#Harsh Vardhan

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Yoga guru Ramdev said that his organisation aims to promote ancient Indian medicinal sciences. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Union Ministers Harsh Vardhan and Nitin Gadkari were also present at the event
  • Ravdev said that the research paper is a reply to those who questioned the medicine earlier
  • The AYUSH Ministry had directed Patanjali not to sell the drug as a cure for COVID-19, but instead as an immunity booster

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A medic shows a vial containing doses of COVAXIN during a COVID-19 vaccination drive at a government hospital, in Kolkata. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Chhattisgarh's Health Minister TS Singh Deo had cited lack of phase III clinical trial data for COVAXIN
  • "Rather than sensationalising non-issues, kindly focus on improving vaccine coverage," Dr Harsh Vardhan said in response
  • COVAXIN is India's indigenous COVID-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharama announced major reforms for the healthcare inductry. (PTI Photo)

  • The allocation for the healthcare sector was increased by 137% from Rs 94,452 for the current fiscal
  • A new 'Pradhan Mantri Swashtya Atmanirbhar' scheme with an outlay of Rs 64,180 crores over a period of six years was proposed
  • A "Mission Poshan 2.0", which is aimed at improving "nutritional outcomes across districts" was announced

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to receive a COVID-19 jab soon. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • PM Modi tweeted that the interaction would be a first-hand opportunity to hear their experiences
  • Earlier, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urged people to stop misinformation about the vaccine
  • In the first round of vaccination drive, nearly 10 lakh health workers received the jab

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urged everyone to counter misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said some people are spreading misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines
  • "Let us put a stop to these falsehoods," he said
  • Vardhan appealed to people to seek correct information regarding the vaccines

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India has the world's second-largest number of coronavirus cases, almost 10.5 million. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The Centre informed only 2,24,000 of 3,00,000 planned vaccinations were carried out in the first two days
  • It has aimed to immunise 300 million of the 1.3 billion population by July
  • In Delhi alone, only 53% of people came forward for jabs, according to a health official

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Adequate doses of both Covishield and Covaxin have already been delivered to all states and union territories. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The vaccine will be offered first to an estimated one crore healthcare workers
  • Modi said the country would enter a 'decisive phase' in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic
  • An online digital platform Co-WIN will be used to drive the vaccination programme

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan posted a series images on Twitter and busted some myths regarding vaccines.(Photo Credit: PTI File Photo)

  • Harsh Vardhan said temporary side effects after taking vaccine should not be confused
  • The government of India is set to launch a mass vaccination drive in the country on Saturday
  • Vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and Bharat Biotech will be used

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
30 million healthcare and frontline workers will be vaccinated in the first phase, said Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on January 2. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Several posts on social media are claiming that the Centre will provide the COVID-19 vaccines for free
  • On January 2, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced that vaccines would be free for the frontline workers
  • The Centre is yet to finalise the cost of the vaccines for other beneficiaries

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
The vaccination is very essential to ensure that the nation maintained overall immunity levels against polio virus, said Harsh Vardhan. (Photo Credit: PTI File Photo)

  • The World Health Organisation certified India as polio free in 2014, said Harsh Vardhan
  • According to WHO's website, only three countries have never stopped transmission of polio
  • They are Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria