Category: Coronavirus

June 2, 2021
Mismanagement unearthed by Dainik Bhaskar

On the afternoon of April 10 this year, the editorial team of Divya Bhaskar from Ahmedabad met in the office to plan a version for the next day. One story caught the attention of the newspaper's Gujarati editor, Devendra Bhatnagar. CR Patil, president of the National People's Party, claimed that he would give Covid patients […]

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May 1, 2021
Assam string puppetry rides COVID campaign for revival

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided an Assam-based trust the opportunity to focus on a near-forgotten form of string puppetry called Putola Nach. In collaboration with the UNICEF-Assam, the Anamika Ray Memorial Trust (ARMT) has produced three short videos using string puppetry for creating mass awareness on COVID appropriate behaviour. A fourth video is on the […]

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April 30, 2021
COVID-19: India records new daily high of 3,86,452 cases

New Delhi, Apr 30 India saw 3,86,452 new coronavirus infections in a span of 24 hours, the highest single-day rise so far, pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,87,62,976, while active cases crossed the 31-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll increased to 2,08,330 with […]

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April 13, 2021
Russia's Sputnik vaccine approved for emergency use in India: Health ministry

New Delhi, Apr 13 :  India's drug regulator has granted permission for restricted emergency use of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V with certain conditions, the Union Health Ministry announced on Tuesday, while stating that Dr Reddy's Laboratories will import the vaccine for use in the country. The approval by the Drugs Controller General of […]

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March 1, 2021
PM Modi takes his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Delhi's AIIMS Watch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS Delhi. "Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS," PM Modi said in a tweet. "Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19," PM tweeted as he shared an […]

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February 15, 2021
Assam Rifles organizes lecture on COVID-19, Pers Hygiene and Sanitation

The Kadamtala Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters 21 Sector Assam Rifles and Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) organized a Lecture on COVID-19, Pers Hygiene and Sanitation at Vill New Kaiphundai, Tamenglong District in Manipur on 15 February 2021. The Interaction encompassed the ongoing situation in Area, recent Govt projects for vaccination, […]

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February 15, 2021
GoI to provide financial help to kin of journalists who died of COVID-19

The Government of India (GoI) today approved a proposal of the Journalist Welfare Committee under the PIB to provide financial relief to the families of 39 journalists who died due to COVID-19. In its meeting held on Monday, the Journalist Welfare Committee decided to provide Rs 5 lakhs to the family members of 39 deceased […]

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January 22, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination starts at 3 new centres of Guwahati

COVID-19 vaccination has started at three new centres of Kamrup Metro from Friday. The vaccination drive was started at Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH), Down Town Hospital and CRPF Composite Hospital at Amerigog, 9 Mile. MMCH additional superintendent Dr. Anupal Kr. Sharma was the first to get vaccinated followed by Dr Mridul Das and Dr […]

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January 19, 2021
1000 COVID-19 vaccines reportedly got spoiled at Silchar Medical College Hospital

A major lapse by the Assam's Health Department, as at least 1000 COVID-19 vaccines reportedly got spoiled at Silchar Medical College Hospital (SMCH) after refrigerating at the below the prescribed level. It is also said that COVID-19 vaccines should have been stored at a temperature of -10 to -18 degrees centigrade; however, the management of […]

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January 16, 2021
PM Narendra Modi launches world’s largest COVID vaccination drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive today via video conferencing. Adequate doses of the two made-in-India vaccines have been delivered across the country to all States and Union Territories, the Government said on Thursday. This will be the world’s largest vaccination programme covering the entire length and breadth of the country and […]

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