Apr 22, 2021 08:18 PM IST
The ICMR will conduct this study in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, the ministry’s press release said.
- Apr 22, 2021 05:53 PM IST
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.
- Apr 22, 2021 05:17 PM IST
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.
- Apr 22, 2021 04:37 PM IST
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.
- Apr 22, 2021 02:00 PM IST
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.
- Apr 22, 2021 11:35 AM IST
India has granted emergency use approval to three vaccines -- Covishiled, Covaxin and Sputnik V.
- Apr 21, 2021 09:52 PM IST
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.
- Apr 21, 2021 05:47 PM IST
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.
- Apr 21, 2021 05:36 PM IST
SII will never take advantage of the pandemic, we are losing Rs 150 per dose now, says Poonawalla.
- Apr 21, 2021 05:08 PM IST
Of this, 15 states and union territories have only given Covishield, being manufactured by the Pune-based Serum Instiute of India.
- Apr 21, 2021 08:55 AM IST
Thiruvananthapuram's Jimmy George Indoor Stadium vaccination centre was forced to close on April 20 due to shortage of vaccine doses.
- Apr 20, 2021 08:39 PM IST
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.
- Apr 20, 2021 07:05 PM IST
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.
- Apr 20, 2021 02:42 PM IST
"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.
- Apr 20, 2021 01:30 PM IST
States used over 10 crore doses and wasted more than 44 lakh till April 11, an RTI reply has said.
- Apr 20, 2021 12:06 PM IST
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.
- Apr 20, 2021 11:24 AM IST
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.
- Apr 19, 2021 07:55 PM IST
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.
- Apr 19, 2021 01:10 PM IST
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.
- Apr 19, 2021 11:44 AM IST
The UP CMO has ordered the suspension of the health worker till the investigation is complete.
- Apr 16, 2021 06:39 PM IST
"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.
- Apr 16, 2021 06:33 PM IST
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.
- Apr 16, 2021 05:10 PM IST
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.
- Apr 16, 2021 02:50 PM IST
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.
- Apr 16, 2021 02:25 PM IST
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.