Government will decide on vaccination of children, adolescents on 'scientific rationale', supply situation: Covid Task Force Chief
Zydus Cadila's indigenously developed needle-free COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D is set to become the first vaccine that will be available in India for those in the age group of 12-18 years.
AMAI office-bearers have welcomed Health Minister Veena George’s citing regarding the achieved benefits of ayurveda in the Lok Sabha.
It opined that the focus on stopping the spread among mildly symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with community support could avoid numerous preventable deaths.
The task force approved Rs 843 crore to procure two crore doses of vaccines by floating global tenders, which will be split into four parts of Rs 50 lakh each.
The Minister stated that the State government was exploring all possible options to procure sufficient quantity of vaccines for the citizens of the State.
Despite Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar being part of the task force, Dr Ashwath Narayan will lead the team that is in charge of overseeing measures taken to curb the pandemic.
The first-of-its-kind country-specific global task force to address a public health crisis in another country was addressed by US Secretary of State Tony Blinken.