With the surge in COVID-19 cases, states across the country are facing shortage of vaccines.
In this regard, Jharkhand Health Minister, Banna Gupta expressed concern and said, "We have requested Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan to immediately provide us around 10 lakh vaccines for first dose".
"Around 83 lakh people need to get first and second doses of vaccine.
It means we'll need around 1.60 cr doses.
We're getting it gradually.
We do have vaccines available with us but there has been a shortage at some locations.
Therefore, we have spoken to Union Health Minister," the minister said.
"We have stock for the next 1-2 days.
We have made a request to the Union Home Minister and I am hopeful that he will provide us the vaccine," he added.
Even as the nation is struggling against a fresh wave of Covid-19 infections, the Union government announced some good news regarding another disease. Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said that 2 regions in India - the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, and Jammu & Kashmir's Budgam district - have been declared tuberculosis free. Vardhan was addressing a World Health Organisation meeting on the issue. Watch the full video for more.
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Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on April 13 informed that Lakshadweep and Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam are now tuberculosis free. 'We have now declared one union territory - Lakshadweep and one district in Jammu and Kashmir - Budgam as tuberculosis free. I think this is a landmark achievement to begin with and I think it has already set the tone for a TB-free India by 2025,' said Union Health Minister.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan attended ICMR's 'One Health' symposium on April 12 and announced constitution of a high-level steering committee for Eco-Health Initiatives in India. He said, "COVID-19 demonstrates the rapid spread of novel pathogens which can have a significant impact on the global economy... Preparedness for, and mitigation of such events require a 'One Health' approach." He further said, "I'm pleased to announce the constitution of a high-level steering committee for Eco-Health Initiatives in India. This committee will have its secretariat hosted at the ICMR, and will be supported by the upcoming the National Institute for One Health."
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan attended ICMR's 'One Health' symposium on April 12. He said, "With increased interaction between humans and animals, human health can't be seen in isolation and COVID-19 is more than a reminder... "One Health" approach recognises that people's health is closely connected with animals' health... Earth has experienced changes in climate and land use with practices like deforestation, intensive farming. Disruptions in environmental habitats can provide new opportunities for diseases to pass to animals."
On screen credit 'Courtesy of STV. Available for catch-up on STV Player'. Max 60 seconds use. Use within 24 hours. The five Scottish party leaders face-off in a leaders debate.SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has urged Scots to re-elect her as First Minister in May’s Holyrood election – promising “strong leadership” through the rest of the Covid-19 pandemic and a second independence vote in its aftermath.Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross said other issues such as tackling drug deaths, improving mental health care and increasing the number of police officers should take priority.Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie also disagreed that there should be another referendum in the next five years.
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Speaking on increasing fresh cases of COVID-19 in the state, Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey, on April 13, said that the state has increased its bed capacity in hospitals. "The number of positive..