Congress Says Modi Govt Procuring Covid-19 Vaccines at Inflated Prices

The Congress on Sunday questioned the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines, alleging that the government has procured the vaccines at inflated prices despite the manufacturers claiming they would supply the vaccines without seeking profit. Congress General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala, addressing a press conference, said, “Why should the Modi government pay Rs 95 per dose more … Read more Congress Says Modi Govt Procuring Covid-19 Vaccines at Inflated Prices

Vaccination Drive Hallmark of Self-reliant India, PM Modi Leading From Front in Battle Against Covid: BJP Leaders

Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the launch of the world’s largest vaccination drive against COVID-19, top BJP leaders and union ministers on Saturday said it is a historic moment for the country and reflects the resolve to make India self-reliant. Prime Minister Modi on Saturday kicked off the drive while reassuring the country that … Read more Vaccination Drive Hallmark of Self-reliant India, PM Modi Leading From Front in Battle Against Covid: BJP Leaders

Covaxin approval sans due process, alleges Manish Tewari | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In the backdrop of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in the country, senior Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday raised questions over the emergency use approval given to the indigenously developed vaccine Covaxin and alleged that it was “sans due process”. India recently granted two vaccines — Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute … Read more Covaxin approval sans due process, alleges Manish Tewari | India News – Times of India

Over 1.91 lakh people vaccinated on Day 1; no case of post-vaccination hospitalisation reported: Health Ministry

India began its nationwide vaccination drive against Covid-19 and as many as 1,91,181 people were vaccinated on Day 1, Union Health Ministry said. A total of 16,755 vaccinators were also involved in the process across India, it said, adding that no case of post-vaccination hospitalisation was reported. The COVID-19 vaccination drive was successfully conducted on … Read more Over 1.91 lakh people vaccinated on Day 1; no case of post-vaccination hospitalisation reported: Health Ministry

Healthcare NGO raises concerns over Covaxin

New Delhi: A day before India begins the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination drive, a group of healthcare-focused NGOs has sought clarifications from the government on the approval given to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. Concerns have been raised on whether legal protection will be available under the law for those taking Covaxin, which is still undergoing clinical … Read more Healthcare NGO raises concerns over Covaxin

Vaccine supplies at risk without indemnity for companies: Poonawalla

New Delhi: Supplies of Covid-19 vaccines could be at risk “without indemnity for vaccine makers”, Adar Poonawalla, chief executive officer of Serum Institute of India, said on Thursday. His comment to Reuters comes after ET on Thursday reported that Indian vaccine makers will be held liable for any complications or adverse effects that arise from … Read more Vaccine supplies at risk without indemnity for companies: Poonawalla

India’s Serum Institute expects WHO emergency approval for AstraZeneca shot soon

The Serum Institute of India expects WHO emergency-use authorization soon for the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, which it is producing for mid and low income countries, its chief executive said. “The emergency use licensure from the WHO (World Health Organization) should be available and coming through in the next week or two, hopefully, because we … Read more India’s Serum Institute expects WHO emergency approval for AstraZeneca shot soon

Coronavirus | More COVID-19 vaccine vials required than those received: Maharashtra Health Minister

Maharashtra reports 3,556 fresh cases, 3,009 recoveries; death toll rises to 50,221 Maharashtra has so far received 9.83 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines — 9.63 lakh vials of Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and 20,000 vials of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin — as against the requirement of 17.50 lakh doses in the first phase of inoculation, … Read more Coronavirus | More COVID-19 vaccine vials required than those received: Maharashtra Health Minister

More vials required than those received: Tope

Maharashtra reports 3,556 fresh cases, 3,009 recoveries; death toll rises to 50,221 Maharashtra has so far received 9.83 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines — 9.63 lakh vials of Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and 20,000 vials of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin — as against the requirement of 17.50 lakh doses in the first phase of inoculation, … Read more More vials required than those received: Tope

WHO asks Serum Institute of India for Covishield trial data to begin global supply

MUMBAI: The World Health Organisation has asked Serum Institute of India to submit its data from clinical trials of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine conducted in India for prequalification, to kick off the distribution of vaccines under the Covax Facility. WHO prequalification is a service the global organisation provides to facilitate access to medicines that meet unified … Read more WHO asks Serum Institute of India for Covishield trial data to begin global supply