Govt clarifies claims of production of Covaxin via calf serum

Does Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research, contain serum of the newborn calf? As an RTI document shared by Congress’s Gaurav Pandhi has gone... Read more »
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Govt caps price of Covid vaccines for pvt hospitals

Government of India has capped the charges for administration of Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V vaccines on Tuesday. The decision came up with an objective to stop private hospitals form overcharging patients... Read more »

Black Fungus: Centre urges states to make mucormycosis a notifiable disease

The Union government on Thursday asked states and Union Territories (UTs) to make Mucormycosis notifiable disease under Epidemic Disease Act 1897. The move came after a number of states reported increasing cases... Read more »
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Centre writes to states on Covid vaccine allocation

The Centre released a statement on Wednesday saying, “Union Health Ministry has again written to the States and UTs on allocation of Covid vaccine doses (for both Covishield and Covaxin) during May... Read more »
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Govt allows employees with medical qualification to undertake practice, offer teleconsultation

The Centre on Wednesday allowed its employees with medical qualifications to undertake practice and offer teleconsultation. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said the central government employees with medical qualifications can... Read more »

GoI to increase production of Amphotericin B amid rising cases of Mucormycosis

Amid a sudden increase in demand observed in some states for Amphotericin B which is being prescribed by physicians to patients suffering from Mucormycosis, a post COVID complication, the Government of India... Read more »

Centre approves Haffkin Institute to produce Covaxin on transfer of technology basis

Mumbai-based Haffkin Institute has received permission from the Centre on Thursday to manufacture Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin on the basis of transfer of technology. The owner of the institute, the Maharashtra government thanked... Read more »