Union health minister Harsh Vardhan launches India's first indigenously developed pneumococcal vaccine 'Pneumosil'
Monday, 28 December 2020 Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday launched the country's first pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 'Pneumosil' developed by Serum Institute of India in collaboration with partners like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday launched the country's first pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 'Pneumosil' developed by Serum Institute of India in collaboration with partners like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan chaired an event to review status of Kala-Azar disease in the four states of UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal on December 30. The event was attended by Health Ministers of the four states via video conference.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on January 28 attended 23rd GoM meeting on COVID-19 in Delhi. In the meeting, Vardhan said, "70% of our COVID19 cases are in Maharashtra and Kerala. So far, 153 cases of UK variant have been detected in India."
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said the world is on verge of defeating the coronavirus pandemic. While speaking at the 148th session of WHO Executive Board (virtual) meeting, he said, “I thank member nations that despite the wide disparity in their epidemiological trends, we're on verge of defeating pandemic by adopting preemptive, proactive and collaborative strategies,” said the Union Health Minister. Harsh Vardhan's statement comes as the worldwide tally of Covid-19 cases surpassed the 100 million mark on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The United States continues to be the worst affected country with 25,407,414 cases. Watch the full video for more.
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India once again established its position as a reliable partner in Covid-19 assistance. It dispatched Covishield to Bahrain and Sri Lanka under the Vaccine Maitri Initiative. Sri Lanka to receive a consignment of 50,400 doses, while Bahrain to get 10,800 doses. Covishield developed by Serum Institute of India was loaded to cargo aircraft at Mumbai. The cargo aircraft left Mumbai airport as per schedule at 7:55 am for Manama. The vaccine consignment for Colombo, which delayed for 15 minutes, left at 9:00 am. Meanwhile, India has supplied vaccines to its neighbours under neighbourhood first policy. Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh received vaccines. India sees international cooperation in the area of fight against Covid-19 as its duty. New Delhi has played the role of the first responder in the region.
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Serum Institute of India's vaccine consignment arrived at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on January 28. The consignment containing COVID-19 vaccine will be dispatched to Bahrain and Colombo today. India is helping other countries with the import of COVID vaccine amid the pandemic.
Indian Council of Medical Research DG, Balram Bhargava announced that the Covaxin is successful in tackling UK strain. He further informed that UK variant strain is now present in 70 countries and 164..