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Matt Hancock squirms as Jess Phillips grills him over PPE contracts given to his friends [Video]

Matt Hancock squirms as Jess Phillips grills him over PPE contracts given to his friends

The former health secretary appeared deeply uncomfortable as he was grilled by senior Labour MP and shadow minister for domestic violence, Jess Phillips, over PPE contracts given to his friends.

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Health Secretary announces purchase of extra vaccine doses [Video]

Health Secretary announces purchase of extra vaccine doses

Health Secretary Sajid Javid announces the government have purchased an additional 114 million doses from Pfizer and Moderna. He says these will be for 2022 and 2023, and will be the companies'..

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Javid: 'We can look forward to a fine Christmas' [Video]

Javid: 'We can look forward to a fine Christmas'

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has urged those eligible to take up the booster vaccine in an effort to "buy some time to slow any incursions" from the Omicron Covid variant. He added that if the UK's..

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Javid questioned over renewed Covid restrictions [Video]

Javid questioned over renewed Covid restrictions

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has faced questions in the Commons over the government's Covid plan after he announced there are now 11 known cases of the Omicron variant in the UK. Shadow Health..

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Health secretary confirms two cases of Omicron in UK [Video]

Health secretary confirms two cases of Omicron in UK

Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirms two cases of the new Omicron Covid variant have been detected in Chelmsford and Nottingham. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Health Secretary warns new COVID variant 'could pose substantial risk to public health' [Video]

Health Secretary warns new COVID variant 'could pose substantial risk to public health'

Sajid Javid told MPs in a Commons statement that the new variant identified in South Africa is 'of huge international concern', amid fears the strain, which 'could defeat vaccines' may..

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Scientists ‘deeply concerned’ over new Covid variant [Video]

Scientists ‘deeply concerned’ over new Covid variant

Several African countries have been put onto the UK's Covid red travel list after a new coronavirus variant was detected in South Africa, Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said. “Our scientists are..

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Labour: Government social care plans 'daylight robbery' [Video]

Labour: Government social care plans 'daylight robbery'

Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth has accused Boris Johnson of "squandering" the trust of northern voters over a change to his proposed social care cost cap. The Labour frontbencher said:..

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Javid: Racial bias in medical devices used by the NHS [Video]

Javid: Racial bias in medical devices used by the NHS

Health Secretary Sajid Javid launches a review into possible racial and gender bias in medical devices used by the NHS. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow..

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Sajid Javid receives Covid booster jab [Video]

Sajid Javid receives Covid booster jab

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has received is coronavirus booster jab and encouraged others to come forward and do the same. "Vaccines remain our first form of defence against this horrid virus and..

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Minister: Right to insist on Covid jabs for NHS staff [Video]

Minister: Right to insist on Covid jabs for NHS staff

Health secretary Sajid Javid defends mandatory Covid vaccinations for frontline NHS workers in England but vows to do "whatever is necessary" to support workers who are reluctant to receive the jab...

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Minister: MPs’ offices should not be used for second jobs [Video]

Minister: MPs’ offices should not be used for second jobs

Health Secretary Sajid Javid says MPs should not use their parliamentary office "for anything other than public service", following claims that former cabinet minister Sir Geoffrey Cox carried out a..

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Covid jabs mandatory for England's NHS and social care staff [Video]

Covid jabs mandatory for England's NHS and social care staff

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed Covid vaccinations will be compulsory for frontline NHS workers and social care staff in England. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at..

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Javid: Covid boosters to be given earlier than six months [Video]

Javid: Covid boosters to be given earlier than six months

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has announced the NHS will be given flexibility on the timing Covid booster jabs are administered. The third vaccine has, until this point, been given to those most at..

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Javid: No guarantee £6bn NHS funding will clear backlogs [Video]

Javid: No guarantee £6bn NHS funding will clear backlogs

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has refused to guarantee that a £6 billion cash injection to clear NHS backlogs will achieve its goal in the next three years. "I don't think anyone can make a..

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Government moving towards compulsory jabs for NHS staff [Video]

Government moving towards compulsory jabs for NHS staff

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has indicated that Covid vaccines could become mandatory for all NHS staff. "We haven't made a final decision about whether we're going to make is compulsory, as we have..

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Booster jabs can be booked online, says Javid [Video]

Booster jabs can be booked online, says Javid

Those eligible for a Covid booster jab can book an appointment for one online if they have not received an invitation from the NHS, the Health Secretary has said. It applies to over-50s and other..

