Claims of empanelled HCOs amounting to Rs 1,330 cr settled in 2021-22 financial year: Mandaviya

New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) Claims of empanelled healthcare organisations amounting to Rs 1,330 crore were settled during the current financial year 2021-22, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed the parliament on Tuesday. Settlement of Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) bills is a continuous and dynamic process, he said in a written reply in Rajya… Continue reading Claims of empanelled HCOs amounting to Rs 1,330 cr settled in 2021-22 financial year: Mandaviya

40 lakh cancer cases, 22.54 lakh deaths reported in India in 3 years: Govt

New Delhi, February 11 (PTI): More than 40 lakh cancer cases were reported and 22.54 lakh people died of the disease in the country between 2018 and 2020, the government informed Lok Sabha on Friday. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that 13,92,179 cancer cases were reported in 2020; 13,58,415 in 2019; and 13,25,232 cases… Continue reading 40 lakh cancer cases, 22.54 lakh deaths reported in India in 3 years: Govt

Centre likely to issue advisory on reopening schools soon: Sources

New Delhi [India], January 28 (ANI): With the COVID-19 vaccination drive for children aged 15 gathering pace, the Centre is likely to issue an advisory soon to reopen schools across the country. Sources have told ANI that, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has asked the National Expert Group to suggest ways and work on modalities… Continue reading Centre likely to issue advisory on reopening schools soon: Sources

India to buy 10 mln doses of Zydus Cadila’s COVID-19 vaccine at about $4 each

Bengaluru, November 8 (Reuters): India has placed an order for 10 million doses of Zydus Cadila’s (CADI.NS) DNA COVID-19 vaccine at a price of 265 rupees ($3.57) per dose, the drugmaker said on Monday. The three-dose vaccine, ZyCoV-D, was approved by the country’s drug regulator in August for emergency use in adults and children aged… Continue reading India to buy 10 mln doses of Zydus Cadila’s COVID-19 vaccine at about $4 each

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 99 crore: Union Health Minister

New Delhi [India], October 19 (ANI): India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed 99 crore on Tuesday, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. Taking to Twitter, he said, “We are at 99 crores. Go for it India, continue to rapidly march towards our milestone of 100 crore #COVID19 vaccinations.” We are at 99 crores 💉 Go… Continue reading India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 99 crore: Union Health Minister

India breaks own COVID-19 vaccination record as ‘birthday gift’ to Modi

NEW DELHI, Sept 17 (Reuters) – India broke its daily COVID-19 vaccination record on Friday by administering over 20 million doses of vaccines in a single day as states organised a special inoculation drive on the occasion of prime minister Narendra Modi’s birthday. The health minister called it a gift for Modi, who turned 71… Continue reading India breaks own COVID-19 vaccination record as ‘birthday gift’ to Modi

India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 70.75 cr till date

New Delhi [India], September 8 (ANI): India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 70.75 crores till date, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday. “With the administration of 78,47,625 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, country’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage surpassed the cumulative figure of 70.75 crores (70,75,43,018) as per provisional reports… Continue reading India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 70.75 cr till date

Cannot order door-to-door COVID vaccination in this diverse country, or just scrap policy: SC

New Delhi, September 8 (PTI): Looking at the diverse conditions of the country, door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination is not feasible and it cannot pass a general direction to just scrap the existing policy, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday. The top court, which refused to entertain a plea of a lawyers’ body seeking door-to-door COVID-19 jab… Continue reading Cannot order door-to-door COVID vaccination in this diverse country, or just scrap policy: SC

Indian court backs shorter dose gap for those paying for AstraZeneca vaccine

Kochi, India, September 7 (Reuters): An Indian court has ordered the government to offer a choice of a shorter four-week gap between doses of the AstraZeneca (AZN.L) vaccine to those paying for the shots, down from 12 to 16 weeks now. India doubled the gap between doses of the locally-produced Covishield vaccine in May, to… Continue reading Indian court backs shorter dose gap for those paying for AstraZeneca vaccine

Over 69.51 cr COVID vaccine doses provided to States, UTs

New Delhi [India], September 7 (ANI): Union Health Ministry on Tuesday informed that over 69.51 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to the states and union territories so far through the Central government (free of cost channel). The ministry also informed that over 5.31 crore unutilised COVID vaccine doses are still available with… Continue reading Over 69.51 cr COVID vaccine doses provided to States, UTs