Lancet Publishes Data from Bharat Biotech’s Phase 1 Trial, Developers Hail Move

Putting to rest concerns raised after its emergency approval earlier this month, the Lancet Infectious Disease journal published a study that said Covaxin – India’s first indigenous vaccine against Covid-19 – showed enhanced immune response without any serious side effects in the participants enrolled for the phase 1 trials. The study comes at a time … Read more Lancet Publishes Data from Bharat Biotech’s Phase 1 Trial, Developers Hail Move

Over 16.13 lakh healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 across India, says Centre

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Sunday (January 24, 2021) informed that more than 16 lakh healthcare workers across India have been administered the COVID-19 vaccines. According to the official figures, 31,466 beneficiaries were vaccinated till 7:30 pm in five states on the 9th day of the world’s largest COVID-19 … Read more Over 16.13 lakh healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 across India, says Centre

COVID-19 pandemic underlined need for higher budget allocation for healthcare sector

Preetha Reddy said that public spending in healthcare should increase to deal with future pandemics and for sustained preventive care. The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised the key role of healthcare in the lives of people, underlining the importance of higher budget allocation for improving the healthcare infrastructure in the country, sectoral players said. The pharma … Read more COVID-19 pandemic underlined need for higher budget allocation for healthcare sector

Thank you India and PM Narendra Modi, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for support to global COVID-19 response

Geneva: The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday (January 23, 2021) thanked India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the support to the global COVID-19 response.  The WHO Chief said, “Thank you India and PM Narendra Modi for your continued support to the global COVID-19 response. Only if we … Read more Thank you India and PM Narendra Modi, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for support to global COVID-19 response

Brazil President Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for COVID-19 vaccines

India began commercial exports and sent two million doses of Covishield, developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, to Brazil on January 22. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing two million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to fight the pandemic in his country, one of the worst-hit nations. India, one … Read more Brazil President Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 | Delhi reports 227 new virus cases, 8 deaths

Delhi witnessed 227 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the city to 6,33,276, according to a health bulletin released by the Delhi government on Thursday. Also, eight more deaths have been reported in 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths to 10,782. A total of … Read more COVID-19 | Delhi reports 227 new virus cases, 8 deaths

COVID-19 | 5,942 health workers vaccinated, 24 adverse events reported in Delhi

On the fourth day of vaccination in Delhi on Thursday, a total of 5,942 healthcare workers were vaccinated, which is the highest number so far. However, there were 24 adverse events following immunisation (AEFI), the Delhi government spokesperson said. The number of people vaccinated on Thursday was about 73.3% of the target of 8,100 for … Read more COVID-19 | 5,942 health workers vaccinated, 24 adverse events reported in Delhi

COVID-19 active caseload further dips to 1.81% of total cases

The COVID-19 active caseload in the country has further reduced to 1,92,308 comprising 1.81% of the total infections, with Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal accounting for 73% of the total active cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. The Ministry said that as on date, a total of 8,06,484 beneficiaries have … Read more COVID-19 active caseload further dips to 1.81% of total cases

India’s Bharat Biotech seeks Bangladesh trial for COVID vaccine

DHAKA: India’s Bharat Biotech has applied to conduct trials in Bangladesh for its coronavirus vaccine recently approved for emergency use at home, a senior official at Bangladesh’s main medical research body told Reuters. If allowed to go ahead, this would be the first trial of any coronavirus vaccine in Bangladesh and could give the densely-populated … Read more India’s Bharat Biotech seeks Bangladesh trial for COVID vaccine

Centre issues Letter of Comfort to Bharat Biotech for 45 lakh doses of Covaxin

Bharat Biotech said it has also donated 16.5 lakh doses to the Government of India Bharat Biotech has secured a fresh Letter of Comfort from the Centre for another 45 lakh doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, sources said. Also read: COVID-19 vaccine: Six out of 243 centres to get Covaxin Out of the 45 … Read more Centre issues Letter of Comfort to Bharat Biotech for 45 lakh doses of Covaxin