UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore has called for simplifying intellectual property rights governing COVID-19 vaccines in order to make them universally available but expressed reservations about completely suspending the patents during the pandemic as demanded by India and South Africa.
New York: The COVID crisis "has revealed how unequal our societies are” said the UN chief in his message for World Health Day released on Monday.
Srinagar: Principal District and Sessions Judge (PD&SJ) Budgam Raja Shujhat Ali Khan along with Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Budgam Dr Tajamul Hussain and BMO Headquarter Dr A G Raina kick-started the vaccination drive for 45-years-and-above at Budgam court complex on Thursday.
New York: As the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines continues to be a major concern, the UN health chief said on Thursday that with just over a week remaining until the deadline for vaccinating health workers and those at-risk in all countries is reached, it still remained “in our grasp”.
New York: Rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Europe is “unacceptably slow” as new cases increase among practically all age groups there, according to the regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO), which covers 53 countries and territories.
New Delhi/UNI: India on Friday registered the highest ever single day figure of vaccinating more than 36.7 lakh against the Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.
New York: India shipped out 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday to inoculate UN blue helmets serving in peacekeeping missions.
Kolkata: 101-year-old Tara Chandra Maheswari received the COVID-19 vaccine shot at CK Birla Hospitals, CMRI in Kolkata on Wednesday.
At least seven people felt ill after receiving Chinese Sinovac vaccine shots in Hong Kong city, media reports said.
New York: Urgent action is needed to increase production of COVID-19 vaccines that will be distributed through the global initiative making these medicines accessible by all countries, the UN’s top health official said on Friday.
Kolkata/UNI: There’s zero evidence that Covid-19 vaccines interfere with fertility. This misinformation is dangerous because the confusion it is based on sounds plausible, but in fact is not, a health expert has opined.
Thane/UNI: A 45-year-old man from Thane city died within minutes of taking his second dose of Covid vaccine at a hospital in Bhiwandi town of the district.
New Delhi: The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 1.47 Crore on Monday.
New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here Monday.
Kabul/UNI: Afghanistan started the COVID vaccination drive with a ceremony at the Presidential Palace, here on Tuesday.