New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to the G7 States to take a united approach to fight the coronavirus pandemic and similar health emergencies in future with the mantra "One Earth, One Health" as India saw support for its proposal for a waiver of patent protection for Covid-19 vaccines.
New Delhi/IBNS: India has asked China to issue visas to students and professionals who have taken Chinese-made coronavirus vaccines, which is one of the travel conditions imposed by Beijing to enter the country amid the pandemic.
New Delhi/IBNS: India has raised the concerns of students vaccinated with indigenously developed Covaxin and planning a return to US educational institutions during a meeting between foreign secretary Harsh Shringla and US chargé d’ affaires Daniel Smith, said a Hindustan Times report.
New Delhi/IBNS: People going abroad for education, jobs or as part of Toyko Olympics contingent will have to link their passports to CoWIN vaccination certificates and they can also get the second dose of vaccine after 28 days, the Centre said on Monday while issuing new vaccination guidelines.
New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Saturday defended the liberalised vaccine policy, under which 50 per cent of the doses are supplied by it and the remaining are made available to the state governments and private sector directly, saying the media reports suggesting inequities in distribution of doses were "inaccurate and speculative in nature".
New Delhi/IBNS: The Haryana government said it has received an "expression of Interest" from Pharma Regulatory Services Ltd, headquartered in Malta, to directly supply up to 60 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine developed by Russia at Rs 1,120 per dose.
New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Tuesday rejected claims that it could allow mixing of vaccines and reduce the Covishield vaccine schedule to a single shot, after unofficial sources informed media about the key pointers of such a plan, eliciting resistance from the medical community.
New Delhi/UNI: Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital's Resident Doctor Association (RDA) on Tuesday protested against the alleged derogatory comments made by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on the allopathic medicine.
Pune/IBNS: The Serum Institute of India (SII) has said it will be able to manufacture and supply 90 to 100 million doses of Covishield in June, media reports said.
Delhi/IBNS: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Friday accused the Centre for stubbornly sitting on vaccine distribution system while pointing out shortage of vaccine jabs that forced the state government to suspend inoculation for 18-44 years age group last week.
Mumbai/IBNS: Students in Mumbai will be vaccinated on priority if they have got confirmed admissions to universities abroad and need to get inoculated before travelling to another country, the Maharashtra government said Friday.
New Delhi/IBNS: After over a dozen villagers in an Uttar Pradesh village were given a different coronavirus vaccine from their first dose, the Centre has said "significant adverse effects" are unlikely but also called it an oversight as no instruction to administer a cocktail of vaccines was given.
Kolkata/IBNS: The ongoing Covid restrictions in West Bengal extended till June 15 amid rising cases of the infection.
New Delhi/IBNS: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his barbed tweet on a New York Times report on Covid numbers in India, saying that playing politics on Covid deaths should be learned from "vultures of the earth".
New Delhi/IBNS: Moderna is planning to launch a single dose vaccine for the Indian market only in 2022 as it has no surplus vaccines in 2021, media reports said.