Saturday, 6 February 2021 Bharat Biotech, makers of indigenous Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, is expected to start vaccine trial for children by February-end or early March this year. As per international regulations, only vaccines based on inactivated virus can be administered to children under 16 years. Hence, Covaxin is the only suitable option for children in India, as the others are based on mRNA and chimpanzee adenovirus vector platforms.
The Central Government has given permission to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. CM Uddhav Thackeray thanked PM Modi through a tweet by CM office, Maharashtra on April 15, "The Dept of Science and Technology, Government of India, has granted approval to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine on a transfer of technology basis. CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has thanked the Hon'ble PM Shri@narendramodi for approving this request."
In Nagpur, Covid-19 patients were seen sharing a bed in a hospital. This comes amid reports of beds in hospitals getting full due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. In the video, several patients can be seen sharing a bed in Nagpur hospital. The hospital official said that the priority is to provide oxygen to the patients arriving at the hospital. Watch the full video for more details.
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In a viral video, COVID-19 patient were seen sharing beds at Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur. This comes at a time when the country, is dealing with the second wave of coronavirus. Speaking on the matter, Dr. Avinash V Gawande, Medical Superintendent said, "It generally doesn't happen. It's a 900-bed hospital. Patients come from neighbouring districts and states. So it's important to give them oxygen quickly. We've 85-bed ward for emergency patients - acts as station before shifting patients. Sometimes several patients come simultaneously. In such situation, there might be possibility of there being 2 patients on one bed. But they're shifted within 10-15 minutes." Maharashtra has reported over 58,000 cases on April 14.
At least four died, some others injured after fire broke out in a Covid hospital in Nagpur. Officials said incident occurred at 8.10 pm on Friday at the hospital located in Wadi area. Around 27 patients were reportedly shifted to other hospitals following the blaze. Four fire tenders were rushed to spot, it took about an hour to bring fire under control. “This is a 30-bed Covid hospital out of which 15 were ICU beds. Patients have been evacuated and shifted to different hospitals,” a police official said. Meanwhile, CM Uddhav Thackeray has ordered an inquiry into the fire incident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed grief over the Nagpur hospital fire.
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A fire broke out at a COVID hospital in Maharashtra's Nagpur. Around 27 patients at the hospital were shifted to other hospitals. A police official said, "Around 27 patients at the hospital were shifted to other hospitals. We can't comment on their health condition now. Hospital has been evacuated." At least 3 people died in the incident and the dead bodies have been brought to Government Medical College and Hospital.
With the second wave of Covid-19 infections putting pressure on India's healthcare infrastructure, top doctors comment on how the government can update its vaccination strategy. Doctors Jalil Parkar and Amit Thadhani spoke on the need to widen the vaccination net, and also include the private sector to a greater degree. Watch the full video for more.
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Relatives of patients admitted to Delhi hospitals for Covid-19 treatment recounted their ordeal amid an unprecedented surge in cases. The patients' relatives said they found admission after being rejected by multiple hospitals. One of them claimed that 4 people were being housed on a single bed, while another stated that her relative had been asked to lie down on the floor, and was being denied food and water. Delhi saw 25,500+ new Covid cases in 24 hours, the highest single-day surge so far. Watch the full video for more.
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Germany, represented by Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, holds a national memorial service in a Berlin concert hall for its nearly 80,000 victims of the coronavirus pandemic.
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