda yesterday said no outbreak of communicable disease has been reported from the flood-ravaged districts of Kerala so far.

26 Jun 2018

Delhi High Court

With 40 cases, malaria spreading faster in Delhi than dengue-chikungunya

Malaria is turning out to be a greater cause of concern for Delhi than dengue and chikungunya.

09 Jun 2018

West Bengal

Nipah virus has been stalled, not epidemic: Health Minister

Union Minister of State for Health, Ashwini Choubey, today said that the Nipah virus has been contained and there was no need to run away from Kerala, from where several deaths were reported.

06 Jun 2018


Nipah virus: When relatives refused, doctor performed patients' funeral rites

Going beyond the call of duty, Dr. RS Gopakumar, Health Officer of Kozhikode corporation, performed the role of a pall-bearer to conduct the last rites of some of those who lost their lives to the deadly Nipah virus.

28 May 2018

Health & Wellness

Delhi sees 3 more cases of dengue, toll reaches 15

Three more cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital this month, taking the total number in Delhi this year to 15, according to the latest municipal report released today.

26 May 2018

West Bengal

Bats not primary source of Nipah outbreak in Kerala: Report

Samples collected from bats in Kerala's Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, where 12 people have died of Nipah infection, have tested negative for the virus, according to a report submitted the Health Ministry today.

Nipah virus: One more death in Kerala, toll reaches 11

One more person died today morning raising the death toll due to the Nipah virus to 11 in Kerala.

22 May 2018


Don't panic about Nipah, measures being taken: Goa govt

The Goa government today said there was nothing to worry about the Nipah virus in the state, but measures were still being taken to prevent its possible spread.

Nipah virus: Kerala on high alert after 11 deaths

The Kerala health department has been put on high alert in the wake of 11 deaths due to "Nipah" virus. The first incident was reported in Kozhikode district where three members of a family died.