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Nipah virus kills 12-yr-old, who beat COVID-19 recently, in Kerala's Kozhikode
India

Nipah virus kills 12-yr-old, who beat COVID-19 recently, in Kerala's Kozhikode

The first Nipah virus disease (NiV) outbreak in South India was reported in the Kozhikode district of Kerala on May 19, 2018

Urgent need for 'major reforms' in WHO for effective response to pandemics: Harsh Vardhan
India

Urgent need for 'major reforms' in WHO for effective response to pandemics: Harsh Vardhan

He also said that the global crisis arising out of the pandemic is further compounded by ever-evolving new variants of the virus.

Spend energy in planning COVID-19 vaccine drive, not creating panic: Harsh Vardhan tells states
India

Spend energy in planning COVID-19 vaccine drive, not creating panic: Harsh Vardhan tells states

The health minister alleged that various leaders were making 'irresponsible statements' about the inoculation drive and requested them to desist from 'playing politics' in the midst of a pandemic

Covishield dose gap row: Harsh Vardhan says decision was taken unanimously; calls controversy 'unfortunate'
India

Covishield dose gap row: Harsh Vardhan says decision was taken unanimously; calls controversy 'unfortunate'

Covishield dose gap row: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan too said the decision to increase the gap “has been taken in a transparent manner based on scientific data”

'We need vaccines, not  tears': Congress leaders slam Centre over 'slow pace' of vaccination
India

'We need vaccines, not tears': Congress leaders slam Centre over 'slow pace' of vaccination

Stating that accelerating the pace of vaccination is necessary to prevent a third wave of coronavirus, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram also urged the Centre to back its claim of getting 216 crore vaccine doses by 31 December with hard data

India to procure 267 crore COVID-19 vaccines, all adults will be vaccinated by 2021 end: Health Minister
India

India to procure 267 crore COVID-19 vaccines, all adults will be vaccinated by 2021 end: Health Minister

He also said that "between August to December 2021, India will have procured 216 crore vaccine doses, while, by July this year, 51 crore doses will be procured."

Rajnath Singh releases first batch of DRDO's anti-COVID-19 drug, calls it 'new ray of hope'
India

Rajnath Singh releases first batch of DRDO's anti-COVID-19 drug, calls it 'new ray of hope'

The defence ministry said that the clinical trials of the drug 2-DG showed that it helps in faster recovery of hospitalised patients and reduces dependency on supplemental oxygen

First batch of DRDO’s anti-COVID drug 2-DG to be released today
India

First batch of DRDO’s anti-COVID drug 2-DG to be released today

The defence ministry said clinical trials showed that the drug helps in a faster recovery of hospitalised patients and reduces supplemental oxygen dependence

COVID-19 crisis: Modi govt's attempts to stifle criticism 'inexcusable', says Lancet editorial
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COVID-19 crisis: Modi govt's attempts to stifle criticism 'inexcusable', says Lancet editorial

According to the editorial, modelling suggested falsely that India had reached herd immunity, encouraging complacency and insufficient preparation

COVID-19 second wave: Political parties shouldn't squander Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh's attempts to forge political consensus
Politics

COVID-19 second wave: Political parties shouldn't squander Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh's attempts to forge political consensus

The Congress' top leadership has signalled that it is seeking to make the first moves towards bringing about a political consensus

COVID-19 in Maharashtra: 'Tried to discuss oxygen supply with Modi but he was busy with Bengal polls', claims Uddhav Thackeray
Politics

COVID-19 in Maharashtra: 'Tried to discuss oxygen supply with Modi but he was busy with Bengal polls', claims Uddhav Thackeray

Harsh Vardhan said he assured Thackeray of adequate and uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen while Piyush Goyal accused the Maharashtra chief minister of playing 'petty politics'

Maharashtra, UP, Delhi worst-affected as daily cases cross 2.17 lakh; Centre to ramp up Covaxin production
India

Maharashtra, UP, Delhi worst-affected as daily cases cross 2.17 lakh; Centre to ramp up Covaxin production

Several states, including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, are facing a shortage of vaccine doses, leading to a suspension of operations at several immunisation centres

'Aahaar Kranti' mission launched by Health Ministry to raise public awareness about nutrition
India

'Aahaar Kranti' mission launched by Health Ministry to raise public awareness about nutrition

"Aahaar Kranti" will renew the focus on nutritionally balanced diets replete in locally sourced fruits and vegetables.

After Maharashtra, now Chhattisgarh slams Centre as war of words breaks out over COVID-19 vaccination strategy
India

After Maharashtra, now Chhattisgarh slams Centre as war of words breaks out over COVID-19 vaccination strategy

Reacting strongly to his statement, Deo said, "It is very unfortunate and unexpected and not in the nature of Dr Harsh Vardhan we have known." He also shared vaccination and testing statistics from his state to contradict Vardhan's statement.

'Utterly baseless': Harsh Vardhan slams Maharashtra govt's COVID-19 vaccine shortage claim
India

'Utterly baseless': Harsh Vardhan slams Maharashtra govt's COVID-19 vaccine shortage claim

The Union health minister also accused the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra govt of trying to cover its 'failures' by spreading panic on vaccines

Sonu Sood flags off Sanjeevani Ki Gaadi to raise awareness on Covid vaccine in 4,831 villages
India

Sonu Sood flags off Sanjeevani Ki Gaadi to raise awareness on Covid vaccine in 4,831 villages

The actor took the Covid jab but also appealed to the people to take the vaccine against Covid at the earliest

More than 8.3 cr people vaccinated against COVID-19: Harsh Vardhan at Sanjeevani's launch
India

More than 8.3 cr people vaccinated against COVID-19: Harsh Vardhan at Sanjeevani's launch

The Union health minister compared the Covid vaccine with Sanjeevani and added that one doesn’t have to go anywhere far to get the vaccine, drawing the mythology of Sanjeevani from Ramayana

COVID-19 vaccine not exported at expense of Indians, Harsh Vardhan tells Rajya Sabha
India

COVID-19 vaccine not exported at expense of Indians, Harsh Vardhan tells Rajya Sabha

The government has provided 5.94 crore vaccine doses to 72 countries till Monday, the Union health minister informed the House

India has provided COVID-19 vaccines to 71 countries, over six new candidates in offing, says Harsh Vardhan
India

India has provided COVID-19 vaccines to 71 countries, over six new candidates in offing, says Harsh Vardhan

He also said that 1.84 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to people so far, while 23 crore tests have been conducted

WHO top scientist lauds India's capacity to innovate, produce vaccines at Global Bio-India 2021
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WHO top scientist lauds India's capacity to innovate, produce vaccines at Global Bio-India 2021

The three-day Global Bio-India 2021 was inaugurated Monday by Harsh Vardhan, the minister of Science & Technology, and Health & Family Welfare.