Fight against Covid-19 will be a ‘long haul’, early reporting of cases key: Dr Paul
Saturday, 23 May 2020 Warning that the fight against Covid-19 was going to be a “long haul”, the government stressed on the need for early reporting of cases for better clinical management and to reduce deaths from the infectious disease. “The fight against Covid-19 is going to be a long haul and its progress in India will depend not just on the behaviour of the virus but also containment measures at the government, community and individual level,” Niti Aayog member (health) Dr V K Paul said.
Empowered Group 1 Chairman VK Paul on lockdown's impact on COVID-19 said that it was able to put a break on the speed of growth of COVID-19 cases. He said, "The growth rate of COVID-19 cases has witnessed a steady fall from April 3, 2020 when lockdown was able to put a brake on the speed of growth....
As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on January 18 reported single-day spike of 13,788 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 145 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,52,419. India's confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 1,05,71,773 which include 2,08,012 active infections. More than 1,02,11,342 people have recovered from the virus with 14,457 new discharges in last 24 hours. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 5,48,168 samples were tested on January 17. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till January 17 are 18,70,93,036.
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Urging the people to have faith in India's researchers, scientists, regulatory authorities, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Singh Guleria on Saturday reassured the nation that Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN vaccine is safe. Dr Guleria along with NITI Aayog member VK Paul were administered the COVID-19 vaccine shot at AIIMS Delhi on the inaugural day of the nationwide roll-out of vaccination on Saturday. Talking about the experience, he said, "I am humbled to get vaccinated in the first slot and feel so proud. I hope more and more people come forward when it comes to getting vaccinated so that we can reduce mortality and prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection." Dr VK Paul said that the vaccine is safe and people should trust the scientific process. Watch the full video for more details.
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NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul said that phase 3 trial of Pfizer, Moderna is still going on but the benefits are overwhelming compared to risk. "World has decided to move forward, take benefit and ensure what's needed in this stage," he said. "Safety proven without doubt on thousands and thousands of individuals. We should respect the scientific processes that unfolded in extremely different, difficult and unusual circumstances. Today, 2 great vaccines are available. Whatever vaccine you're allotted, please take it," he added.
The director of AIIMS Dr. Randeep Guleria got COVID-19 vaccine shot in Delhi on Jan 16 in presence of Union Minister Harsh Vardhan. NITI Aayog's member Dr VK Paul also took the vaccine jab. The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India today.
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