Amid increasing demand of Remdesivir injections across the country, Delhi AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria on April 21 advised countrymen don't consider Remdesivir as a magic bullet as it requires for only small percentage of COVID patients. "It is important to understand that most of us who are either in home isolation or in the hospital, because panic, don't actually need any specific treatment. Only small percentage requires Remdesivir. Don't consider this as a magic bullet," said Dr Guleria while addressing issues related to COVID-19 in the country. "By rushing to the hospital, you are creating more chaos and not helping yourself and you are actually denying a bed to fellow citizen who may need it but may not get it because of unnecessary hospitalisation of people who don't need to be in hospital," Dr Guleria further added.
As the vaccination drive against COVID-19 is underway across the country, Delhi AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria on April 21 said, "The vaccine prevents you from getting the disease in the form of severe illness. It may not prevent you from getting the infection. Important to understand that even after the vaccine we may have a positive report, it is why important to wear a mask even after vaccine."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 22 said country's per capita carbon footprint is 60% lower than the global average. "Today, as we discuss global climate action, I want to leave one thought with you. India's per capita carbon footprint is 60% lower than the global average as our lifestyle is still rooted in sustainable traditional practices," PM said during Leaders' Summit on Climate.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Leaders' Summit on Climate via video conferencing on April 22. During the summit, PM said, "Humanity is battling a global pandemic right now and this event is a timely reminder that grave threat of Climate Change hasn't disappeared. It is a lived reality for millions around the world." "President Biden and I are launching 'India-Us Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 partnership'. We will help mobilise investments, demonstrate clean technologies and enable green collaborations," he added.
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Assam government has procure 2 crore vaccine from Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech and will provide free vaccines to everyone from 18 to 45 years of age, informed state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on April 21. "Government of Assam has decided to procure 2 crore vaccines, 1 crore vaccine from Serum Institute of India and another from Bharat Biotech so that we can give free vaccines to the citizen belonging to 18 to 45 years group. We want to start vaccination drive early as possible," said State Health Minister Sarma.
1710 doses of COVID-19 vaccine including 1270 of Covishield and 440 of Covaxin and files were stolen from PPC centre at Civil Hospital in Jind in Haryana. Deputy CMO of Jind, Dr Ramesh Panchal said, "I'll also check our main store that keeps supply for entire district. I'll also inform officials." Police started investigation in the matter and said, "The video footage shows two people committing the crime. We are investigating the matter."