A study on mixing Covishield and Covaxin, the two main vaccines used in India’s COVID-19 vaccination programme, has been given the go-ahead by the Drugs Controller General Of India (DCGI). This study and its clinical trials will be conducted by Vellore’s Christian Medical College. “Permission has been granted for a research study by CMC Vellore (Tamil Nadu) on mixing of… Continue reading "DCGI gives go-ahead for study on mixing Covishield and Covaxin"
India’s Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research, effectively neutralises both Alpha and Delta variants of coronavirus, the US’ National Institute of Health has said. The NIH said results of two studies of blood serum from people who had received Covaxin suggest that the vaccine generates antibodies that effectively neutralise the B.1.1.7 (Alpha)… Continue reading "Covaxin effective against Alpha and Delta variants: US Health Institute"
Twenty children of 12-18 years have been vaccinated till now as part of the clinical trial of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for this age group, officials associated with the Covid project at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Patna have said. Over 100 minors have lined up for the trials till now, according to them. These trials will be conducted… Continue reading "AIIMS Patna to setup Covaxin trials on children"
The central government and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech are willing to invite other companies which want to produce Covaxin to help scale up its production, a top government advisor said on Thursday, as India grapples with a dire shortage of coronavirus vaccines. “People say that Covaxin should be given to other companies for manufacturing. I am happy to say that Covaxin… Continue reading "Bharat Biotech ready to collaborate with other vaccine makers to produce Covaxin"
Clinical trials of Covaxin for children from two and 18 years has been cleared by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). Covaxin maker Bharat Biotech has said the trial will be carried out on “525 healthy volunteers”. According to a government statement, the drug regulator accepted the recommendation of an expert committee on vaccines. The trial involves two vaccine… Continue reading "DCGI approves clinical trials of Covaxin for children from 0 to 18 years"
The nation is fighting a severe battle against the Corona Virus and in this crisis period supply of medical essentials like Vaccines, Oxygen Concentrators, Oximeter and other essentials are of utmost importance. In this fight,The Ministry of Civil Aviation and various airports and airlines and their corona warriors are playing their role by ensuring uninterrupted supply of all the medical… Continue reading "Transporting Hope: Delivery of medical cargo continues uninterrupted from Kolkata Airport"
As Covid-19 cases rise again in Chennai, several primary health centres run by the city municipal corporation have been vaccinating anyone over the age of 18 for the past few days, something several health experts have long been advocating. The Union government has stipulated that only frontline workers of all ages, all those aged over 60 and people with co-morbidities… Continue reading "People over 18 vaccinated in Chennai"
The Vice President of India and Chairman of Rajya Sabha Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has hailed the emergency authorization of two Covid vaccines yesterday as India’s leap of science that benefits the humanity at large. Writing on social media today, Shri Naidu stressed that this is an indication of how Atmanirbhar Bharat can benefit not only the Indians but the… Continue reading "India’s Covid vaccine is a leap of science, says Vice President"