India endeavours to imbibe requirements of Global South in its G20 health priorities: Mandaviya, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday said India endeavours to imbibe the requirements and needs of Global South in its G20 health priorities. “Our Prime Minister has said that our G20 priorities will be shaped in consultation with not just our G20 partners, but also our fellow-travellers in the global South“, Mandaviya said while chairing Health Ministers’ virtual session of ‘Voice of Global South Summit – 2023’ titled ‘Cooperation to build resilient healthcare systems’ here. Mandaviya further said: “Hence, we will take the voice of the global…

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Bharat Biotech’s intranasal Covid vaccine approved, to be available on CO-WIN from Friday, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: As Covid makes a resurgence in parts of the world driven by a new Omicron sub-variant, India too is updating its pandemic playbook. Bharat Biotech‘s intranasal Covid vaccine has been approved by the Union Health Ministry for inclusion in the vaccination programme as a booster dose for those above 18 years of age, official sources said on Thursday. The needle-free vaccine will be available at private centres. It will be introduced on the Co-WIN platform on Friday evening, they said. The nasal vaccine BBV154 received approval of the…

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Registration of volunteers for blood donation would soon be enabled on Co-WIN – ET HealthWorld

This year, World Blood Donor Day is going to be observed on June 14. Registration of volunteers for blood donation would soon be enabled on the Co-WIN portal and they will have access to a list of nearby blood banks as well as upcoming blood donation camps on the portal or on the Arogya Setu mobile application, officials said on Tuesday. The initiative is part of the Centre’s efforts to promote blood donation and create awareness ahead of the World Blood Donor Day on June 14. According to the Union…

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Govt plans to repurpose CoWIN for its Universal Immunisation Programme – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi, The Union government is planning to repurpose the Co-WIN platform for India’s Universal Immunisation Programme and other national health programmes while continuing with its current function of recording Covid vaccination and issuing certificates. The vaccination record under the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) is now maintained manually. “Once Co-WIN is repurposed to include the UIP, the entire vaccination system will become digitised, thus easing tracking beneficiaries and facilitating real-time monitoring,” Co-WIN chief and CEO of the National Health Authority Dr R S Sharma told PTI. “It will do away…

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Over 12.7 lakh children jabbed as vaccination for children begins – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Over 12.7 lakh children in the age group of 15-18 have been jabbed so far at COVID Vaccination Centres set up at hospitals and schools across the countries, as per the Co-WIN platfrom. The platform received over six lakh registration on Sunday despite glitches on the platform being reported. The Government has also allowed for walk-in registration for teens in the given age-group. The vaccination drive for children is being carried out at both healthcare centres and schools, with clearly marked COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs) for children. Long…

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Centre asks states and UTs to increase coverage of second dose of Covid-19 vaccine – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The Centre advised states and UTs to draw district wise plan and generate district wise list of beneficiaries to ramp up pace of Covid vaccination as well as the coverage of second dose of the jabs. Besides, the health ministry also issued fresh advisory cautioning states against lowering of guard. The Centre advised states and UTs to remain vigilant, especially because of festivities that have often led to upsurge in Covid-19 cases. In a review meeting with states on Saturday, health ministry asked states to identify and prioritize…

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Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses given in India surpass 95 crore mark – ET HealthWorld

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 95-crore mark on Sunday, the Union Health Ministry said. More than 44 lakh vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm, according to the data from the Co-WIN portal. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night. The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) started from February…

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NHA chief: Vaccine demand-supply gap reduced from 11:1 to 6.5:1 – ET HealthWorld

The demand and supply mismatch for Covid-19 vaccines remains high at 6.5:1 but has improved from 11:1 a week ago, reducing the waiting time on Co-WIN for people trying to book an appointment, National Health Authority chief executive Ram Sewak Sharma has said. Sharma told TOI scheduling of vaccination slots was a function of availability of vaccines, and the “noise around Co-WIN” would subside as the current shortage was a temporary situation. “The noise started surfacing particularly after registrations for the 18 to 44 age group were opened. You will…

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Over 2.45 crore register for Phase 3 of Covid-19 vaccination – ET HealthWorld

More than 2.45 crore beneficiaries have registered themselves on the Co-WIN digital platform ahead of the Phase-3 of the Covid-19 vaccination for those above 18 years that is set to start from May 1, according to the Union Health Ministry. While more than 1.37 crore people registered themselves on April 28, more than 1.04 crore registered by the end of April 29. The ministry also said that the cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 15.22 crore. Cumulatively, 15,22,45,179 vaccine doses have been administered through…

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