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Centre asks States and UTs to give priority to people awaiting 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine


New Delhi:11/5/21: Centre has asked States and Union Territories to ensure that all beneficiaries who have taken the first dose are prioritised for the second doses. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and Chairman of Empowered Group on Technology and Data Management to combat COVID-19 and member, National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration Dr. R. S. Sharma today reviewed the status ...

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Over 3.56 lakh people recover from Coronavirus


Newdelhi:11/5/21:Amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, India is registering declining trends in the number of active COVID cases. With this, the recovery rate is continuously improving. However, several states and Union Territories are still registering a high number of cases. The Health and Family Welfare Ministry today said that the active cases comprise 16.15 percent of the cumulative positive ...

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India Fastest globally to Administer 17 cr vaccine doses


Newdelhi:10/5/21:6,738 Oxygen Concentrators, 3,856 Oxygen Cylinders, 16 Oxygen Generation Plants, 4,668 ventilators/ Bi PAP/ C PAP and more than 3L Remdesivir vials received as part of global aid to India have been delivered/ dispatched to States and UTs to augment and supplement their infrastructure, so far. The Union Government is ensuring that the global aid is being expeditiously delivered to States and ...

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Secretary DARPG reviews COVID 19 Public Grievances with Grievance Officers


Newdelhi:6/5/21:Secretary DARPG today chaired 2 review meetings with Grievances officers of 84 central ministries/ departments and the Grievance officers of State/ UT Governments. He highlighted the policies adopted by Government to ensure time-bound grievance redressal in pandemic times. These include operationalization of a dedicated COVID-19 portal for monitoring citizen grievances related to the pandemic, each grievance being assigned a unique ...

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Govt. of India has so far provided more 16.37 crore vaccine doses to States/UTs Free of Cost


Newdelhi:1/5/21:Government of India has at the forefront of the fight against the COVID19 pandemic. Vaccination forms an integral component of the five-point strategy of the Government of India to fight the pandemic (including Test, Track, Treat, and COVID Appropriate Behaviour). The Liberalised and Accelerated Phase 3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination will be implemented from today (1st May 2021). Registration for ...

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Expert panel of doctors answer queries in Webinar on ‘COVID-19: Myths Vs Reality’


Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak has happened, we have been facing a two-front war, one against the pandemic and another against the infodemic.  A webinar titled ‘COVID-19: Myths Versus Reality’ has been organized by Press Information Bureau today, in collaboration with the Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Goa, to tackle the infodemic situation. The participants included three eminent ...

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AYUSH 64 found useful in the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 infection


Newdelhi:29/4/21:In the middle of the havoc wreaked by the second wave of the pandemic, AYUSH-64 has emerged as a ray of hope for the patients of mild and moderate COVID-19 infection. The scientists of reputed research institutions of the country have found that   AYUSH 64, a polyherbal formulation developed by the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Ministry ...

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1.33 crore people register themselves for 3rd phase of Covid Vaccination


Newdelhi:29/4/21:On the first day, 1.33 Crore people registered for vaccination in the Cowin portal on Wednesday. It handled more than 50 thousand Application Program Interface API calls per second. The vaccination for people 18 years and above will begin on Saturday.  The government said Co-WIN digital platform continues to work without any technical glitch. Health Ministry said, in the first 3 ...

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India becomes fastest country to administer 14 crore doses of Corona vaccine


Newdelhi:25/4/21:India has become the fastest country to administer 14 Crore doses of COVID-19 Vaccine in just 99 days. These include over 92 lakh 89 thousand Healthcare Workers who have taken the 1st dose and around 60 lakh Health care workers who have taken the 2nd dose, over one crore 19 lakh Frontline Workers have taken the 1st dose and more ...

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State Governments are free to procure COVID vaccine doses from the vaccine manufacturers


Newdelhi:22/4/21:There have been some media reports suggesting that Serum Institute of India (SII) has contracted all its production till 25th May 2021 to the Centre, and therefore till that date the State governments will not be able to procure vaccine from SII. These media reports are based on incorrect facts and are without any basis. In order to expand and ...

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