‘Stock will last for 2 days:’ Odisha Health minister on Covid vaccine shortage
Odisha Health Minister, Naba Kishore Das has written to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan requesting supply of at least 10 days stock (or 25 lakh doses) of Covishield vaccine to the state immediately for effective vaccination of the targeted population.
Das said, “We have stock of 5.34 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines.
With this stock, we will be able to continue vaccination for the next two days.” Odisha has reported 791 new Covid-19 cases, 266 recoveries and one death in the last 24 hours, according to the State Health Department on Wednesday.
The death toll due to COVID-19 in the state stands at 1,923.
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 the occasion of "Baisakhi Snan" in Kumbh, Niranjani Akhada sadhus took holy dip in river Ganga at Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar on April 14. Ghat was jam-packed, without paying heed to COVID SOPs. Haridwar remains heavily crowded, despite surge in COVID-19 cases.
With the surge in COVID-19 cases, East Coast Railway and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation have set up six counters at Bhubaneswar Railway Station to check the passengers coming from other states. Director of Bhubaneswar Railway Station, Chittaranjan Nayak said, "BMC and East Coast Railway have taken initiative for the people coming from other states who had not done RT PCR test within 72 hours and has not taken doses of COVID vaccine are being registered here and passengers having symptoms are sent for quarantine and are being tracked taking their details."
Pandemic continues to haunt India. Country reported 1,84,372 new cases on April 14. Currently there are 13,65,704 active cases in the country. Total caseload of India mounted to 1,38,73,825. With 1,027 deaths reported in last 24 hours, death toll stood at 1,72,085. So far, 1,23,36,036 people recovered from the contagious disease. Vaccination drive is underway in the country, so far 11,11,79,578 vaccine doses have been administered across country.
A woman gave birth to rare conjoined twin daughters with two heads and three hands at a private hospital in Odisha’s Kendrapara district. The newborns were shifted to Shishu Bhawan in Cuttack immediately as their health deteriorated. The very rare conjoined twins were born to a poor farmer family. This is the second child of the woman. The newborn has two fully developed heads. Watch the full video for all the details.
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In a rare incident from Odisha's Kendrapara, a woman gave birth to conjoined twin daughters with two heads and three hands at a private hospital in Kanigaon on April 12. The newborns were shifted to Shishu Bhawan, Cuttack immediately as their health deteriorated.
Elephant calf rescued from 15 feet deep abandoned well with the help of heavy machine in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha on Apr 10.“The calf accidently fell in to the well last night while it was roaming. We were informed of the movement of the elephant and we immediately rushed to the spot and rescued with the help of local fire department. We have been keeping eye on the movement of the calf,” said Rabi Narayan Mohanty, Range Officer.
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Kerala police advisory for getting vaccinated is winning hearts online. Catching on to the viral Rasputin dance trend made famous by 2 spunky Kerala medical students, the state police made 2 vials of Covaxin and Covishield shake a leg to this evergreen number by Boney M.
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Addressing a press conference, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said so far states and UTs have received 13,10,90,370 vaccine doses, out of which the total consumption, including wastage, has been..
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