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  • Govt permits ICMR to conduct study on using drones to deliver COVID-19 vaccine Apr 22, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    Govt permits ICMR to conduct study on using drones to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

    The ICMR will conduct this study in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, the ministry’s press release said.

  • BJP MLA slams Serum Institute of India over anti-COVID vaccine pricing, calls its CEO Adar Poonawalla 'dacoit' Apr 22, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    BJP MLA slams Serum Institute of India over anti-COVID vaccine pricing, calls its CEO Adar Poonawalla 'dacoit'

    Gorakhpur MLA Radha Mohan Das Agrawal made the remarks after SII on Wednesday announced a price of Rs 600 per dose for Covishield supplies to private hospitals and Rs 400 per dose to state governments.

  • Corporates can support hospitals in setting up open vaccination camps: Anand Mahindra Apr 22, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    Corporates can support hospitals in setting up open vaccination camps: Anand Mahindra

    In a series of tweets, Mahindra said having such open vaccination camps allows efficient handling of a larger number of people while also preventing the vaccine drive from intruding on the hospital's regular activities.

  • India's COVID-19 surge and the new variant: what we know Apr 22, 2021 04:37 PM IST

    India's COVID-19 surge and the new variant: what we know

    A key question is whether a new variant with potentially worrying mutations -- B.1.617 -- is behind what is currently the world's fastest-growing outbreak, which added more than 300,000 fresh infections on Thursday.

  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee slams BJP govt over vaccine price disparity Apr 22, 2021 02:00 PM IST

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee slams BJP govt over vaccine price disparity

    Mocking the BJP over its slogan of 'One nation, one party, one leader', Mamata Banerjee stressed that every Indian needs vaccine free of cost, regardless of their age and location.

  • COVID-19 vaccination: These states will provide free jabs for all eligible beneficiaries Apr 22, 2021 11:35 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination: These states will provide free jabs for all eligible beneficiaries

    India has granted emergency use approval to three vaccines -- Covishiled, Covaxin and Sputnik V.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine | FDA inspection found problems at factory making J&J vaccine Apr 21, 2021 09:52 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine | FDA inspection found problems at factory making J&J vaccine

    The Food and Drug Administration released a statement and a 13-page report detailing findings from its recent inspection of the now-idle Emergent Biosciences factory.

  • Govt releases COVID data showing severity, demography of victims in 2nd wave same as 1st wave Apr 21, 2021 05:47 PM IST

    Govt releases COVID data showing severity, demography of victims in 2nd wave same as 1st wave

    Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said 146 districts reported COVID-19 positivity rate of more than 15 per cent, while 274 districts reported case positivity between 5 and 15 per cent.

  • Covishield vaccine's revised prices still only 50% of global rates, says SII CEO Adar Poonawalla Apr 21, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    Covishield vaccine's revised prices still only 50% of global rates, says SII CEO Adar Poonawalla

    SII will never take advantage of the pandemic, we are losing Rs 150 per dose now, says Poonawalla.

  • COVID-19 update | Covishield comprises over 90% of 12.76 crore vaccines administered so far Apr 21, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Covishield comprises over 90% of 12.76 crore vaccines administered so far

    Of this, 15 states and union territories have only given Covishield, being manufactured by the Pune-based Serum Instiute of India.

  • Acute vaccine shortage in Kerala forces major COVID-19 vaccination centres to close Apr 21, 2021 08:55 AM IST

    Acute vaccine shortage in Kerala forces major COVID-19 vaccination centres to close

    Thiruvananthapuram's Jimmy George Indoor Stadium vaccination centre was forced to close on April 20 due to shortage of vaccine doses.

  • COVID-19 update | UNICEF says AstraZeneca supply issues outside India resolved Apr 20, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | UNICEF says AstraZeneca supply issues outside India resolved

    UNICEF also expects to receive 50 million doses of the shot from the Serum Institute of India in May, compared with almost none this month as the company tries to meet demand in its home country that is battling a huge jump in infections.

  • Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi, says Centre's vaccine policy appears hollow, without substance Apr 20, 2021 07:05 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi, says Centre's vaccine policy appears hollow, without substance

    The central government on Monday announced that everyone above 18 years of age will be eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 from May 1, liberalising the vaccination drive to allow states, private hospitals and industrial establishments to procure the doses directly from manufacturers.

