Union Health Ministry: News

24 Apr 2024


Sidhu Moose Wala's father to contest Lok Sabha polls: Reports 

Balkaur Singh, father of the late singer-turned-politician Sidhu Moose Wala, is reportedly considering running in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

13 Mar 2024


Kerala sees mumps outbreak; over 2,500 cases reported in March

Kerala is witnessing a mumps outbreak with the state reporting over 2,500 of the infection cases alone.

26 Nov 2023


Centre asks states to review preparedness amid China's pneumonia outbreak

The Union Health Ministry announced on Sunday that it has asked state and union territories (UTs) to review hospital preparedness in light of the recent surge in pneumonia cases in China.

21 Sep 2023

Mansukh Mandaviya

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.

22 Jun 2023

Delhi Police

CoWin data leak: Son of health worker from Bihar arrested

The Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) unit of the Delhi Police has reportedly apprehended a man from Bihar and a juvenile in connection to the alleged CoWin Portal data leak.

13 Apr 2023


What is 'Arcturus,' new COVID-19 variant with different symptom

The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently keeping tabs on a new COVID-19 variant that is reportedly causing a new symptom that is rarely seen in other Omicron sub-variants.

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.

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.

05 Apr 2023


India records nearly 4,500 COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths

India recorded nearly 4,500 new daily COVID-19 cases on Tuesday—the highest single-day rise in 163 days—the Union Health Ministry revealed on Wednesday.

02 Apr 2023


India records nearly 4,000 new COVID-19 cases—highest in 6 months    

India recorded nearly 4,000 new daily COVID-19 cases on Saturday—the highest single-day rise in 184 days—the Union Health Ministry revealed on Sunday.

30 Mar 2023

COVID-19 India

COVID-19 cases spike across India; Delhi, Maharashtra most affected

India continues to record a spike in daily COVID-19 cases, with Delhi and Maharashtra reporting a resounding uptick in coronavirus infections on Wednesday.

384 essential medicines to cost more from April; See list

In the midst of rising inflation in India, medicine prices are expected to increase by 12% beginning April 1.

26 Mar 2023


India records nearly 1,900 new daily COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths

India recorded nearly 1,900 new daily COVID-19 cases on Saturday—the highest in 149 days—the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry revealed on Sunday.

25 Mar 2023


India records nearly 1,600 daily COVID-19 cases—highest in 5 months

India reported nearly 1,600 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest in 146 days, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Saturday.

22 Mar 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to hold high-level meeting amid rising COVID-19 cases

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold a high-level meeting on Wednesday at 4:30 pm to review the present situation and the preparedness of public health services in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases.

22 Mar 2023

COVID-19 India

India reports highest daily COVID-19 cases in 2023: Check tally

For the first time in 2023, India reported more than 1,100 COVID-19 daily cases, triggering fresh concerns among people about the recent outspread of the novel virus.

20 Mar 2023


COVID-19 subvariant XBB 1.16 cases rise in India; guidelines revised

The Centre has issued revised guidelines amid the continuous daily COVID-19 case spike in the country.

18 Mar 2023


India records over 800 daily COVID-19 cases after 126 days

India's single-day COVID-19 case tally crossed the 800 mark after 126 days on Saturday as the country reported 5,389 active cases, according to data from the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.

18 Mar 2023


H3N2 cases surge in India; Maharashtra on high alert

With the growing risk of the H3N2 influenza outbreak amid the change in weather conditions in parts of India, hospitals across Maharashtra have been instructed to be on high alert.

17 Mar 2023


Cases of new unidentified COVID-19 variant reported in Israel

While the world thought it might have seen the back of COVID-19, Israel's health ministry announced the discovery of a new coronavirus variant, which may be a combination of two Omicron sub-variants of the novel virus.

11 Mar 2023


H3N2 claims 6 lives in India; case decline expected soon 

At least six persons have died due to the Influenza A virus subtype H3N2 in India so far, India Today reported.

04 Mar 2023

COVID-19 India

India records over 300 COVID-19 cases after nearly 100 days

India reported over 300 new COVID-19 cases after 97 days, as per the data provided by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.

18 Jan 2023

COVID-19 India

Centre refutes reports on side-effects of COVID-19 vaccines

The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday rejected reports claiming that the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had admitted to numerous side effects of COVID-19 vaccines.

16 Jan 2023


India's 100 richest can fund country's 18-month Union Budget: Oxfam

India is suffering from growing "wealth inequality" as billionaires continue to witness their wealth surge, as per Oxfam International's latest "Survival of the Richest" report.

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.

28 Dec 2022


COVID-19: China returnee mother-daughter duo test positive in Tamil Nadu 

A woman and her daughter (6), who recently returned from China, tested COVID-19 positive at Madhurai airport in Tamil Nadu, PTI reported on Wednesday citing officials.

27 Dec 2022

Bharat Biotech

Bharat Biotech's iNCOVACC: Here's how much COVID-19 nasal vaccine costs

Hyderabad-based vaccine maker Bharat Biotech on Tuesday announced the price of its recently-approved intranasal COVID-19 vaccine, named iNCOVACC.

22 Dec 2022

Narendra Modi

PM chairs high-level COVID-19 meeting, urges wearing masks, increased testing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday to review the COVID-19 situation in India.

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."

21 Dec 2022


Increase genome sequencing to track COVID-19 variants: Centre tells states

Amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Brazil, China, Japan, South Korea, and the US, the Union Health Ministry has asked all states and union territories to increase genome sequencing of positive cases to track variants through the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) network.

Not liable for deaths by COVID-19 vaccine: Centre tells SC

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that the government cannot be held accountable for the harmful consequences of the COVID-19 vaccination, HT reported.

12 Aug 2022


With 2,726, Delhi reports highest COVID-19 cases in 7 months

Delhi witnessed a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases on Thursday triggering concern for the authorities.

31 Jul 2022

Allahabad High Court

Treat as COVID-19 death if infected dies in hospital: HC

The Allahabad High Court on Saturday ruled that if a COVID-19 infected patient dies after being admitted to a hospital, their death shall be termed a COVID death regardless of the cause of death.

Indian medical students from China, Ukraine now eligible for FMGE

The National Medical Commission (NMC) has given a one-time waiver to final-year medical students who have been forced to return from countries such as China and Ukraine due to the COVID-19 outbreak or war.

26 Jul 2022


Is SII developing vaccine for monkeypox? Here's what Poonawalla said

Amid the rising monkeypox scare, Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla said on Tuesday they are in talks with American biotech company Novavax to develop a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine for it.

India's 4th monkeypox case reported in Delhi; no travel history

India reported its fourth monkeypox case on Sunday. The latest case has been detected in Delhi, reported ANI.

16 Jul 2022

West Bengal

COVID-19: India logs 20,044 fresh cases, 56 more fatalities

India on Saturday reported over 20,000 new COVID-19 cases, a slight increase from the previous day.

03 Jul 2022


COVID-19: India logs 16,103 fresh cases, 31 more fatalities

India on Sunday reported over 16,000 new COVID-19 cases, a decrease of nearly 1,000 cases from the previous day.

24 Jun 2022


COVID-19: India logs 17,336 new cases, highest in 4 months

India on Friday reported over 17,000 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of over 4,000 cases from the previous day.

19 Jun 2022


COVID-19: India logs 12,899 fresh cases, 15 more deaths

India on Sunday reported nearly 13,000 new COVID-19 cases, a slight decrease of around 300 cases from the previous day.

18 Jun 2022


COVID-19: India reports 13,216 new cases, 23 more deaths

India on Saturday reported over 13,000 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of around 500 cases from the previous day.