Over 50 lakh in TN yet to receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccination: Health Minister

The minister said 51.48 per cent of people in the state were covered as against the targeted 21.21 lakh on the vaccination to children aged between 12-14 years. More than 50 lakh people were yet to receive the first dose of vaccination against COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu while over 1.34 crore people have not got … Read more

How to spot fake Covishield, Covaxin, Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines? Modi govt issues parameters – Check full list

Government advisory on how to identify fake vaccines The Centre shared with the states a list of parameters to identify the authenticity of the Covid vaccines being used in the country. The Health Ministry said in a letter written to the states, that it has prepared the parameters with information from the vaccine manufacturing companies … Read more

3rd Covid wave may occur either due to mutations in virus or pool of susceptible population: Govt

The third Covid wave may occur either because of mutations in the virus or due to the available pool of susceptible population, and is also dependent on various pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions for management of the pandemic, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. In a written reply, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said vaccination protects … Read more

Mansukh Mandaviya: The veterinarian key to India’s Covid-19 fate

Among the seven ministers promoted to the Cabinet, Mandaviya became Gujarat’s youngest MLA at 28 years when he entered the Assembly in 2002. (Picture courtesy: Indian Express) Mansukh Mandaviya takes over the Union health ministry at a critical juncture. On the one hand, the government is ramping up its Covid-19 vaccination drive; on another, it … Read more

Govt’s submission of monumental failure in Covid management: Congress on health minister’s resignation

After Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and his deputy resigned on Wednesday, the Congress said it is a candid submission of the government’s “monumental failure” in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying if things go right, the credit will go to him and if … Read more

Covid-19 vaccination in India: Health Minister highlights CoWIN features; warns people to beware of frauds

Dr Vardhan also highlighted key features of this CoWIN platform. Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has informed that it is mandatory for everyone to be registered at CoWIN, India’s own app for managing Coronavirus vaccination drive. The union minister took to Twitter to inform people beneficiaries have to be registered on the platform if in … Read more

COVID-19: Who will be vaccinated first? Hear from Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

There are two vaccines that are currently under second phase of human clinical trials and one in third. Image: Reuters As the Coronavirus vaccine development reaches the advanced stages of human clinical trials, the central government has made a roadmap for distribution/supply chain of vaccines in India. To give the recent updates and country’s plan … Read more

Covid vaccine likely by early 2021; for old, high-risk first: Harsh Vardhan

The coronavirus vaccine might be ready by the first quarter of 2021, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday. “While no date has been fixed for the vaccine launch, it may be ready by the first quarter of 2021,” he said. Harsh Vardhan also said that the government is considering emergency … Read more

Covid-19: Delhi govt’s next round of sero-survey begins; to be done ward-wise

New Delhi: The national capital’s next round of monthly sero-prevalence survey began on Tuesday covering all 272 municipal wards to analyse the COVID-19 situation in Delhi at “micro-level”, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said. The sample size this time will be 17,000 and the exercise will be carried out for seven days, he told reporters. The … Read more