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A man applies finishing touches to graffiti representing a vaccine, amidst the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Kolkata, India, January 2, 2021.(REUTERS)

India’s vaccine jabs may start next week: Officials

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 07:01 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the world’s biggest inoculation drive against coronavirus is set to begin in the country, lauding scientists and technicians for the “Made in India” vaccines.
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A medic fills a syringe with Covxin before administering it to a health worker during its trials, at the Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society in Ahmedabad, India.(Reuters/ File photo)
A medic fills a syringe with Covxin before administering it to a health worker during its trials, at the Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society in Ahmedabad, India.(Reuters/ File photo)

Experts flag concern over ‘limited data’ for Covaxin

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 02:41 AM IST
Early-stage trials found the vaccine to be safe and able to invoke a robust immune response, but Phase 2 data is under peer review and has not been published. Phase 3 trials were announced on November 16, and around 22,500 of 25,800 volunteers have enrolled of which around half have received two doses.
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The DCGI granted the approval on the basis of recommendations of a Covid-19 Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).(PTI)
The DCGI granted the approval on the basis of recommendations of a Covid-19 Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).(PTI)

DCGI gives licensing permission to Bharat Biotech to manufacture Covaxin

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:58 PM IST
The DCGI gave final approval to two Covid-19 vaccines, paving the way for a huge inoculation program to stem the pandemic in the second worst-hit country.
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A doctor administers a mock Covid-19 vaccine during a dry run at Govt Rajindra Hospital in Patiala, Punjab.(HT photo)
A doctor administers a mock Covid-19 vaccine during a dry run at Govt Rajindra Hospital in Patiala, Punjab.(HT photo)

Covid vaccine to be taken 28 days apart, antibodies will develop 2 weeks after last dose: AIIMS Director

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar | New Delhi, Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:12 PM IST
AIIMS Director also informed that after all doses of the vaccine are administered, a QR-code based certificate will also be sent to the mobile number of the beneficiary and recommended that after vaccination, patients should take rest for at least 30 minutes.
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Health workers preparing for Covid-19 vaccination mock drill at Rajawadi Municipal Corporation Hospital in Mumbai.(PTI)
Health workers preparing for Covid-19 vaccination mock drill at Rajawadi Municipal Corporation Hospital in Mumbai.(PTI)

Covishield and Covaxin: What’s next after Drug Controller’s approval?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 06:31 PM IST
The approval does not mean the ongoing trials of both these vaccines will be stopped. Trials will go on along with emergency vaccination drive. More data from ongoing trials will help experts understand the efficacy of the vaccines better.
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AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria.(PTI)
AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria.(PTI)

Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin can be used as backup, says AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 06:32 PM IST
The DCGI gave approval for the emergency use of two Covid-19 vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and the other by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Virology (NIV).
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After testing Covid-19 positive, JP Nadda was under home isolation since December 13. (Photo: Twitter)
After testing Covid-19 positive, JP Nadda was under home isolation since December 13. (Photo: Twitter)

‘Thanks to Dr Randeep Guleria’: JP Nadda tweets after recovering from Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 02:34 PM IST
The BJP chief tested Covid-19 positive on December 13, soon after his visit to West Bengal.
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Healthcare workers during COVID-19 screening and swab test at Malad in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Healthcare workers during COVID-19 screening and swab test at Malad in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Possible that Covid-19 UK strain entered India before, says AIIMS director

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Though the new strain has entered India, it has not affected India’s number of cases so far, Randeep Guleria said.
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Health workers check the body temperature of patients recovering at the Sardar Patel Covid Care Center hospital after getting, in New Delhi.(AP)
Health workers check the body temperature of patients recovering at the Sardar Patel Covid Care Center hospital after getting, in New Delhi.(AP)

Govt to reserve 60% ICU beds in pvt hospitals for Covid care

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 02:36 AM IST
Justice Navin Chawla expressed the court’s displeasure at the delay by the Delhi government in presenting the statistics regarding the necessity of keeping these beds reserved amid concerns of non-Covid patients not getting critical care.
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A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at market area in the old quarters of Delhi.(REUTERS)
A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at market area in the old quarters of Delhi.(REUTERS)

Covid-19: Govt to decide on reserving 80% beds in pvt hospitals today

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 01:26 AM IST
The government further told the court that due to the current evolving situation of a new Covid-19 strain, the government order of reserving the beds would be reviewed on December 23.
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Members of AIIMS Nurses Union during their indefinite strike over their long-pending demands, including those concerning the Sixth Central Pay Commission and against contractual appointments, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Members of AIIMS Nurses Union during their indefinite strike over their long-pending demands, including those concerning the Sixth Central Pay Commission and against contractual appointments, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

AIIMS nurses call off strike after 2-hour meet with hospital administration

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 11:30 PM IST
On Monday, around 5,000 nurses of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here went on a strike over their long pending demands, including those with regard to the Sixth Central Pay Commission.
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Day 2 of AIIMS nurses’ union strike (ANI)
Day 2 of AIIMS nurses’ union strike (ANI)

‘Helpless as our demands weren’t met’: AIIMS nurses’ union as indefinite strike enters day 2

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 12:15 PM IST
The union had launched a strike on Monday over a host of demands, including that related to the 6th Central Pay Commission.
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The AIIMS administration said that the patients were being managed by resident doctors, senior faculty members and staff.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
The AIIMS administration said that the patients were being managed by resident doctors, senior faculty members and staff.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

