Union Health Ministry
India  /  Published 02.04.20

Health ministry miserly with info

The Union health ministry has often claimed credit for the country’s early countermeasures against the coronavirus but has held back key quantitative data that health experts say could provide insig...
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 30.03.20

PPE shortage: health ministry acts

Only 3.34 lakh personal protective equipment (PPE) are available with hospitals in the country, the Union health ministry said on Monday, days after it was criticised for the shortage of protective ge...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.05.20

Age break-up of Covid-19 toll

More than 100 coronavirus disease patients 30 years or younger have died in India, but over half of the country’s Covid-19 deaths have occurred among patients 60 years or older, the Union health min...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.06.20

Call to acknowledge community spread of virus

India on Sunday recorded 11,929 new coronavirus patients, touching a fresh overnight high amid a chorus of calls to health authorities to acknowledge and address community transmission of the virus wh...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.06.20

Recoveries higher than active cases

India’s number of patients who have recovered from the coronavirus disease after a confirmed diagnosis has for the first time exceeded those still under medical supervision, the Union health ministr...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 12.11.19

‘Baffling’ advisory on childbirth medicine

An advisory from the health ministry to delay giving a potentially life-saving medicine to women after natural childbirth may increase their risk of dying from bleeding, maternal health specialists ha...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.02.20

5-year jail for misleading remedy ads

The health ministry has proposed legislative changes to enhance the punishment for misleading advertisements for products to promote hair loss, fair skin and sexual performance, among other conditions...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.06.19

Centre cautions states on ‘smoke-free’ tie-up

India’s health ministry has advised all the state governments against partnering with the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) because of its links to tobacco giant Philip Morris International I...
By Reuters in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.06.19

Leprosy diagnosis alert

Several thousand leprosy patients in India are diagnosed with preventable deformities each year because they fail to recognise symptoms or receive delayed treatment, health researchers have cautioned,...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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