Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicHarsh Vardhan

Topic: Harsh Vardhan

‘We expect you’ll offer same advice to Congress’ — Vardhan replies to Manmohan Singh’s letter

Responding to Manmohan Singh's letter, Health Minister Harsh said while the former PM understands the importance of vaccination, people in his party do not seem to share his view.

Covaxin production to increase 10 times by September, says Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also said that the manufacture of remdesivir jabs, an anti-viral drug against Covid, will be doubled to 74.1 lakh per month by May.

India has operationalised over 75,000 Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centres, says govt

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said over 23.8 crore women have accessed care at these centres till 13 April.

Scientists announce competition for students to counter Modi govt-funded ‘cow science’ projects

Students in the competition can write a research proposal on which ‘cow-science’ claim they would like to test, experiments they would conduct to test the validity of such claims.

Harsh Vardhan wants ‘significant’ progress on cow science front before PM speech on 75th I-Day

Union minister Harsh Vardhan wants cow science projects in the pipeline fast-tracked, tells officials Covid pandemic cannot be used as an excuse for any delay.

World grappling with Covid, need to be prepared to deal with emerging infections: Vardhan

Chairing ICMR meet, Harsh Vardhan said with increased interaction between humans & animals, influenced by climate change, human health can no longer be seen in isolation.

‘Hue & cry’ about Centre being partisan in vaccine allocation a ‘farce’, says Harsh Vardhan

The Union health minister said some states are trying to hide their 'failures' by demanding vaccination for all without inoculating enough of eligible beneficiaries.

Modi govt says there’s no vaccine shortage, but states & hospitals tell a different story

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan dismissed states’ shortage claims as baseless, but govt officials and some private hospitals across the country say the crisis is real.

‘Utterly baseless’: Minister Harsh Vardhan hits back at states over vaccine shortage claims

Health Minister said Maharashtra & some other states were trying to cover their 'failures' & were spreading panic among people by demanding vaccination for all.

Everything still under control but lapses behind surge in Covid cases, says Harsh Vardhan

Addressing a video conference with Health Ministers of 11 states to review the Covid situation Tuesday, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the surge in cases may be event-driven.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.