Articles about Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India registered higher deaths, fewer births in 1st pandemic year

04 May 2022

India
India registered higher deaths, fewer births in 1st pandemic year

India saw a 6% rise in deaths in 2020—the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic—compared to 2019, showed the Civil Registration System (CRS) data released by the Centre on Tuesday.

COVID-19: India logs 3,688 new cases, 50 more deaths

30 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19: India logs 3,688 new cases, 50 more deaths

India on Saturday reported over 3,600 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of over 300 cases from the previous day.

COVID-19: India reports 2,593 new cases, 44 more deaths

24 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19: India reports 2,593 new cases, 44 more deaths

India on Sunday reported nearly 2,600 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of over 60 cases from the previous day.

COVID-19 in India: States where wearing masks are mandatory again

21 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19 in India: States where wearing masks are mandatory again

In the wake of the fresh surge in COVID-19 cases in India, several states and union territories have reimposed stricter norms to control the spread, including mandating face masks.

India questions WHO's methodology to calculate COVID-19 deaths: Here's why

17 Apr 2022

India
India questions WHO's methodology to calculate COVID-19 deaths: Here's why

India on Saturday asserted the World Health Organization (WHO) utilized incorrect methodology for calculating its COVID-19 deaths.

COVID-19 vaccine precautionary dose: How eligible adults can book slots

08 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19 vaccine precautionary dose: How eligible adults can book slots

The Union Health Ministry on Friday announced that the country's entire adult population would be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine precautionary doses, or booster shots, from Sunday (April 10).

COVID-19 vaccine precautionary dose available for 18+ from April 10

08 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19 vaccine precautionary dose available for 18+ from April 10

In a landmark decision, the Centre on Friday announced that precautionary doses of the COVID-19 vaccines in India will be made available to the entire adult population of the country starting Sunday (April 10).

India adds 2,075 more COVID-19 cases, 71 deaths

19 Mar 2022

India
India adds 2,075 more COVID-19 cases, 71 deaths

India on Saturday reported over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, a decline of around 450 cases from the previous day.

India reports 2 cases of Omicron variant, government says

02 Dec 2021

India
India reports 2 cases of Omicron variant, government says

India has reported two cases of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus so far, Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said at a press briefing on Thursday.

Guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination of pregnant women issued

29 Jun 2021

India
Guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination of pregnant women issued

The Union Health Ministry has prepared a fact sheet to guide frontline workers and vaccinators on counseling pregnant women about the value and precautions of the COVID-19 vaccine so that they can make an informed decision.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan takes second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

30 Mar 2021

India
Dr. Harsh Vardhan takes second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and his wife took the second COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute on Tuesday.

Co-WIN app suffers glitches on 1st day of vaccination drive

17 Jan 2021

India
Co-WIN app suffers glitches on 1st day of vaccination drive

The COVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) platform suffered several glitches on the first day of India's vaccination drive.

Is India prepared for vaccination? Trial in four states soon

25 Dec 2020

India
Is India prepared for vaccination? Trial in four states soon

Though India is yet to approve a coronavirus vaccine candidate, on December 28 and 29, the Centre has planned a dry run in four states to judge the preparedness of the vaccination program, PTI reported on Friday.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 82.3 lakh with 46k+ new cases

02 Nov 2020

India
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 82.3 lakh with 46k+ new cases

India on Sunday reported roughly 46,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide total to 82.3 lakh cases.

Has the second wave of coronavirus started in India?

16 Sep 2020

India
Has the second wave of coronavirus started in India?

The number of coronavirus infections in India has crossed the 50-lakh mark. The Union Health Ministry's Wednesday bulletin showed that India reported a record 1,290 fresh fatalities in the past 24 hours.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for coronavirus

10 Aug 2020

Politics
Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for coronavirus

Former President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee informed via a tweet on Monday that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

India: 30,000 new coronavirus cases recorded; tally reaches 9.36 lakh

15 Jul 2020

India
India: 30,000 new coronavirus cases recorded; tally reaches 9.36 lakh

India recorded yet another spike in coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the total tally across the country to 9,36,181, data from Union Health Ministry revealed earlier in the day.

Coronavirus: With 28,000+ new cases, India records biggest single-day spike

12 Jul 2020

India
Coronavirus: With 28,000+ new cases, India records biggest single-day spike

India has reported 28,637 fresh COVID-19 cases - the biggest single-day spike so far - in 24 hours since 8:00am on Saturday. The nationwide tally now stands at 8.49 lakh.

Centre releases guidelines before opening of malls, restaurants, religious places

05 Jun 2020

India
Centre releases guidelines before opening of malls, restaurants, religious places

Malls, restaurants, hotels, and religious places will be re-opened from Monday (June 8), more than two months after they were shut to curtail coronavirus' transmission.

Health Ministry launches Twitter service to answer questions around COVID-19

22 Apr 2020

Technology
Health Ministry launches Twitter service to answer questions around COVID-19

In a major development, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched a Twitter service to address public concerns and queries around the novel coronavirus disease.

