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Health Ministry confirms new COVID variant after Kerala confirms one case

KOLKATA: The Union Health Ministry confirmed the presence of COVID subvariant JN-1 as Kerala reported its first case after the pandemic on Saturday. The first case was reported following the routine survey conducted by the INSACOG, the health unit set up post-pandemic to study and monitor genome sequencing in the country. “A mock drill is being […]

Centre calls for heightened healthcare readiness in Delhi and 4 northern states amid pollution surge

KOLKATA: In response to the alarming levels of hazardous air affecting the well-being of residents, the Union Health Ministry has issued a critical health advisory to five states. The affected states include Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. The advisory, delivered by the Union Health Ministry, urges these states to enhance their preparedness measures. […]

Muslims must learn from Hindus to donate organs: MoS Baghel 

NEW DELHI: Minister of State (MoS) for Health S P Singh Baghel has appealed to the Muslim community to start donating organs to save and protect the life of others on humanitarian grounds, even if it means circumventing the popular belief that such an act is prohibited in some faiths. “Muslims don’t believe in the […]

Over 100 people to be quarantined for Nipah, Kerala under threat

KOZHIKODE/NEW DELHI: Kerala government health officials have asked 125 people to stay indoors who may have come into contact with the four people who had been confirmed to have had contracted the virus in Kozhikode district. Health officials also suspect that another two people may have also come into contact with the infected four.  Dr […]

Standard care to reach 75 million hypertension patients by 2025: Health Ministry

 75 million People to receive standard care by 2025, marking World Hypertension Day

H3N2 scare: Health Ministry issues advisory to states/UTs

With India witnessing a surge in influenza A subtype H3N2 as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Health ministry held a review meeting with Niti Aayog on Saturday. Through a letter, all states and Union Territories have been asked to take stock of hospital preparedness including drugs, medical equipment, medical oxygen, etc, […]

India lifts covid guidelines for International arrivals, 2% random checking to continue

In view of the constant decrease in covid 19 infections across the globe, India has lifted the mandatory Covid-19 test for travellers arriving from or via six countries- China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand and Japan, the Health Ministry confirmed on Monday. The mandate to upload the ‘Air Suvidha’ form for such travellers has also […]

Avian flu: Centre To Send 7 teams To Kerala For Investigation

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to depute a high-level team to Kerala to take stock of Avian Influenza outbreak in the state. The team will investigate the outbreak in detail and submit report with recommendations. The seven member Central team to Kerala comprises of experts drawn from the National Institute of […]

Precaution Dose Of Covid Vaccine For 18+ Age Group From April 10: Govt

NEW DELHI: Precaution dose of Covid-19 vaccines for those above 18 years of age will be available at private vaccination centres from Sunday, April 10, said the Union Health Ministry. “All those who are more than 18 years of age and have completed 9 months after the administration of second dose, would be eligible for […]

Ton-Up India Raises Bat To 100-Crore Shots

NEW DELHI: Last time when India burst into joy may have been when cricketers Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma or Mahendra Singh Dhoni raised their bat over a century. On Thursday, when India clocked the 100 crore vaccination, the frenzy was almost the same. At least that’s what The New Indian found at […]