Articles about VK Paul
31 Dec 2021Union Health Ministry
The Union Health Ministry on Thursday red-flagged nine urban districts and six states on the basis of their increasing trajectory in weekly COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates.
18 Oct 2021Union Health Ministry
India is currently in the "tapering phase" of the second wave of COVID-19, said Dr. VK Paul, the chief of the outbreak's task force.
08 Oct 2021Coronavirus
The Indian government is preparing to handle a surge of up to five lakh coronavirus cases a day, NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr. VK Paul said.
23 Sep 2021Coronavirus
The central government on Thursday announced COVID-19 vaccinations at home for people who cannot reach vaccination centers due to restricted mobility or disabilities.
16 Sep 2021NITI Aayog
NITI Aayog member Dr. VK Paul Thursday said that the coming two months, October and November, are the most crucial months to contain the surge of COVID-19 infections in the country.
14 Sep 2021World Health Organization
NITI Aayog member Dr. VK Paul has said that India's indigenous COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN's trial data looked promising, and the vaccine could soon get emergency-use approval from the World Health Organization (WHO) soon.
02 Sep 2021Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
The Union Health Ministry on Thursday said that people should celebrate upcoming festivals at home, without gathering in large numbers.
22 Aug 2021Union Health Ministry
A government COVID-19 task force has recommended preparing for a 23% hospitalization rate in the event of a surge in infections.
19 Aug 2021World Health Organization
India will "definitely recommend" booster shots of the coronavirus vaccine in future, Dr. Priya Abraham said in an interview.
03 Aug 2021Government of India
The coronavirus pandemic is "still raging" in the country, the Indian government warned on Tuesday, calling it a significant problem.
17 Jul 2021Narendra Modi
The next 100-125 days are critical in the fight against COVID-19, NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr. VK Paul said while informing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a target to stall COVID-19 third wave and it's possible.
10 Jul 2021Government of India
India on Saturday added 42,766 new coronavirus cases, recorded over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 3,07,95,716.
10 Jul 2021India
Dr. VK Paul, the chief of India's COVID-19 task force, has once again warned that the second wave of the pandemic is not over yet and infections can rise if protocols are ignored.
03 Jul 2021Menstruation
Health workers at some vaccination centers in Karnataka have been asking menstruating women to take the COVID-19 shot once their cycle ends, The Times of India reported.
10 Jun 2021India
India does not have a coronavirus vaccine for children as yet.
09 Jun 2021India
There is no scientific data available so far to prove that the coronavirus will infect children more severely in the future waves of COVID-19, Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director at AIIMS, Delhi, said on Tuesday.
01 Jun 2021India
If the novel coronavirus changes its nature, the impact of the infection on children could worsen, NITI Aayog member Dr. VK Paul said today.
26 Apr 2021India
Ten days ago, the Empowered Group of Officers (EG-1), headed by NITI Aayog member Dr. VK Paul, had told authorities, including the Health Ministry, to take immediate steps to scale up the availability of medical oxygen, The Indian Express reported today.
05 Feb 2021Coronavirus
The second dose of the anti-coronavirus vaccine will be administered to healthcare workers from February 13, the Centre said on Thursday, highlighting that 45 percent of them have been inoculated so far.
22 Jan 2021India
After the first day of the massive coronavirus vaccination drive in India led to disappointing results — the target of inoculating three lakh healthcare workers wasn't met — the country picked pace and 10,43,534 people have now been given the first dose of either Covishield or COVAXIN, data from Health Ministry revealed.
21 Jan 2021India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 70, would be getting the coronavirus vaccine shot in the second phase of the drive launched last week, reports said on Thursday.
05 Jan 2021NITI Aayog
The first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in India will most likely be administered on January 13, a statement from a top official of the Union Health Ministry indicated on Tuesday.
29 Dec 2020India
There is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines will not work against the new strain of the coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday.
27 Dec 2020India
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.
23 Dec 2020India
At least 22 people who returned to India from the United Kingdom in the past few days have tested positive for COVID-19.
22 Dec 2020London
The new strain of the coronavirus detected in the United Kingdom has no impact on the potential of emerging vaccines, the government said on Tuesday.
21 Dec 2020Pfizer
India may begin vaccinating people against coronavirus in January, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday, giving hope to a country that has lost more than a lakh to the fatal disease.
08 Dec 2020Pfizer
India may license some COVID-19 vaccines in the next few weeks, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
22 Nov 2020NITI Aayog
Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate, called Sputnik V, is expected to start human trials in India soon.
20 Nov 2020Haryana
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.
19 Nov 2020India
India's Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said today that deliveries of coronavirus vaccine will happen within a few months, adding that the country's scientists are way ahead in terms of research.
19 Nov 2020Arvind Kejriwal
A record 131 died in Delhi on Wednesday of coronavirus-linked complications, making yesterday's death tally the worst since the outbreak. A total of 7,943 have died so far.
18 Nov 2020Pfizer
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German drugmaker BioNTech on Wednesday said their COVID-19 vaccine has been found 95% effective in final trials.
18 Nov 2020India
With heartening news of the coronavirus vaccine coming from different parts of the world, the Indian government is trying to understand which one would be the most feasible for the country.
13 Nov 2020Haryana
Already facing a surge of coronavirus cases, Gurugram on Thursday faced an unprecedented problem — the Haryana city ran out of rapid antigen test kits.
31 Oct 2020Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi is once again being burdened by coronavirus caseload, as for the third consecutive day on Friday, the National Capital recorded more than 5,000 cases. On Friday, a record 5,891 fresh cases came to the fore; on Thursday, Delhi reported 5,739 cases, and on Wednesday, 5,673 cases.
04 Oct 2020NITI Aayog
The Indian government is planning to provide vaccines to roughly 25 crore people by July 2021, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday.
29 Sep 2020Odisha
India has the highest number of recovered cases of COVID-19 in the world, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
16 Sep 2020Russia News
In a major development, Hyderabad-based pharma company Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has partnered with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to source their Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for India.
21 Jul 2020NITI Aayog
The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that aggressive testing is required to reduce the COVID-19 positivity rate in India.