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.

27 Dec 2020


COVID-19 task force details plan to detect new coronavirus strain

The national task force on COVID-19 on Saturday discussed surveillance strategies for the newly-detected strain of coronavirus in the United Kingdom, which is believed to be more infectious.

20 Nov 2020


As coronavirus cases rise, Centre sends teams to four states

Even as India's coronavirus tally seems to be under control, some states are logging an alarming rise in infections, prompting the Centre to send teams there. On Thursday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare deployed teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Manipur to control the surge.

09 Oct 2020


Active coronavirus cases dip. Is India's worst phase over?

For the first time in weeks, the active number of coronavirus cases in India fell below nine lakh, data from the Ministry of Health revealed on Friday, giving the country a rare moment to rejoice as the pandemic rages.

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

NITI Aayog

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.

24 Apr 2020

West Bengal

Coronavirus: Doubling rate slows to 10 days, says government

The central government on Friday said that the coronavirus cases in India are now doubling over 10 days.

12 Jun 2019


Bihar: 53 children die in suspected Encephalitis outbreak

Bihar has been reeling under an Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak, which has reportedly claimed the lives of 53 children in the past 10 days.

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.

07 Feb 2019


Over 6,700 swine flu cases, 226 deaths trigger health alarm

There has been an alarming spike in swine flu (H1N1) cases in India this year, with 6,701 confirmed cases and 226 deaths recorded up until February 3.

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.

29 May 2018

West Bengal

Nipah virus outbreak: All you need to know about it

As of Sunday the dreaded Nipah virus had claimed its 14th victim in Northern Kerala.

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.