Covid-19: Private hospital chains in talks to offer imported vaccines
Thursday, 22 April 2021 () Private hospital chains across the country, including the Chennai-based Apollo group and Delhi-based Fortis Healthcare, and Mumbai-based Hinduja Hospital, are discussing modalities to offer foreign-manufactured vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna in India, following the relaxation in government guidelines recently.
From almost 2 dozen patients reportedly going 'missing' from a Delhi hospital, to Gujarat government taking steps against rising cases of 'black fungus' - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. 23 patients at Delhi's Hindu Rao Hospital, run by a civic body, reportedly left the facility without informing. Ten states and Union Territories in India account for over 71% of all new cases. Meanwhile, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir extended restrictions amid high cases. Watch the full video for the other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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Brian Stelter says Covid-19 coverage is changing as cases dissipate in the United States, and it’s important for media outlets to model the “new normal.” Amanda Marcotte says journalists are feeling more “empowered to ask hard questions” of public health authorities. At the same time, David Zurawik points out, memories of the pandemic’s peak are still fresh.
As India battles the raging second COVID wave, Israeli's Ambassador to India, Ron Malka on May 09 informed that Israel is sending team of experts to help India amid COVID second wave. "We are sending teams of experts to India. For example, we are going to send a team for rapid testing, and a team to develop very easy producing oxygen concentrators. India has remarkable manufacturing capabilities," said Israel Envoy.
Expressing the deep solidarity with India, Israeli's Ambassador to India, Ron Malka on May 09 said that his country will never forget the remarkable assistance that they got from India. "We will never forget the remarkable assistance we got from India at the beginning of this pandemic. India and Israel share strong values of friendship. We are sharing practices, expertise, IPs whatever we can this is a life-saving time. This equipment that we sent is from the heart of the people of Israel to the heart of India. Organisations from private sectors and companies are also collecting equipments and sending it to India," said Israel Envoy.
The people are leaving no stone unturned and are being the backbone of each other amid COVID crisis. Delhi's Greater Kailash Police Station started COVI-VAN facility to help senior citizens during pandemic. Senior citizens can use this facility for going to vaccination centers, hospitals and other places. A person can dial 011-26241076-77 to avail the facility of COVI-VAN initiated by Delhi Police.
Chennai Railway Police raised awareness about Covid-19 among citizens recently with a unique performance. The video of the same is being circulated on social media. Dressed in their uniform, wearing face masks and white gloves, the Railway Police recently danced at the Chennai Central Railway Station.
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Chennai Air Customs on May 08 recovered 251 grams of gold worth Rs 12.21 lakh from a passenger who reached airport from Dubai. The gold was found inside the cordless vacuum cleaner. The custom official seized the gold under Customs Act, 1962. Further investigation is on.
Bigg Boss 13 contestant and Youtuber Hindustani Bhau was arrested by the Mumbai police at Shivaji Park on Saturday for leading a protest there to cancel the 12th board exams in Maharashtra. According to reports, Hindustani Bhau had used an ambulance to travel to the park to stage the protest in order to deceive the police since the vehicle is not stopped at any checkpoint.
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A consignment of 25 boxes of Covishield vaccine arrived at Raipur from Mumbai. Following Chhattisgarh High Court orders, the stare government had commenced vaccination drive for citizens between 18-44 age groups. The state required vaccines in order to continue the vaccination process.
Amid the disastrous second wave of COVID-19, the Indian Air Force's (IAF) C-17 aircraft, which was airborne from Hindon air base, landed in Frankfurt, Germany for airlifting medical supplies. The aircraft will depart for Mumbai carrying 35 tonnes of medical equipment.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday threw his support behind waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, bowing to mounting pressure from Democratic lawmakers and more than 100 other countries, but angering pharmaceutical companies. Jonah Green has more.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE's COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged between 12 and 15 years by early next week, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing federal officials familiar with the agency's plans. Gloria Tso reports.
European Union leaders have cranked up their criticism of the US call to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents, arguing on Saturday that the move would bring no short or mid-term relief.Instead, they urged Washington to lift export restrictions if it wants to have a global impact on the pandemic.
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Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar informed that the vaccination drive for citizens between 18-44 years will commence from 1pm and no walk-in vaccines will be inoculated. People with a message on CoWIN app..
The move is significant as it may make available several vaccines, including those made by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, in India with certain... Zee News Also reported by •IndiaTimes •Indian Express