Inside the world's biggest vaccine factory, India's Serum Institute
Saturday, 23 January 2021 The tiny clinking vials supervised by silent PPE-wearing technicians belie the excitement inside the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, the Serum Institute of India, a major player in the fight against coronavirus.
India provided COVID-19 vaccines to Saint Lucia on March 01. 'Made in India' vaccines was received by the Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia. India provided 25,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to the island nation Saint Lucia. The consignment of coronavirus vaccine reached under India's 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative. The 40,000 doses of 'Made in India' coronavirus vaccines also arrived in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It was received by Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves on March 01. They received Serum Institute of India (SII)'s Covishield doses today. Earlier, India supplied COVID-19 vaccines to neighbouring countries Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh under the 'Neighbourhood First' policy.
Phase 2 of India's Covid-19 vaccination drive was launched in high-profile manner on March 1 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi becoming one of the first beneficiaries. The second phase of the programme involves inoculation of those aged 60 and above, and those aged 45+ with comorbidities. The process for registration involves entry of mobile number and identity card details on the government's dedicated Co-win platform. India currently has 2 vaccines in use - Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, and Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield, being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. Watch the full video for more.
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Members of hospital staff in Rajasthan were suspended for dancing in the ICU ward. Staff members of Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital were seen dancing inside an ICU ward. The members were seen dancing in PPE kits. The video went viral and authorities reportedly suspended the staff members. The ICU ward was reserved for Covid-19 patients. Watch the full video for more details.
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ICMR DG Dr. Balram Bhargava explained the DCGI nod to two Covid-19 vaccines in India. Dr. Bhargava spoke on the various studies done over Covishield and Covaxin. Covishield Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine..
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A group of thieves, wearing PPE kits, sneaked into a jewellery showroom in southeast Delhi’s Kalkaji on Wednesday and allegedly fled with items worth crores of... IndiaTimes Also reported by •Hindu •Indian Express