Coronavirus: Death toll reaches 41; Telangana confirms 6 fatalities

31 Mar 2020

India
Coronavirus: Death toll reaches 41; Telangana confirms 6 fatalities

The Ministry of Health on Monday said that 227 new coronavirus cases were reported in the past 24 hours, taking India's tally to 1,251.

Coronavirus: Ladakh on virtual lockdown as tally rises to 10

20 Mar 2020

India
Coronavirus: Ladakh on virtual lockdown as tally rises to 10

Ladakh has been placed on virtual lockdown as the Union Territory reported two more cases of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Bengaluru: Coronavirus infected techie's wife fled on train, tests positive

14 Mar 2020

India
Bengaluru: Coronavirus infected techie's wife fled on train, tests positive

At a time when people have been advised to take concrete steps to minimize the coronavirus impact, the wife of a Google employee, who tested positive, fled from Bengaluru and took a train to Agra from Delhi earlier this month, putting thousands of people at risk.

Coronavirus: Kerala in shutdown mode, health-emergency declared in four districts

11 Mar 2020

India
Coronavirus: Kerala in shutdown mode, health-emergency declared in four districts

With 14 people testing positive for coronavirus in Kerala, the state government has declared a health emergency in four districts and imposed several restrictions.

Third person tests positive for coronavirus in Kerala; patient stable

03 Feb 2020

India
Third person tests positive for coronavirus in Kerala; patient stable

Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Monday confirmed that a third person has tested positive for novel coronavirus in the state.

Coronavirus: Rajasthan doctor placed in isolation after returning from China

27 Jan 2020

India
Coronavirus: Rajasthan doctor placed in isolation after returning from China

Amid a global coronavirus scare, a doctor in Rajasthan has been placed under medical supervision after showing symptoms of an infection.

How IIT Gandhinagar became India's first 'Eat Right Campus'

19 Jun 2019

India
How IIT Gandhinagar became India's first 'Eat Right Campus'

To encourage high standards of food quality, hygiene, and safety in educational institutions, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) last year launched "Eat Right" awards.

Why doctors at AIIMS Delhi wore bandages while treating patients

14 Jun 2019

India
Why doctors at AIIMS Delhi wore bandages while treating patients

Earlier this week, an unruly mob attacked two doctors in Kolkata. They claimed an elderly patient died due to "medical negligence".

Bihar: 53 children die in suspected Encephalitis outbreak

12 Jun 2019

India
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.

Gurugram: Cab driver offers lift to 15-year-old, rapes her

12 Mar 2019

Delhi
Gurugram: Cab driver offers lift to 15-year-old, rapes her

In a horrifying incident, a 15-year-old was allegedly raped by a cab driver on Saturday night after he offered her lift from IFFCO Chowk to Mahipalpur, Delhi.

1L benefited under PMJAY in one month of launch: Nadda

22 Oct 2018

India
1L benefited under PMJAY in one month of launch: Nadda

Nearly a month after the rollout of the Center's PMJAY health insurance scheme, 1 lakh people have availed the benefits of the ambitious programme, Union Health Minister, JP Nadda, said yesterday.

Disclose corruption complaints against serving Union Ministers: CIC to PMO

21 Oct 2018

India
Disclose corruption complaints against serving Union Ministers: CIC to PMO

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to disclose complaints of corruption received against Union Ministers between 2014 and 2017 and action taken on them.

Noida: Girl denied treatment for not having Aadhaar; Nadda intervenes

12 Oct 2018

Delhi
Noida: Girl denied treatment for not having Aadhaar; Nadda intervenes

A nine-year-old girl from Noida was allegedly denied treatment at a Delhi government hospital for not having Aadhaar.

SC seeks Center's response on faulty hip implants by J&J

06 Oct 2018

India
SC seeks Center's response on faulty hip implants by J&J

The Supreme Court yesterday sought the Center's response on a plea alleging that "faulty" and "deadly" hip implants, made by US-based pharma major Johnson & Johnson (J&J), have been fitted into the bodies of 14,525 Indian patients, termed as "medical negligence" by an expert committee.

Government's free condoms aren't a hit anymore, reveals RTI

30 Jun 2018

India
Government's free condoms aren't a hit anymore, reveals RTI

An RTI reply has revealed demand for condoms handed over by the government, to promote birth-control and safe sex, has decreased.

Goa patient loses out on cadaver donation; probe ordered

11 Apr 2018

India
Goa patient loses out on cadaver donation; probe ordered

A brain-dead man's organs harvested at a private hospital in Goa were taken to Mumbai instead of being donated to a patient waiting for the transplant at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), prompting the health department to order an inquiry into it.

They wanted to work in AIIMS, but through forged letter!

24 Mar 2018

Delhi
They wanted to work in AIIMS, but through forged letter!

For getting a job anywhere, one should bring their resumes but two persons were arrested as they brought a forged letter of recommendation 'signed' by the Union Health Minister instead, to work in AIIMS as lab attendants.

Why children in this Dhanbad village don't smile?

13 Nov 2017

India
Why children in this Dhanbad village don't smile?

At least one person in each of the 68 households of Dhanbad's Brahman Tola village has fluorosis.