Child labour

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Child Labour Case Hits 160 Million In Last Four Years, Reports Says

World Day Against Child Labour is celebrated on June 12, and this day holds a special significance in India. “The pandemic has led to an increase in child labor globally,” Union Minister of Health & Family welfare Harsh Vardhan tweeted. As per the report of International Labour Organization and UNICEF, the child labour has risen to 160 million in the last four years.

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 - 10:49 AM / by Sahil Quadir

Tags: UNICEF, International Labour Organization, child labour, Dr Harsh Vardhan

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Dr Harsh Vardhan; Rahul Gandhi.

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Health Minister Slams Rahul Gandhi, Says Politics over corpses is Congress' style

"Politics over corpses is Congress' style," Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan retaliated over Rahul Gandhi's statement which accused centre of lying about COVID-19 death report. The back-and-forth started after Rahul Gandhi shared The New York Time's article-piece which estimated minimum deaths of 40 lakhs under 'worst scenario'. Meanwhile, the Central government's report declared only 3.1 Lakh deaths which experts estimate to be higher. 

Thu, 27 May 2021 - 10:58 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Dr Harsh Vardhan, Rahul Gandhi, Congress, COVID-19 Deaths

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Baba Ramdev.

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Ramdev Takes Back Anti-Allopathy Remarks As Health Min Intervenes

After facing heavy backlash over his anti-allopathy statements, Baba Ramdev on May 23 withdrew his remarks wherein he had called the medical branch "stupid". Sharing Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan's reprimanding letter, Ramdev tweeted, "I withdraw my statement, putting rest to the controversy over various medical practices." Earlier, the minister in his letter had condemned Ramdev's "objectionable and unfortunate" comments, saying that it… read-more

Mon, 24 May 2021 - 10:08 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Baba Ramdev, Allopathy, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Medical Science

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Baba Ramdev.

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"Ramdev Respects Doctors": Patanjali Over His Anti-Allopathy Remarks

Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust has issued a statement over Baba Ramdev's remarks on allopathy, after the displeased Indian Medical Association served the Yoga guru a legal notice. The trust claimed that Ramdev was only reading out a forwarded WhatsApp message sent to him and that he has "utmost regards for doctors". Meanwhile, the IMA has also demanded action from Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan after Ramdev called allopathy a "stupid science".… read-more

Sun, 23 May 2021 - 10:57 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust, Baba Ramdev, Dr Harsh Vardhan, IMA, Allopathy

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Dr Harsh Vardhan.

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Harsh Vardhan's Advice Of Chocolate Intake For COVID Patients Sparks Row

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan's claims have sparked row again after he tweeted diet suggestions for COVID-19 patients that included consuming dark chocolate. In the tweet listing intake of coloured fruits and vegetables, consuming small amount of dark chocolate containing 70% cocoa was also recommended, which was later targeted by many for being evidence-less. Bioethics engineer Anant Bhan asked Dr Vardhan, "Where is the evidence in… read-more

Wed, 12 May 2021 - 01:58 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Dr Harsh Vardhan, Covid-19, dark chocolate, Anant Bhan

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Health minister Harsh Vardhan.

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Health Min Discards Claims Of Centre Availing Vaccine At Cheaper Rates

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, via a four-page document on Twitter, has discarded the claims that the Centre was receiving the vaccine at cheaper rates than states. Calling the allegations "patently false", the minister said that the 50% quota, at the central government's pricing, is for free distribution that would be done by the states only. Besides, he also slammed political leaders allegedly involved in "needless politics" on… read-more

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 - 12:22 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Covid-19 Vaccine, Central Government, States Government

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Dr Manmohan Singh.

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Ex-PM Manmohan Singh Being Given Best Medical Help: Min Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on April 20 assured that former PM Dr Manmohan Singh, who recently contracted COVID-19, is being given the best medical care. The minister also informed that the former PM's condition is stable. Hospitalised at the AIIMS Delhi, Dr Singh (88) was admitted a day after he wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi, suggesting to vaccinate those even below 45 years of age.

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 01:22 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Dr Harsh Vardhan, Dr Manmohan Singh, AIIMS Delhi, Covid-19

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C'garh Health Min Pens To Centre Seeking COVID Vaccine Jabs For Journos

The Chhattisgarh government has requested Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to include journalists in the frontline workers and vaccinate them on priority. Writing a letter, State Health Minister TS Singhdeo highlighted the surge in COVID-19 cases and district lockdowns while emphasizing on the need for vaccinating journalists. Reportedly, Singhdeo wrote to the Centre, after the Durg district collector, acting on the CM’s advice, imposed… read-more

Sat, 03 Apr 2021 - 11:06 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Chhattisgarh, Health Ministry, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Vaccination, Journalists

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Parliament Clears National Commission for Allied, Healthcare Professions Bill

The Parliament, through the Lok Sabha's voice vote on March 24, cleared the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2021. The bill, incipiently tabled by Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, stipulates a statutory body for authorizing even education and professional standards for paramedics and allied healthcare workers. Reportedly, the commission, alongside a two-term Chairman and Vice-chairman, will comprise members… read-more

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 - 09:56 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: lok sabha, voice vote, National Commission for Allied, Healthcare Professions Bill, Dr Harsh Vardhan, paramedics, healthcare workers

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India Will Produce Over Six COVID-19 Vaccines: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on March 13 stated that India would be producing over half a dozen more COVID-19 vaccines. Speaking at the inauguration of the National Institute of Research in Environmental Health's new campus in Bhopal, Dr Vardhan informed that India had administered 1.84 crore vaccine doses. Moreover, a highest of 20 lakh people were inoculated on March 12. Besides, he highlighted India's testing laboratory increment… read-more

Sat, 13 Mar 2021 - 07:35 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Dr Harsh Vardhan, ICMR, Covid-19 Vaccine, Bhopal

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