Vaccination: Private hospitals sat on lakhs of doses even as BMC centres faced acute crunch

Private hospitals have maintained that buying large stocks of vaccines proves cost effective, saves logistical challenges and allows better planning of the vaccination At a time when the state government and BMC-run vaccination centres were reeling under acute shortage of Coronavirus vaccines during the last week, private hospitals in capital city Mumbai and other cities … Read more

Focus needs to stay on tracking virus behaviour and on ramping up vaccine supplies: WHO’s Dr Swaminathan

Dr Swaminathan points out that variants of a virus are always going to arise. There will be many mutations over time and genomic data needs to be analysed temporally as there is little value in a one-time snapshot.” (Photo: The Indian Express) The container carrying the first instalment of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine travelled more swiftly … Read more