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‘Creating panic by making useless statements’: Union health minister attacks states on claims of vaccine shortage | India News – Times of India
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‘Creating panic by making useless statements’: Union health minister attacks states on claims of vaccine shortage | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday fired his first salvo at states complaining of vaccine shortage and accused them of "creating panic by making useless statements." "States know very well when and in what quantity they will get the vaccine doses," the Union health minister said in a series of tweets targeting claims of vaccine shortage by some states. वैक्सीन की उपलब्धता के संदर्भ में मुझे विभिन्न राज्य सरकारों और नेताओं के बयान एवं पत्रों से जानकारी मिली है। त… https://t.co/4SCdFVRl92— Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) 1626248785000Hitting out at leaders who make statements that create confusion and concern in the media, he said they need to introspect whether they are so far removed from the governance process and related information that they are not ...
Health Minister Rejects Covid-19 Vaccine Shortage Claims, Says Pointless Statements Being Made
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Health Minister Rejects Covid-19 Vaccine Shortage Claims, Says Pointless Statements Being Made

New Delhi: Expressing ire over several states complaining about Covid-19 vaccine supply shortage, newly appointed Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday said pointless statements are being made to create panic.“The leaders who are making statements, that could create confusion and concern, need to introspect whether they have are at so much distance from the governance process that they are not having vaccine supply-related information prior hand,” he tweeted in Hindi.READ: Coronavirus LIVE: Sputnik Light Vaccine To Be Launched Soon, Says Russian EnvoyMansukh Mandaviya categorically stated that all states and Union Territories have been informed in advance about the number of vaccine doses to be sent to them for the month of July.“Regarding the availabi...
Video | “Creating Panic”: New Health Minister Slams States In Vaccine Supply Row
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Video | “Creating Panic”: New Health Minister Slams States In Vaccine Supply Row

States flagging low Covid vaccine stocks are making "useless statements" and creating "panic among the people", Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya declared Wednesday afternoon. In a series of six tweets posted in Hindi, Mr Mandaviya accused states of "mismanagement". He said they had been informed of available supplies in advance but had failed to plan accordingly. Source link
‘Running A Marathon, Not 100-Metre Race’: Centre’s Rebuttal On Covid Vaccine Shortage
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‘Running A Marathon, Not 100-Metre Race’: Centre’s Rebuttal On Covid Vaccine Shortage

New Delhi: Amid concerns regarding vaccine shortage in several parts of the country, the Central government on Friday equated the present situation in view of the Covid-19 pandemic with a “marathon”.  The government explained that it provides and coordinates with states “based on availability and logistics at the state end”.Union Health Ministry, Joint Secretary, Lav Agarwal said “we are running a marathon, not a 100-meter race”.“Therefore, we need to understand that it is a projection given on the manufacturing capacity of our pharma companies,” Agarwal said.READ: India Expects EU To Recognise Its Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate“We provide and coordinate with states based on availability and logistics at the state end,” he added while addressing a media briefing in...
Sri Lanka requests Japan to provide 6,00,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine
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Sri Lanka requests Japan to provide 6,00,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Sri Lanka has requested Japan provide 6,00,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine in an attempt to complete administering the second dose to citizens. Sri Lanka is facing a severe shortage of AstraZeneca vaccines as the producer in the neighbouring India failed to provide the promised stock due to the crisis in that country. On Wednesday, the president’s office announced that president Gotabhaya Rajapaksa requested Prime Minister of Japan Yoshiihide Suga provide 6,00,000 doses of AstraZeneca. The request “has been met with positive responses,” according to a statement from the president’s office. Sri Lanka is currently using China’s Sinopharm and Rusian Sputnik V vaccines. Sri Lanka has witnessed an increase of positive cases and deaths since April, partly caused by celebrati...
‘Vaccine Wastage Still On Higher Side’: PM Points Out During High-End Meet To Review Inoculation Drive
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‘Vaccine Wastage Still On Higher Side’: PM Points Out During High-End Meet To Review Inoculation Drive

