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Union Govt To Launch Tobacco Free India Campaign On May 31

The Union Health Ministry is planning to launch a 60-day pan India campaign on the theme 'tobacco-free youth'. Starting on May 31, the campaign will focus on taking steps to prevent the initiation of tobacco use among youngsters and assisting users to quit. According to the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), current tobacco use among young adolescents (13–15 years) in 2019 was 8.5% but is high amongst youths in India.

Wed, 24 May 2023 - 05:30 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: union ministry, Indian government, Health Ministry, Tobacco, campaign

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E Cigarettes, Vaping To Ban, Union Ministry Issues Advisory

With e-cigarettes easily available online and at tobacco shops despite a ban, the Union Health Ministry has issued a public notice for stricter implementation of the Act which prohibits the manufacture, sale and advertisements of electronic cigarettes. The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Act came into force in 2019. The Ministry directed… read-more

Mon, 22 May 2023 - 08:02 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Union Health Ministry, Vaping, Health Ministry, E Cigerrates

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Experts Ask People Not To Panic After Death Due To H3N2 Influenza

Health experts asks Indian citizens not to panic, after India reported two deaths due to H3N2 influenza virus. On March 10, Karnataka and Haryana reported deaths of two individuals due to this now spread widely virus. After the recent pandemic due to the Coronavirus. Experts said, there is a need of increased monitoring and precaution, however, no need to panic for citizens with this H3N2 Influenza.

Sat, 11 Mar 2023 - 02:12 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: h3n2 virus cases, Deaths, Medical Experts, Indian Citizens, Health Ministry


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India Reports 10,256 New COVID Cases & 68 Deaths In Last 24 Hours: COVID Update

India reported 10,256 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 68 fatalities in the last 24 hours on August 26. Of the 68 fatalities, 29 were reported from the state of Kerala. A recovery rate of 98.61% has been recorded in the country, taking the total active caseload to 90,707. Meanwhile, India has administered over 210 crore cumulative doses of COVID vaccine, since the beginning of the pandemic.

Fri, 26 Aug 2022 - 10:40 AM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: covid test, covid update, Covid cases, Health Ministry, Coronavirus


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Monkeypox Virus First Case Detected In Indonesia

Health ministry in Indonesia reported its first monkeypox illness on August 20. Singapore announced its first incidence of monkeypox last month and had verified 15 cases as of August 5. Philippines and Thailand have also confirmed instances in Southeast Asia. World Health Organization declared a global health emergency, citing more than 40,000 confirmed instances of monkeypox, including a few deaths, in over 80 countries where the virus is… read-more

Sun, 21 Aug 2022 - 05:45 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Indonesia, Monkeypox, First Case, Health Ministry, WHO

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India Records 20,409 New COVID-19 Cases, 32 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

India recorded 20,409 new coronavirus infections, bringing the overall number of COVID-19 cases to 4,39,79,730, while active cases fell to 1,43,988, according to Union Health Ministry data published on July 29. With 32 more fatalities, the death toll has risen to 5,26,258. The nationwide COVID-19 recovery rate was reported to be 98… read-more

Fri, 29 Jul 2022 - 11:21 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Covid-19, India, ACTIVE CASES, Death toll, Health Ministry

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan

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Ministry Of Health Advises 14 States, UTs To Accelerate Establishment Of New Medical Colleges

Centre directed 14 states and UTs on July 28 to expedite the use of central money for "establishment of new medical colleges connected to existing District/Referral hospitals" recognized under Centrally Sponsored Scheme. Since 2014, 157 new medical colleges have been approved under this program, in three phases. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has encouraged… read-more

Fri, 29 Jul 2022 - 09:25 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Health Ministry, Medical College, Undergraduate course, Central Government, schemes

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Booster Dose Duration For Above 18 Year Old Reduced To 6 Months: Union Health Ministry

Amid the rising Covid-19 cases, the Union Health Ministry has reduced gap for COVID-19 precaution doses to six months. Initially, the booster dose for people above 18-year-old was 9 months after being double vaccinated against Covid-19 infection. Furthermore, the changes in duration between vaccination and booster dose came at a time when the nation is recording over 15,000 cases, taking the cumulative active Covid-19 cases to 1,15,212.

Wed, 06 Jul 2022 - 07:40 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Health Ministry, Covid-19 precaution dose, Duration Reduced, Covid-19 Vaccine, 18 Year Old

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India COVID-19 Updates: MHFW Registers 4,518 New Cases In 24 Hrs

India registered 4,518 new Covid-19 cases, leading to increased active cases, which is 25,782 by June 6. Furthermore, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) confirmed 9 fatalities with a tally at 5,24,701. In addition, with 4,26,30,852 recoveries, the recovery rate is and Fatality is 1.22%. The positive rate of Covid-19, with 1,700 increased cases is 1.62%. Moreover,194.12 crore covid-19 vaccines were administered under the… read-more

Mon, 06 Jun 2022 - 11:10 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Covid-19, Nationwide vaccination drive, MoHFW, India, Health Ministry

Vijay Singla

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Sacked Punjab Minister Vijay Singla Sent For 14-Days Judicial Custody

Former Punjab Health Minister and AAP leader Vijay Singla have been remanded 14-days of judicial custody. On May 27, a Mohali Court granted custody in corruption charges.  The judgment came after he was produced before the court for demanding 1% commission for projects in Punjab misusing his position. Notably, Singla was arrested by the anti-corruption branch and was sacked from the cabinet ministry by CM Bhagwant Mann.

Fri, 27 May 2022 - 06:22 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Vijay Singla, Punjab Minister, Health Ministry, Cm bhagwant mann, Mohali Court