Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors (KARD) has demanded the government to let people choose which COVID-19 vaccine, between Pune-based Serum Institute of India's Covishield and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, they want to take. "Government of India has approved Covishield and Covaxin vaccines. We have all the reports for Covishield. But, Covaxin is still in phase-III trials, where the trial is being done on healthcare workers. We condemn this...Healthcare workers should be given a choice of vaccine," said Dr Dayanand Sagar. GoI rolled out COVID-19 vaccine jab from January 16.
At least 1,65,714 healthcare beneficiaries received COVID-19 jab on Saturday across India, marking it as a historic and biggest COVID-19 vaccination drive launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. About 16,755 total vaccinators involved across India during the COVID vaccination drive. There was no post adverse event reported after the vaccination was administered to the people. "Total vaccinators involved across India were 16,755. Total beneficiaries vaccinated across India--1,65,714. COVID19 vaccination drive was successful on Day 1. No case of post-vaccination hospitalisation reported so far," said Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary of Union Health Ministry. "The Serum Institute of India (SII) produced COVISHIELD was supplied to all States and Union Territories (UT). Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN was supplied to 12 States. Total 3,351 sessions were held across the country with both the vaccines, said Health Ministry on COVID19 vaccine roll-out," he added. Watch the full video for more details.
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The world famous Rajarani Music Festival took off on a high note in Odisha's Bhubaneswar on January 18. The three-day event is being held on 11th century Rajarani Temple's premises. The audience was enthralled after listening to the euphonious phrases. The festival celebrates the richness of Indian classical music. The annual event features artistes from across the country. This international music festival is being organised since 2003 by the state tourism department.
In order to spread road safety awareness, an all-women scooter rally was organised in Bhubaneshwar. The drive was also aimed to spread vital information on importance of wearing helmets by pillion riders, as part of 32nd National Road Safety Month. "By wearing a helmet, severe accidents and on the spot deaths can be avoided," said a woman constable.
The second day of COVID-19 vaccination drive began in Odisha's Bhubaneswar. It began for the healthcare workers at Capital Hospital on January 18 amid pandemic. Billed as the world's largest vaccination programme, covering the entire length and breadth of the country, the drive aims to first inoculate millions of its healthcare and frontline workers and reach an estimated 3 crore people by the end of its first phase. The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India on January 16 (Saturday).