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Centre accepts Odisha Chief Minister’s suggestion on Covid vaccine

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Bhubaneswar:19/4/21: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on April 17 had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting that Covid vaccines be made available outside the government supply chain in the open market so that citizens who can afford them can buy the COVID vaccines on their own. Patnaik had further stated that this would reduce the burden of ...

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Odisha Government formed flying squads to check hoarding and black marketing of drugs

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Bhubaneswar:19/4/21: Amidst the unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases in the second wave of the pandemic, Odisha Government formed flying squads to check hoarding and black marketing of drugs and medical supplies for the treatment of the deadly disease. Total 22 flying squads have been formed, of which 7 teams will be deployed for Twin City Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and 15 will ...

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Hong Kong authorities have announced the suspension of flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines for 14 days

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China:19/4/21:The Hong Kong authorities have announced the suspension of flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines for 14 days starting from 20 April. The latest move comes after a local N501Y mutant Covid-19 strain case has been detected in the Asian financial hub. Passengers who have also stayed in these three countries for more than two hours even in transit ...

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Union Chemicals & Fertilisers Minister holds meeting to review availability of Remdesivir

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Newdelhi:19/4/21:The black marketing and hoarding of Remdesivir are being strictly monitored in the country and States have been asked to take strict action against those indulging in such malpractices. Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda today held a meeting with Pharma Secretary in New Delhi to review the availability of Remdesivir. Mr Gowda said the Centre is ...

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All above age of 18 years to get COVID-19 vaccine from May 1

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Newdelhi:19/4/21:Everyone above the age of 18 years will now be administered COVID-19 vaccine from 1st of May. Centre today announced a liberalised and accelerated phase three strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination. A decision in this regard was taken during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In this phase, the vaccination will continue as before in government of India vaccination ...

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Covid-19 cases in Odisha registered a big jump with total of 4,445 persons tested positive on Monday

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Bhubaneswar:19/4/21: The one-day surge in Covid-19 cases in Odisha registered a big jump on Monday when a total of 4,445 persons tested positive for the infection while four patients succumbed to the lethal virus in the last 24 hours, informed the State Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department. This is the highest-single day spike in the State ever since the ...

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Odisha government announced a weekend shutdown beginning on April 24 at all the urban areas

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Bhubaneswar:19/4/21: In view of the unprecedented spike in Covid-19 cases in Odisha, the State government on Monday announced a weekend shutdown at all the urban areas across the State, beginning on April 24. However, all the essential services including hospitals, nursing homes, medicine stores will continue functioning as usual during the shutdown. The health workers will also be allowed to ...

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PM interacts with leaders of pharma industry

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacting with the Healthcare Professionals through video conferencing, in New Delhi on April 19, 2021.

Newdelhi:19/4/21; Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with leaders of the pharmaceutical industry via video conferencing. The Prime Minister appreciated the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic. PM Modi appreciated the way the pharma industry is working even in such trying conditions. PM Modi remarked that it is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that ...

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Boon Or Bane? Promoting Students Without Examinations

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Vijay Garg The ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is changing the way of the world functions.  Should Students Be Promoted Without Exams? Examinations, tests, assignments are words that are probably dreaded by almost every student across the world. The best way to define an examination is that it is an official test of a student’s knowledge, skill, and ...

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No crisis of beds at several designated Covid Care Centres and Hospitals

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Bhubaneswar:18/4/21; Amid the growing concern for healthcare infrastructure with the steep rise in Covid-19 cases since the last 20 days in Odisha, the Director of Public Health Dr Niranjan Mishra said that there is no crisis of beds at several designated Covid Care Centres and Hospitals. “All district Collectors have been directed to increase the number of beds four to ...

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