From Export Ban to Factory Fire, Problems at Serum Institute Cause Vaccine Shortage in Several Countries

From Export Ban to Factory Fire, Problems at Serum Institute Cause Vaccine Shortage in Several Countries

Countries from around the world including Bangladesh, Nepal and Rwanda are grappling with stalled Covid-19 vaccination programs as these countries are reporting vaccination shortage. These vaccination shortages around the world can be linked back to a common company, The Serum Institute of India. A report in the Bloomberg said that Serum Institute was named a … Read more

Hit by Staff Shortage, Centre Asks States to Nominate More Officers for Central Deputation

Hit by Staff Shortage, Centre Asks States to Nominate More Officers for Central Deputation

The Centre has asked state governments to nominate more officers for central deputation at the level of deputy secretary, director and joint secretary, citing their shortage, according to an official communique. It also asked them not to nominate officers, who are on the verge of promotion, that often necessitates their early repatriation to their cadre … Read more

Amid Acute Shortage of Both, Recent Study Claims Covishield Produces More Antibodies than Covaxin

Can Indians be Vaccinated by December-end? Report Says First Dose for All May Take Up to 8 Months

A recent study has concluded that Serum Institute’s Covishield triggered more antibodies than Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. A preprint of the first Indian study, by Dr AK Singh and his colleagues, involving doctors and nurses who received both doses of either of the two Covid-19 vaccines states that both vaccines elicited a good immune response. Unpublished … Read more

Delhi Govt to Grant Rs 5 lakh to Kin of Those Who Died Due Oxygen Shortage

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The Delhi government will provide an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the family members of those who lost their lives due to a shortage of oxygen during treatment in hospitals across the national capital. The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has set up a committee of senior doctors which has been tasked to … Read more

Tell Centre That Mucormycosis Patients Dying Due to Drug Shortage: Bombay HC to Maha

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The Bombay High Court on Thursday said that Maharashtra needs to tell the Centre that mucormycosis patients in the Marathwada region of the state are dying due to the shortage of medicine required in its treatment. Justices R V Ghuge and B U Debadwar of the high court’s Aurangabad bench was informedthat patients in Marathwada … Read more

Reports Alleging Shortage of Vaccines in Tamil Nadu Factually Incorrect: Union Health Ministry

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The Union Health Ministry on Thursday termed as “factually incorrect and without any basis” media reports alleging that there is a shortage of vaccines in Tamil Nadu. As on June 2, more than one crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed to Tamil Nadu, of which 93.3 lakhs doses have been consumed, the ministry … Read more

May Saw India’s Daily Vaccination Drop by 34% Amid Shortage, Monthly Doses Fell Too

Can Indians be Vaccinated by December-end? Report Says First Dose for All May Take Up to 8 Months

India expanded its coronavirus vaccination drive last month to include all adults, but the pace has since considerably slowed down due to shortage of doses as flagged by several state governments. In April, when the vaccination drive was opened up for 34.5 crore Indians aged above 45 years of age, 8.98 crore doses were administered. … Read more

Lockdown Cannot Be Extended Again and Again, No Shortage of Oxygen or Beds: Tamil Nadu CM Stalin

Lockdown Cannot Be Extended Again and Again, No Shortage of Oxygen or Beds: Tamil Nadu CM Stalin

The lockdown cannot be extended indefinitely and it has to be ended soon, but it is in the hands of the people, Chief Minister M K Stalin said here on Tuesday and appealed to them to follow COVID-19 guidelines to help prevent the virus spread. There is no shortage of oxygen and no scarcity of … Read more

Bitcoin’s ‘Green’ Rival Chia is Causing a Shortage of Hard Drives

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Chia has been hogging a lot of limelight in the crowded cryptocurrency space lately as a ‘green’ alternative to Bitcoin. Even more so since the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk,  tweeted last month that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are driving up fossil fuel consumption. He revoked Tesla’s decision to accept Bitcoin as payment for … Read more

It’s Living Hell, We Are Helpless, Says Delhi HC on Black Fungus Drug Shortage

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We are living this hell. Everyone is living this hell. It’s a situation where we want to help but we are helpless, the Delhi High Court lamented on Friday while hearing pleas on the shortage of black fungus medicine and the problems being faced by the patients. While the Centre placed a report giving the … Read more

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