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RML hospital docs apprehensive about Covaxin, want Covishield

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Resident doctors at Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital on Saturday expressed reservations over taking Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' due to its incomplete clinical trial data and requested the hospital administration to vaccinate them with...

Vaccines safe, show faith in your own products: VK Paul

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Allaying the fears associated with the Covid-19 vaccination drive, V.K. Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, emphasised on Saturday that people should accept the vaccines provided by the government and shed apprehensions associated with their...

Mild infection good sign, shows immune system responding to vax: AIIMS chief

By Sumit Saxena (IANS) AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria on Saturday joined scores of healthcare workers across the country who were administered Covid-19 vaccine shots on the first day of the nationwide vaccination drive. Dr Guleria said mild infection...

CAIT moves SC against WhatsApp, Facebook

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Saturday filed a petition in the Supreme Court with the prayer to direct WhatsApp to withdraw its new privacy policy which is encroaching upon various fundamental...

‘Transparency in Covaxin trial could have built confidence’

By Ashish Srivastava, (IANS) Dr Vikas Dogra, one of the 3,000 healthcare workers who received the first jab of Covid vaccine 'Covaxin' nationwide, told IANS on Saturday that the opaqueness in the data of clinical trials for Covaxin, manufactured...

Covaxin consent form says vax administered without ph-3 trial

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Amid the vaccinaton drive against Covid-19, it has emerged that there is a separate consent form for those who are administered the 'Covaxin' vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech. The form says that "In phase-1 and...

Covid vax will work like ‘Sanjeevani’: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) With the launch of the world's largest vaccination drive in India, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that the Covid vaccine will work like 'Sanjeevani' or an elixir in the fight against...

Indian military doctors, paramedics get Covid-19 vax shots

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS): Indian military doctors, paramedics and hospital staff are being vaccinated against the coronavirus disease across the country as inoculation drive kicked off on Saturday. The beneficiaries -- each are being given either of India's two indigenous...

WHO hopes Covid vaccination ‘underway in every country in next 100 days’

Geneva, Jan 16 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged fairness to the access of COovid-19 vaccines, saying he wants to "see vaccination underway in every country in the next 100 days". Speaking at a virtual...

Don’t crowd vaccination rooms, offer inoculated person flower: Javadekar

Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) Instead of crowding a vaccination room, relatives and friends accompanying the persons who are being inoculated against Covid-19, should instead wait outside and greet them with a flower, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar...

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