Friday, May 14, 2021

Andhra floats global tender to procure Covid vaccine

Amaravati |Friday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Faced with acute shortage of Covid vaccines amid a raging pandemic, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to procure vaccines beyond the current options comprising Covishield and Covaxin.... read..

Andhra govt issues global tender for procurement of COVID-19 vaccines

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | May 14, 2021 8:14:27 AM IST
The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday called for global tenders for procuring COVID-19 vaccines.... read..

India should collaborate with other countries to ramp up COVID vaccine capability, says Fauci

By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | May 14, 2021 7:44:09 AM IST
Dr Anthony Fauci, the Biden administration's top medical adviser on Thursday (local time) said that it is imperative for India to collaborate with other countries, and companies to ramp up its vaccine production capability to vaccinate country's huge popu... read..

Owaisi slams Centre, says COVID Vaccine shortage shows policy paralysis

Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 14, 2021 5:44:17 AM IST
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party chief, Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday said that the policy paralysis by the BJP-led Central Government led to COVID vaccination shortage across the country.... read..

Vaccine availability to remain a challenge till July, says KTR

Hyderabad |Friday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Supplies of Covid-19 vaccines will only start meeting demand across the country by late July or early August and till then, it is going to be a challenge, Telangana Industry and Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao said on Thursday.... read..

Centre should have floated global tender for vaccines: Gehlot

Jaipur |Friday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said that it would have been better had the Central government floated global tenders which could have ensured availability of Covid vaccines in planned manner in states.... read..

Haryana to procure vaccines through global tendering

Chandigarh |Friday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said on Thursday that global tendering would be done for the purchase of coronavirus vaccine for those who are above 18 years of age.... read..

Proactively working to secure availability of Covid vaccines: Govt

New Delhi |Friday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
The Union Government on Thursday emphasized that it is consistently and proactively working to secure and enhance the availability of vaccines.... read..

IISc developing oxygen concentrator, vaccine for Covid patients

Bengaluru |Friday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
The premier Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is developing a low-cost oxygen concentrator and anti-Covid vaccine, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Thursday.... read..

Float global tender for vaccines, Sushil Modi urges Nitish

Patna |Thursday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Wednesday urged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to avoid depending on the Centre and Indian pharmaceutical companies and purchase vaccines from foreign countries to inoculate the people of the state.... read..

Jharkhand being treated unfairly over vaccine supply, says state health minister

Ranchi (Jharkhand) | May 13, 2021 9:44:26 PM IST
Slamming the Central government, Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta on Thursday alleged that the Centre is treating the state in an unfair manner in terms of COVID-19 vaccine supply.... read..

Should people in government hang themselves if vaccine production is insufficient, asks Sadananda Gowda

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 13, 2021 9:14:15 PM IST
Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Thursday asked whether people in the government should hang themselves if the production of COVID-19 vaccines is insufficient.... read..

Chandigarh received 33,000 COVID vaccine doses for people above 18+ on May 12

Chandigarh | May 13, 2021 9:14:12 PM IST
Chandigarh has received 33,000 COVID vaccine doses on Wednesday evening for people above the age of 18 years, Adviser to the Chandigarh administration Manoj Parida on Thursday.... read..

Opposition-ruled states misleading people on vaccines, says BJP

New Delhi |Thursday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
As several states complained about shortage of vaccine, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blamed opposition-ruled states for allegedly misleading people. The party said that first the opposition demanded a liberalised vaccine policy and when states were em... read..

Pant gets first jab of Covid-19 vaccine

New Delhi |Thursday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant said that he has got his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday. Pant urged people to get the vaccine whenever they are eligible.... read..

Delhi Health Minister suggests Centre should float global tender for COVID vaccine instead of states

New Delhi | May 13, 2021 7:44:14 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said that he has suggested to the Union Health Ministry that the Central government should float a single global tender instead of various states to purchase COVID-19 vaccines.... read..

Harsh Vardhan assures enhancing Telangana's quota of oxygen, vaccines

Hyderabad |Thursday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Union Health and Family Welfare Ministerv Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday assured Telangana that the Centre will enhance its quota of oxygen, medicines and vaccines.... read..

Vaccine shortage forces B'luru to focus on those due for 2nd dose

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
The Chief Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Gaurav Gupta, said on Wednesday that the civic body would focus on administering anti-Covid vaccine to those who are due for the second dose, given the shortage of vaccine supply in the ... read..

