The central government on Monday asked the Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech to lower price of their COVID-19 vaccines amid criticism from various states who accused the companies of profiteering during such a major crisis.
Now the two companies are expected to come up with revised pricing for their vaccines.
The Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech has fixed the price of its COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, at Rs 600 per dose for state governments and at Rs 1,200 per dose for private hospitals.
The Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's largest vaccine maker in terms of volume, has announced a price of Rs 400 per dose for its COVID-19 vaccine, 'Covishield', for state governments and Rs 600 per dose for private hospitals.
Today, the health ministry said that the predictions about the third wave of Covid should be taken very seriously; Sources in the Serum Institute of India said that the production of Covishield has been ramped up to around 110 million doses this month; Today, the Finance Ministry said that keeping in mind the growing demand for holding clerical cadre examinations in public sector banks in local or regional languages, a committee has been formed to look into the matter; Today, Congress slammed the Centre over the surge of prices of petrol and diesel in the country.
#CovidThirdWave #Predictions #CovidNorms
Serum Institute of India's Covishield vaccine has been approved in seven European Union nations and Switzerland amid a row over travel pass. Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland and Spain are confirmed as including Covishield.
#EU #Covidshield #Covid19
The Subject Expert Committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation did not approve Serum Institute of India’s request to allow clinical trials of its second Covid vaccine in children.
#SII #CDSCO #Covovax
Seven European Union countries - Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland and Spain - and Switzerland have cleared the Serum Institute of India's Covishield amid travel pass row, sources have said; Elections every few years to change the ruler need not be a guarantee against tyranny of those elected, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said at a function; A National Investigation Agency court Thursday discharged Assam MLA Akhil Gogoi in the only pending UAPA and sedition case against him. All this and more news at 2 PM.
#Covishield #VaccinePass #JusticeRamana
Indian drugmaker Zydus Cadila said on Thursday it has applied to the country's drug regulator for emergency use approval of its COVID-19 vaccine ZyCov-D. An approval for Zydus' vaccine, would make it the fifth vaccine authorized for use in India, after Moderna, AstraZeneca and partner Serum Institute of India's Covishield, Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, and Russi'as Sputnik V vaccine.
#ZydusCadila #ZyCovD #EUA
CNN’s Gary Tuchman visits a county in Northwestern Colorado where the vaccination rate is low and the Covid-19 infection rate is high. The area is represented by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who is in defiance of new Covid rules on Capitol Hill.
US-UK couples who have been separated for over a year due to Covid-19 travel restrictions have joined an online movement, Love Is Not Tourism, to petition governments to speed up the visa application process and allow them to reunite.
From today, France will allow international travellers who have had AstraZeneca’s Indian-manufactured vaccine into the country. Covishield is being accepted all across the world.
#Covishield #France #SII
With the intention of saving lives, an old couple from Hyderabad have been filling potholes of the roads of the city for the last 11 years. The couple has been using money from their own pockets so that people can be saved from accidents that happen due to potholes.
#Hyderabad #Potholes #OldCoupleFillsPotholes
Yesterday early morning, a 37-year-old man was killed after a speeding Audi crashed into an auto-rickshaw near Inorbit Mall in Madhapur's Cyberabad area of Hyderabad. Today, the police informed that the accused were reportedly inebriated at a party.
#Cyberabad #Hit&RunCase #DrunkDriver
Mathematician Dr Kumar Eswaran has claimed to solve a baffling math problem that has puzzled experts for 161 years. The hyderabad based mathematician has claimed to solve the Riemann Hypothesis during his service at the Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology
#ReimannHypothesis #DrEswaran #Maths
On Friday, a video has surfaced, in which a few members from the Telangana Youth Congress are seen throwing a bike into a lake. The video of them dumping the two-wheeler into the Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad has gone viral.
#IYC #Hyderabad #ViralVideo
Around 40 Covid patients have taken a single-dose drug cocktail of monoclonal antibodies at Hyderabad-based Asian Institute of Gastroenterology. Chairperson of the hospital, Dr Nageshwar Reddy said that in just 24 hours the patients recovered from clinical symptoms like fever, body ache etc.
#MonoclonalAntibodies #SingleDoseDrug #Covid19
The death toll from the torrential rains that battered Maharashtra's Pune and Konkan divisions over the last three days and triggered landslides in some areas rose to 112 on Saturday, including 52 in the coastal Raigad district alone.
#MaharashtraRains #MaharashtraFloods #Monsoon
Yesterday, Siddharth Shirole, the BJP MLA from Maharashtra's Pune, posted a video on Twitter accusing the Maha Vikas Aghadi government of hurting the spirit of India's sportspersons by parking their cars on the sports track of Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex.
#SportsSpirit #SiddharthShirole #MVA
Indian Railways took to Twitter to share a video that shows the interiors of the Vistadome coach in the Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express. The commuters aboard are seen enjoying the gorgeous panoramic view of the Western Ghats from inside the train.
#IndianRailways #VistadomeCoach #DeccanExpress
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