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Mansukh Mandaviya chairs meeting with Tamil Nadu health officials, discusses COVID-19 situation

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday chaired a meeting with the Regional Director of Directorate General of Health Services and other health officials in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and discussed the COVID-19 situation.“Chaired a meeting with the Regional Director of Directorate General of Health Services, National Centre for Disease Control officers, Deputy Director of DCGI, Regional Head of ICMR and Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Discussed various aspects relating to COVID-19 situation,” the minister tweeted. Mandaviya, who is on a brief visit to the state, earlier in the day, inspected the COVID-19 war room, 108 emergency control centre in Tamil Nadu and praised the local administration for doing “great work” in controlling the spread of the pandemic.“During my visit to Tamil Nadu, carried out an inspection of control rooms, COVID War Room, 108…


India now ranks third in organ transplantation, says Mansukh Mandaviya

New Delhi [India]: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday said that India now ranks third in the world in organ transplantation, only behind USA and China as per the data available on the Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation (GODT) website.While addressing the 12th Indian Organ Donation Day, the Health Minister said that “Jeete ji Raktdaan, Marne ke baad Angadaan” should be the motto of our life.” Mandaviya explaining the importance of organ donation said, “Our culture puts emphasis on ‘Shubh’ and ‘Laabh’ where individual well-being is rooted with the greater good of the community. It is my honour to be participating in 12th Indian Organ Donation Day, a day which is celebrated for the noble cause of organ donation. Since the year 2010, Indian Organ Donation Day is being celebrated every year to commemorate the contributions made to society by deceased donors…


Centre to invest 64,000 cr in health sector over next 5 years, says Mansukh Mandaviya

Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh) [India]: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday said that about Rs 64,000 crore will be invested by the Centre in creating health infrastructure in the country over the next five years.The Union Minister, who was on a day-long tour to Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh, while interacting with healthcare workers at Khandro Drowa Zangmo District Hospital, said that the central government is working to provide health security to all through various health welfare schemes. “Never in the past was health considered as wealth. The present Union Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working on these lines to provide health security to all through its various health welfare schemes,” Mandaviya said during the interaction, as quoted in an official statement.Emphasizing on the benefits of the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission that will connect the digital health solutions…

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96 countries recognised Covishield, Covaxin: Health Minister Mandaviya

New Delhi [India]: As many as 96 countries have recognised Covaxin and Covishield and both of these COVID-19 vaccines have received emergency use listing (EUL) from the World Health Organisation (WHO), said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday. “WHO has included 8 vaccines in EUL (emergency use listing) so far. We are happy two out of these are Indian vaccines– Covaxin and Covishield. 96 countries of the world have recognised both these vaccines,” Mandaviya told ANI.Among 96 nations include Canada, the United States of America, Australia, Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, and Switzerland.He also informed that over 109 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far in the country.Under the Centre’s ‘Har ghar dastak’ mega vaccination campaign, the minister said, “Healthcare workers are going to all houses to carry out the vaccination drive.”He further said that the Union government…

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India administered first COVID19 vaccine dose to 78% eligible population: Mansukh Mandaviya

New Delhi [India] : In another milestone, 78 per cent of India’s eligible population has been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine while 38 per cent have received both shots, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday.Talking to Twitter, the Minister said: “An extraordinary feat of an extraordinary nation! India has administered 1st #COVID19 vaccine dose to 78 pc of the eligible population and 2nd dose to 35 pc of the eligible people. Congratulations to all as we rapidly progress on our path to defeat the virus!” tweeted Mandaviya. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s data, 106.31 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.Meanwhile, 12,514 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate is currently at 98.20 per cent.

