Once we get vaccine, Covid warriors will be first to get the dose: MoS health Ashwini Kumar Choubey
Saturday, 15 August 2020 Scientists are working hard on coronavirus vaccine and if their efforts bear fruit, Covid-19 warriors will be the first ones to get the dose, Union minister of state for health Ashwini Kumar Choubey said on Saturday.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a voluntary blood donation campaign at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Friday. Harsh Vardhan appealed to people to come forward and donate blood. AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria, other senior faculty and voluntary...
Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid spoke in Hindi and said that amid COVID-19, India has been supportive friend. "An epidemic (COVID) that forced us to close borders, but our friends proved that it couldn't force them to close doors to their heart. Even in times like these, India remained a great friend," said Maldives Foreign Minister.
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research on September 20 informed that Drugs Controller General of India has approved CSIR's paper-based testing kit called Feluda for COVID-19. CSIR, Director General S Mande said, "Our Delhi CSIR lab's been working on studying CRISPR-Cas immunity. They have experience of working in this particular area before COVID-19 and could repurpose the thing for COVID and developed a paper-based testing kit called Feluda and got formal approval from DCGA. Mande further explained the functioning of the paper based test. "It's different as RTPCR detects RNA and amplifies it using a polymerase chain reaction that is costly. This paper-based test also detects RNA but by a CRISPR guided system. The paper lights up if there is any virus RNA to show a sample is positive, in 45 minutes," he added.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan spoke on National Digital Health Mission. He said that the mission has already been launched in six Union Territories. "On August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said we were launching National Digital Health Mission. The mission has already been launched in six Union territories and the registration process has also begun. It will be rolled out in other states in the coming three to six months. For that, large states will have to make up their mind and start preparing," the Health Minister said. Harsh Vardhan was speaking at a digital inauguration event that took place in Indore. He launched Super Speciality Block in Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey were also present at the event, among others.
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The Minister of State (MoS) for Road Transport and Highways, General (Retired) Vijay Kumar Singh met family members of journalist Vikram Joshi in UP's Ghaziabad on July 23. Ghaziabad Member of Parliament (MP) gave cheque of Rs 10 lakh to the family of slain journalist. Journalist Vikram Joshi was shot by a group of miscreants in Vijay Nagar area of Ghaziabad on July 20. He died in Yashoda Hospital on July 22.