India  /  Published 12.10.21

Covid: Festivals set up tests

The coming 10 weeks punctuated by festivals will put to test forecasts that Covid-19 in India is unlikely to flare up again into a fresh nationwide wave and the effectiveness of vaccines against sever...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.10.21

Curb on jab syringe export

The Centre has imposed temporary export restrictions on syringes for Covid-19 vaccines to address a possible shortage that industry executives say could have been averted through government planning t...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.10.21

Drone vaccine delivery service takes off

India on Monday inaugurated a drone-based vaccine delivery service, using a robotic flying machine to ferry Covid-19 vaccines to a health centre in Manipur and adopting a technology already commercial...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.09.21

India won't buy Pfizer, Moderna jabs: Report

India's government will not buy COVID-19 shots from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, three government sources told Reuters, mainly because domestic output of more affordable and easier-to-store vaccin...
By Reuters in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.09.21

PM Modi says 'a political party got fever' seeing India set vaccine record

Fresh from his 71st birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wise-cracked on Saturday that “a political party ran a fever” after India administered a record 22.6 million Covid vaccines on Fr...
By G.S. Mudur, J.P. Yadav in New Delhi


India  /  Published 10.09.21

Govt's claim on jabs: 1=2, but please take 2 doses

The Union health ministry on Thursday claimed the Covid-19 vaccines used in India offered nearly the same protective effect against death after the first dose as after the second dose, baffling expert...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.21

Ransack and roadblocks to protest vaccine shortage

A rural hospital was ransacked and blockades were raised at two different locations in Alipurduar district on Thursday because of dearth of Covid-19 vaccines. Around 3am, over 200 people walked up to...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

India  /  Published 22.08.21

Zydus readies for output challenge

Zydus Cadila expects to produce 30 to 40 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine by December instead of the 50 million doses the Centre hoped to receive from the Ahmedabad-based maker of India’s f...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.08.21

Community jabs by Tata Steel

The Tata Steel Foundation in partnership with National Health Mission, Jharkhand and West Singhbhum administration has started a community vaccination programme in Noamundi from Friday in an...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.08.21

State: 1.5 lakh get vaccinated

Nearly 1.5 lakh residents were vaccinated in Jharkhand on Wednesday as more than 1200 session sites remained operational across the state from morning till evening, figures released by the health...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi


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