With several potential COVID vaccines expected to see the light of day in coming months, Delhi Health Minister Satydenar Jain on November 28 said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government will vaccinate the entire population of the national capital within 3-4 weeks after the availability of a shot.
"Whenever the vaccine is available in Delhi, within 3-4 weeks it will be administered all over the national capital with the help of our health facilities such as polyclinics," the Delhi Health Minister told ANI.
Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant returned to Delhi on January 21 after winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia. Pant said, "I am so happy that we retained the trophy. The whole team is very happy with the way we played the series." He further said, "I am feeling really good, from the last 6 months we were away from our homes and were playing cricket, now we have got the time to spend some quality time with family." Team India defeated Australia by 2-1.
The tenth round of talks between farmer unions and Central government over the three farm laws concluded at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on January 20. General secretary of All India Kisan Sabha Hannan Mollah, said, "Government said that it is ready to file an affidavit in the court to the effect that it would put the implementation of the laws on hold for one and half a year. They also said that a committee would be formed on MSP and the laws and they would implement the recommendations of the committee. We'll hold a meeting tomorrow and take a decision on the proposal." He also said, "We asked government to withdraw the fake cases registered by NIA against farmers. In response, government said they are looking into the matter and asked us to provide the names of leaders against whom new cases, if any, have been registered." The next round of the meeting will take place on January 22. The farmers are protesting against new farm laws since November 26, 2020 at Delhi borders.
BJP supporters raised "desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro saalo ko" slogan during a party rally in Chandannagar area in West Bengal's Hooghly on January 20. The same slogan was raised by Union Minister Anurag Thakur during campaigning for Delhi assembly elections last year. Bengal is going for polls in the mid of 2021.
Union Health Ministry commented on the deaths post the covid-19 vaccination. Additional secretary said that 3 out of 4 deaths were unrelated to vaccination. In total 7.86 lakh healthcare workers have received Covid-19 vaccine jabs till the evening of the fifth day of the nationwide immunisation drive, as per provisional report of the Union Health Ministry on Jan 20. "The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against Covid-19 has touched 7,868,42 (till 6 pm Wednesday) through 14,119 sessions, as per the provisional report," the ministry said. On the four deaths reported, one each from Uttar Pradesh and Telangana and two from Karnataka, the official said in case of the death from Moradabad in UP, post mortem confirmed cardio-pulmonary disease and is not related to vaccination. “About the death reported from Bellary in Karnataka, post mortem suggested myocardial infarction and it is not related to vaccination. The other death reported in Shivamoga is also a suspected case of myocardial infarction not related to immunization,” Union Health Ministry Manohar Agnani said. Watch the full video for more.
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Serum Institute of India's vaccine consignment arrived at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on January 21. The consignment is containing 10 lakh dosages which will be dispatched to Kathmandu and 20 lakh dosages to Dhaka.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed that around 4,317 health care workers were inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine on January 17. As the number was far less than the set target, Satyendar Jain said that inoculation percentage was 50% as lot of people did not turn up at the last moment. He further informed that among the people who got vaccinated, 51 minor and one serious adverse events were reported. "Positivity has reduced to .44% from past few dates, and we can say that the third peak has ended comfortably in Delhi. Cases are also reducing but I would still like to request people to follow guidelines. Yesterday, 4,317 health care workers were inoculated. And the entire process was successful. In all states the inoculation percentage was 50% mainly because people did not turn up at the last moment. 51 minor and one serious adverse events were reported," said Satyendar Jain during a press conference on January 17.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed that the state government is releasing Rs 938 crore to pay salaries to MCD employees. "After reducing the budget of several departments of Delhi govt, we are releasing Rs 938 crore to pay for the salaries of MCD employees," said Satyendar Jain.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said Delhi is prepared to begin its vaccination drive from January 16. After reviewing the preparedness, Kejriwal said initially vaccination will be carried out on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of every week. On January 16, the drive will be carried out at 81 centres, which will gradually be increased to 175 and then to 1,000 across the city. Vaccines that arrived in the Capital in the past few days are being stored at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital. A three-layer security cover has been put in place to keep an eye on vaccine storage. Vaccination drive in the national capital will be kicked off from the LNJP Hospital with a simple ceremony in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and health minister Satyendar Jain. Other vaccination centres in Delhi include the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Safdarjung Hospital, GTB Hospital, Apollo Hospitals, Max Hospital, etc.
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AAP MLA Somnath Bharti was arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli on Monday. He was arrested for allegedly making derogatory remarks against CM Yogi Adityanath. This came shortly after a man threw ink at the AAP leader as he was leaving a guest house. The events were slammed by AAP, which alleged that Bharti was first attacked and then framed. Bharti had reached Rae Bareli on Sunday night to inspect its state-run primary schools. He was stopped by the police when he was leaving the guest house on Monday morning. The MLA from Delhi's Malviya Nagar has been sent to 14-day judicial custody by a court in Sultanpur.
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Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Delhi's Malviya Nagar, Somnath Bharti has been sent to 14-day judicial custody by a court in Sultanpur. He was arrested in connection with his alleged remarks on hospitals and government in UP. Somnath Bharti's advocate Santosh Kumar Pandey said, "An FIR was lodged under IPC 153 and 505, in both these sections, there is punishment up to 3 years. We requested the court to reject the demand but the court denied. He has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days."
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