In Maharashtra's Nagpur region, four children were infected with HIV positive, of which one died. Notably, the kids undergoing treatment for Thalassemia got HIV infection, due to blood transfusion, after the blood-bank provided contaminated blood. RK Dhakate, the Assistant Deputy Director of the Health Department assured investigation and strict action against the culprit. Furthermore, Food and Drugs Department also launched a preliminary… read-more
The UT Chandigarh Administration has decided to bar unvaccinated school students, who are eligible for vaccination, from attending physical classes. There are no options for online classes either. Notably, a sero-survey had revealed in July 2021, that 69% of the children in Chandigarh already had Covid antibodies, due to past infection. Dr Jayaprakash Muliyil, an NTAGI member, had earlier said that there was no need to vaccinate children.
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The Drugs Controller General of India granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of two doses of ZyCoV-D, a COVID-19 vaccine for children above 12 years old. Manufactured by Zydus Lifesciences limited, the vaccine was used in three doses, for 0,28, and 56 days. However, with the recent approval, ZyCoV-D would now be used in two doses, with a gap of 0-28 days. With this, vaccination time required will be reduced.
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved the two vaccines Covaxin and Corbevax for children under 12 in India, against COVID-19. While Bharat Biotech's Covaxin has been approved for 6 to12-year-old, Biological E's Corbevax will be used as Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for 5 to12-year-old kids in India. The approval was based on the Subject Expert Committee's recommendation report, which was prepared as per trials of the… read-more
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In a shocking incident, a father allegedly threw his two young children in a well in Nayepura village, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, said police on April 25. Circle Officer Jitendra Dubey said, Irfan, who is a Saudi Arabia returnee and mentally ill, allegedly threw his children Armaan (5) and Saumya (7) in the well. The bodies have been brought out of the well and Irfan has been arrested.
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In Kolkata, 19 crude bombs were seized from an abandoned auto-rickshaw near a children's home, confirmed police on April 23. As per PTI, the search was based on a tip-off, and after the raid found bombs. The officer said, "19 crude bombs, one country-made pistol and two cartridges were found in one of the auto-rickshaws". The official launched an investigation to assure if it is a terror plot.
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The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) or the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) recommended the Corbevax COVID-19 vaccine for children between the 5 to 12-year-old age group. On April 21, the government panel said the vaccine is effective in children and has been recommended after trials. Furthermore, the final approval for the emergency use authorization (EUA) of Corbevax would be given by the DCGI soon.
Railway Protection Force (RPF) apprised that in February they rescued 1,156 children who got separated or lost due to any inconvenience. They also reported on saving 62 lives, risking their own safety in February 2022. Notably, the force has launched Operation Nanhe Fariste to protect children against exploitation and trafficking. They have also launched Operation Matrishakti for the sake of pregnant women who may… read-more
Children aged 12-14 years can now get their vaccine shots, starting from March 16. Corbevax vaccine manufactured by Hyderabad based Biological E, will be administered to children in the said age group. Also, everyone above 60 years of age are now eligible for a precautionary dose, starting from March 16. Initially, only those with pre-existing co-morbidities were eligible for the precautionary shot.
The Centre, on March 15, released guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination for children between the age of 12-14 years. Besides, the vaccination drive will begin from March 16, and the only Corbevax vaccine would be used. However, an official informed, the precautionary dose should be the same vaccine as primary vaccination was done. Notably, beneficiaries between 14-15 years, were already covered during the vaccination drive for 15-18 years-age… read-more
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