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The Union health ministry has also written to all states and Union territories to identify people who can be utilised for the mass Covid-19 vaccination drive(AP)

Polio, BCG infra to power vaccine plan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 03:58 AM IST
The universal immunisation programme comes under the health ministry, and covers 25 million children every year, vaccinating them against a range of diseases including measles, polio, and tuberculosis.
By the end of June, the hospital staff was tested for Covid-19 using the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test.(PTI)
By the end of June, the hospital staff was tested for Covid-19 using the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test.(PTI)

Study confirms BCG vaccine efficacy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 04:26 AM IST
BCG protects against childhood tuberculosis (TB) in countries such as India, where it is administered to newborn babies as part of the immunisation programme.
BCG vaccination of children began in India in 1949.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
BCG vaccination of children began in India in 1949.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

TB vaccine averts severe infections, deaths from Covid-19: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 01:41 PM IST
The BCG vaccine protects against disseminated TB and meningitis in childhood, but doesn’t offer protection from adult pulmonary TB, which has led to several countries discontinuing its use.
The findings also indicate that population age structure can lead to high fatality rate across countries.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The findings also indicate that population age structure can lead to high fatality rate across countries.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Mandatory BCG vaccination may make Covid-19 less virulent in India: Study

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Harshita Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2020 07:26 PM IST
The bacille Calmette-Gurin (BCG) vaccine has a documented protective effect against meningitis and disseminated TB in children, according to the World Health Organisation.
The institute in Mumbai’s Parel had submitted the proposal to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) last month as a therapeutic treatment.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The institute in Mumbai’s Parel had submitted the proposal to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) last month as a therapeutic treatment.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Haffkine Institute gets approval for BCG trial

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rupsa Chakraborty
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 11:30 AM IST
A scientist conducts research on a vaccine for the novel coronavirus Covid-19 at the laboratories of RNA medicines company Arcturus Therapeutics in San Diego, California, US.(Reuters File Photo)
A scientist conducts research on a vaccine for the novel coronavirus Covid-19 at the laboratories of RNA medicines company Arcturus Therapeutics in San Diego, California, US.(Reuters File Photo)

Coronavirus update- TB vaccine in childhood may offer Covid-19 protection: Researchers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 08:14 PM IST
India started BCG vaccination of children in 1949, and currently 97% of 26 million children born in India receive the BCG vaccine free.
In Andhra Pradesh, people protest against the three capital proposal in Amaravati.(ANI PHOTO.)
In Andhra Pradesh, people protest against the three capital proposal in Amaravati.(ANI PHOTO.)

US firm declares Amaravati unfit for Andhra capital, recommends Vizag

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 07:36 AM IST
Speaking to reporters after the BCG submitted its report, planning department secretary G S Vijay Kumar said the consultancy firm recommended that the state secretariat, Raj Bhavan and the chief minister’s office be located in Visakhapatnam.
The ministry headed by Nitin Gadkari may also seek the approval from the Union Cabinet to notify the policy, according to the official.(HT Photo)
The ministry headed by Nitin Gadkari may also seek the approval from the Union Cabinet to notify the policy, according to the official.(HT Photo)

Government may come out with new toll policy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 10:08 AM IST
The ministry of road transport and highways has hired consultancy firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to prepare a draft policy in collaboration with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to revamp the toll system, which was last revised in 2008.
Fashion brands improved their environmental and social impact in 2018, but progress was slower than in the previous year, according to the report.(Unsplash)
Fashion brands improved their environmental and social impact in 2018, but progress was slower than in the previous year, according to the report.(Unsplash)

Fashion’s sustainability push isn’t keeping up with rapid growth

By Robert Williams, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 10:59 AM IST
The fashion industry’s progress on reducing its environmental impact isn’t moving fast enough to counteract its rapid growth, according to a report by consultancy BCG and sustainable fashion groups.
Public broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) is exploring tying up with so-called over-the-top (OTT) platforms for sharing their content through its Free Dish, India’s only free direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service, people aware of the development said.(Mint)
Public broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) is exploring tying up with so-called over-the-top (OTT) platforms for sharing their content through its Free Dish, India’s only free direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service, people aware of the development said.(Mint)

Doordarshan eyes tie-up to share content through Free Dish

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 01:50 PM IST
Doordarshan, which operates 23 satellite channels, covering about 92% of the country’s population besides the DTH service, could help OTT platforms increase their reach, one of the people, a DD official, said on condition of anonymity. OTT platforms are content-streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and BigFlix
In the list of 36 states and union territories, only Nagaland (61.07%) and Andaman and Nicobar (42%) have a grimmer situation than Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)
In the list of 36 states and union territories, only Nagaland (61.07%) and Andaman and Nicobar (42%) have a grimmer situation than Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)

At 61% full immunisation, Uttarakhand lags at bottom

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2018 09:36 PM IST
Achievement of the health department’s immunisation programme in Uttarakhand has taken a serious hit in 2017-18 as only 61.32% children (9-11 months old) were covered with full immunisation
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