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Indians can expect to get their first COVID-19 shot on January 13: Union Health Ministry

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan

Based on the feedback of dry-run, the Union Health Ministry, on Tuesday, announced that the Central government was ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccine, within 10 days from today for emergency use authorisation. 

On January 3, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) had given a nod for emergency use of two COVID-19 vaccines Covaxin? and Covishield, in the country. 

Indians can expect to get their first COVID-19 shot on January 13, Union Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said during the Health Ministry briefing on COVID-19.
Healthcare workers and frontline workers would not need to register themselves as a beneficiary, as their data is bulk database that has been populated on the Co-WIN vaccine delivery management system in a bulk manner, Bhushan added. 
Meanwhile, Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech, on Tuesday, said they will work together to develop, manufacture and supply the COVID-19 vaccines in India and globally. 
In a joint statement on behalf of the two companies, SII CEO Adar Poonawalla and Bharat Biotech Chairman and Managing Director Krishna Ella announced their combined intent to develop, manufacture and supply the COVID-19 vaccines for India and the world.

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Deaf and dumb students put up scintillating show at Radio Mirchi’s ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Anurag Raut | Nagpur

Amid heavy rains, Nagpur citizens drenched themselves in patriotism during ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ organised by Radio Mirchi on Sunday, August 14. What made the event all the more special was when several deaf and dumb students of Deaf and Dumb School, Shankar Nagar, gave a splendid performance on national anthem that reverberated patriotic fervour. Apart from them, students from Delhi Public School also left people completely mesmerised with their incredibly soothing performance with various musical instruments.

Ex-Indian Idol contestant from the city Kaivalya Kejkar regaled the audience with songs including ‘Maula Mere Lele Meri Jaan’ from Chak De! India.

Also read:RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat hoists national flag at Nagpur headquarters

 

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Kids in Nagpur walk ramp in khadi outfits during Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

In a rare yet commendable initiative, kids walked the ramp in outfits made in Khadi by designer Durgesh Dixit during Khadi Pride. The ramp walk took place at Sugandh Sabhagruha in Nagpur on Sunday, August 14 in the presence of Central Member of Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Micro Small & Medium Enterprises Jaiprakash Gupta. 

Also read:India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha

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India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Anurag Raut | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) along with the Tribal Development Department in Nagpur launched BLOSSOM that was recently inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. 

BLOSSOM is an initiative that has been launched to reach out to the remotest tribal villages in districts of Chandrapur, Gondia and Gadchiroli in Maharashtra and screen the people for non-communicable diseases and plan suitable interventions.

Launched at Hotel Centre Point Hotel on World Tribal Day, the initiative BLOSSOM stands for: Breast cancer, Liver and lifestyle diseases, Osteoporosis, Sickle cell, Sexually transmitted infections, and Malnutrition.

Around 22 teams would screen a population of 10,000 tribal people across remote villages in the coming three months.

Also read:Nagpur’s Futala Lake comes alive with chants of Bharat Mata Ki Jai on Independence Day

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