Ministry of Health and Family welfare

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Advisory issued to private channels for promotion of national helpline numbers

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has today issued an advisory to all private television channels to promote awareness of the national helpline numbers by way of a ticker or such appropriate ways as they may consider at periodical intervals, especially during prime time. Following are the national helpline numbers: 1075 National Helpline no. of …

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CoWIN

On-site Registration/Facilitated Cohort Registration in addition to Online Appointment for 18-44 years age group now Enabled on CoWIN

With launch of phase II of the National Vaccination Drive on 1st March 2021, facility for only online registration and appointment of citizens aged 45 years or more was offered on CoWIN digital platform. The feature for on-site registration and appointment was introduced later for these priority groups. Subsequently, the coverage of vaccination was expanded …

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DIPCOVAN

DRDO develops COVID-19 antibody detection kit

Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), a laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has developed an antibody detection-based kit ‘DIPCOVAN’, the DIPAS-VDx COVID-19 IgG Antibody Microwell ELISA for sero-surveillance. The DIPCOVAN kit can detect both spike as well as nucleocapsid (S&N) proteins of SARS-CoV-2 virus with a high sensitivity of 97 …

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Ministry of Health and Family welfare

New Recommendations of National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 accepted by Union Ministry of Health

The National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) has shared fresh recommendations regarding COVID-19 vaccination with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.  These recommendations have been based on the evolving situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and emerging global scientific evidence & experience. Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has accepted …

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Covid vaccination

Bleeding and clotting events following COVID vaccination miniscule in India

Bleeding and clotting cases following COVID vaccination in India are minuscule and in line with the expected number of diagnoses of these conditions in the country, a report submitted by the National AEFI (Adverse Event Following Immunization) Committee to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare said. Alerts have been raised in some countries on …

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Unveil first batch of anti-COVID drug developed by DRDO.

Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh unveils first batch of anti-COVID drug developed by DRDO

The first batch of the adjunct COVID therapy anti-COVID drug, 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG), was released by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh and handed over to Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Tech and Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi on May 17, 2021.One box each of the sachets of the drug were …

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eSanjeevani-OPD

Launch of Defence National OPD on e-Sanjeevani portal

In order to mitigate the criticality of inadequate availability of specialised medical manpower, veteran defence doctors have come forward answering the call of the nation to provide free online consultation services on the e-Sanjeevani platform. This will help in making the invaluable experience of veteran defence medical professionals available to fellow citizens of the country. …

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