Indian Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, on September 20, announced that the Government has decided to re-initiate the export of COVID vaccines. Reportedly, WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus thanked India and called it an "Important Development" that is crucial for ensuring Vaccine equality across the globe. Earlier, owing to the deadly second wave COVID, India in April 2021, had to stop the shipments of vaccines.
Courtesy: The Hindu
Based on e-book by Ministry of Health, 60% of India's adult population is jabbed with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, made India rank first. Indians who have completed their vaccination schedule are also the highest in the world. All frontline workers have taken the first dose, and 81.1% of eligible frontline workers have taken the second. Rural vaccine center jabbed 62% vaccines, versus urban 36%.
The Zirakpur municipal council in Punjab has reported 200 cases of diarrhea, however, the council has collected samples from tube wells and submersible pumps on September 13. Before results, the tubewell water has been blocked instead tankers have been provided, said Girish Verma MC Executive officer. According to reports, 3 people have died, 40 people have been hospitalized and 60 news cases were reported on September 13.
UP's Firozabad & Mathura district witnesses over 100 fresh cases of viral fever 'dengue' among children. About 51 people have died so far from dengue, a mosquito-borne viral disease. Nodal Officer Sudhir Kumar Bobde issued Do's & Don'ts to curb the disease spread, people are advised not to store excessive water in their surroundings. Worryingly, the disease is spreading to the eastern part of UP too.
To curb the spread of new mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in India, the government has made compulsory negative RTPCR reports for travelers from seven different countries before boarding a flight to India. The countries include South Africa, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, and Zimbabwe. Besides, the negative report is also required who comes from the UK, countries in the European Union (EU), and the Middle East.… read-more
According to the health ministry, 11 Indian states fall under the red category list for having less than 25% medical oxygen plants operational. The ministry has also said among the 1,222 sanctioned Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA), only 425 or 35% PSAs are operational, and all the plants will be commissioned by December. However, states informed lack of equipment supply and manpower are a few reasons for the delay.
To help its neighboring nation to combat the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, India has gifted a medical oxygen plant to Nepal that has been installed at B.P. Koirala Institute of Health and Sciences. With a total capacity of 960 Litres Per Minute, it can provide oxygen to approximately 200 people at 5 liters per person at the same time. Indian ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra delivered the plants to Nepal.
According to a report by Health Ministry, the age group between 15-45 is most vulnerable to Tuberculosis. 65% of TB cases in India are found in young and middle-aged persons. 58% of the cases are from rural areas. Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya revealed the data during an event chaired by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. The health minister prompted lawmakers to spread awareness about the disease and its treatment.
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India's Covid numbers surge over 4 lakh as new 44,230 cases and 555 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The cases in the state of Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu remained at the highest. Kerala reported 22,064 cases which accounts for more than 50% of India's Covid tally. Meanwhile, Rajasthan recorded no new deaths, and no fresh cases were recorded in 27 out of 33 Rajasthan districts.
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Under the government’s 'Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Package,' Rs 50 lakh insurance was paid to each of the families of 921 doctors and healthcare workers who died of coronavirus. The provision for this scheme has been extended for 180 days with effect from April 24, 2021. Bharati Pravin Pawar, minister of state stated that necessary steps are being taken for the health and security of the medical officers during Covid-19.