Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Current Affairs, GK & News

NITI Aayog’s Fourth Health Index released

On December 27, 2021, the NITI Aayog released its fourth Health Index. Highlights The fourth round of Index took into account the period 2019-20 as reference year. NITI Aayog prepared this report in collaboration with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as well as with the technical assistance from the World Bank. Key findings ..

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‘Knock every door’ campaign for Second-dose Vaccination

Union Health Ministry has asked states and Union Territories to come up with district-level plan and launch a “Har Ghar Dastak” (Knock every door) campaign across poor performing districts. Key Facts Central government has also asked states & union territories to set up the ante, in those areas where first & second dose vaccination coverage ..

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India to provide CoWIN technology to other countries

India has decided to make CoWIN platform an open source for other countries in order to enable them to use this technology to run their own vaccination drives. Which countries to join? Countries including Vietnam, Iraq, Peru, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Panama, Nigeria, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uganda have expressed their interest in learning about ..

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Operational Guidelines for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently published the COVID-19 Vaccine Operational Guidelines. The Ministry had detailed its plan to carry out the administration of COVID-19 vaccine in the country. Key Highlights In Phase I of the COVID-19 Vaccination drive, the Government of India is to vaccinate thirty crore people. This includes health care ..

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National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 chaired by Dr V K Paul met for the first time

The National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID 19 met for the first time on August 13 to discuss regarding the delivery of vaccines in the country. They mainly discussed the conceptualization and implementation mechanisms for the creation of a digital infrastructure for inventory management and delivery mechanism for the vaccine. Details of the ..

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