BMC becomes first civic body to float global tenders for procuring COVID-19 vaccines

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 13, 2021 6:14:18 PM IST
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has become the first municipal corporation in India to float global tenders for procuring COVID-19 vaccines as the country continue to face vaccine shortage amid the deadly second wave of the pandemic.... read..

Tech transfer, voluntary licenses to improve vaccine supply: FICCI

New Delhi | May 13, 2021 12:44:28 PM IST
Industry body FICCI said on Thursday the government should focus on connecting with global pharmaceutical companies to facilitate technology transfer and voluntary licenses to Indian companies which have the capacity and capability for mass production of ... read..

45+ to get priority in vaccine: Chandigarh Advisor

Chandigarh |Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Covid-19 vaccination in Chandigarh for 18 years is being rolled out gradually but the priority is for those who are above 45 waiting for the second dose, officials said on Thursday.... read..

US CDC recommends Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 yrs old

Washington | May 13, 2021 3:14:07 AM IST
An advisory panel of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday (local time) recommended the use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged between 12 and 15.... read..

Pakistanis inoculated with Chinese vaccine need to undergo mandatory quarantine in Saudi Arabia: Report

Islamabad | May 13, 2021 5:44:07 PM IST
Pakistanis travellers inoculated with the Chinese vaccine against coronavirus will have to undergo mandatory quarantine in Saudi Arabia as per new conditions imposed by the Kingdom.... read..

Oppn writes to PM: Stop Central Vista project, use money for vaccines

New Delhi |Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Twelve major opposition parties including four chief ministers have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding that the government should stop the Central Vista project and instead use the money to procure oxygen and vaccines.... read..

Taiwan chides China for using COVID-19 vaccines as political tool

Taipei | May 13, 2021 3:44:16 PM IST
Taiwan has condemned the Chinese government for using vaccines as a political tool to pressure the Tapei's diplomatic allies to switch allegiance after Honduras said it is mulling the possibility of opening a trade office in China in a bid to acquire COVI... read..

UN would welcome WHO's recognition of Sputnik V vaccine, process underway: Secretary-General

US | May 13, 2021 2:44:12 AM IST
New York [US], May 13 (ANI/Sputnik): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the process of recognition by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V was underway, and the UN would welcome its completion.... read..

US CDC recommends Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents

Washington | May 13, 2021 2:44:10 AM IST
An advisory panel of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday (local time) recommended the use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged between 12 and 15.... read..

Maharashtra: BMC issues global bid to acquire 1 cr COVID vaccine doses

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 13, 2021 2:44:09 AM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued a global bid on Wednesday to procure one crore COVID vaccine doses to vaccinate citizens in Mumbai at the earliest.... read..

Rajasthan to float global tender to buy 1 cr COVID vaccine doses

Jaipur (Rajasthan) | May 13, 2021 8:14:07 AM IST
The Rajasthan state cabinet on Wednesday gave the nod to float a global tender to purchase 1 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines.... read..

Gap between 2 doses of Covishield vaccine extended to 12-16 weeks

New Delhi |Thursday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The Covid Working Group chaired by N.K. Arora has recommended extension of the gap between the first and second doses of Covishield vaccine to 12-16 weeks.... read..

We received last COVID vaccine batch on May 9, not certain about next batch: Baghel

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | May 13, 2021 11:44:11 PM IST
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday said that the state had received a batch of COVID vaccines on May 9 and neither the Centre nor the vaccination manufacturers are certain about the availability of the next batch.... read..

Is Moderna vaccine allowed, Maha minister asks Centre

Mumbai |Thursday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Thursday asked Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan whether the Moderna vaccine has been cleared for inoculation in India.... read..

More athletes, cricketers take Covid-19 vaccine shots

New Delhi |Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Several Indian sportspersons, from England-bound cricketers to Indian athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics, took their Covid-19 vaccination shots on Wednesday as they prepared for major international assignments in the coming months.... read..

Rishabh Pant receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

New Delhi | May 13, 2021 2:44:18 PM IST
India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.... read..

South Korea: Domestic production of Pfizer vaccine? Samsung Bio and Pfizer's denial still raises expectations

Asia | May 13, 2021 1:44:18 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], May 13 (ANI/Global Economic): Even though Samsung Biologics denied reports that Pfizer's novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) vaccine is being produced on terms of the contract manufacturing organization (CMO), observations that the... read..

