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40-50 million Covid vaccine stockpiled by SII, India to get most of it

(This story originally appeared in on Dec 29, 2020) NEW DELHI: India will initially get most of the 40-50 million ‘Covishield’ vaccine shots stockpiled by the Serum Institute of India (SII), since exports would require the World Health Organisation’s pre-qualification, … Continue reading

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COVID-19 vaccine to be given to people in Delhi for free once it arrives: Health Minister Jain

NEW DELHI: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said COVID-19 vaccine will be provided to people in the national capital for free once it arrives, and asserted that the city government has made preparations for the vaccination drive. Interacting … Continue reading

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Rajasthan government to bring Universal Health Care scheme worth Rs 3,500 crore: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government on Wednesday presented the Budget for 2021-22 and said it will bring a Universal Health Care scheme worth Rs 3,500 crore. He said that from next year, universal health coverage will be implemented … Continue reading

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Over 91 lakh people vaccinated till now: Health Ministry

New Delhi: More than 91 lakh people have received the coronavirus vaccine till now, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday. Out of 91,86,757 vaccinations, 61,79,669 healthcare workers have received the first dose, 3,42,116 have received the … Continue reading

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SC upheld AYUSH Ministry’s advisory, allowed homoeopathy as add on to COVID-19 care: Rijiju

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has upheld the AYUSH Ministry‘s advisory and permitted use of homoeopathy medicine as add on to standard care in COVID-19 treatment, said Kiren Rijiju, who holds the additional charge of the ministry, in the Lok … Continue reading

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State government plans to usher in PPP model in healthcare

BENGALURU: Karnataka has planned to bring in public-private-partnership in healthcare by allowing private players to invest in district government medical colleges and hospitals, in the backdrop of the state reeling under fiscal stress. “There are no government medical colleges in … Continue reading

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No data on efficacy of India’s COVID vaccines against South African, Brazilian variants: Scientists

New Delhi: Preliminary research shows the two vaccines against COVID-19 approved in India are effective against the UK variant of the novel coronavirus but there is no data on their efficacy against the South African and Brazilian mutants detected in … Continue reading

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Over two lakh healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 in Karnataka

Bengaluru: Karnataka on Monday said it has become the first state in the country to vaccinate more than two lakh healthcare workers with COVID-19 vaccine. “As of 2 PM today (25th Jan 2021) Karnataka has safely vaccinated 2,06,577 healthcare workers … Continue reading

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Counting wastage, India may need 66.6 crore doses of vaccine

(This story originally appeared in on Jan 05, 2021) BENGALURU: The Union health ministry has calculated the number of vaccines the government would need to purchase: 111 doses to inoculate every 50 beneficiaries. This means that to administer two doses … Continue reading

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COVID-19 vaccination: Over 8000 health workers to be vaccinated in Delhi each scheduled day

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the Delhi government has completed all preparations for rollout of the Coronavirus vaccine from January 16, with over 8000 health workers to be vaccinated on every scheduled day in the city. … Continue reading

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