Bleeding and clotting events following COVID vaccination miniscule in India: GoI

Delhi, May 17: Bleeding and clotting cases following COVID vaccination in India are minuscule and in line with the expected number of diagnoses of these conditions in the country, a report submitted by the National AEFI (Adverse Event Following Immunization) Committee to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) said. Alerts have been raised […]

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NEFT service will not available from 12.01 AM to 2 AM on May 17

Delhi, May 17: The NEFT service will not be available from 12.01 AM to 2 AM on May 23, to enhance the performance and resilience, said a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) communique. “A technical upgrade of NEFT, targeted to enhance the performance and resilience, is scheduled after the close of business of May 22, […]

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CoWIN digital portal reconfigured; Already booked online appointments for 2nd Covishield dose to remain valid

Delhi, May 16: The COVID Working Group chaired by Dr N K Arora had recommended extension of the gap between the first and second doses of COVISHIELD vaccine to 12-16 weeks. This has been accepted by Government of India on May 13. Government of India has communicated this change to States and UTs. The CoWIN […]

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PM Modi reviews COVID-19 & vacciantion situation; focuses on localised containment strategies

Delhi, May 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the COVID-19 and vaccination related situation in the country and focused on localised containment strategies to contain the spread of the infections. According to a PMO release, officials briefed the PM on the current Covid related situation in the country. […]

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Centre to supply 192 lakh COVID vaccines to States between May 16-31

This will include 162.5 lakh of Covishield and 29.49 lakh of Covaxin Delhi, May 14: The Central Government will provide 191.99 lakh doses of Covishield and Covaxin to the States and UTs, free of cost between May 16 and 31. This will include 162.5 lakh of Covishield and 29.49 lakh of Covaxin, said an official […]

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DCGI approves Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN for Phase II/III clinical trial in 2-18 years

Delhi, May 13: The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) – the national regulator of the country, after careful examination, has accepted the recommendation of Subject Expert Committee (SEC) and accorded permission to conduct the Phase II/III clinical trial of Covaxin (COVID vaccine) in the age group 2 to 18 years, to its manufacturer Bharat […]

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Odisha supplies 8689.626 MT Oxygen to 11 States in 17 Days under police supervision

Cuttack, May 9: In the last 17 days, a total of 473 tankers and containers carrying 8689.626 MT medical oxygen have been dispatched from Rourkela, Jajpur, Dhenkanal and Angul districts of Odisha to 11 needy States in the country for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, under the direct supervision of Odisha, said an official release. […]

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DCGI approves anti-COVID drug developed by DRDO for emergency use

Delhi, May 8: An anti-COVID-19 therapeutic application of the drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) has been developed by Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), in collaboration with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL), Hyderabad, said an official release. According to a statement of the Ministry of Defence, clinical […]

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COVID-19: Rourkela Steel Plant augments supply of Liquid Medical Oxygen to hospitals

Rourkela, May 6: The Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has so far, supplied 1567.3 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to different destinations in and outside Odisha as its efforts to help in the treatment of COVID-19 patients across the country. Meanwhile, it has augmented the supply of the LMO. According to a RSP release, the […]

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