Why do you need Centre’s approval for door-to-door vaccination, Bombay High Court asks Maharashtra

June 29, 2021 0 Comments

Maharashtra filed an affidavit in the HC, saying home vaccination on an experimental basis can be started, but only for those who are completely immobile and bedridden The Bombay High Court on June 29 asked the Maharashtra government why it needs an approval from the Centre to start door-to-door vaccination programme against COVID-19 for senior …

Morning Digest: Centre terms Delta plus ‘a variant of concern’; Congress goes into damage control over Punjab dissidence, and more

June 23, 2021 0 Comments

The Centre on Tuesday termed the emerging Delta plus variant a ‘variant of concern’ just hours after Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and chairman, National Empowered Group on Vaccination V.K. Paul said it was only a ‘variant of interest (VoI)’. The Rashtra Manch meeting hosted by Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar in the Capital on …

Talks on with Pfizer, J&J, Moderna for possible local manufacturing: Shringla

June 3, 2021 0 Comments

MEA says it is making ‘all efforts’ to increase vaccine supplies, particularly from U.S. India was in talks to allow major foreign vaccine manufacturers to carry out “local manufacturing”, said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Thursday, as the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) asserted it was making “all efforts” to increase vaccine supplies, particularly …

Virologist Gagandeep Kang on Centre’s Vaccine Production Estimates

May 17, 2021 0 Comments

One of India’s eminent virologists, Gagandeep Kang, said she is skeptical about the Centre’s claim that it will get over 2 billion doses of vaccine from August to December, as the production capacity of vaccine makers such as Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech is yet to ramp up. In an exclusive interview with Moneycontrol, she …