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98 crore Covid-19 vaccine jabs given : Health Minister

New Delhi [India] : Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya confirmed that India has administered 98 crore Covid-19 vaccine jabs to the people till Monday afternoon.In a tweet about the number of COVID vaccinations, Mandaviya said, “98 crores done. India is quickly making its way to the COVID-19 vaccine century! Just two more steps to go.” He also posted a picture along with the tweet of the Union health ministry. In the photo, it is written, “India marches ahead with another achievement in its fight against COVID-19. 98 crore COVID Vaccine Doses Administered.”Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated the people of Uttarakhand after the State administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to its entire eligible population

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India to resume Vaccine Maitri from Oct, fulfil Covax commitment: Mansukh Mandaviya

New Delhi [India], September 20 : Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday announced that in the fourth quarter this year, the Government of India will resume Vaccine Maitri, an initiative to provide Covid vaccines to countries around the world and also fulfil its responsibility under Covax.“Under Vaccine Maitri, we will help the world and contribute to Covax in the fourth quarter,” Mandaviya said to reporters. He also announced that next month government is expecting more than 30 crore doses from vaccine manufacturers.“We expect to get more than 30 crore doses of COVID vaccine next month. The production will go up as Biological E and other companies are bringing their vaccines into the market,” he added.Health Minister estimated the target of the fourth quarter this year to be around 100 crores and highlighted that vaccination of own citizens is topmost…


Union Health Minister reviews availability of COVID-19 essential drugs, their buffer stocks

New Delhi [India]: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday reviewed the supply and availability of COVID-19 related essential medicines in the country.During the review, it was noted that sufficient stocks of all the essential medicines are available. Raw materials for these drugs are also available in enough quantities, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare The strategic buffer stock has been created for 8 drugs, all of these are available in the country.Eight drugs include Tocilizumab, Methyl Prednisolone, Enaxopirin, Dexamethasone, Remdesivir, Amphotericin B Deoxycholate, Posaconazole and Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)Senior Officials of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare were present in the review meeting.

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COVID situation in Karnataka, TN reviewed

New Delhi [India]: In a telephonic conversation with health ministers of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday reviewed the COVID-19 situation in these states.Due to the rising cases in Kerala, the Minister discussed matters related to COVID-19 management in those areas of the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, which border Kerala, according to an official release. Highlighting the need to take adequate steps to contain the inter-state spread of COVID-19, Mandaviya requested the respective health ministers of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to increase the pace of vaccination in districts of their states that border Kerala.The Central government has been at the forefront in the fight against the COVID19 pandemic and vaccinations form an integral component of its five-point strategy to fight the pandemic (including test, track, treat and COVID appropriate behaviour).India has been running…

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Union Health Minister to visit Kerala

New Delhi [India]: In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will be visiting Kerala on August 16 to review the Covid-19 situation. According to the revised visit plan shared by the Union Health Ministry, Union Health Minister will meet Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of Kerala and State Health Minister Veena George. Mandaviya will be accompanied by the Director of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other officials of the Health Ministry, informed the sources. Kerala is reporting more than half of the total Covid-19 cases in India.Kerala Health Minister, Veena George reacted to the COVID situation in the state saying, “We have requested for more vaccines. Even though cases are higher than last week, hospitals and ICU occupancy are comparatively less in the count. That shows that the virus situation is not in panic mode. We are…


Health Minister hits back at Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi [India]: Following Rahul Gandhi’s criticism over COVID-19 vaccine shortage in the country, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday took a swipe at the Congress leader by calling him “immature”. Responding to Gandhi’s tweet, Manndaviya said the vaccination drive in the country is set to get a major boost this month. Asking the Congress leader to be proud of India’s healthcare workers and scientists, the Heath Minister tweeted, “More than 13 crore vaccine doses have been administered in India in the month of July. This is going to further speed up this month. We are proud of our healthcare workers for this feat. Now you should also be proud of them and the nation.” Further, the Minister said that he has heard that Congress leader is one of those 13 crore people vaccinated in July.“But neither you said a word about our…


India gets New Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya takes charge today

New Delhi : Mr Mansukh Mandaviya took charge as the Union Health Minister on Thursday. Taking to twitter after taking charge of the Ministry, he said, “Today, I took over as the charge of Heath and Family Welfare as Cabinet Minister. I am committed to fulfil the aspiration of respected Prime Minister@narendramodi ji’s of healthy India and determined to serve the people tirelessly. He has been elevated to the Cabinet rank on Wednesday’s mega reshuffle of the Council of Ministers and brought to the Union Health Ministry by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Along with him, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar took charge as the Union Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare. Both the Ministers were received by the Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and other senior officials of the Ministry.