India  /  Published 03.04.22

Bharat Biotech hits back at WHO

India's Covid-vaccine manufacturing firm, Bharat Biotech on Sunday issued a clarification that there is " no impact on efficacy and safety of the Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin", after the&nbs...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

News  /  Published 29.03.22

Padma Bhushan honour for actor Victor Banerjee

Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra and late Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh (posthumously) were among the 65 personalities who were conferred the Padma awards on Monday.  The Padma B...
By My Kolkata Web Desk in Kolkata

News  /  Published 26.03.22

Hospitals adopt Kolkata Municipal Corporation vaccination policy

Many private hospitals in the city are now forced to do what Kolkata Municipal Corporation was doing earlier — administer Covid vaccines only on days when there are at least 10 or more recipient...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

India  /  Published 23.03.22

Silence on Covaxin child safety

Covaxin manufacturer Bharat Biotech on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it had made all requisite public disclosures on clinical data from the Phase III trial of the Covid-19 vaccine as required un...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

News  /  Published 16.03.22

Hospitals wary of kid jabs deal

There are approximately 30 lakh children in the 12-14 age group in the state, said Ajay Chakraborty, Bengal’s director of health services. A number of private hospitals said they would not proc...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata


India  /  Published 06.03.22

Hurdle for kids' Covaxin

The US drug regulatory authority has declined to grant emergency use authorisation (EUA) for Covaxin, India’s Covid-19 vaccine, for children aged between 2 and 18 years. The vaccine’s dev...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.03.22

92% omicron deaths among unvaccinated

Ninety-two per cent of deaths during India’s third Covid-19 wave have occurred among unvaccinated patients, health officials said on Thursday, releasing fresh data that they say show how vaccine...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

News  /  Published 22.02.22

Kolkata hospitals left with thousands of doses of Covid vaccines with no takers

Most private hospitals in Kolkata have been left with thousands of doses of Covid vaccines that are unlikely to find takers before the expiration date and are approaching other healthcare units t...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

News  /  Published 02.02.22

Parents and teachers air concerns as private schools in Kolkata plan to reopen

Vaccination: Most students have received only the first dose of Covaxin. “The worry for us is whether the health protocols can be maintained outside the gates,” said Manish Dalmia, a paren...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

India  /  Published 31.01.22

Study bolsters case for booster doses for all

Antibody responses induced by the combination of Covid-19 infection and vaccination by Covishield and Covaxin wane and are not effective against omicron after about six months, research by Indian scie...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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