In his video address to the National Summit on Quality of Biologicals, the minister said biological drugs have emerged as a choice of therapy along with conventional chemical drugs.
The nasal vaccine -- BBV154 -- had received the Drugs Controller General of India's (DCGI) approval in November for restricted emergency use among adults as a heterologous booster dose.
Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya did not specify which Covid vaccine works against the BF.7 sub-variant.
Similarly, the BSL3 level facility will be a major addition to capacity building in the state and the region for tackling novel and highly infectious pathogens.
Odisha is among some of the big states and UTs that are facing a complete vaccine stockout.
The CIB is the highest decision making body of all AIIMS for finance, infrastructure, vacancy, recruitment, enforcement of policies, challenges and procurement.
The minister urged the AIIMS students to wholeheartedly take the opportunity of service and responsibility that medical science brings.
Reviewing the project work with Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at Talcher, Mandaviya said India’s agriculture sector requires fertilisers for the sector to flourish.
Ten children have died waiting for treatment, Gandhi tweeted, urging Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to act immediately by clearing these payments.
The state also expressed its objection to the draft post graduate medical education regulations that was recently circulated for public opinion.
India’s successful management of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lessons learnt will also be a part of its presentations to the G20 health-working groups (HWGs).
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya oversaw the drill at the Centre-run Safdarjung Hospital here, while health ministers reviewed the drill in their respective states.
In pursuance of the central government’s directions, a mock drill will be conducted across government hospitals in the city.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will visit Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday to take stock of the mock drill to be conducted there.
On Saturday, Mandaviya said that the government has been working to control the spread of Covid-19 and urged the people to wear masks and follow covid appropriate behaviour.
The Centre advised the states and union territories to ensure the availability of Liquid Medical Oxygen, cylinders and other equipment like ventilators at hospitals.
International passengers from selected countries will have to upload their Covid reports on the government website and undergo thermal screening upon landing, the minister said.
Following these directions, country-wide mock drills will be carried out on December 27. The health minister will also be leading one.
Mandaviya made a suo motu statement in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday on India's preparedness to curb the spread of the viral infection. He said the situation is being constantly monitored.
The BJP government is also trying to suppress the (opposition) Congress' voice in Parliament and this is also a reason why this yatra was taken out, Gandhi said.