Tag Archives: Covishield

‘Test-track-treat and vaccination’: Centre to states on easing of lockdown

By | June 19, 2021

The easing of Covid-related lockdown norms has led to crowding in some markets and other places, the Centre said on Saturday, as it urged states to ensure the “extremely important” five-fold strategy of Covid-appropriate behaviour, test-track-treat and vaccination to prevent the spread of the disease. In a communication to all states and Union Territories… Read More »

Increase gap between two Covishield shots to 12-16 weeks: Govt panel

By | May 13, 2021

New Delhi, May 13 (PTI) A government panel has recommended increasing the gap between two doses of Covishield COVID-19 vaccine to 12-16 weeks, official sources said on Thursday. No change has been suggested for dosage interval of Covaxin by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI). It has… Read More »

BS Reads: Lessons for India Inc from cricket win and slow vaccine embrace

By | January 23, 2021

India’s dramatic cricket victory at the Gabba, Australia, and her underwhelming Covid-19 vaccine adoption in the country are classic cases of how risk was managed differently in two instances. One offered a positive outcome and the other a not-so-optimistic one. The first demonstrated how a young, freshly-minted team raring to go could overcome the… Read More »

Centre may not procure Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine over high cost

By | December 13, 2020

As the Centre starts provisioning for one of the largest Covid-19 immunisation drives in the world, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine candidate seems to be an outlier, at least for now. Senior government officials have indicated that India may not procure the mRNA vaccine, which American major Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech have developed, for the immunisation drive. The… Read More »

India gearing up poll machinery to give 600 mn Covid vaccine jabs: Report

By | December 12, 2020

India will deploy its vast election machinery to deliver 600 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable people in the next six to eight months through conventional cold chain systems, the expert leading the initiative said on Friday. The government has lined up cold storage facilities with temperatures between 2 to 8… Read More »