Union Health Minister Launches First Intranasal Covid Vaccine

Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, unveiled the world’s first intranasal covid-19 vaccine iNNCOVACC on Thursday in the presence of Union Minister of State (IC) for Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh. iNNCOVACC is to receive approval for the primary 2-dose schedule, and as a heterologous booster dose. It is developed by Bharat Biotech International (BBIL) in collaboration with Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance (BIRAC), a PSU under the Dept of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology. Mandaviya said that over 65 per cent of vaccines supplied in the world are…

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First intra-nasal COVID-19 vaccine, a glorious tribute to the call for Atmanirbhar Bharat: Mandaviya, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Unveiling the world’s first made-in-India intra-nasal COVID-19 vaccine iNCOVACC, on India’s 74th Republic Day, Union Health Minister, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya stated that it is a glorious tribute to the call for Atmanirbhar Bharat. He added that India will not be just known for pharmacy of the world, but will be known for research and innovation. Launching the intranasal vaccine at his residence, Dr Mandaviya said, “The launch of iNCOVACC is an important milestone under Atma Nirbhar Bharat efforts. Today, 65 per cent of vaccines for the world are…

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India can have its own model for emergency response for other countries to emulate: Mandaviya, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Highlighting that India’s disaster management model has potential to go beyond the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to be flexible and agile to deal with exigencies on the ground, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said, “Being a vast country with diverse terrains and geographies, India can have its own model for disaster or emergency response which can be emulated by other countries.” Addressing the consultative workshop on the National Emergency Medical Team (NEMT) India, Mandaviya said, “While it is important to learn…

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Working To Strengthen Health Infra And Services: Mandaviya At Davos

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya at Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday reiterated the vision of India of according the topmost priority to healthcare as seva (service). “We are working towards augmenting health infrastructure and have initiated multiple schemes to strengthen health systems and improve health service delivery with focus on quality, accessibility and affordability of healthcare services,” he said in Health and Healthcare Community Dinner organised by World Economic Forum (WEF) at Congress Centre, Davos. In the forum Mandaviya said, we have put the vision of…

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Indian healthcare model must be aligned to regional requirements, local strengths and challenges : Mandaviya, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, said that health is finally being linked with the agenda of development under a holistic approach undertaken by the Union Government. Chairing the eighth meeting of Mission Steering Group (MSG), an apex group under the National Health Mission (NHM), he added that the pandemic period has provided an opportunity to strengthen our healthcare infrastructure and delivery systems. He emphasised that moving with the philosophy of Antyodaya, the government aspires to provide affordable, accessible, and quality healthcare services to…

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Govt flagship initiatives are making paradigm shifts in medical education sector : Mansukh Mandaviya – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Union Health Minister, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya informed that the government is committed towards bringing a drastic paradigm shift in education in the country. He spoke about the concerted efforts taken by the government to improve the quality of medical education for students. Speaking to reporters Mandaviya said, “One such initiative is to correct regional imbalances in the availability of affordable and reliable tertiary healthcare, for which Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) was launched. The program targets the establishment of AIIMS-like institutions and the upgradation of existing GMCs,…

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Melinda Gates Applauds India’s Covid-19 Management, Vaccination Drive

Melinda French Gates on Monday congratulated the Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya for India’s successful Covid-19 vaccination drive and praised the colossal efforts undertaken by the government in managing the pandemic.  Mandaviya and Gates discussed in detail the potential and new opportunities for India’s ambitious health sector reforms, with particular emphasis on strengthening the health infrastructure and digital health mission under the aegis of Ayushman Bharat.  They also discussed opportunities to leverage Indian vaccine manufacturing and digital goods for global public health, specifically in light of India’s charge of…

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India prepared to deal with any threat in the healthcare sector : Dr Mandaviya – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Stressing on the need for de-politicizing the discussions on health policy and infrastructure, and adopting a more holistic approach across the whole spectrum of the populace, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare stated that “a healthy India will be a wealthy India”. Speaking at the Public Affairs Forum of India’s (PAFI) 9th Annual Forum 2022, Dr Mandaviya pointed out that the health infrastructure is being propagated across the country via the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model with a microcosm of public hospitals mushrooming along…

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India’s first intranasal vaccine for COVID-19 gets emergency use authorisation from DCGI – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi : Bharat Biotech‘s intranasal COVID vaccine gets emergency use authorisation from Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) on Tuesday, informed Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya in a tweet. Bharat Biotech’s ChAd36-SARS-CoV-S COVID-19 (Chimpanzee Adenovirus Vectored) recombinant nasal vaccine approved by CDSCO for primary immunization against COVID-19 in 18+ age group for restricted use in emergency situation. Informing that this will be India’s first nasal vaccine for COVID-19, Union Health Minister, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya termed it as a ‘Big Boost to India’s Fight Against COVID-19’. He further informed…

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Centre working with states to strengthen multi-tier health infra network: Mandaviya – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: “Government of India has been working in the spirit of cooperative and collaborative federalism with States and UTs for creating, expanding and strengthening a multi-tier health infrastructure network across the country.” This was stated Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare as he virtually interacted with State Health Ministers of States/UTs to review the implementation of flagship schemes including National Health Mission (NHM), various projects under Emergency COVID Response Package (ECRP)-II, Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM), 15th Finance Commission (XV FC) grants.…

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