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  • G20 leaders pledge to increase supply of vaccines Nov 02, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    G20 leaders pledge to increase supply of vaccines

  • Rahul Gandhi slams govt, asks where are the vaccines Jul 14, 2021 09:40 AM IST

    Rahul Gandhi slams govt, asks where are the vaccines

    "Jumle hain, vaccine nahin (There is rhetoric, no vaccines)," Gandhi tweeted using the hashtag ''WhereAreVaccines''.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine | BMC, government vaccination centres in Mumbai shut today Jul 01, 2021 08:49 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine | BMC, government vaccination centres in Mumbai shut today

    The reason is understood to be a shortage of vaccines. The BMC in a statement also said that the inoculation drive will resume once fresh stock of vaccines is received.

  • Rahul Gandhi’s objection to private hospitals charging for COVID-19 vaccines is misplaced Jun 08, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi’s objection to private hospitals charging for COVID-19 vaccines is misplaced

    While addressing the health crisis, the Centre will also have to protect the economy and take necessary steps to safeguard it. There is nothing wrong in earmarking 25 percent to private hospitals as long as 75 percent of the vaccines are given free of cost to the public 

  • Centre's directive to states to get vaccines from manufacturers abroad 'cynical move': Chidambaram May 25, 2021 07:46 AM IST

    Centre's directive to states to get vaccines from manufacturers abroad 'cynical move': Chidambaram

    His attack on the government came after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said US pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Moderna have declined to sell coronavirus vaccines to the city government as they want to directly deal with the Centre.

  • COVID-19 2nd Wave | Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw questions Centre on vaccine production, asks for transparency May 11, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    COVID-19 2nd Wave | Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw questions Centre on vaccine production, asks for transparency

    Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw’s tweet comes as India is embattled in a ferocious second wave of COVID-19, even as the country-wide vaccination drive crawls at a slow pace due to supply shortages.

  • COVID-19 Second Wave | Oxygen cylinders, concentrators and generation plants got as aid expedited to states, says Centre May 10, 2021 01:31 PM IST

    COVID-19 Second Wave | Oxygen cylinders, concentrators and generation plants got as aid expedited to states, says Centre

    Over 3 lakh Remdesivir vials, also received as part of the global aid, has been dispatched to states and UTs in their fight against COVID-19

  • Explained | E-pharmacies are signing bulk deals to acquire COVID-19 vaccines – but are they allowed to do so? May 04, 2021 04:14 PM IST

    Explained | E-pharmacies are signing bulk deals to acquire COVID-19 vaccines – but are they allowed to do so?

    Prashant Tandon, founder and CEO of 1mg, said they have roped in 600 corporates as partners and are now in talks with apartment complexes, societies and local clinics to provide vaccinations.

  • Accenture to provide support, COVID-19 vaccines to 2 lakh employees in India, pledges $25 million for pandemic relief efforts May 04, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    Accenture to provide support, COVID-19 vaccines to 2 lakh employees in India, pledges $25 million for pandemic relief efforts

    “Safety and well-being of our people continues to be our top priority and we are providing care, support and access to vaccines for our eligible people in India who are facing an unprecedented challenge,” Accenture said.

  • How BV Srinivas and his team are answering cries of medical help during COVID May 03, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    How BV Srinivas and his team are answering cries of medical help during COVID

    The Youth Congress leader and his team of volunteers are able to procure and pass medical supplies, including oxygen cylinders, to patients with apparent ease. How are they doing it?

  • Centre says it expects deliveries of 1,27,000 oxygen cylinders starting April end Apr 30, 2021 06:19 PM IST

    Centre says it expects deliveries of 1,27,000 oxygen cylinders starting April end

    Out of the aforementioned oxygen cylinders, 54,000 will be jumbo cylinders while 73,000 will be regular cylinders.

  • Centre asks Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech to lower COVID-19 vaccine prices Apr 26, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    Centre asks Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech to lower COVID-19 vaccine prices

    The SII has priced the Covishield vaccine at Rs 400 for states and Rs 600 private hospitals, whereas, the Bharat Biotech has decided to sell the jabs at Rs 600 to states and Rs 1,200 to private hospitals.

  • COVID-19 second wave | No shortage of oxygen in private or government hospitals in Uttar Pradesh, says CM Yogi Adityanath Apr 25, 2021 08:29 AM IST

    COVID-19 second wave | No shortage of oxygen in private or government hospitals in Uttar Pradesh, says CM Yogi Adityanath

    The CM added that while oxygen is not in short supply, it is being provided only to the needy, because "every infected patient does not need oxygen, cooperation is expected from the media in increasing awareness about this."

