J&K receives 1.46 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccine
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 () Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday received the first consignment of 1.46 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccine from Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), officials said. While 79,000 doses were received here for vaccination of nearly 60,000 healthcare workers in the Kashmir valley, 67,500 vaccines have been received in the Jammu division, they said. The officials said the vaccination will begin on Saturday at 30 centres across the union territory.
A consignment of COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield arrived at Bhopal airport from Serum Institute of India, Pune. "We have received 5.06 lakh doses of vaccine. We have made 1,200 storage systems at state level. Now the vaccine will go to 8 zillas after the quantity has been decided," said Dr Santosh...
A four-day long Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Unified Martial Arts (JKAUMA) winter camp was flagged off at World famous health resort of Pahalgam on 27 January.The 4th edition is being held under the theme 'Drugs out, Sports in'.The camp aims to enhance a healthy lifestyle through martial arts and to raise awareness on the effects of drug addiction. A total of 160 players from central, north, and south Kashmir are participating in the camp.
Union minister Prahalad Patel spoke to Hindustan Times' Deeksha Bhardwaj about the Central government's plans to address the development imbalance between Leh and Kargil. Patel, who holds the Culture and Tourism portfolios, said discrimination against some areas happened when Jammu and Kashmir was a state. He spoke on the government's plan to make Kargil an adventure sports destination, and naming a new Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He also revealed talks on mapping a new Amarnath Yatra route via Kargil, instead of Srinagar. Watch the full video for more.
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Nepal on Wednesday began its nationwide inoculation drive after receiving one million Covishield vaccines, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII), from the Indian government last week. Front line workers such as doctors, nurses, hospital cleaners, members of the security forces and those managing the bodies of people who succumbed to COVID-19 are first in line to get the jab. Dr Sagar Kumar Rajbhandari, the Director of Sukraraj Tropical Infectious Disease Hospital received the first jab of Covishield, marking the start of the "Anti-COVID" drive in the Himalayan Nation. Nepal received a batch of one million doses of Covishield vaccines from India on grant assistance last week which also would be administered to the elderly as well as those suffering from chronic diseases. The Government of Nepal on January 15 approved the use of COVISHIELD developed by Serum Institute of India for emergency use.
While addressing a press conference in Maharashtra's Pune on January 23, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-In-C), Southern Command (Indian Army), Lt General CP Mohanty spoke on COVID- 19 vaccination drive. Mohanty said, "I am proud that our country has been at the forefront in vaccination drive. As far as Indian Army is concerned, we have started administering vaccine to our health workers." "Around 6,000 of them have been vaccinated so far," he added.
Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on January 22 informed that there is no impact of fire on the production of 'Covishield' vaccine. "The extent of the damage is more than 1,000 crores. The supply of COVID-19 will not be affected due to the fire (at Serum Institute of India facility). No actual vaccine was being made at that facility. The fire has no impact on the production of 'Covishield' vaccine and no damage has occurred to the existing stock either," said Adar Poonawalla. A major fire had occurred at Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) on January 21 that claimed 5 lives also.
Heavy snowfall disrupted normal life in Srinagar on January 23. It is making it difficult for the residents to walk or use vehicles on the snow-covered roads. On the other hand, JandK's Poonch district also received snowfall. Road and air connectivity is disturbed due to snowfall.
To promote the young budding players in Kashmir Valley, a state-level Taekwondo kids' championship was organized in Srinagar on 22-23 January. The championship was organized by a local NGO, Sunrise in Kashmir. The championship was organized in association with the sports council of Jammu and Kashmir to promote Taekwondo in the valley and attract children in sports activities. The motive of this championship was to engage kids in games so that they can make their career and stay away from other bad activities as schools are closed in valley due to winter break. Around 250 athletes from across the districts participated in the championship.
Kashmir was cut off from rest of the country for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as the arterial Jammu-Srinagar national highway and Mughal road remained... IndiaTimes Also reported by •Zee News •Hindu •Indian Express