Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicMinistry of Health

Topic: Ministry of Health

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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In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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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.
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