Former President Pranab Mukherjee's health worsens, shows no improvement: Army Hospital
The 84-year-old was admitted to the military hospital around noon on Monday, and had also tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the surgery.
Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu tests COVID-19 positive
The Minister said he is praying to God to heal him soon so that he can get back to public work at the earliest. Sriramulu is the fifth minister in Karnataka to have tested positive for coronavirus.
Rahul Gandhi slams government over ASHA health workers' strike
"ASHA workers take health protection to homes across the country.They are truly health warriors, but today they are forced to go on strike for their own rights," Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.
Infection rates for Maharashtra's healthcare personnel high: Lav Agarwal, Ministry of Health
The country’s average rate of infections among healthcare personnel is 7% while for Maharashtra it is 21%, said Agarwal during a video conference with Chief Minster Uddhav Thackeray and other health department and divisional commissioners on Friday.
780 blocks in 307 districts in India need basic health infrastructure development
At a time when the country is battling a pandemic, only Rs 521.57 crore of Rs 1,862.59 crore has been released under the Allocation for Welfare of SCs, as per data shared by the social justice and empowerment ministry.
Tobacco use accelerates transmission of COVID-19: Health ministry
In its document 'COVID-19 Pandemic and Tobacco Use in India', the ministry said experts have confirmed that smokers are more likely to develop severe symptoms or die from COVID-19, as it primarily attacks the lungs and warned against use of any such products.
Rising cases in hinterlands a worry for health administrators in South India
Chennai, for instance, remained relatively flat with the daily count ranging between 1,100 and 1,400 in the past few days, but its neighbouring districts such as Thiruvallur, Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram are leading the increase in rural spread in Tamil Nadu.
National telemedicine service completes over 1.5 lakh consultations: Health Ministry
The ministry said that presently, on an average around 5,000 consultations are provided daily through both the modes.
Bihar's coronavirus numbers are better than national, says Health Minister Pandey
Under attack from the opposition over the handling of the Covid-19 situation, Bihar health minister Mangal Pandey has presented a set of data, claiming that the state’s performance in the fight against the pandemic was among the best in the country.
Delhi has reported 10,072 active coronavirus cases so far: Satyendar Jain, Health Minister
There are 10,072 active coronavirus cases in Delhi, out of which 1076 were reported yesterday, informed Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain...
India records highest one-day jump of 57,118 COVID-19 cases; recoveries surge to 10,94,374
The number of recoveries continued to surge with 2,13,830 patients cured so far, while there are 1,68,269 active cases, according to the updated official figures at 8 am.
A committee soon for Covid treatment of jail inmates at health facilities in Assam
The Chief Minister in a meeting asked the officials to set up a three member committee in each district including an Additional Deputy Commissioner, Additional Superintendent of Police and Superintendent of Jail. He also directed the officials to take expeditious measures for implementation of the recommendations of the committees in the districts.
Covid-19: Kerala to start 'home care isolation' with health workers on trail basis
The Covid-19 asymptomatic patients can avail home care isolation in case they wish, as per the ICMR guidelines. This will be implemented for...
Record 7 lakh COVID-19 tests conducted in a day; recovery rate rises to 68.78 pc: Health Ministry
The number of recoveries has surged to 14,80,884 with 53,879 coronavirus patients having recuperated and discharged in 24-hours, the highest in a day so far, pushing the recovery rate to 68.78 per cent. The fatality rate has further dropped to 2.01 per cent, the ministry said.
COVID-19: Herd immunity can't be strategic choice or option in India, says health ministry
"In a country with the size of the population like India, herd immunity cannot be a strategic choice or option. It can only be an outcome, and that too at a very high cost as it means lakhs of people would have to be infected, get hospitalised and many would die in the process," Officer on Special Duty in the Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan said.