Tag: Health Ministry

Narendra Modi government will continue to provide COVID-19 vaccine free to states

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government’s (Government of India’s) procurement price of both the COVID-19 vaccines remains Rs 150 per dose and the Centre will continue to provide totally free to states, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Replying to Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, Ministry of Health said in a tweet “#Unite2FightCorona It […]

Russia’s Sputnik vaccine approved for emergency use against Covid-19 in India: Health Ministry

NEW DELHI: India’s drug regulator has granted permission for restricted emergency use of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V with certain conditions, the Union Health Ministry announced on Tuesday, while stating that Dr Reddy’s Laboratories will import the vaccine for use in the country. The approval by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) paves […]

India drafts law to raise legal age of smoking to 21 years

By Sanjeev Sharma NEW DELHI: The government of India (Centre) has prepared a bill to raise the age for allowing sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to 21 years from the current 18 years. The government has drafted the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply […]

No direction issued on wearing mask while driving alone: Health Ministry

NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry on Thursday clarified that no direction has been given by it on wearing a mask while driving or cycling alone. The clarification came after there were several reports of police penalising people for violating the mask rule even when driving alone in a car. It had invited a lot of […]

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