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Union Budget 2021-22: How good is the hike in allocation for health?

India, Feb. 1 -- Sitharaman admits high out-of-pocket-expenditure worrying; claims '137%' hike to health and well-being in budget The Union Budget 2021-22 allocated Rs 71,268.77 crore to the Union He... Read More


COVID-19: Economic Survey credits lockdown for India's success, silent on nitty-gritties

India, Jan. 29 -- '1918 Spanish Flu lessons were guiding factors for India's lockdown, other pandemic strategies' The Economic Survey 2020-21's highlight was the novel coronavirus disease pandemic (C... Read More


Covaxin effective against UK Strain: What does this mean in absence of efficacy data?

India, Jan. 27 -- Being a whole-virus vaccine doesn't give Bharat Biotech product any advantage at this stage, say experts Bharat Biotech International Ltd, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) ... Read More


Telangana COVID-19 vaccine recipient dies; govt says no link to immunisation

India, Jan. 20 -- All three deaths following immunisation in India attributed to heart attack with no disease history A man who received a vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) die... Read More


COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy worries Centre, appeals beneficiaries to shun it

India, Jan. 19 -- 'Covaxin recipients being followed-up with phone calls, Covishield's have to report adverse events on their own' The Union government has appealed to India's healthcare workers (HCW... Read More


India starts COVID-19 vaccination drive; Modi calls doubts over vaccine 'propaganda'

India, Jan. 16 -- Prime Minsiter urges people to not dropcautioneven after being vaccinated Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India's vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus disease (COVI... Read More


Are all nations doing enough on SARS-CoV-2 sequencing? Clearly not

India, Jan. 14 -- India has submitted only 20 genome sequences as compared to UK's 93,544 since new variant surfaced As many as 1,750 scientists from 124 countries met virtually January 12, 2021 to d... Read More


DCGI clears Bharat Biotech, SII COVID-19 vaccines but efficacy question unanswered

India, Jan. 3 -- CDSCO official says BB vaccine to be used in public but to exclude people with COVID-19, other infections The Drug Controller General of India announced approval for the restricted e... Read More


Bharat Biotech COVID-19 vaccine gets govt panel nod for emergency use: Experts express concern

India, Jan. 2 -- Recommendation to drug controller for emergency approval to India's indigenous product against COVID-19 Independent scientists and experts working with the Union government expressed... Read More


Serum Institute's COVID-19 vaccine up for emergency approval

India, Jan. 1 -- Civil society organisations urge Indian drug regulator to put vaccine trial data in public domain The concerned subject expert committee (SEC) recommended January 1, 2021 to the Drug... Read More