Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Covid-19 vaccination was being done for free at government hospitals. PM Modi was addressing Janaushadhi Diwas celebrations via video conferencing. “We are proud of our scientists for we now have ‘Made in India’ vaccine for us and the rest of the world. Covid-19 vaccination is being done for free at government hospitals in India. Covid-19 vaccine costs Rs 250 in private hospitals which is the cheapest in world. Even I got my first dose of Covid-19.” PM Modi added, “1.5 lakh health and wellness centre are being made in villages out of which 50,000 have already started functioning. These centres will be equipped to tackle serious health issues.” Watch the full video for more.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 7500th Janaushadhi Kendra at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) in Shillong. The event took place via video conferencing on March 07. While addressing the event, PM Modi said, "Today, we have 'Made in India' vaccines for our country and for the world. COVID-19 vaccination is being done for free at government hospitals and at the cost of Rs 250 at private hospitals. I have also taken the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine."
As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on March 07 reported single-day spike of 18,711 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 100 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,57,756. India's confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 1,12,10,799 which include 1,84,523 active infections. More than 1,08,68,520 people have recovered from the virus with 14,392 new discharges in last 24 hours. Till date the total vaccination is 2,09,22,344. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 7,37,830 samples were tested on March 06. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till March 06 are 22,14,30,507.
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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A BJP youth leader was arrested Friday evening in Bengal's Kolkata for allegedly carrying 100 gm of cocaine.
Ahead of elections in five states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is participating in a day-long election strategy session in Delhi on Sunday.
With five states reporting a spike in coronavirus cases again, the Union Health Ministry has issued a note of caution to the state governments and asked for increasing the number of tests and more RT-PCR tests so that no cases are missed out. Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the Serum Institute this morning urged nations to be patient amid the wait for the coronavirus vaccine Covishield. A big Congratulations to Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan who have now became proud parents to a baby Boy. The actress delivered her second baby on February 21 at Bridge Candy Hospital.
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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.
Serum Institute of India (SII), CEO Adar Poonawalla received a COVISHIELD vaccine shot on January 16. COVISHIELD vaccine is manufactured by SII. India has approved 2 vaccines - Covishield and Covaxin. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched nation-wide vaccination drive against COVID-19 via video-conferencing.
Working women in India were among the worst affected by the Covid pandemic, according to a report titled ‘Women @ Work’, published by Aspire For Her in partnership with Sustainable Advancements. The research showed that the gender –poverty gap has widened due to the pandemic. The research also finds that self-employed women faced the brunt of the pandemic and were among the worst hit. Hindustan Times spoke to Madhura Dasgupta Sinha, the founder & CEO of Aspire for Her to understand more about the research and efforts being undertaken by organisations like theirs to improve the plight of women in India. Watch the full video for all the details.
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A report by a US firm has claimed that Chinese hackers were behind the Mumbai power outage in October 2020. While China has rejected the allegations, experts suggest that cyber sabotage is a strategy that has been used by Beijing in the past against many countries including Taiwan and the US. Speaking to Hindustan Times’ Aditi Prasad, Beenu Arora, CEO of Cyble Cyber Security, said that cyber warfare is among the easiest way to target adversaries and governments should take some serious steps to understand the threat and tackle it better. Watch the full video for more details.
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The first high dam on the Yamuna is scheduled to come up at Lakhwar in Dehradun and Tehri in Uttarakhand after the Union environment ministry’s expert appraisal committee recommended the 300MW Lakhwar Multipurpose Project for environmental clearance in its December 2 meeting last year. Residents of Lohari village along the Yamuna are both happy and anxious about the project. The Lakhwar Project is contentious as it will impact a large forest area. Dams on Himalayan rivers can also amplify glacier burst, flash floods etc. Watch this ground report filed by Hindustan Times’ Jayashree Nandi from Lohari village in Uttarakhand.
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