  • Ability of vaccines to protect against COVID-19 variants in India 'not yet fully characterised': Dr Anthony Fauci Apr 23, 2021 11:09 PM IST

    Ability of vaccines to protect against COVID-19 variants in India 'not yet fully characterised': Dr Anthony Fauci

    “They have a situation there where there are variants that have arisen. We have not yet fully characterised the variants and the relationship between the ability of the vaccines to protect. But we're assuming, clearly, that they need vaccines," Fauci said.

  • These countries did well with COVID. So why are they slow on vaccines? Apr 18, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    These countries did well with COVID. So why are they slow on vaccines?

    Countries that largely subdued the virus are among the slowest in the developed world to vaccinate their residents, while countries like Britain and the United States that suffered grievous outbreaks are leapfrogging ahead with inoculations.

  • COVID-19 jab scarcity: Odisha halts vaccination at 1,035 sites Apr 18, 2021 07:52 AM IST

    COVID-19 jab scarcity: Odisha halts vaccination at 1,035 sites

    The vaccination drive could not be taken up in rural Odisha due to the scarcity of Covishield stocks

  • Inequity in distribution: Gujarat gets highest supply of COVID-19 vaccines vis-a-vis population; Maharashtra ranks 14th Apr 16, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    Inequity in distribution: Gujarat gets highest supply of COVID-19 vaccines vis-a-vis population; Maharashtra ranks 14th

    Though Maharashtra tops in getting absolute number of vaccines, when taken in proportion to its population, it lags behind states such as Gujarat, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Karnataka.

  • EXPLAINED | What is the exact mechanism for foreign vaccines to get approval in India? Apr 16, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    EXPLAINED | What is the exact mechanism for foreign vaccines to get approval in India?

    The Centre has now announced it will fast-track approval to foreign drug companies whose Covid-19 vaccines have already been approved by the drug certification agencies of the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, European Union and the World Health Organization. But that does not mean the number of steps to vet the vaccine or the requirements for it to be commercially sold has been reduced. We detail the exact process that will determine how long it will take for foreign vaccines to be jabbed in the arms of Indians.

  • Covid 19 update | Previous highest surge crossed, trend remains upward : Health secretary Apr 13, 2021 09:08 PM IST

    Covid 19 update | Previous highest surge crossed, trend remains upward : Health secretary

    The health secretary further noted that the daily Covid-19 deaths recorded in the country are registering an increasing trend but are yet to cross the toll witnessed during the first wave last year.

  • Centre approves Rs 350 crore to setup 16 API manufacturing plants under incentive scheme Apr 13, 2021 06:49 PM IST

    Centre approves Rs 350 crore to setup 16 API manufacturing plants under incentive scheme

    According to the Chemicals and Fertilisers Ministry, the government will invest Rs 348.70 crore in the setting of these plants which will make the country self-reliant with respect to these bulk drugs. The commercial production of these plants is projected to commence on 1 April 2023.

  • Ideas For Profit | What the second covid-19 ‘wave’ means for domestic pharma companies? Apr 12, 2021 09:50 PM IST

    Ideas For Profit | What the second covid-19 ‘wave’ means for domestic pharma companies?

    With the second Covid ‘Wave’ already surpassing the daily highs recorded in the month of September 2020 of about 95000, the demand for vaccines, critical medical equipment like vaccines, oxygen cylinders and ventilators have increased manifold. Watch the video to know what this evolving situation means for Indian Pharma?

  • India see record day high of 152,879 new COVID-19 infections Apr 11, 2021 10:23 AM IST

    India see record day high of 152,879 new COVID-19 infections

    The number of new fatalities stood at 839, the most deaths in more than five months, taking the toll to 169,275. This is the first time the country has ever breached the 11 lakh mark in terms of active cases

  • Sonia Gandhi reviews efforts to tackle COVID-19 in Congress-ruled states Apr 10, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi reviews efforts to tackle COVID-19 in Congress-ruled states

    Addressing a virtual meeting with the chief ministers of the Congress-ruled states and ministers of the party in states where it is in power in alliance with others, Sonia Gandhi said the priority should be to test, track and vaccinate

  • IMF, World Bank urged to ensure timely delivery of safe & effective COVID vaccines across countries Apr 10, 2021 08:36 AM IST

    IMF, World Bank urged to ensure timely delivery of safe & effective COVID vaccines across countries

    The joint Development Committee Communiqu at the conclusion of the Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank said the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented public health, economic, and social crisis, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions.

  • COVID-19 curbs | From Tamil Nadu to Uttar Pradesh: All you need to know about cities, states under lockdown, curfew Apr 09, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    COVID-19 curbs | From Tamil Nadu to Uttar Pradesh: All you need to know about cities, states under lockdown, curfew

    Many states have imposed night curfews, weekend curfews and lockdowns in cities and affected districts to slow down resurgence of the pandemic. Here’s all you need to know about the restrictions in these areas.

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