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India’s COVID-19 death toll crosses 50,000-mark

Many experts say the real numbers may be far higher due to low levels of testing and because deaths are often not properly recorded in India

17 Aug 2020 11:12 AM

Centre asks states, UTs to allow COVID patients to use smartphones in hospitals

Appropriate protocols for disinfecting devices and allotting time slots can be developed by the hospital, Dr Rajiv Garg said

03 Aug 2020 11:04 AM

Health ministry drafts rules to help coronavirus patients access new drugs

The draft New Drugs and Clinical Trials (Amendment) Rules stipulate manufacture of unapproved drugs based on a prescription by a hospital

08 Jun 2020 12:37 PM

Covid recovery rate improving: Health Ministry

Health ministry officials said the recovery rate has gradually improved from 7.1% to 39.62% now as almost 40%

21 May 2020 11:00 AM

Japan to approve its first coronavirus antigen test kits

Antigen tests scan for proteins that can be found on or inside a virus

12 May 2020 1:42 PM


1st positive case of coronavirus found in Kerala

The three men kept in an isolation ward of New Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital have tested negative for coronavirus.

31 Jan 2020 1:33 AM

Up to 10 years jail, Rs 10 lakh fine for violence against doctors: Draft bill

This draft bill has been prepared to deal with rising cases of assault on doctors while they are at work.

03 Sep 2019 1:09 PM

India asks its states not to partner with Philip Morris-funded foundation

India’s federal health ministry has sent a letter to chief secretaries of all states, saying they should not partner with FSFW.

01 Jul 2019 4:28 PM

'No cookies, biscuits with chai; only healthy snacks for meeting': Health Ministry

Circular dated June 19 suggests replacing unhealthy fast food with healthier snacking options like almonds, walnut, dates and roasted chana.

29 Jun 2019 10:02 AM

Ashwini Choubey takes charge of Health Ministry; catches metro to reach office

Before taking charge, the minister performed an elaborate puja and planted five trees in the Nirman Bhavan campus.

04 Jun 2019 6:07 PM


Rajasthan: 5 new cases of Zika virus detected today, total 60 test positive

Most of the cases are from Shastri Nagar area where fogging and other anti-larvae activities are being carried out.

14 Oct 2018 8:47 PM

India witnesses biggest Zika virus outbreak as 50 test positive in Jaipur

At least 276 teams have been deployed in Zika virus-affected wards of Jaipur's Shastri Nagar.

13 Oct 2018 3:17 PM

22 test positive for Zika virus in Jaipur, PM seeks comprehensive report

A 7-member high-level central team is in Jaipur to assist the state government in control and containment measures.

09 Oct 2018 10:18 AM

Contaminated polio vaccines given to children in T'gana, Maharashtra, UP

The incident came to light after surveillance reports from UP showed signs of the virus in stool samples of some children.

02 Oct 2018 8:07 AM

Saridon, 327 other combination drugs banned to avoid health risk

The ban follows recommendation of DTAB which said in a report that taking the 328 FDCs would be a health risk.

13 Sep 2018 3:01 PM


Retailers oppose tobacco curbs

We are also asking it to issue notification to states to stop harassing retailers.

18 Jul 2018 5:35 AM

WHO's Congo Ebola plan assumes 100-300 cases over three months

The plan also sets out targets for the disease response, including that 100 percent of new cases should come from known contacts.

30 May 2018 9:22 AM

Clashes erupt on Israel-Gaza border on third Friday of protests: reports

Limited clashes between stone-throwing Palestinians and Israeli soldiers began in at least two places along the border.

13 Apr 2018 4:18 PM

Delhi government tells Philip Morris to remove all ads

Tobacco advertising using brand names or promotional slogans is illegal under the country's Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act.

24 Jul 2017 10:48 AM

AAP's free surgery scheme a deception to divert attention from corruption: BJP

Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said the AAP government had announced to increase its health budget by 50 per cent.

09 Jul 2017 2:15 PM