Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicHealth Ministry

Topic: Health Ministry

India registers 2,71,202 new Covid cases, active cases highest in 225 days

The death toll has climbed to 4,86,066 with 314 fresh fatalities, while the national recovery rate has decreased to 94.51 per cent, the health ministry said.

115 deaths reported due to Omicron globally, including one in India, health ministry says

New Delhi: A total of 115 people died across the world due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 so far, out of which, one...

Covid isolation cut to 7 days, no need for re-test — Govt’s new guidelines for home quarantine

According to the health ministry, asymptomatic cases are laboratory-confirmed cases with no symptoms and have oxygen saturation at room air of more than 93%.

‘False & misleading’: Centre rejects reports on usage of expired Covid vaccines

The health ministry clarified that the national regulator had approved the shelf life extension of Covishield and Covaxin in February and October, 2021 respectively.

India reports 33,750 new Covid cases, Omicron tally rises to 1,700

Active cases have increased to 1,45,582 comprising 0.42% of total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.20%, the health ministry said.

Delhi govt announces night curfew from Monday amid surge in Covid cases

Night curfew will commence from 11pm and last till 5am, sources said. Delhi reported 290 fresh cases Sunday while the positivity rate rose to 0.55%, according to health dept data.

India’s Omicron tally crosses 200-mark, cases detected in 7 states

Active cases have declined to 79,097, comprising 0.23% of total infections and the national recovery rate has improved to 98.40%, the health ministry said.

India registers 7,081 fresh Covid cases, 264 deaths in 24 hours

Active cases declined to 83,913, comprising 0.24% of total infections and the national recovery rate has been recorded at 98.38%, according to health ministry data.

Modi govt urges states to conduct mock drills, ensure full functionality of oxygen equipment

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan asked to ensure that the gap between equipment and systems delivered to the districts & installed at healthcare facilities is reduced to zero

Delhi logs 4 more Omicron cases, variant hasn’t spread in community, Satyendar Jain says

A total of six people, all with travel history to foreign countries, have been tested positive for Omicron in Delhi. The first patient was discharged from LNJP hospital Monday.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.


A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.