  • COVID-19: Here's why Rahul Gandhi thinks government's vaccine policy is 'discriminatory' Apr 20, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    COVID-19: Here's why Rahul Gandhi thinks government's vaccine policy is 'discriminatory'

    "No free vaccines for 18-45 yr olds. Middlemen brought in without price controls. No vaccine guarantee for weaker sections. GOI''s Vaccine Discrimination- Not Distribution- Strategy," he said in a tweet.

  • COVID-19 vaccine wastage at 23%, Tamil Nadu leads with 12%: Report Apr 20, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine wastage at 23%, Tamil Nadu leads with 12%: Report

    States used over 10 crore doses and wasted more than 44 lakh till April 11, an RTI reply has said.

  • Captain Gopinath: 'There is so much to feel good and grateful for amidst all this gloom, doom and cynicism' Apr 20, 2021 12:06 PM IST

    Captain Gopinath: 'There is so much to feel good and grateful for amidst all this gloom, doom and cynicism'

    Healthcare workers in his village in Karnataka are staying up to date, keeping a check on supplies, storing vaccine vials in ice boxes to ride out power cuts, and doing it all with a smile, finds Captain Gopinath.

  • 'We understand India's pharmaceutical requirements': Biden admin on vaccine's raw material supply issues Apr 20, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    'We understand India's pharmaceutical requirements': Biden admin on vaccine's raw material supply issues

    President Joe Biden and his predecessor Donald Trump had invoked the war-time Defence Production Act (DPA) that leaves US companies with no option but to give priority to the production of COVID-19 vaccines and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for domestic production to combat the deadly pandemic in America, the worst-hit nation.

  • Encourage patients to get COVID-19 vaccine, educate people against rumours: PM Modi to doctors Apr 19, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    Encourage patients to get COVID-19 vaccine, educate people against rumours: PM Modi to doctors

    In a virtual interaction with the country's leading doctors on the pandemic situation and vaccination progress, PM Modi also noted that COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in tier-2 and tier-3 cities this time, and asked them to connect with their colleagues working there and give them online consultations to ensure that all protocols are followed correctly.

  • India struggles with COVID count, bed shortage; political rallies continue Apr 19, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    India struggles with COVID count, bed shortage; political rallies continue

    India's hospitals are struggling with a shortage of hospital beds and oxygen supplies as infections pass the 15 million mark, second only to the United States. The country's deaths from COVID-19 rose by a record 1,619 to reach a total of 178,769.

  • UP man gets Covaxin shot as first dose, Covishield as second Apr 19, 2021 11:44 AM IST

    UP man gets Covaxin shot as first dose, Covishield as second

    The UP CMO has ordered the suspension of the health worker till the investigation is complete.

  • Andhra Pradesh govt says it has no COVID-19 vaccine stock; CM writes to PM Modi for 60 lakh doses Apr 16, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    Andhra Pradesh govt says it has no COVID-19 vaccine stock; CM writes to PM Modi for 60 lakh doses

    "I request you, sir, to instruct the officials concerned of Health Ministry to supply 60 lakh doses of COVID vaccine to my state to ensure that all the population above 45 years is vaccinated for the first dose in the next three weeks," YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said in the letter, the second he sent to the PM in a week.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine | Covaxin production will be increased to 6-7 crore monthly doses by July-August: Centre Apr 16, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine | Covaxin production will be increased to 6-7 crore monthly doses by July-August: Centre

    The current production capacity of Covaxin vaccine will be doubled by May-June 2021 and increased to around 10 crore doses per month by September, the government claimed.

  • Countries seek more Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 shots as concerns mount over rival vaccines Apr 16, 2021 05:10 PM IST

    Countries seek more Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 shots as concerns mount over rival vaccines

    Countries in Europe and Asia, as well as South Africa, are limiting or halting use of AstraZeneca's shot over safety concerns. Rollout of J&J's one-shot vaccine was paused in the United States and Europe this week over a handful of cases of very rare but dangerous blood clots in the brain, much like AstraZeneca's safety issue.

  • India's vaccinations fall from peak as infections hit record Apr 16, 2021 02:50 PM IST

    India's vaccinations fall from peak as infections hit record

    Vaccinations peaked at 4.5 million doses on April 5 but have averaged about 3 million a day since then, according to the government's Co-Win portal to coordinate immunisations.

  • Vaccination not shield against COVID, can reduce severity, lower fatality: Experts Apr 16, 2021 02:25 PM IST

    Vaccination not shield against COVID, can reduce severity, lower fatality: Experts

    From Delhi to Chennai and even in tier-2 cities like Patna, cases of vaccination beneficiaries contracting the coronavirus infection have been reported in the last couple of months.

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