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Clinical trials indicate India’s vaccines will be effective against Covid-19 variants: ICMR

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director General Dr Balram Bhargava has said interim results of the ongoing clinical trials indicated that the indigenous Covid-19 vaccines would be effective against the mutated virus strains reported from the United Kingdom, South … Continue reading

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Can our coronavirus vaccine fight new strains? India to test

(This story originally appeared in on Feb 18, 2021) PUNE: The efficacy of the two Indian vaccines currently in use — Covishield and Covaxin — is likely to be tested against the Brazil and South Africa variants soon, scientists have … Continue reading

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India can vaccinate 500 million people in 60 days against Covid by allowing private sector: Premji

Wipro founder chairman Azim Premji has asked the government to immediately allow private participation in the country’s vaccination drive against Covid-19 saying that over 500 million people can be vaccinated in 60 days with the involvement of private firms and … Continue reading

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El Salvador getting its first vaccine from India

San Salvador (El Salvador): El Salvador’s government says the Central American nation will receive its first shipment of coronavirus vaccine from India on Wednesday. The office of President Nayib Bukele says the shipment of AstraZeneca vaccine will arrive on a … Continue reading

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India host to 7,569 coronavirus mutants, shows study

(This story originally appeared in on Feb 20, 2021) HYDERABAD: The novel coronavirus is perhaps the first infectious organism in recent times to form thousands of its variants across the globe. In India alone over 7,569 coronavirus variants have been … Continue reading

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89 lakh kids below 5 years given polio drops across India on ‘Polio Ravivar’: Health ministry

New Delhi: Around 89 lakh children under five years of age, as per provisional data, were given polio drops across the country on Sunday on the occasion of Polio National Immunization Day, also known as ‘Polio Ravivar’, the Union health … Continue reading

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86 percent of people in India following AYUSH guidelines, says ministry official

NEW DELHI: About 86 per cent people in the country are following one or the other AYUSH guideline, a senior ministry official said on Friday. Addressing the ASSOCHAM Foundation Week 2020, AYUSH Ministry Secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha said through the … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Maharashtra’s 2nd round of vaccination to start from Feb 15

The Maharashtra government will start giving the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine to the healthcare workers in the state from February 15, an official said on Saturday. Those healthcare workers, who have received their first dose of the vaccine and … Continue reading

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‘Pandemic an eye-opener to increase allocation for health sector’

Hyderabad: The Covid-19 pandemic should serve as an eye-opener for the government to increase allocation for the health sector in the Union Budget 2020-21, feel representatives from the sector. Pointing out that the pandemic exposed the “shortcomings” in the India … Continue reading

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View: Are we budgeting for a safe and healthy India? Uncertainty surrounding the new grants is dishearteni

By K Sujatha Rao The allocation of Rs 1,06,606 crore by the 15th Finance Commission for strengthening the public health infrastructure, accounting for 0.1% of GDP, was unexpected as hitherto, FCs were reluctant to earmark grants as the determination of … Continue reading

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