Oxygen Concentrators

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Govt Denies Claims On Foreign Aid Relief Materials Stuck In Customs

The Union Health Ministry on May 6 denied the claims on oxygen concentrators received as foreign aid lying in customs warehouses waiting for clearance. Concerning such fake reports, the ministry said 'The news is totally incorrect...the Indian Customs is swiftly clearing all consignments and no such figure of pendency' is reported in allocated locations to battle the COVID-19 surge. Reportedly, India received 3,000 oxygen concentrators from… read-more

Thu, 06 May 2021 - 08:18 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: India-China, Oxygen Concentrators, Union Health Ministry, claims

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Sardar Patel COVID Care Center.

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PMO Provides 150 Ventilators From PM Cares To Sardar Patel COVID Center

The Prime Minister’s Office has written to the Union Health Ministry to allot 150 ventilators bought with the help of PM Cares fund to Delhi-based Sardar Patel COVID Care Center. Equipped with GPS devices the machines will be provided on six months loan to the COVID facility jointly run by the ITBP and Delhi government. The PMO also requested for speedy installation of the machines at the 500-oxygen bed facility.


Sat, 01 May 2021 - 06:26 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Sardar Patel COVID Care Center, Delhi Government , Union Health Ministry, PMO

Courtesy: The Hindu

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain.

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Delhi Health Min Says, Don't Have Sufficient Vaccines To Jab All 18+

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on April 29 said that Delhi does not have enough COVID vaccines to inoculate everyone above 18 years. Jain said “We have made requests to the company regarding vaccines, we will tell you when it comes”. Notably, the statement came after Centre said that over one crore vaccines are still available with the states and UTs and 20 lakh additional doses soon delivered to them 

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - 08:40 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Delhi Government , Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Coronavirus Vaccines, Union Health Ministry

Courtesy: Mint

Man being administered COVID-19 vaccine

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COVID-19: Centre Rejects IMA Demand To Vaccinate All Above 18 Years

The Health Ministry on April 6 rejected Indian Medical Association’s request to give COVID-19 jab to anyone above 18 years. The ministry cited that the current vaccination plan is being implemented to minimise deaths. It added that currently people above 45 are being vaccinated as their mortality rate accounted for 88% of total deaths. "The objective... is to vaccinate those who need it," said the Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan.

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 12:25 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Vaccination, IMA, Covid-19, Union Health Ministry

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

COVID-19 Vaccination

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Highest Single-Day Vaccination Recorded In India In Past 24 Hours

As per Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 36.7 lakh vaccinations in the past 24 hours. Reportedly, around 6.87 crore vaccines have been administered in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala, amounting to 59.58% of cumulative doses. Besides, Maharashtra alone has nearly 60% of the country's COVID-19 caseload. Moreover, the Ministry added that Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Punjab,… read-more

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 - 04:41 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Covid-19, Coronavirus Vaccines, Maharashtra , Union Health Ministry

Courtesy: The Economic Times


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No Serious Side Effects Reported On 1st Day Of COVID Vaccination: Govt

Marking a safe launch of mass COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Union Health Ministry on January 16 said that the first day of the vaccination drive went smooth and no-serious side effects were observed. However, the ministry data revealed that against the 3,00,000-inoculation target, only 1,91,181 shots were administered to health workers on the first day. the ministry also cleared that a few technical glitches were registered in the Co-Win… read-more

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 09:47 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Union Health Ministry, Health Ministry, Covid-Vaccination, World's biggest vaccination drive

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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EC Permits Govt To Use Electoral Data For COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

The Election Commission (EC) has acceded to the Health Ministry's appeal to share electoral roll data for identifying people above 50-years for the COVID-19 vaccination drive. However, the EC has ordered the health authorities to delete all the data once inoculation exercise ends. While the ministry will use the latest electoral roll data to identify the priority list, it has identified 12 identity documents, including driving licence, Aadhar… read-more

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 - 07:02 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Covid -19, Covid Vaccination, Union Health Ministry, Election Commission

Courtesy: Business Standard


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COVID Vaccines Not Authorised For Children Below 18 Years: Centre

Union Health Ministry has not authorised the administration of two recently approved COVID vaccines on children below 18 years of age. Reportedly, a letter from the ministry has cited the comparative factsheet for the vaccines as the reason behind the decision. Earlier, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted approval for the use of the vaccines - Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' and Serum Institute of India's 'Covishield' - on… read-more

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 - 09:37 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Covid-19, Vaccination, Covid Vaccination, COVISHIELD, Covaxin, Union Health Ministry

Courtesy: Times Now

Trans Fat Free

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FSSAI Orders To Drop Trans Fat Levels To 3% In 2021

The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has reduced the trans fat levels in the food items from 5% to 3% from January 1, 2021. As per experts, trans fat is formed during the hydrogenation of vegetable oils, and high levels in daily consumption can cause cardiovascular diseases. These are used to increase the life of food items. Moreover, the FSSAI has directed to reduce the levels to 2% in 2022.

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 - 02:28 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: FSSAI, Trans Fats, Industrial Trans Fats, Union Health Ministry, Harsh Vardhan, food

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Harsh Vardhan

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Pro Bono COVID Vaccination Across Nation, Says Union Health Minister

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has informed that the COVID-19 vaccination will be free for all the states in the nation. The Minister said, "Not just in Delhi, it will be free across the country", in context to Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain's claim of free vaccination in Delhi. The statement was made when Minister Vardhan visited Delhi's GBT Hospital to review the nationwide demo vaccination drive.

Sat, 02 Jan 2021 - 02:58 PM / by Rishika Agarwal

Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines, Covid-19, Delhi, Union Health Ministry

Courtesy: Times Now