Union Health Ministry
India  /  Published 02.09.20

Exam: advice belies swagger

The Union health ministry has left it to symptomatic students the final decision whether to take an exam or not, echoing a public health policy caution not displayed by those pushing for immediate exa...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.09.20

Covid: Centre to send teams to 4 states

The Union health ministry plans to deploy central medical teams to Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh to help with containment, surveillance, testing and clinical management of the coro...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 27.08.20

Centre asks states to 'refine' Covid fight

The Centre on Thursday nudged 10 states, including Bengal, to “refine and strengthen” their testing, contact tracing and containment efforts and improve their ambulance and treatment servi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.08.20

Record Covid tests and spike

India on Thursday recorded 66,999 new patients with the coronavirus disease, a new single-day high, after testing a record 830,391 samples the previous day and a further fall in case fatality rate to ...
By Our Special Correspondent in

India  /  Published 22.07.20

Doctors: online advice

The Union health ministry on Tuesday announced a new online programme to offer doctors across India guidance on managing coronavirus disease patients and seek to minimise case fatality rates that have...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 12.07.20

Covid: nod to use skin drug

India has approved the restricted emergency use of itolizumab in patients with moderate or severe coronavirus disease, repurposing for Covid-19 a molecule released by the Bangalore-based companyBiocon...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.10.19

Plan for free dialysis at home

The Union health ministry has decided to provide peritoneal dialysis, a home-based alternative to haemodialysis that typically requires thrice weekly hospital visits, to patients with end-stage kidney...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.05.20

Cases rise to 62,939, death toll now 2,109

Yenepoya hospital first in Dakshina Kannada to get virus test nodThe Yenepoya medical college hospital at Deralakatte in Mangaluru has become the first private hospital in Dakshina Kannada distri...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.08.19

Medical exit test assurance

The legislative changes governing medical education will allow candidates to take the proposed National Exit Test (NEXT) any number of times and introduce regulatory control over not just medical coll...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.04.20

Covid-19 doubling rate comes down

The Union Health Ministry said on Friday the rate at which the number of coronavirus cases in the country was becoming double in the last one week was 6.2 days, as against three days before the nation...
By PTI in


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