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  • COVID-19 | Delhi HC criticises ‘irritating’ dialer tune asking people to get vaccinated despite shortage May 13, 2021 09:42 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Delhi HC criticises ‘irritating’ dialer tune asking people to get vaccinated despite shortage

    A Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli said: “You have been playing that one irritating message on the phone whenever one makes a call, for we do not know how long, that you (people) should get the vaccine when you (Centre) don’t have enough vaccines.”

  • Vaccine Update | Mumbai civic body BMC floats global tender to acquire 1 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines May 12, 2021 10:25 PM IST

    Vaccine Update | Mumbai civic body BMC floats global tender to acquire 1 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines

    MCGM has issued a global bid to acquire 1 crore COVID-19 vaccines to vaccinate the citizens of Mumbai at the earliest possible on a massive scale, MCGM Municipal Commissioner IS Chahal said.

  • Maharashtra COVID-19 vaccination for 18-44 age group to resume after SII sends 1.5 crore Covishield doses May 12, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    Maharashtra COVID-19 vaccination for 18-44 age group to resume after SII sends 1.5 crore Covishield doses

    Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said COVID-19 vaccination for the 18-44 age group has been suspended temporarily due to vaccine shortage.

  • COVID-19 | BMC allows walk-in vaccinations for senior citizens, people awaiting Covaxin 2nd dose May 12, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    COVID-19 | BMC allows walk-in vaccinations for senior citizens, people awaiting Covaxin 2nd dose

    As per BMC’s latest COVID-19 vaccination guideline for the next week, from May 17-23, walk-in vaccination will be allowed at government-run or BMC vaccination centres on May 17,18, and 19 for 60+ years age group, people waiting for the second dose of Covaxin, and differently-abled vaccine beneficiaries.

  • COVID-19 | Maharashtra may stop vaccinating 18-44 age group. Here's why May 11, 2021 04:36 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Maharashtra may stop vaccinating 18-44 age group. Here's why

    Maharashtra will be providing second dose of COVID-19 vaccine to the 45+ age group first.

  • It's safe: 97-year-old woman urges netizens to take COVID vaccine in a viral video, wins hearts online May 10, 2021 04:44 PM IST

    It's safe: 97-year-old woman urges netizens to take COVID vaccine in a viral video, wins hearts online

    India recently launched the third phase of its vaccination drive on May 1 by making all above the age of 18 years eligible for the COVID vaccine.

  • COVID-19 | Bengaluru nearing peak in a week, national lockdown not needed for now, says Dr Giridhara Babu May 10, 2021 02:13 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Bengaluru nearing peak in a week, national lockdown not needed for now, says Dr Giridhara Babu

    Epidemiologist Dr Giridhara Babu said he is really worried about what will happen in rural India now, as these districts lack testing capacity and healthcare systems, with many deaths going unnoticed.

  • COVID-19 | Delhi fixes short-term hiring remuneration for doctors at Rs 1 lakh/ month, Rs 40K for nurses May 05, 2021 06:46 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Delhi fixes short-term hiring remuneration for doctors at Rs 1 lakh/ month, Rs 40K for nurses

    Such doctors and other healthcare professionals may be hired directly from the panels made for Mohalla clinics/ DSHM, or through walk-in interviews by the CDMOs, the Delhi government said in a statement.

  • Karnataka declares journalists as frontline workers. Here’s a list of other states that have done the same May 04, 2021 10:01 PM IST

    Karnataka declares journalists as frontline workers. Here’s a list of other states that have done the same

    “We will treat journalists as frontline workers and vaccinate them on a priority basis,” Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa said.

  • Apollo hospital confirms COVID-19 vaccine rollout for 18-44 age group from May 1 Apr 30, 2021 07:18 PM IST

    Apollo hospital confirms COVID-19 vaccine rollout for 18-44 age group from May 1

    While the Centre will continue vaccinating those aged above 45 years, those aged between 18 and 44 years will have to wait for free vaccination for now. They can visit private vaccination centres and get the COVID-19 vaccine jab after registering through CoWin app.

  • Beneficiaries aged 18-44 years can choose COVID-19 jabs at private facilities: RS Sharma Apr 30, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    Beneficiaries aged 18-44 years can choose COVID-19 jabs at private facilities: RS Sharma

    The private vaccination centres will have to make public the COVID-19 vaccine variants available with them and their respective prices so that the beneficiaries can pick the one they prefer. Information on the same will be displayed on the CoWin platform.

