Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicMinistry of Health

Topic: Ministry of Health

In Covid’s first year, India’s total death rate was same 6% as in 2019, govt data shows

Civil Registration System data implies India didn't see sharp spike in the number of deaths registered in 2020 compared to 2019. But no estimate given for level of death registration.

5 senior officers on their way out of the health ministry as govt tackles Covid

While one additional secretary is going on study leave, four others, most of them joint secretary-rank officers, have been transferred or repatriated.

Covid’s unseen toll in India — 38% dip in screening for TB that’s still a major health crisis

According to Global TB report 2020, India accounts for 27% of global burden of TB and 31% of mortality burden. It also accounts for 27% of global cases of multidrug-resistant TB.

India’s Tobacco Control Act must be amended, should recognise WHO guidelines, says report

The 50-page report, which was submitted to the Ministry of Health, highlights ‘glaring gaps’ such as allowing smoking in designated areas and the sale of single stick cigarettes.

Govt forms expert committees to inspect Covid facilities following directions of SC

The committees have been tasked to inspect, supervise and guide govt, other Covid hospitals, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey told the Rajya Sabha Sunday.

Delhi sees highest single-day spike with 1,295 new Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 19,844

The health department said the cumulative death figures refer to fatalities where primary cause of death is Covid-19, as per the Death Audit Committee report.

Govts will need to support armed forces with PPEs, ventilators if Covid situation worsens

Lt Gen. Anup Banerji says the armed forces have enough PPEs and ventilators for the 10,000 beds prepared for civilians, but could need more if the Covid-19 crisis spirals.

If you have flu symptoms, tell us — new health ministry advice to detect more Covid-19 cases

Joint Secretary at the health ministry Lav Agarwal says people can either call Covid-19 helplines or contact frontline medical staff to report themselves.

What is community transmission — how one can contract COVID-19 without travelling

The health ministry has denied cases of community transmission in India which means those sick have only been infected by a known source.

Stay on online sale of drugs to continue till rules are framed, says Delhi High Court

Pharmacies urged the court to remove the prohibition on online sale of drugs, saying they held licences and no medicines were sold illegally.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


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Indian Navy to go for govt-to-govt deal with US or France for fighter planes

Navy is in the process of expediting a trial report into operational demonstration by Rafale M of French firm Dassault Aviation and F/A 18 Super Hornet of American company Boeing.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.