Piyush Goyal will not compromise on India’s interests in WTO

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said that India will push for significant outcomes in the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial without compromising the interests of the country and will insist on a permanent solution to the public stockholding issue. Goyal, who is also the consumer affairs minister, told ET in an interview that … Read more

More than 130 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states, union territories so far

The Union Health Ministry on Sunday said that over 130 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have so far been provided to states and union territories through free channel and direct state procurement category. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), over 22 crore untapped COVID vaccine doses are still available with the states … Read more

Committed to supply 5 billion COVID vaccine doses to the world by 2022: Government

The Union government on Thursday said that India is committed to supplying 5 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the world by 2022. Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) Global Innovation Summit 2021 said that India has exported more than 65 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to around 100 … Read more

1 in 4 citizens say local administration, companies have made COVID vaccination mandatory: Survey

A recent survey by a digital community-based platform has found that despite COVID-19 vaccination being voluntary in the country, one in four citizens say their local administrations, companies and associations have made it mandatory . The LocalCircles survey received over 36,000 responses from citizens living in 328 districts of India. It said that 26 per … Read more

Government will run on expert advice on vaccination of children

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the Center will take a cautious approach and seek expert advice before introducing COVID-19 vaccination for children or booster doses for fully vaccinated adults. Speaking at the Times Now summit, Mandaviya said: “This decision (introduction of vaccine for children) needs to be taken very carefully. Children are the future of … Read more

Ensure all adults get first dose of COVID vaccine during Har Ghar Dastak campaign: Mandaviya to states

Noting that over 12 crore beneficiaries are due for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday urged the state health ministers to ensure that they are motivated to take it and that the entire adult The first dose should be given to the population. ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign. … Read more

Private hospitals start talks with schools for vaccination of children

People in the know told ET that major private hospitals in the country have started discussions with various schools to host clinics to provide COVID-19 vaccination as soon as the vaccine becomes available. Max Healthcare said it is exploring alliances with various major schools to support the government’s vaccination campaign, whenever it allows for a … Read more

Coronavirus vaccine push: In India, the job gets done

Six months after COVID vaccines were opened to the general public, companies are reporting an impressive number of immunization workers, despite vaccinations not being mandatory. Companies say this has been done mostly through organizing in-office vaccination campaigns (ease of access) and counseling people reluctant to get the shot. SV Nathan, Partner and Chief Talent Officer, … Read more