Covid vaccination rate low in Pakistan due to negative publicity, vaccine shortage

Islamabad | May 12, 2021 8:14:07 PM IST
Pakistan has been able to vaccinate only 0.8% of its total population so far and experts said the reason for this low rate are negative publicity and a shortage of vaccines, DW reported.... read..

Vaccination drive halted at centers of Nagpur due to shortage of COVID-19 vaccines

Nagpur (Maharashtra) | May 12, 2021 1:44:28 PM IST
The vaccination drive was suspended at some centres of Nagpur on Wednesday due to the shortage of COVID-19 vaccines.... read..

B'desh plane carrying China-donated vaccines arrives in Dhaka

Dhaka |Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
A special plane of the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) carrying the China-donated Covid-19 vaccines and AD syringes landed in capital Dhaka early on Wednesday.... read..

Oly-bound boxers Mary Kom, Lovlina Borgohain receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Pune (Maharashtra) | May 12, 2021 4:44:24 PM IST
India's Olympic-bound boxers Mary Kom and Lovlina Borgohain on Wednesday received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Command Hospital in Pune on Wednesday.... read..

Karnataka to get 2 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses through global tender

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 12, 2021 10:44:17 AM IST
The Karnataka government on Tuesday decided to procure two crore COVID-19 vaccine doses through global tender.... read..

Delhi left with 4,35,070 COVID vaccine doses for 18-44 age group

New Delhi | May 12, 2021 10:14:33 PM IST
Delhi is left with 4,35,070 COVID vaccine doses in its balance stock out of which 16,900 doses are of Covaxin and 4,18,170 of Covishield reserved for the age group 18-44 years, informed the Delhi government.... read..

Centre should have brought out global tenders for one-stop COVID vaccine procurement: Rajasthan CM

Jaipur (Rajasthan) | May 12, 2021 9:44:12 PM IST
Demanding free vaccination for every citizen of the country, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday said it would be better if the Central government, instead of the state governments, would have brought out global tenders for the procurement ... read..

Priyanka says impossible to fight Covid without door-to-door vaccine delivery

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday slammed the government for celebrating Vaccination Day on April 12 and claimed that the vaccination rate was down by 82 per cent within 30 days.... read..

Piyush Goyal urges countries to export COVID vaccines to those in dire need

New Delhi | May 12, 2021 9:14:22 PM IST
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said the countries across the world must facilitate the export of COVID-19 related health products especially vaccines to those countries that are in dire need stating that global solidarity is the need of the ho... read..

Vaccine profile frames, stickers gain popularity on FB, Instagram

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
More than 5 million people globally have used Facebook profile frames in support of vaccination and since April, over 7 million users on Instagram have used Covid-19 vaccine stickers to share that they got vaccinated or share their support for vaccines.... read..

Delhi's COVID vaccine reserve exhausted, 100 vaccination sites forced to close: Dy CM Manish Sisodia

New Delhi | May 12, 2021 3:14:14 PM IST
The Delhi government has been forced to shut down 100 vaccination sites over 17 schools that administered Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN vaccine due to a dearth of supply from the manufacturer, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday.... read..

Telangana to invite global tenders for Covid vaccine

Hyderabad |Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The Telangana government on Tuesday decided to invite global tenders to procure Covid-19 vaccine on a war-footing.... read..

Mamata Banerjee asks PM Modi to import COVID vaccines from global manufacturers

New Delhi | May 12, 2021 8:44:14 PM IST
Amid the reports of vaccine shortage from many parts of the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to "speedily import" vaccines from global manufacturers.... read..

Over 95 lakh healthcare workers given 1st dose of COVID vaccine, says Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi | May 12, 2021 6:44:11 PM IST
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday informed that more than 95 lakh Healthcare workers have been given their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and over 65 lakh of them has been administered their second dose since the vaccination drive commen... read..

Uttarakhand forms committee to float global tenders for COVID vaccines procurement

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | May 12, 2021 6:14:12 AM IST
Amid the shortage of COVID vaccines supply, the Uttarakhand Government has constituted a 5-member committee which will work towards procuring vaccines through global tenders.Uttarakhand Chief Secretary on Tuesday constituted a 5-member committee for vacci... read..

Delhi govt to float global tender for vaccines: Sisodia

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
In order to meet its target of vaccinating around three lakh people per month in the national capital, the Delhi government will now float a global tender for procuring Covid vaccines, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday.... read..
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