Officer on Special in the Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan

‘Localised outbreak’ of Covid, no community transmission: Govt

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Thursday said that there is no community transmission of Covid-19 in the country but a “localised outbreak” in some geographical areas. “After the GoM meeting today (Thursday), Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that India has not arrived at the community transmission stage. There is a localised outbreak in […]

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan (File Photo)

Testing 1.3 bn people neither possible nor feasible: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Testing 1.3 billion people for COVID-19 is neither possible nor feasible, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in an exclusive interview with IANS on Thursday. Responding to a question on India’s strategy and the status about testing, he said, “The current testing strategy is need-based and gives priority to individuals who are primarily […]

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan (File Photo)

Covid cases to surge from migrant influx, but we are ready: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that coronavirus cases will increase in different parts of the country till the migrant influx continues. However, he assured that the situation is being closely monitored and the country’s health infrastructure is ready to handle the situation. The Minister said this in a social media […]

Dr Harsh Vardhan (File Photo/Twitter)

States demand more testing kits, ventilators, PPE from Centre

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday held a meeting via video conferencing with health ministers of different states for taking stock of the preparedness regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. Most of the state representatives demanded more quantity of personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators and testing kits from the Health Ministry. Speaking to the […]

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan (File Photo/Twitter)

28,529 being monitored for COVID-19: Health Minister to Parliament

New Delhi: With COVID-19 cases beginning to show an upward trend in the country, the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan updated the Parliament on Thursday over the measures taken by the government to contain the disease. The Health Minister said that they were fully geared up to battle the virus. The Minister told the Parliament, “As […]

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan (File Photo/IANS)

We stopped Ebola, will stop Coronavirus too: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said with precautionary efforts, the country can fight diseases like novel Coronavirus (nCov). Addressing a press conference here, he said: “Last year, we stopped the Ebola virus from entering India, similarly this year, with all precautionary measures taken by the government we will […]