A 24-year-old health worker who came into close contact with Nipah patient tested positive, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to five. Despite the alert and containment zone announcement, at least 700 people came in contact with a 24-year-old, increasing the risk. Out of these 700, about 77 are in the high-risk category, Kerala health minister Veena George said. Meanwhile, people are advised to be cautious.
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The BJP-led Central Government has announced 'Seva Pakhwada' starting from September 17, marking the 73rd birthday of PM Narendra Modi. Under the programme, nationwide, blood camps, healthcare programmes and other events under the Ayushman Bharat initiative organised by the Union Health Ministry. The event will continue till October 2, the Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti. President of India Droupadi Murmu will launch the event virtually, on September… read-more
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An alarming surge in dengue cases reported in the aftermath of recent floods. The Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj on July 28, said that genome sequencing of 20 dengue samples was done out of which 19 samples had severe strain Type-2. Bhardwaj further informed that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed the Health Department to reserve beds for dengue patients and ensure adequate medicines at hospitals and ‘mohalla’ clinics… read-more
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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