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1st batch of 2.64 lakh Covishield doses reaches Delhi’s central storage facility

NEW DELHI: The first batch of Covishield vaccine containing 2.64 lakh doses reached Delhi’s central storage facility at Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital (RGSSH) on Tuesday amid high security, officials said. An official at the hospital said 22 boxes, each … Continue reading

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AstraZeneca: Vaccine may work against UK variant

LONDON: The developers of AstraZeneca ‘s coronavirus vaccine say the shot appears to work against the variant detected in Britain late last year. It’s similar to previously reported results by other vaccine manufacturers, including Pfizer and Moderna. Andrew Pollard of … Continue reading

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COVID-19 vaccination drive gets underway in Delhi on day two

NEW DELHI: After administering shots to over 4,300 healthcare workers on the opening day, COVID-19 vaccination teams across the national capital started to give vaccines to more medical staff at various hospitals on Monday. Officials said that the vaccination drive … Continue reading

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Pregnant, lactating women should not be administered COVID-19 vaccine at this time: Health ministry

New Delhi: Interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines is not permitted and pregnant and lactating women should not be administered the shots as they have not been part of any anti-coronavirus vaccine clinical trial so far, the health ministry said on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Budget 2021: Enact measures that encourage citizens to purchase medical insurance

In the face of Covid-recovery and next week’s budget announcement, the 15th Finance Commission’s recommendation to increase India’s combined public health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2023-24 from the current 0.95% is encouraging. The economy is showing signs of … Continue reading

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Telangana receives over three lakh doses of Serum Institute’s Covishield coronavirus vaccine

HYDERABAD: The Telangana government on Tuesday received the first consignment of 3.64 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine Covishield from the Pune-based Serum Institute. The vaccine arrived in a freighter aircraft of SpiceJet. “The state government has received 3.64 lakh crore … Continue reading

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Initiate COVID-19 vaccination of frontline workers from first week of February: Centre to states

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Friday asked all states and union territories to initiate vaccination of frontline workers against COVID-19 from the first week of February. Vaccination of healthcare providers that began on January 16 to continue simultaneously, … Continue reading

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QR code-based healthcare cards for everyone in Delhi may be reality by August, this year

(This story originally appeared in on Jan 21, 2021) NEW DELHI: Delhi government has set the ball rolling for ensuring that by August every Delhiite has a QR code-based health card with his or her basic clinical details to easily … Continue reading

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Centre asks states to increase coverage of beneficiaries receiving COVID-19 vaccination

New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday asked states and Union Territories to augment coverage of beneficiaries receiving vaccination against COVID-19 and increase as well as optimize inoculation sessions per day. The states and UTs have also been asked to start … Continue reading

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India has plenty of Coronavirus vaccines but few takers

Most of the world is struggling to secure enough vaccines to inoculate their populations. India has the opposite problem: Plenty of shots, but a shortage of people willing to take them. As India rolls out one of the world’s biggest … Continue reading

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