The ministry said that so far provided nearly 16.37 crore vaccine doses (16,37,62,300) to the states and UTs free of cost and as of 8 a.m. on Saturday the total consumption including wastage is 15,58,48,782 doses.
The Ministry while enumerating the provisions of IPC and CRPC said that the States / UTs should ensure their compliance.
India's COVID-19 tally of cases mounted to 53,08,014 on Saturday, with 93,337 infections being reported in a day
The ministry in the letter reiterated that "disability" is one of the criteria for inclusion of beneficiaries under AAY households and as disabled persons are vulnerable section of the society.
Though mobile phones are allowed in hospital wards, the missive was issued following some representation from the kin of patients alleging otherwise.
Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Mizoram along with Andaman and Nicobar Islands have zero per cent fatality rate while 14 states and UTs have a CFR of less than 1 per cent
In its counter affidavit, the Centre said: "Apart from violation of the visa conditions, the activities of the petitioners (foreign nationals) in the nature of Tablighi activities in question have endangered many lives in the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency
The Ministry said that the "Make in India" ventilators supplied to the states and UTs, including Delhi, by the MoHFW are meant for ICUs and these ventilators also have other such modes as have been prescribed in the technical specifications.
Imran Khan announced that he would become the ambassador of the Kashmiri people and tell the entire world about the "threats" they were facing
Health Ministry said all precautions must be taken while "living with the new normal" of COVID-19, as it stressed on strict adherence to physical distancing
In a letter, dated May 25, the Director General of the ICMR Balram Bhargava told Chief Secretaries of all States and UTs that since the testing supplies are stabilizing and are being locally procured as against the earlier situation
The MHA on Sunday issued revised guidelines regarding the lockdown restrictions, to contain the COVID-19 virus with "widespread relaxations given in the restrictions".
The generation and transmission project developers would be selected through competitive bidding.
She said steps taken during the recent past include fast track investment clearance through an empowered group of secretaries.
The Gilgit-Baltistan order of 2018 provided for administrative changes, including authorising the Prime Minister of Pakistan to legislate on an array of subjects.