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India’s Covid vax policy leading to avertable deaths: Experts

London, Jun 10 (IANS): The Indian government's Covid-19 vaccination approach has inappropriately prioritised people and is thus causing huge numbers of avertable deaths, warn a team of nine experts from research institutes in the UK and India. The government's current approach...

US to buy 500 mn Pfizer Covid vax doses to donate to 100 countries

Washington, June 10 (IANS) US President Joe Biden's administration plans to buy 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine and donate them among about 100 countries over the next year, according to media reports on Thursday, citing people...

44 crore more vaccine doses ordered by Health Ministry

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) After the Prime Minister announced free vaccination, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued a fresh order for 25 crore doses of Covishield and 19 crore doses of Covaxin. These 44 crore (25+19...

G7 nations must donate Covid vax now or risk wasting: UNICEF

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Millions of Covid vaccines could be wasted if rich countries send large amounts of leftover doses to poorer nations in one go, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday. The organisation said a...

Centre fixes maximum charges for Covid jab at private hospitals

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Central government on Tuesday fixed the maximum price that private hospitals can charge for Covid vaccines, amid sharp allegations that people are being forced to pay a heavy amount to get a jab...

WHO warns against overpriced Covid vax

Geneva, Jun 8 (IANS): The World Health Organization (WHO) warned against the danger of buying overpriced Covid-19 vaccines from intermediaries, reminding countries to buy jabs certified by the WHO and make sure to identify the origin of the product. "We have...

Aditya Chopra initiates vax drive for Hindi film fraternity

Mumbai, Jun 8 (IANS): A Covid vaccination drive for workers of the film industry has started at Yash Raj Films (YRF) studios, which aims to inoculate around 4000 workers in the first phase. The drive, initiated by filmmaker Aditya Chopra, looks...

Kerala HC asks Centre to spell out its new vax policy

Kochi, June 8 (IANS) The Kerala High Court has asked the central government to spell out its new vaccine policy on Wednesday. The court issued this directive while hearing a bunch of petitions, asking for streamlining of distribution of Covid...

SOPs issued for vaccination of people going abroad to study/work

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Following several requests for second dose of vaccines from people planning to travel abroad, the Centre on Monday issued guidelines to states and Union Territories to provide vaccines to such people who have completed...

Free Covid vax to 18 plus age group from June 21: PM Modi

New Delhi, Jun 7 (IANS): As the second wave of coronavirus has been indicating a declining trend in India for the last few days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that all Indians above 18 years of age will...

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India’s Covid vax policy leading to avertable deaths: Experts

London, Jun 10 (IANS): The Indian government's Covid-19 vaccination approach has inappropriately prioritised people and is thus causing huge numbers...