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15th meeting of GoM on COVID-19 held; reviews current status, preparedness and actions for management

Newdelhi:15/5/20: The 15th meeting of the High-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 was held at Nirman Bhawan, here today, under the chairmanship of Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare. Sh. Hardeep S. Puri, Minister of Civil Aviation, Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, Sh. Nityananda Rai, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Sh. Mansukh Lal ...

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Dr Harsh Vardhan dedicates COBAS 6800 testing machine to the nation

Newdelhi:14/5/20: Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare visited the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and dedicated the COBAS 6800 testing machine to the nation, here today. This is the first such testing machine that has been procured by the Government for testing of COVID-19 cases and is installed at the National Centre for Disease Control. ...

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DG, CSIR launches Compendium of Indian Technologies for Combating COVID-19

New Delhi:6/5/2:A “Compendium of Indian Technologies for Combating COVID-19 (Tracing, Testing and Treating)” prepared by National Research Development Corporation  (NRDC) was launched by  Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, Director General, CSIR and Secretary, DSIR, Govt. of India at CSIR Headquarters, New Delhi. The compendium carries information about 200 COVID-19-related Indian technologies, ongoing research activities, technologies available for commercialisation, initiatives and efforts taken by ...

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Averting An Agricultural Crisis: Setting Food And Nutrition Systems Right During Covid-19 Times

By NafeesMeah (n.meah@irri.org); PrakashanChellattanVeettil; Basanta Kumar Kar (Global Nutrition Leadership Awardee, Transform Nutrition Champion) The exponential spread of the COVID-19 virus has forced many countries in the developed and developing world to take unprecedented policy and regulatory measures, such as the temporary lockdown of the entire country in order to break the chain of transmission. These restrictions have imposed a ...

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The human impact of COVID-19 : coping and surviving

Dr.Adyasha Das Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management,( Ministry of Tourism, Govt. Of India)Bhubaneswar. As a strategic move to contain and combat the pandemic COVID, more than one-quarter of the world’s 7.8 billion people are confined to their homes now, as governments accelerate stringent curbs on mobility and social contact. In many parts of the world, borders ...

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Covid-19 testing capacity of RMRC increased to 1000 samples per day

Bhubaneswar:10/4/20: Modern equipment COBAS has been installed in Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) and with this, the testing capacity has increased to 1000 per day, informed state government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) spokesperson Subroto Bagchi today. He also said that around 4000 testing kits were airlifted from Mumbai via a special cargo plane last evening to further strengthen COVID-19 testing in Odisha. Officials ...

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Urges States to promote mobile app ArogyaSetu to bring the people of India together in a resolute fight against COVID-19

Newdelhi:10/4/20:“I congratulate you all for managing and keeping the situation under control in our fight against COVID-19 in your respective States and UTs”, said Dr. Harsh Vardhan as he held a meeting to review actions and preparedness for mitigating COVID-19, through Video Conference (VC), with Health Ministers, Chief Secretaries/Health Secretaries of all States and UTs, here today, in the presence ...

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Dr.Jitendra Singh conducts Webinar with pensioners to spread awareness on COVID-19

New Delhi:9/4/20: Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) has organized a webinar for awareness and related issues on COVID-19 today under the guidance of Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space as a measure to fight COVID-19. In the webinar, around 100 pensioners from 22 cities ...

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More than one crore individuals have downloaded the ‘Aarogya Setu’ mobile App

New Delhi:5/4/20: More than one crore individuals have downloaded the ‘Aarogya Setu’ mobile App. Government had launched a mobile app to bring the people of the country together in a resolute fight against COVID-19. The App, called ‘AarogyaSetu’ joins Digital India for the health and well-being of every Indian. The App will enable people to assess themselves the risk for ...

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India has 84 confirmed Coronavirus cases ,govt has taken various measures to manage pandemic

Newdelhi:14/3/20:Special Secretary in the Union Health Ministry Sanjeeva Kumar has said that India has 84 confirmed Coronavirus cases as on today. Of these, 10 are fully recovered and discharged from various hospitals. However, he said, over 4,000 are under surveillance who came in contact with the Coronavirus positive cases. He also said, efforts are on to identify further contacts. Mr ...

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