Union Health Ministry
India  /  Published 03.06.20

Corona scan for ENT patients

Patients with fever seeking ear-nose-throat (ENT) consultations should be referred to the nearest coronavirus treatment facility, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday.The guidelines for ENT spe...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 15.11.18

Vaccine shame in time of statue pride

An impending price rise that is likely to raise India’s budget for a key vaccine by less than Rs 100 crore has prompted the government to seek an international donor’s help at a time it has built ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.04.20

India count at 1.36 lakh: Researchers

India may already have more than 136,000 people infected with the coronavirus, a figure seven-fold higher than the current confirmed cases of under 18,000, provisional calculations based on the record...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.04.20

Virus back in three districts

The coronavirus has re-emerged in three districts, including one in Bengal, which had reported no new cases for 14 days, underscoring the fragility of an infection-free status and the challenge to con...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 01.07.19

21 Japanese Encephalitis deaths rock Assam, alert on

At least 21 persons have died of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Assam so far this year, prompting the Union health ministry to send a four-member team to take stock of the situation.“The number of ca...
By Rajiv Konwar in Guwahati

India  /  Published 04.03.20

Virus screening concern

Health authorities detected 22 fresh cases of coronavirus in India on Wednesday as virologists cautioned that the country’s current screening strategy could miss any virus that might have already sl...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.03.19

Six year-old boy dies of West Nile fever

A six-year-old boy, who was undergoing treatment for vector-borne West Nile fever, died at a hospital here on Monday.Announcing the death, state health minister KK Shylaja said there was no need to pa...
By PTI in Kozhikode

Health  /  Published 14.03.19

Team sent to Kerala to probe West Nile virus

The Union health ministry has sent a disease surveillance team to Kerala to investigate a case of West Nile fever, a mosquito-borne viral infection rare in India but documented earlier in several stat...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.01.19

Doctors rebut govt, claim 100-hour week

Central government doctors have rebutted a health ministry claim that they work at most for 40 hours a week, saying their work hours often add up to 100 or even 120 hours a week.Junior health minister...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.10.19

70% Indians sick with infections in 2018 had ‘viral fever’

Acute respiratory infections — what some people might vaguely call “viral fevers” — accounted for nearly 70 per cent of illnesses from communicable diseases in India in 2018, but pneumonia was...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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