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‘Vaccine won’t kill you’: AIIMS Director allays fears

New Delhi: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Monday allayed apprehensions about the coronavirus vaccines and assured that the side-effects will not result in death of the beneficiary. The nationwide Covid vaccination drive had commenced on January 16 and a total of 447 adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) were reported during the first two days, with most […]

UP: Health worker dies 24 hours after receiving Covid vaccine shot, official says death unrelated to vaccination

Lucknow: The post mortem report of a 46-year-old government hospital employee in Moradabad, who died on Sunday evening, 24 hours after receiving a Covid vaccine shot, has found that the immediate cause of death was ‘cardiogenic shock/septicemic shock’ due to ‘cardiopulmonary disease’. The district’s Chief Medical Officer has said the death is unrelated to vaccination. Ward […]

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Ready for any alternative to law repeal demand, Tomar to farmers

New Delhi: Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday again appealed to the farmers unions to suggest ways to resolve the deadlock over the agrarian reforms implemented by the Modi government. Prior to the next round of talks scheduled on January 19 with the farmer unions leading the protests against the farm […]

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Covid vaccination drive: Over 1.91L beneficiaries inoculated on Day 1

New Delhi:  The Centre on Saturday said that over 1.91 lakh beneficiaries were inoculated on the first day of the vaccination drive across the country and no case of post-inoculation hospitalisation has been reported so far. A total of 16,755 personnel were involved in organising the vaccination sessions at 3,351 sites. “Total of 1,91,181 beneficiaries got […]

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AIIMS’ director, Niti Aayog’s Paul among 1st to get Covid jabs

New Delhi: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria and Niti Aayog member Vinod K. Paul, who heads a government panel on vaccine strategy, were on Saturday administered the first doze of Covid-19 vaccine with the launch of the world’s largest vaccination programme in India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The vaccine dozes were administered to both Guleria and […]

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PM launches world’s largest vaccination drive in India

New Delhi: India began the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination programme on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the drive aimed at ending the pandemic which so far has killed 1,52,093 people in the country and ravaged the economy. Addressing the country digitally, the Prime Minister said that India managed to make two ‘Made-in-India’ vaccines in […]

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Dr Reddy’s receives approval for Phase 3 clinical trial of Sputnik vaccine

Hyderabad: Pharma major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd on Friday announced that it has received approval from the Drugs Control General of India (DCGI) to conduct Phase 3 clinical trial for the Sputnik V vaccine in India. The Phase 3 study of Sputnik V will be conducted on 1500 subjects as part of the randomised, double-blind, parallel-group, […]