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UK signs 'landmark' deals for antiviral Covid treatments [Video]

UK signs 'landmark' deals for antiviral Covid treatments

The UK has agreed two "landmark" deals with pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) to secure "hundreds of thousands" of doses of new Covid treatments. Health Secretary Sajid..

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Government rejects Covid Plan B but will 'stay vigilant' [Video]

Government rejects Covid Plan B but will 'stay vigilant'

The government will not be implementing its 'Plan B' for dealing with coronavirus this winter, despite rising cases, the Health Secretary has said. The contingency measures would have seen a return..

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Javid: Health and social care 'begins at home' [Video]

Javid: Health and social care 'begins at home'

Health Secretary Sajid Javid accepts the state was needed during the pandemic "more than any time" in peacetime, but says people should not "always go to the state". He argues health and social care..

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Javid: 2022 will be year of 'renewal and reform' for NHS [Video]

Javid: 2022 will be year of 'renewal and reform' for NHS

Health Secretary Sajid Javid promises 2022 will be a year of "renewal and reform" for the NHS. He announces he has asked retired general Sir Gordon Messenger to lead a review of the health service,..

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Health Sec. outlines priorities - 'Covid, recovery, reform' [Video]

Health Sec. outlines priorities - 'Covid, recovery, reform'

Health Secretary Sajid Javid outlines his "simple" priorities as getting the UK out of the pandemic and tackling the "huge backlog" Covid has created. He praises the "vaccine wall" but says the country..

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People can snog who they wish, Javid says

The Health Secretary has revealed it is a “Javid family tradition” to kiss his wife under the mistletoe, as he said it had nothing to do with the Government who people chose to kiss.
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EU drug regulator starts reviewing new coronavirus vaccine

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union drug regulator said Thursday it has started a rolling review of a new coronavirus vaccine made by French startup Valneva, the first step toward giving..
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Government cuts deals with Pfizer and Moderna for 114m vaccines

The government has cut a deal with vaccine makers for millions of new jabs, as Pfizer’s boss predicts that booster jabs are here to stay. The deal for 114m Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna jabs has..
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Zydus Cadila`s COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D to be initially introduced in THESE seven states

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan directed these states to identify the districts with a high number of beneficiaries who have not taken even the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 
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Sajid Javid gives Government update on Christmas parties amid Omicron variant spread

People should continue making plans for Christmas, the Health Secretary has insisted, despite further confirmed cases of the Omicron variant.
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Omicron scare: Centre advises states to ramp up testing for early detection of cases

While underlining that the new variant doesn't escape RT-PCR and RAT tests, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan asked states and UTs to ensure adequate infrastructure and supervised home isolation,..
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Amid Omicron scare, Union Health Secretary to review COVID-19 situation with States today

According to an advisory issued by the Centre, the self-declaration board form on Air Suvidha Portal, which has the travel history of the last 14 days of all international travellers arriving in India,..
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Omicron fear: Centre asks states to enforce strict measures to curb new COVID-19 variant spread

Union Health Secretary wrote to all states and UTs, asking to enforce intensive containment, active surveillance, and increase vaccination coverage.
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PM Modi chairs meeting with top officials on Covid situation: Key points

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a meeting with top officials amid rising concerns over new Covid-19 strain Omicron in India.Top officials including Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba and..
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Centre asks states to ensure rigorous screening of travelers from countries that recorded new COVID-19 variant

In a letter address to additional chief secretary/principal secretary/secretary (Health) of all states and union territories, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan asked them to ensure that samples of..
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Har Ghar Dastak: Centre writes to states suggesting ways to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination drive

Health Secretary asked districts to appoint ambassadors from the locality to influence people to get vaccinated. He also directed districts to send messages and voice calls to those who are due for the..
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TN Health Secretary inaugurates sixth mega state vaccination campaign in Chennai


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Delhi L-G transfers 7 IAS officers; Swati Sharma appointed health secretary


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Zydus Cadila's vaccine for kids soon to be included in India's vaccination programme, says govt

Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday said Zydus Cadila's Covid-19 vaccine will soon be introduced in the national vaccination programme. As far as the price of the vaccine at which it will..
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Keep strict vigil to prevent spread of Covid during festivals: Union Health Secretary to States/UTs


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66% of India's adult population administered at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine: Govt

The Centre on Thursday said 66 per cent of the country's adult population has been administered at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 23 per cent has received both the doses. Addressing a press..
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Govt allows Covid vaccines at home to differently-abled and those with restricted mobility

