A day after Odisha government curtailed the mass vaccination programme in the State in the wake of acute shortage of doses, around 9.43 lakh jabs of Covishield vaccines manufactured by the Serum Institute of India reached the State on Friday.
The supply price of Covaxin to the government of India at Rs 150 a dose is a non-competitive price and clearly not sustainable in the long run. Hence a higher price in private markets is required to offset part of the costs, Bharat Biotech said on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to stop providing Covid-19 vaccines to private hospitalS from May 1 as the State is scheduled to launch vaccination for all above 18 years…
Panaji: Goa will offer free of cost vaccination to people above the age of 18 years, when the mass vaccination programme rolls out for all citizens of major age from…
New Delhi: A survey conducted by noted public health experts indicated that the side-effects post-vaccination, or ‘reactogenicity’ in medical linguistic, is likely to occur in 66 per cent of the healthcare workers which are most probably to subside within a day of their onset. The survey, which compiled the responses from 5,396 respondents, all healthcare […]
San Francisco: Facebook has announced to expand its efforts to remove false claims on its own platform and Instagram about Covid-19 and its vaccines. The expanded list of false Covid-19 and vaccine-related claims that will be removed include: Covid-19 is man-made; vaccines are not effective at preventing the disease they were created to protect against; […]
New Delhi: The government of India has put a big focus on healthcare in the Union Budget amid the coronavirus pandemic . Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the ‘PM Aatmanirbhar Swastha Bharat’, to be launched with an outlay of Rs 64,180 crore over six years. A supplementary sum of Rs 35,000 crore has also […]
New Delhi: In a major shift of narrative, the government has now disapproved the authorisation of Bharat Biotech’s Covid vaccine to people below 18 years of age whereas earlier, it was approved for children above the age of 12 years by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). A letter from the office of additional […]
New Delhi: Amid the ongoing debate around the safety and efficacy aspects of Covid vaccines, the president of Indian Medical Association (IMA) has advised the public to not worry too much about it. Speaking to IANS, Dr. J.A. Jayalal, president, IMA said, “We should not be too worried about the safety and efficacy of the […]
Hyderabad: Coronavirus can be transiently airborne but preventive measures can keep one safe, says a study by CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad and CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTech), Chandigarh. The two institutes on Tuesday released data on the air-borne nature of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Scientists have worked with three hospitals each in Hyderabad […]
New Delhi: Eleven months after the first case of deadly coronavirus was detected in India, Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) V.G. Somani on Sunday approved Bharat Biotech’s ‘Covaxin’ and Serum Institute of India’s ‘Covishield’ vaccine for emergency use, paving the way for their roll-out and administration to millions. This is a major relief for […]
New Delhi: In a bid to build trust and enable confidence in the Covid-19 vaccine amongst people, the Union Health Ministry will rope in celebrities, faith leaders, media, and RWAs to disseminate accurate and transparent information. A 88-page document on Covid-19 vaccine communication strategy has been released by the ministry. It seeks to disseminate timely, […]
Hyderabad: External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar said that the world is counting on India for making Covid-19 vaccines accessible and affordable. India is at the heart of international and multilateral collaborations in rapid testing and reliable vaccines, he said. “Prime Minister Modi has committed to the United Nations that we will help make vaccines […]
New York: In a major study, researchers have discovered a technique that could help increase the effectiveness of vaccines against the novel coronavirus, the virus that causes Covid-19. Since it began spreading in early 2020, biomedical researchers have been in active pursuit of an effective vaccine. According to the study, published in the journal Advanced […]