COVID-19: Don’t panic, no new variant of concern observed, says ICMR ADG

New Delhi [India], June 10 (ANI): Panic does not serve as a COVID pandemic response or public health response as it does not help analyse the data, therefore, panic doesn’t serve any purpose, said Dr Samiran Panda, Additional director-general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). In an Exclusive Interview with ANI, Panda said,… Continue reading COVID-19: Don’t panic, no new variant of concern observed, says ICMR ADG

Zydus Cadila starts supply of COVID-19 vaccine to govt

New Delhi, February 2 (PTI): Drug firm Zydus Cadila on Wednesday said it has commenced supplies of its COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D to the central government. The company has initiated the supply as per the order placed by the government, the drug firm said in a statement. The group is also planning to make the vaccine… Continue reading Zydus Cadila starts supply of COVID-19 vaccine to govt

India to buy 10 mln doses of Zydus Cadila’s COVID-19 vaccine at about $4 each

Bengaluru, November 8 (Reuters): India has placed an order for 10 million doses of Zydus Cadila’s (CADI.NS) DNA COVID-19 vaccine at a price of 265 rupees ($3.57) per dose, the drugmaker said on Monday. The three-dose vaccine, ZyCoV-D, was approved by the country’s drug regulator in August for emergency use in adults and children aged… Continue reading India to buy 10 mln doses of Zydus Cadila’s COVID-19 vaccine at about $4 each

Covid: Expert panel recommends emergency use approval for Covaxin in 2 to 18 age group

New Delhi, October 12 (PTI): An expert panel of India’s Central Drug Authority has recommended granting emergency use authorisation to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for children in the 2 to 18 years age group with certain conditions, sources said on Tuesday. Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, which completed the phase 2/3 trials of Covid vaccine Covaxin for use… Continue reading Covid: Expert panel recommends emergency use approval for Covaxin in 2 to 18 age group

Mumbai gets ready to celebrate its biggest festival amid surging coronavirus cases

Mumbai, September 9 (Reuters): As India’s financial capital, Mumbai, gets ready for its biggest festival of the year, daily coronavirus cases have surged, rising more than two-fold in less than a month, even as authorities imposed curbs to prevent a further spike. Markets were bustling and streets were crowded as people prepared for the 11-day… Continue reading Mumbai gets ready to celebrate its biggest festival amid surging coronavirus cases

India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 70.75 cr till date

New Delhi [India], September 8 (ANI): India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 70.75 crores till date, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday. “With the administration of 78,47,625 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, country’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage surpassed the cumulative figure of 70.75 crores (70,75,43,018) as per provisional reports… Continue reading India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 70.75 cr till date

Cannot order door-to-door COVID vaccination in this diverse country, or just scrap policy: SC

New Delhi, September 8 (PTI): Looking at the diverse conditions of the country, door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination is not feasible and it cannot pass a general direction to just scrap the existing policy, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday. The top court, which refused to entertain a plea of a lawyers’ body seeking door-to-door COVID-19 jab… Continue reading Cannot order door-to-door COVID vaccination in this diverse country, or just scrap policy: SC

Courts can’t presume that all Covid deaths during second wave were due to negligence: SC

New Delhi, September 8 (PTI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that courts cannot presume that all deaths due to COVID-19 in the second wave of the pandemic were due to negligence as it refused to entertain a plea seeking compensation for the kin of the victims by treating it as medical negligence. A bench… Continue reading Courts can’t presume that all Covid deaths during second wave were due to negligence: SC

COVID-19: India records 37,875 new cases, 369 fatalities

New Delhi, September 8 (PTI): India logged 37,875 new cases of coronavirus infection taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,30,96,718, while the active cases declined to 3,91,256, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The death toll climbed to 4,41,411 with 369 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at… Continue reading COVID-19: India records 37,875 new cases, 369 fatalities

India ‘prepares for the worst’ ahead of possible COVID-19 third wave

New Delhi, September 7 (Reuters): As COVID-19 cases and deaths exploded in India in April and May, New Delhi’s premier Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and several others ran so short of oxygen that many patients in the capital suffocated. When Reuters visited the hospital on Friday, its last coronavirus patient was readying to leave after… Continue reading India ‘prepares for the worst’ ahead of possible COVID-19 third wave