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Vaccination for children aged 12-14 to begin from March 16

All those above 60 years of age, too, will be eligible for precaution dose   New Delhi: Covid-19 vaccination for children aged 12 to 14 will begin from Wednesday, March 16, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced on Monday. Additionally, all individuals over the age of 60 will be eligible to receive the third, or...

India needs to be vigilant as neighbours still have polio cases: Mandaviya

New Delhi: Though India is polio-free, it is still our responsibility to remain vigilant, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday at the launch of the National Polio Immunisation Drive. He pointed out that while India is free of the disease, its neighbouring countries have been reporting cases. Mandaviya administered the drops to children...

Covid-19 vaccination for children crosses 2-crore mark in 6 days

New Delhi: The number of doses administered across the country under the ongoing drive for Covid-19 vaccination for children aged 15-18 in India crossed the mark of 2 crore on Saturday. The milestone was crossed on the sixth day of the drive that began on January 3 and will end on January 9. Tweeting the...

Children’s Covid-19 vaccination figure in India crosses 1 crore on Day 3 of drive

New Delhi: In less than three days since the start of the Covid-19 vaccination drive for children aged 15-18, the number of doses administered crossed the mark of 1 crore. Announcing the achievement, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya took to Twitter to express his excitement. “Superb enthusiasm among Young India for Vaccination. Over 1 crore...

NEET PG counselling: Doctors protesting delay call off strike

New Delhi: Residents doctors across the country who were protesting against the delay in NEET PG counselling called off their strike on Friday morning. The doctors had been protesting for past 15 days demanding that the much-delayed NEET PG counselling be scheduled at the earliest. They had also demanded quashing of the FIR against the...

Govt intensifies fight; approves 2 Covid-19 vaccines, anti-viral drug in a day

New Delhi: Amid rising cases of Covid-19, including the ones caused by Omicron variant, the Union Health Ministry has given approval to two vaccines and an anti-viral drug, all in a day. The vaccines that have got emergency use approval are Corbevax, which is India’s first indigenously developed RBD protein sub-unit vaccine against Covid-19, Union...

Covid-19 vaccination figure in India crosses 125.65 crore

New Delhi: In yet another landmark in terms of Covid-19 vaccination in India, the figure of total vaccination doses administered in the country till now crossed the mark of 125 crore on Thursday. As per the update given by the health ministry on Thursday evening, more than 125.65 crore doses had been administered under the...

Manmohan Singh diagnosed with dengue, improving gradually: AIIMS

Former PM Manmohan Singh was admitted at AIIMS in New Delhi on Wednesday New Delhi:  Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is currently admitted at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, has been diagnosed with dengue, according to reports. Officials at AIIMS said that Manmohan Singh’s condition was gradually improving. The 89-year-old Congress...

PM Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

At the launch, PM Modi said Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission has the power to revolutionize India’s healthcare sector New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission via video conferencing on Monday morning. The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will offer health ID for all citizens. This ID will also work as their...

India to resume COVID-19 vaccine export from October

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday said that India will resume export and donation of COVID-19 vaccines under its ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative from October onwards. Notably, the export of vaccines was stopped by the government in April after facing severe criticism over the shortage of vaccines in the country amid rising infections. By then,...

Covid-19: India reports 35,662 cases, 281 deaths in 24 hours

Over 2.5 crore doses of Covid-19 were administered on Friday, the highest in a single day New Delhi: The country reported 35,662 fresh cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday morning. As many as 281 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The active caseload of Covid-19 in...

Mansukh Mandaviya releases first batch of Covaxin from Bharat Biotech’s Gujarat facility

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday released the first commercial batch of Covaxin from Chiron Behring Vaccines facility of Bharat Biotech in Gujarat’s Ankleshwar. Notably, Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech, is one of the COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Indian drug regulator for emergency use. Covaxin combined with Serum Institute’s Covishield forms the...