Coronavirus in Delhi: Satyendar Jain dismisses reports of discrepancies in COVID-19 death data
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed ...
Lack of State-BMC coordination, targeted containment failed Mumbai: Health Ministry
The team led by joint secretary Lav Agrawal, which returned to Delhi after a two-day visit to Mumbai on Friday, also stressed the need for increased testing in specific areas, and better coordination with several departments to improve Covid-19 management in Maharashtra
Covid-19 cases expected to rise as more people return to Assam: Health Minister Himanta Biswa
While speaking to ANI, the Health Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Eight flights are arriving at Guwahati airport on May 25, wi...
Adopt measures to ensure safety of COVID-19 health workers: Health Ministry to states
In a letter, Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan said amongst all professionals, the skills and services of these health workers places them in a unique position of saving lives in these times of pandemic.
COVID-19 crisis: Harsh Vardhan interacts with health ministers of southern states
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey held a meeting with Health Ministers of Tamil Nadu, ...
Timely case identification, proper clinical management reason for low mortality rate compared to global figures: Health ministry
An analysis of the deaths show 64 per cent of the fatalities in males and the remaining 36 per cent in females, the ministry said.
COVID-19 cases to peak in India in mid-July if lockdown lifted this month-end: Epidemiologist
The country at present is definitely at a lower trajectory in terms of COVID-19 deaths compared to anywhere in the world which means it has contained the transmission of the virus to a great extent, Professor and Head of Life Course Epidemiology at the Public Health Foundation of India Giridhara R Babu said.
Time to give our best shot: Health Ministry
With no vaccine in sight, India has resorted to pharmacological interventions like aggressive testing, isolation and contact-tracing, apart from social distancing.
Karnataka: Health department issues SOP for inter-state returnees
About 38,000 people have registered with the government’s Seva Sindhu platform asking permission to return. Of these, the majority are from Maharashtra (8,463) that has turned out to be a major Covid hotspot.
Government to stop daily Covid briefings
Health ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal has given daily press briefings beginning March to update the country on the government’s response to the pandemic, which has so far killed more than 3,000 people in India.
Coronavirus situation in Maharashtra is matter of great concern: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra said, “The situation in Maharashtra is certainly a matter of concern r...
Mumbai staring at a huge shortage of doctors and health professionals
Mumbai, which has a population of about 2 crore, is running out of ICU beds and doctors.
Don’t be scared... Covid-19 is not that virulent in India: Health minister Harsh Vardhan
When asked about the increasing numbers in India, he said “as we open up economic activity, we expect more cases to come up. But the person who gets infected need not get scared. You have already seen the virulence of the disease — we have had over 3,500 deaths in a country of 135 crore people.
Covid-19: 8% of migrants in Bihar test positive, state stares at big count
The no. of migrant workers testing positive for Covid-19 since returning to their native Bihar increased to 651, or 8% of the 8,337 results that have come in so far from the initial lot of 11,800 samples randomly collected from among 7.4 lakh returnees.
Recovery rate of patients rising: Health ministry
“Yesterday (Monday), the most number of Covid-19 cases were reported to be cured and discharged by hospitals,” joint secretary (health) Lav Agarwal said. “This takes our recovery rate to 17.48% and it is the highest single day recovery reported so far.”
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