Covid-19: 89% of India’s adult population fully vaccinated, says Mansukh Mandaviya

Eighty-nine per cent of the country’s adult population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 while over 75 per cent of children in the 12-14 age group have received the first dose, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Thursday. The cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country have exceeded 195.67 crore, according to the Health … Read more

Health Minister releases State Food Safety Index, says Centre committed to health security

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has released the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) State Food Safety Index to measure the performance of states across five parameters. He also felicitated the winning state/Union Territory based on the rankings for 2021-22. Tamil Nadu topped the list among large states. “Among the smaller states, Goa … Read more

Tech-enabled healthcare system aims to finally create electronic health record for 1.3 billion Indians: Minister – ET HealthWorld

India is creating a national framework for digital health intending to develop a digital ecosystem, health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Wednesday, underlining the government’s various initiatives in that direction and plans to generate a longitudinal Electronic Health Record for more than 1.3 billion people of the country. “Digital health is a great equaliser and … Read more

Digital health great equaliser, need to create tech-enabled system to ensure last-mile healthcare delivery: Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

Calling digital health a great equaliser, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday said there is a need to create a tech-supported healthcare service delivery that is resilient, reliable, and accessible till the last-mile. Addressing a session on ‘Unlocking the power of digital health’ at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting here, he said India has … Read more

Over 3 lakh teleconsultations done in a day at Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centres – ET HealthWorld

More than three lakh teleconsultations were done in a day at Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) on Saturday, the Union health ministry said. This is the highest number of teleconsultations ever done at AB-HWCs in a single day, surpassing its earlier record of 1.8 lakh teleconsultations, it said. This was achieved on the day … Read more

Of 1.17 lakh health and wellness centres, 1L to have teleconsultation services from Apr 16 – ET HealthWorld

Of the 1.17 lakh health and wellness centres operationalised in the country, one lakh will have teleconsultation services from April 16, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Tuesday. If someone living in a remote village needs health-related advices from an expert, the teleconsultation services will be quite helpful for him, Mandaviya said in a … Read more

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya asks people to continue with precautions as Covid-19 not over yet

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday played down apprehensions about XE variant of the coronavirus saying it is just another form of Omicron, and asked people to maintain precautions as the pandemic is not over yet. Addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters where he spoke in detail about the central government’s measures to … Read more

Covid-19 vaccination for kids in 12-14 age bracket; Here’s everything about Corbevax

Those born in 2008, 2009, and 2010, i.e, those who are above the age of 12, will be eligible for their Covid-19 vaccines from March 16, the Union Minister said. The Centre is expanding its Covid-19 universal immunization program to kids between the age of 12 and 14 years, Wednesday onwards. Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya … Read more

Covid-19: Decision on vaccination for 5-15 age group to be taken as per experts’ recommendation, says Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

Large-scale vaccination helped India counter the third wave, as attested by top institutes across the world and ICMR, the minister added. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday that the central government will roll out COVID-19 vaccination for children in the age group of 5 to 15 years as soon as it receives recommendation … Read more

Covid-19: 1 crore adolescents in 15-18 age group fully vaccinated, says Mansukh Mandaviya

As per the Registrar General of India (RGI), the estimated population of beneficiaries in the age group of 15-18 years is 7.4 crore for 2021-22. Over one crore adolescents in the 15-18 years age group nationwide are now fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus infection, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Wednesday. Over 5.04 … Read more