AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine on February 17. Dr Guleria said that the vaccine will be available in open market only when prime targets are covered. Dr Randeep Guleria said, "Vaccine will be available in open market only when prime targets people to be vaccinated are covered and there's equivalence of supply demand. Hopefully there'd be such situation by year end or before that. Then there would be likelihood of vaccine to come to open market."
People who are overweight and have diabetes are at a higher risk of developing the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease as the prevalence of NAFLD is around 9 percent to 32 percent in the Indian population, the Union Health Ministry informed on Monday. Researchers have found NAFLD in 40 to 80 per cent of people who have type-2 diabetes, and in 30 to 90 per cent of people who are obese. Studies also suggest that people with NAFLD have a greater chance of developing cardiovascular disease, a statement said. Launching the operational guidelines for Integration of NAFLD, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said, The Health Minister noted that India is becoming the first country in the world to identify the need for action for NAFLD. Meanwhile, the Central government said that the Ayushman Bharat program has so far screened 838.39 lakh people for hypertension, 683.34 lakh for diabetes and 806.4 lakh for the three common forms of cancer through Health and Wellness Centres (HWC). They have so far organised 6.91 lakh yoga and wellness sessions at the community level.
Yoga Guru Ramdev launched Patanjali's ‘Coronil’ to cure Covid-19 on Friday. Patanjali Ayurved said Coronil has got Ayush Ministry’s certification as per WHO scheme. The company claimed that it is the first evidence-based medicine to fight Covid-19. Ramdev also released research paper to back Patanjali's solutions to Covid-19. The ayurvedic medicine against coronavirus was launched at an event in New Delhi. The event was presided by Union Ministers Harsh Vardhan and Nitin Gadkari. Patanjali had earlier introduced Ayurveda-based Coronil on June 23 last year. The Haridwar-based firm, however, had to face criticism as it lacked scientific evidence. The Ayush Ministry, back then, had indicated it as 'Immuno-booster' only. Coronil is developed by Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Research Institute. It had started work for an Ayurvedic remedy for Covid-19 in January, 2020.
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Credit: Buckingham PalaceThe Queen has said her Covid-19 jab “didn’t hurt at all” as she encouraged those hesitant about vaccination to “think about other people rather than themselves”. No use after 30th June 2021.The head of state, who was inoculated in January, said after having the vaccine you felt “protected”, which she described as “important” during a video call with health leaders delivering the Covid-19 vaccine. When she was asked about her vaccination experience, she told the officials “it was quite harmless”.
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"Security cover provided to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal remains unchanged," informed Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal after some news reports said that the security provided to Chief Minister has been scaled down. Delhi Police PRO said that there has been no reduction in the number of security personnel provided to the Chief Minister. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is under Z plus security by Delhi Police which comprises pilot, escort, close protection team, house guard, spotters, search and frisking staff etc in the form of 47 plainclothes security personnel and 16 uniformed CRPF personnel," he added.
Indian nationals in Canada received threat calls from pro-Khalistani groups for their 'tiranga rally' in support of farm laws. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that the issue has been taken up with Canadian authorities both in Ottawa and Delhi. MEA spokesperson advised Indian nationals to report any such incidents to local police and Indian High Commission and consultants in Canada. "We have come across reports of threats and intimidation to some members of the Indian community in Canada. We have requested Canadian authorities to take steps to ensure the safety of Indian nationals in Canada," Anurag Srivastava added.
NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul during a press conference on the weekly update of COVID-19 on February 23 informed that so far 187 individuals detected with UK strain, 6 people with South African strain and one with Brazilian strain till date. VK Paul said, "There is a very significant, comprehensive tracking of viral strains for such mutants and other mutants. This effort has gathered pace and we have sequenced that 3,500 viruses since then. Today we have 187 individuals detected with UK strain, 6 people with South African variant and one with Brazilian strain till date."
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on NITI Aayog governing council meeting held on February 21said that several issues including electricity were raised, we have asked for a common rate for electricity across country. "In yesterday's NITI Aayog governing council meeting, we raised questions about several things including electricity. If everyone pays (rate of electricity supplied by Centre to states) the same for electricity across the country, it would be good. As of now, we pay more than others," said CM Nitish Kumar
Urging the people to have faith in India's researchers, scientists, regulatory authorities, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Singh Guleria on Saturday reassured the..
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NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul said that phase 3 trial of Pfizer, Moderna is still going on but the benefits are overwhelming compared to risk. "World has decided to move forward, take benefit..