The Union health ministry on Thursday allowed Covid-19 vaccination at home for differently-abled and those with restricted mobility. In a weekly press briefing, the Union health secretary Rajesh..
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Install oxygen plants, next three months crucial: Chandigarh Health Secretary to private hospitals


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Next three months crucial for fight against Covid-19: Chandigarh health secretary


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Centre warns of Serotype-II dengue cases in 11 states, recommends various steps to control it

During the high-level meeting with states and UTs, the Union Health Secretary suggested the deployment of rapid response teams for prompt investigation, among other necessary measures.
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Chandigarh health secretary conducts surprise inspection at Behlana wellness centre


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Kerala logs 68 % of total Covid-19 cases reported in India: Health ministry

Almost 68 per cent of the total Covid-19 cases reported in India are from Kerala, said Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday. The Union health secretary said the Centre is working towards..
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Sustained efforts needed to control vector-borne diseases, says Union Health Secretary


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs high-level meeting to review India`s COVID-19 situation

The meeting comes a day after Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said India is still going through the second wave of COVID-19 and it is not over yet.
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86 lakh Covid vaccine doses administered in last 24 hours, says Health Secretary


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60.98 pc of India's total COVID-19 cases last week were from Kerala: Health Secretary


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Dengue led to fever outbreak, deaths among children in UP's Firozabad: Central team

The Union Health Secretary further asked the state to augment the isolation beds and admission facilities in the District Hospital of Firozabad and neighbouring districts.
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Viral fever in UP: Majority cases of dengue, a few of scrub typhus, finds out Central team

Based on the observations of the central team, Union Health Secretary recommended Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary screening of all fever patients for dengue, malaria, scrub typhus and leptospirosis.
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Union Health Secretary reviews Covid vaccination drive 11 North Eastern and Hill States, UTs


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Centre reviews COVID-19 vaccination coverage in northeastern states, directs to focus on 60+ age group

During the meeting chaired by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, the administration of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were also present.
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18.38 crores of COVID vaccine doses administered in August 2021 in India: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan

"The average dose per day administered in August is 59.29 lakh. In the last week of the month we administered more than 80 lakh doses per day," Rajesh Bhushan further said.
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Curb `crowded fests` to avoid Covid-19 spike: Centre tells Maharashtra

curb `crowded fests` to avoid covid-19 spike: centre tells maharashtra
The directive from the Centre came late on Friday through Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan -- barely five days after the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced a near-total ban on the..
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September, October crucial in Covid-19 management in view of several festivals, says government

The health ministry on Thursday said that September and October are crucial in Covid-19 management because of several festivals. Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan while addressing media said 58.4..
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Investment in public health core issue: Ex-Health Secretary


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Pakistan writes to UK on moving India from red to amber COVID-19 travel list

In the letter to UK's Health Secretary Sajid Javid, Pakistan's Special Assistant on Health Faisal Sultan juxtaposed the country's pandemic statistics with those of other countries in the region.
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`Put restrictions on festivals mass gatherings`; Centre plans to stop 3rd wave

In a letter, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan told the states to consider the imposition of local restrictions and to curb mass gatherings.
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Ahead of festival season, Centre advises states to curb mass gatherings

In a letter, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan told the states to consider the imposition of local restrictions and to curb mass gatherings.
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Middle ground: Health Secretary to brief Opposition leaders on Covid, PM to attend


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Johnson avoids quarantine after colleague catches Covid

Johnson's 10 Downing St. office said Sunday that the prime minister was alerted overnight by the test-and-trace phone app. He had a meeting on Friday with Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who tested..
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Centre expresses concern over slow vaccination rate, asks states to ramp up drive

Union Health Secretary reviewed the progress of vaccine procurement and administration by the Private COVID Vaccination Centers (PCVCs) in the states.
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Act immediately: 8 states with high positivity rates told

Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to eight states with high positivity rates, urging them to take immediate action to bring down cases. The states that have received the communication sent..
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Centre calls for stricter action to control Covid spread

Raising concern over certain districts reporting high Covid positivity rate, the Centre has called for stricter action to control the spread. Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to eight States..
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COVID-19 control measures to be strengthened in nine states reporting surge in cases: Govt

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said ramping up testing and vaccination, healthcare infrastructure planning, following COVID-appropriate behaviour and effective clinical management are among the..
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UK health secretary quits after admitting breaking COVID norms


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