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

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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Rajesh Bhushan takes charge as health secretary

Senior Bureaucrat from Bihar Cadre, Rajesh Bhushan took charge as the Union Health Secretary after succeeding Preeti Sudan, who was given a three-month extension in April and finally demitted office on Friday. Background He was appointed as the Officer on Special Duty at the Health Ministry in April this year and finally has given the ..

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Union Health Minister launches Compendium on ‘CSIR Technologies for COVID-19 Mitigation’

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan, has launched the ‘Compendium of CSIR Technologies for COVID 19 Mitigation’ and applauded the warriors against the disease in the country. Highlights The Union Health Minister has stated that the country is handling the COVID 19 situation effectively and also the recovery rate is ..

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