Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicHealth Ministry

Topic: Health Ministry

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.

Ensure adequate stock of drugs used for Covid clinical treatment, Modi govt tells states

Union Health Secy Rajesh Bhushan urged health secretaries & NHM MDs of states/UTs to ensure that all health facilities have functional ventilators, PSA plants & oxygen concentrators.

India registers 9,419 new Covid infections, 159 deaths in last 24 hours

Active cases count has increased to 94,742 comprising 0.27% of total infections, while the national recovery rate was recorded at 98.36%, according to health ministry data.

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Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.