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Odisha government signed two MoUs for establishment of two state-of-the-art cancer care centres in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar:14/4/21: The Odisha government today signed two MoUs for the establishment of two state-of-the-art cancer care centres in Bhubaneswar in presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the convention centre of Lokaseva Bhavan this evening. The first MoU was signed for Bagchi-Sri Shankar Cancer Centre & Research Institute by the State Government, Susmita Bagchi and Shri Shankar Cancer Foundation. The Centre ...

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Centre rules out any shortage of Covid19 vaccine in the country

Newdelhi:13/4/21:The Centre has ruled out any shortage of Covid-19 vaccine in the country underlining that the problem is not vaccine availability but of better planning in the States for vaccination. Briefing the media in New Delhi, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan urged States to review the availability of vaccines at various cold chains and reappropriate them as per the demand ...

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Expert panel of Central drug regulator, recommends emergency use of Sputnik-V

Newdelhi:12/4/21:The Expert panel of the Central drug regulator, DCGA has recommended emergency use authorisation to the Russian Vaccine, Sputnik-V. After necessary approval from the DCGA, Sputnik-V will be the third vaccine to get emergency use authorisation from the drug regulator after Covishield and Covaxin. The clinical trial of the vaccine in India is being done by Dr. Reddy’s Lab. The ...

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Dr Harsh Vardhan chairs ICMR’s One Health Symposium

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare chaired ICMR’s International Symposium titled ‘One Health in India: Research informing biosafety, preparedness and response’ through video conference today. He launched a special issue of ICMR’s Indian Journal of Medical Research which discusses the One Health approach, corroborating multisectoral research informing regarding biosafety, preparedness, and response and has original articles, viewpoints, perspectives, ...

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For Tika (vaccine) Utsav around 2.5 lakh doses of Covishield arrived in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar:10/4/21: With the state going to observe Tika (vaccine) Utsav tomorrow, around 2.5 lakh doses of Covishield arrived in Bhubaneswar today. The Covishield vaccine is administered to people across the state, except Bhubaneswar. “We are expecting to receive 2.5 lakh doses of Covishield which will be sent to all districts. Vans from all districts have reached Bhubaneswar to take their share ...

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India achieves milestone of administering ovder 7 crore 30 lakh 54 thousand doses of Covid vaccine

Newdelhi:3/4/21:Over 7 crore 30  lakh 54 thousand doses of Covid vaccine have been administered to the beneficiaries in the country so far. Union Health Ministry said that more than 30  lakh 93 thousand doses were given to the beneficiaries in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate reached 93.36 per cent  with the total recovery of more ...

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Odisha government directed all government and private hospitals to conduct COVID-19 vaccination during holidays in April.

Bhubaneswar:1/4/21: The Odisha government on Thursday directed all government and private hospitals to conduct COVID-19 vaccination during the gazetted holidays in April. In a letter to district collectors, municipal commissioners and Chief District Medical and Public Health Officers (CDM & PHOs), Additional Chief Secretary, Health Pradipta Mohapatra asked them to immediately carry out the order as per the directive of ...

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Vaccination to be offered on ALL DAYS of April month at all Public and Private COVID Vaccination Centres, including gazetted holidays

Newdelhi:1/4/21:In a significant step to exponentially expand the countrywide Vaccination drive, the Centre has decided to operationalize both public and private sector COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs) on all days of month of April (from today till 30th April 2021).  The Centre has written to all States and UTs today and asked them to make necessary arrangements to provide COVID vaccination ...

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Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has revised interval between doses of the Covishield vaccine

Bhubaneswar:24/3/21: In ongoing vaccination drive against COVID-19, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has revised interval between doses of the Covishield vaccine in the country. In this regard, State Health & Family Welfare Department, Odisha, has written to all the collectors, municipal commissioners, CDMOs and PHOs asking them to inform all the Programme Managers, Vaccination Team and recipients of Covishield ...

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India’s Cumulative Vaccination coverage has crossed 1.11 crore

Newdelhi:22/2/21;India has registered a record in the number of COVID-19 cumulative tests. It has crossed the 21.15 crore (21,15,51,746) tests.6,20,216 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. Progressive countrywide expansion in testing infrastructure has played a crucial role in the steep rise of testing numbers. With 2393 testing labs in the country including 1,220 Government laboratories and 1,173 Private laboratories, the daily testing capacity has got a substantial ...

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