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening chaired a high-level meeting to review Coronavirus vaccination drive across the country were he was briefed on various measures being taken on the tech front to make the process of innoculation more people-friendly.According to a statement by PMO, the Prime Minister was also briefed on advance visibility being provided to states on vaccine availability.ALSO READ | Serum Institute Gets DCGI's Nod To Manufacture Russia's Covid Vaccine Sputnik V In IndiaOfficials present at the meeting gave a presentation to PM Modi on several touchpoints of vaccination exercise and briefed him on the availability of the doses and the roadmap to ramp up supply in the days to come.PM also reviewed the status of vaccination coverag...
Only PM’s photo on vaccination certificate, responsibility on states: Priyanka
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Only PM’s photo on vaccination certificate, responsibility on states: Priyanka

In a scathing attack against the Centre over the shortage of Covid vaccines, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday alleged that vaccines in India were a means for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “personal publicity” rather than a tool to save people’s lives. This was so from the beginning of the pandemic, the Congress general secretary said in posts on Twitter and Facebook. She also alleged that the Modi government has pushed the country into a “swamp of vaccine shortage” and left India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, dependent on vaccine donations from other countries. Accusing the Centre of shifting the onus of vaccination on to states, Priyanka Gandhi said there is now only Prime Minister Modi’s photo on the vaccination certificate while the rest o...
‘Delaying Shots For Covid Patients Aimed To Tackle Vaccine Shortage’, Says Govt Panel Head
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‘Delaying Shots For Covid Patients Aimed To Tackle Vaccine Shortage’, Says Govt Panel Head

New Delhi: Even as the government has been facing the wrath of mishandling the second wave of coronavirus infection, the head of a government panel has indicated that delay in shots for those who have recovered from the disease is aimed at saving scarce Covid-19 vaccines.A senior government official has been quoted by Reuters, who added the vaccination campaign should not have been opened to all adults before covering the most vulnerable. Also Read: Mucormycosis Scare: Black Fungus Diagnosed In Intestine Of 2 Covid Patients In DelhiAfter India became the global hotspot of the viral disease, Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been criticised for spreading of the virus. Those between 18-45 years were made eligible for vaccination from May 1.Vaccination crunch in several...
Coronavirus Vaccination | Delhi halts vaccination for 18-44 age group – दिल्ली में कोरोना वैक्सीन की कमी, 18+ का टीकाकरण बंद वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर
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Coronavirus Vaccination | Delhi halts vaccination for 18-44 age group – दिल्ली में कोरोना वैक्सीन की कमी, 18+ का टीकाकरण बंद वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

दिल्ली में कोरोना वैक्सीन की भारी कमी हो गई है. इसकी वजह से आज से 18 से 44 साल के लोगों का वैक्सीनेशन बंद कर दिया गया है. साथ ही पिछले दो दिनों में कई वैक्सीनेशन सेंटरों को बंद कर दिया गया है. जिन सेंटरों पर कोवैक्सीन लगाई जा रही थी उन्हें पहले ही बंद किया जा चुका है. अब कोविशील्ड लगाने वाले टीकाकरण केंद्र भी बंद होने लगे हैं. Source link ...
Zero Person Vaccinated Today As Jammu And Kashmir Runs Out Of Covid Vaccines
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Zero Person Vaccinated Today As Jammu And Kashmir Runs Out Of Covid Vaccines

Jammu & Kashmir: Amid continuous surge in daily fresh cases of Coronavirus and Covid-related mortalities in Jammu and Kashmir, the valley is facing an acute shortage of vaccines as not a single person was vaccinated in the Kashmir Division on Sunday, while almost 9000 people received jabs in Jammu division.As per the latest data, no person was vaccinated in any district of Kashmir division today. On the contrary, about 8,750 persons were vaccinated in Jammu division.ALSO READ | Covaxin Effective Against Covid Variants Found In India & UK: Bharat BiotechThe firgures decribed that till date, 2,814,272 doses of vaccine have been administered in the Jammu-Kashmir UT which includes 1,335,954 in Kashmir division and 1,478,318 in Jammu division.People across Kashmir...
‘Arrest Our MLAs’: AAP Leaders As Police Accuse Delhi Ruling Party Of Pasting Posters Against PM Modi
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‘Arrest Our MLAs’: AAP Leaders As Police Accuse Delhi Ruling Party Of Pasting Posters Against PM Modi

