Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya also said that India is soon going to be largest vaccine-producing country as more companies will get the production licence.
The United Nation's deputy humanitarian chief on Monday warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting conflict-ridden and impoverished countries much worse this year than in 2020.
IIT Gandhinagar has come up with a unique invention that can help prevent viral infections among people.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday attended a meeting of the G20 High-Level Independent Panel (HLIP) and shared India's preparedness and response to COVID-19.
The infant, suffering from apnea and who suddenly stopped breathing, was evaluated by the hospital doctors and referred for a surgery.
Mumbai-based pharmaceutical firm Cipla has received the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) nod to import Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for restricted emergency use in India, sources told news agency PTI.
As a possible third wave of COVID-19 is anticipated to affect children disproportionately, the BMC had directed to conduct the sero-survey of the pediatric population during the second wave itself.
Meanwhile, the Union health ministry, in a 375-page affidavit filed in the apex court, has responded in detail to the query of an apex court bench about the steps being taken to ensure drug availability for Mucormycosis.
The Delhi Metro's Phase I, II and III projects have been awarded the prestigious Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) 'Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award' for the year 2020.
The ICMR on Saturday said India has achieved the milestone of conducting 40 crore COVID-19 tests, with an average of more than 18 lakh tests per day in the month of June.
As many as 9 fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department. The COVID-19 positivity rate in the national capital stood at 0.12 percent.
A study, based on mathematical modelling analysis published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR) has suggested the third wave of COVID-19 -- if it occurs -- is unlikely to be as severe as the second wave.
Vaccines Covishield and Covaxin work against SARS-CoV-2 variants Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta, while effectiveness tests against the Delta Plus variant is ongoing, the government said on Friday.
The state government said it can cover the entire eligible population within the next three months if the supply by the Centre kept up. Availability of vaccine doses was no longer an issue, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said at `Digital Dialogue', an event organized by his party, the NCP.
The Uttar Pradesh government had launched ‘Mission June’ campaign, a massive vaccination campaign which aimed at inoculating over one crore people in the state against Covid-19 in June.
The oral opaganib is associated with a reduction in the need for supplemental oxygen support, earlier time to discharge from hospital and was well tolerated, the company said in a statement on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the "record-breaking" vaccination numbers were "gladdening" as the country suceeded in administering more than 80 lakh vaccine doses on the first day of the revised guidelines.
This optimistic picture, however, must be edged with abundant caution, said several scientists, citing the emergence of new variants, the still high absolute number of cases, the many districts where positivity rate remains over 5 per cent and concerns over reliability of data.
According to the revised guidelines which came into effect from June 21, vaccine doses provided free of cost by the Centre will be allocated to states and UTs based on criteria such as population, disease burden and the progress of vaccination, and all above the age of 18 will be eligible for the free jabs.
A centenarian in Assam has recovered from Covid-19 and was discharged from the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Sunday.