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Union Health Ministry
India  /  Published 07.01.21

Covid: 4 states warned against rising cases

The Union Health Secretary wrote to the Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Bengal governments on Thursday to underline the need for "strict vigil" and "prompt action" to arrest ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.12.20

SOP for vaccine rollout released

The Union Health Ministry on Thursday released a communication strategy to support the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in India that seeks to disseminate accurate and transparent information by alleviating a...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.12.20

Leprosy: regular screening plan

The Union health ministry has proposed regular surveillance for leprosy, concerned that more than 100,000 new patients are detected annually despite India having statistically “eliminated”...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.12.20

Covid: Min meet on UK variant

The Union Health Ministry has called an urgent meeting of its Joint Monitoring Group on Monday to discuss the emergence of a mutated variant of the coronavirus in the UK, which has led to a surge in t...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Berlin, London, New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.12.20

Covid vaccination will be voluntary: health ministry

Getting vaccinated for Covid-19 will be voluntary, the Union Health Ministry has said while underlining that the vaccine introduced in India will be as effective as any vaccine developed by other coun...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

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India  /  Published 06.12.20

Covid: over 36,000 cases recorded in India

India's Covid-19 caseload rose to 96.44 lakh with 36,011 new cases in a day, while 91,00,792 people have recuperated from the disease so far pushing the national recovery rate to 94.37 per cent on...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.11.20

Covid: 9 states told to analyse deaths

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By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.11.20

Covid: data gaps in India

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By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.09.20

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 02.09.20

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


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