New Delhi: The Delhi police on Sunday said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Gautam was the brain behind the posters put across city against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and export of Covid vaccines amid Pandemic, which lead to vaccine shortage.In an official statement, the Delhi police in a Twitter post said that while Gautam is absconding, his name came up during the questioning of several accused persons.ALSO READ | "Arrest Me Too": Rahul Gandhi Tweets Same Poster Against PM Modi Which Got 25 People Arrested"Police while patrolling to enforce lockdown announced by DDMA, created by GNCTD, noticed walls in several areas being defaced by pasting posters. Accused persons on questioning told an AAP member & President of Ward 47, Arvind Gautam was behind ...
‘Arrest Me Too’: Rahul Gandhi Tweets Same Poster Against PM Modi Which Got 25 People Arrested
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‘Arrest Me Too’: Rahul Gandhi Tweets Same Poster Against PM Modi Which Got 25 People Arrested

New Delhi:  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by sharing the same poster which were put up in Delhi to allegedly criticise the PM for vaccine shortage. Delhi Police have arrested 25 people in the case. Arrest me too," Rahul Gandhi tweeted today in both English and Hindi, along with the "white Hindi words on black background" poster that led to the arrests. It read: "Modi ji, why did you send vaccines meant for our children, abroad?"Also Read|Delhi Lockdown Extended Till 24th May, CM Kejriwal Says, 'Cases Are Declining Slowly And Steadily'After Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, P Chidambaram,  Congress spokesperson Randeep Single Surjewala also changed their Twitter profile picture and used the same poster. Other...
Short-supply Covid vaccines outliers in govt’s spirited price cap push
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Short-supply Covid vaccines outliers in govt’s spirited price cap push

An enduring feature of India’s pharmaceutical regulatory regime has been its intervention in regulating prices of essential medicines — something that the NDA government has progressively expanded over the last six years to now include even medical devices. Paracetamol, ibuprofen, amoxicillin — all molecules with multiple Indian producers, near demand-supply equilibrium and a competitive market environment — are among the 950 plus drugs under price control at the moment. When it comes to vaccines to protect the population amid surging cases in the midst of a pandemic, however, the scenario is diametrically opposite. India currently has just two Covid-19 vaccines in what is clearly a market overwhelmingly dominated by just one player. There is a proven supply constraint and ...
Covid Vaccination Alert! Govt Warns Against Fake CoWIN Registration Apps – All You Need To Know
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Covid Vaccination Alert! Govt Warns Against Fake CoWIN Registration Apps – All You Need To Know

New Delhi: With many people facing problems in securing an appointment to get the jab against Covid-19 due to vaccine shortage in the country, the government has issued an advisory against fake CoWIN vaccine registration apps.Expressing concern over some miscreants trying to take advantage of the situation as some fake vaccine registration apps under the name of CoWIN have surfaced, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has warned the citizens about these fake apps.The messages supporting the claim of fake apps offer the users to register for the vaccines in India, according to CERT-In team that noted these apps are being spread via SMS.ALSO READ | Ways To Protect Yourself From Covid-Triggered Black Fungus – Health Minister Answers All FAQsThe message...
Giridhar Aramane: ‘There’s an evolving plan to make India capable of fighting off these waves’
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Giridhar Aramane: ‘There’s an evolving plan to make India capable of fighting off these waves’

Road Transport and Highways Secretary GIRIDHAR ARAMANE, Convener of Empowered Group-II of Secretaries, is at the helm of implementing strategies on supply of oxygen and other critical medical equipment and the logistics of it. Aramane spoke to AVISHEK G DASTIDAR about how the government’s plans on the second wave, a possible third wave, and what is being done to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic. We are in mid-May. How long do you think the second wave will last? I am no expert, but going by the experts and studies, like by IIT Kanpur and Cambridge University, we are in second wave, which has almost reached the peak and plateauing out. Is the Centre doing enough to ensure critical medical supplies to states and hospitals are maintained? If you see the work done, you will obser...
Vaccine Shortage: SII To Ramp Up Production To 10 Cr Doses By Aug, Bharat Biotech Promises 7.8 Cr Jabs
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Vaccine Shortage: SII To Ramp Up Production To 10 Cr Doses By Aug, Bharat Biotech Promises 7.8 Cr Jabs

New Delhi: With several states facing vaccine shortage amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech have submitted their production plan for the next four months to Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government and informed they can raise it up to 10 crore and 7.8 crore doses respectively by August.Official sources close to this development on Wednesday said the Union Health Ministry and the Drugs Controller General of India had sought from both Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and Pune-based Serum Institute of India their production plan for the next four months beginning June.This comes as Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield being manufactured by the Serum Institute are presently being used in t...