  • Vaccine shortage | MP, Andhra Pradesh postpone COVID-19 jabs for 18-44 age group Apr 29, 2021 09:58 PM IST

    Vaccine shortage | MP, Andhra Pradesh postpone COVID-19 jabs for 18-44 age group

    The manufacturers of both Covishield and Covaxin -- Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech, respectively -- have said that they will not be able to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine doses by May 1, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on April 29.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine | Maharashtra govt likely to vaccinate all citizens for free Apr 25, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine | Maharashtra govt likely to vaccinate all citizens for free

    Maharashtra is set to join a growing number of states that have already announced free vaccination for all, such as Kerala, West Bengal, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, and Sikkim, among others.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine | No walk-in facilities, CoWin registration must for beneficiaries aged 18-45 yrs Apr 25, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine | No walk-in facilities, CoWin registration must for beneficiaries aged 18-45 yrs

    Coronavirus vaccine registration for those aged above 18 years will start from April 28 on the CoWin platform and Aarogya Setu app.

  • Kerala CM writes to PM Modi on the new vaccine policy, asks him to reconsider the policy Apr 20, 2021 08:51 PM IST

    Kerala CM writes to PM Modi on the new vaccine policy, asks him to reconsider the policy

    The letter by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan comes amid a massive surge in COVID-19 cases across the country.

  • Aadhaar-based facial authentication to be used for India's vaccination drive, not facial recognition: Infosys Chairman Nandan Nilekani Apr 20, 2021 01:40 PM IST

    Aadhaar-based facial authentication to be used for India's vaccination drive, not facial recognition: Infosys Chairman Nandan Nilekani

    What will be used is facial authentication where they compare your photograph with your Aadhaar number. It is no different than fingerprint authentication, iris or OTP authentication. Now we have to aim for 5-10 million vaccines a day and hence the transaction time is very important.

  • Is it safe to get vaccinated when you have COVID-19 symptoms? Doctors explain Apr 19, 2021 07:27 PM IST

    Is it safe to get vaccinated when you have COVID-19 symptoms? Doctors explain

    Dr Vivek Nangia, Principal Director of Pulmonology at Max Hospital, said vaccine beneficiaries must postpone their plans to get the jab if they are displaying even mild COVID-19 symptoms.

  • COVID-19 Update | IATO seeks timeline from govt on resuming tourist visas, international flights Apr 13, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    COVID-19 Update | IATO seeks timeline from govt on resuming tourist visas, international flights

    IATO has also requested the government to immediately announce Service Export Incentive Scheme (SEIS) for the financial year 2019-20 and abolishment of levy of Tax Collection at Source (TCS) on foreign tourists.

  • Tika Utsav: 27.69 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Day 1 Apr 11, 2021 10:44 PM IST

    Tika Utsav: 27.69 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Day 1

    Of the more than 27 lakh vaccine doses administered on day one of Tika Utsav, over nine crore were first doses. With this, the number of vaccine beneficiaries aged above 60 years, who have got their first dose of coronavirus vaccine, crossed the four crore-mark.

  • Nearly 1,000 Odisha vaccine centres remain shut on day one of Tika Utsav due to supply shortage Apr 11, 2021 08:47 PM IST

    Nearly 1,000 Odisha vaccine centres remain shut on day one of Tika Utsav due to supply shortage

    The state had received only 2.5 lakh doses of vaccine against its demand of 25 lakh doses for the ‘Tika Utsav’. Odisha had received only 2.5 lakh doses of vaccine against its demand of 25 lakh doses for the ‘Tika Utsav’.

  • Maharashtra crosses 1-crore COVID vaccination mark; Mumbai leads with most jabs in the state Apr 11, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Maharashtra crosses 1-crore COVID vaccination mark; Mumbai leads with most jabs in the state

    Apart from Maharashtra states like Rajasthan, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh are also close to achieving a similar target, according to data from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

  • Workplace vaccinations allowed from April 11, but only for those above 45 Apr 07, 2021 05:38 PM IST

    Workplace vaccinations allowed from April 11, but only for those above 45

    The move is aimed at increasing vaccine access to employees who are 45 years and above in the organised sector. The Union Health Ministry has directed all states and union territories to make arrangements to launch the initiative.

  • No new registration of healthcare, frontline workers to stop vaccination of ineligible beneficiaries Apr 05, 2021 10:57 PM IST

    No new registration of healthcare, frontline workers to stop vaccination of ineligible beneficiaries

    The move came after the Centre uncovered instances of vaccination of ineligible beneficiaries in the name of health care and frontline workers at some COVID-19 vaccine centres.

  • Allow COVID-19 vaccination of all aged above 25 years, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray requests PM Modi Apr 05, 2021 09:42 PM IST

    Allow COVID-19 vaccination of all aged above 25 years, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray requests PM Modi

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also requested the Centre to send 1.5 crore additional doses of coronavirus vaccine and thanked PM Modi for considering his proposal of lowering the age limit of COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries to 45 years.

  • Delhi: Show cause notice issued to private vaccination centres over irregularities in vaccine beneficiary registration Apr 05, 2021 07:48 PM IST

    Delhi: Show cause notice issued to private vaccination centres over irregularities in vaccine beneficiary registration

    The Centre has pointed out in the letter that there have been serious lapses in the registration of beneficiaries by the VIMHANS, Delhi, which operates as a private vaccination centre.

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