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'To Tackle COVID In Rural India, Enable At-Home Care, Involve Panchayats, NGOs' -Govindraj Ethiraj

-IndiaSpend.com The best way to arrest the COVID surge in India's villages is to rebuild people's trust in public systems, encourage home care and use simple technologies, say experts Mumbai: The number of COVID-19 cases in India is now slowing down a bit, with around 350,000 cases and fewer than 4,200 deaths every day. We know by now that on both numbers, there is considerable under-counting. The number of cases at a national...

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House panel flags slow pace of vaccination

-The Hindu Committee on Home Affairs for immunisation of all frontline workers, CAPF personnel A parliamentary panel on home affairs observed that “till now, less than 1% of the Indian population has been vaccinated and at this rate it will take many years to vaccinate whole population.” The parliamentary standing committee on home affairs, headed by Congress leader Anand Sharma, tabled the report in Rajya Sabha on Monday. Second dose missed “The Committee also expresses...

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Recovery from pandemic may take years. Government must invest in welfare projects -Nishtha Tewari

-The Indian Express The current scenario is ideal for policymakers and practitioners to drive home the importance of health spending and institutional development With the first batch of anti-COVID vaccines being rolled out, the mood of the nation seems to be upbeat as it bids farewell to the pain and anguish of last year. The emergency-use approval to the vaccine developed by Oxford University and the Swedish-British pharma major AstraZeneca, manufactured in...

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Experts warn against vaccinating Frontline health workers first -Anuja Susan Varghese

-The New Indian Express As the much-awaited vaccines to fight Covid-19 inch closer to realisation and production on a large scale, the Central and  state governments are gearing up to administer them en masse. KOCHI: As the much-awaited vaccines to fight Covid-19 inch closer to realisation and production on a large scale, the Central and  state governments are gearing up to administer them en masse.Who are to receive vaccinations first has been...

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India's mission to fight child mortality -Prof. Ramanan Laxminarayan and Dr Vinod Paul

-IBNLive.com Earlier in the month of April 2015, our country accomplished a formidable feat. In the first round of Mission Indradhanush, an initiative launched by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, more than 50 lakh doses of vaccines were administered, free of cost, to nearly 20 lakh children and 6 lakh pregnant women. To put numbers into perspective, in a span of 7 days, more children were vaccinated in our country...

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