Nearly 3,000 AIIMS nurses go on strike to demand better pay

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 07:10 AM IST
A government official said that since the demand for salary is not covered under the previous circular, the Central government has agreed to view it as a fresh demand.
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A health worker in PPE coveralls seen transporting a patient on a stretcher at AIIMS Hospital in New Delhi on November 17, 2020. (Photo by Amal KS/Hindustan Times)
A health worker in PPE coveralls seen transporting a patient on a stretcher at AIIMS Hospital in New Delhi on November 17, 2020. (Photo by Amal KS/Hindustan Times)

Don’t go during the pandemic: AIIMS appeals as nurses’ union threaten strike

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 11:03 PM IST
The nurses’ union had announced an indefinite strike, starting Monday, over redressal of their demands, including that related to 6th Central Pay Commission.
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Once a booster dose is given, the vaccine will give a good amount of antibodies production and protect from the virus for “for a significant amount of time.”(Reuters)
Once a booster dose is given, the vaccine will give a good amount of antibodies production and protect from the virus for “for a significant amount of time.”(Reuters)

Need priority list as vaccine won’t be available for all in the beginning, says AIIMS director

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 03:11 PM IST
Speaking on the vaccine availability, Guleria said, “In the beginning, it will not be available in sufficient doses to give to everyone. We need a priority list to see that we vaccinate those who’ve high chances of dying due to Covid,” ANI reported.
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Dr Guleria, who is also a part of the national committee on vaccination, said he hoped at least 30% to 40% Indians will get the vaccine by the end of next year, with several vaccines in advanced stages of trials.(HT Photo)
Dr Guleria, who is also a part of the national committee on vaccination, said he hoped at least 30% to 40% Indians will get the vaccine by the end of next year, with several vaccines in advanced stages of trials.(HT Photo)

HTLS 2020: There is light at the end of the tunnel, say top Covid experts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 05:40 PM IST
The pandemic will start slowing once vaccines are rolled out, said dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, Dr Ashish K Jha.
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Dr Ashish K Jha, Dean, Brown University School of Public Health, in conversation with R Sukumar, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times, during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) 2020, in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Dr Ashish K Jha, Dean, Brown University School of Public Health, in conversation with R Sukumar, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times, during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) 2020, in New Delhi.(HT Photo)

HTLS 2020: Dr Ashish Jha asks people not to worry about long-term immunity from Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 01:48 AM IST
Jha pointed out that the medical and scientific community do not have huge amounts of experience in dealing with SARS-Cov-2 as it is relatively new. He said that people should also not worry themselves with studies concerning antibodies.
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Dr Randeep Guleria in conversation with R Sukumar, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times, during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) 2020.(HT Photo)
Dr Randeep Guleria in conversation with R Sukumar, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times, during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) 2020.(HT Photo)

HTLS 2020: Covid virus is very smart, says AIIMS director. He explains why

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 10:12 PM IST
Dr Guleria said that the percentage of population inoculated by 2021 will depend on the number of Covid-19 vaccines getting regulatory approval early next year and the number of doses they will produce.
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Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, in conversation with R Sukumar, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times, during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) 2020, in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, in conversation with R Sukumar, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times, during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) 2020, in New Delhi.(HT Photo)

At HTLS 2020, experts say we will have to learn to live with Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 08:30 PM IST
Randeep Guleria, among the first speakers at HTLS 2020, also cautioned that the challenge would be to reach out to the frontline population for getting them vaccinated against the coronavirus disease.
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Dr Ashish K Jha, Dean, Brown University School of Public Health, in conversation with R Sukumar, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times, during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) 2020, in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Dr Ashish K Jha, Dean, Brown University School of Public Health, in conversation with R Sukumar, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times, during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) 2020, in New Delhi.(HT Photo)

HTLS 2020: ‘Thrilled with Covid-19 vaccine leap,’ says Brown University expert

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 09:13 PM IST
The opening session of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on Thursday saw both AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria and Brown University’s Dr Ashish Jha converge their learning from working amid the pandemic, the challenges and the road ahead for India.
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The Hindustan Times Leadership Summit started in 2003 to raise the level of discourse on critical issues, encourage interaction among leaders in important areas and present quality thought. The last seventeen summits have seen leaders from India and across the world putting across their views.(Hindustan Times/YouTube)
The Hindustan Times Leadership Summit started in 2003 to raise the level of discourse on critical issues, encourage interaction among leaders in important areas and present quality thought. The last seventeen summits have seen leaders from India and across the world putting across their views.(Hindustan Times/YouTube)

As HTLS 2020 starts today, leaders to talk about defining a new era

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 04:33 PM IST
The theme of this year’s edition, which will be held virtually, is ‘Defining a New Era’ as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
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Doctors check patients at CWG village COVID-19 Care Centre, near Akshardham in New Delhi.(PTI)
Doctors check patients at CWG village COVID-19 Care Centre, near Akshardham in New Delhi.(PTI)

Experts says public-private partnership required for providing healthcare to all

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 10:33 PM IST
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Randeep Guleria said there are certain areas where the public sector can do better whether it be training, be it having more medical colleges or providing care as far as preventive medicine is concerned.
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Speaking to ANI, Guleria said increased air pollution, specially during winters, can help the virus in surviving longer, thereby affecting more people.(Unsplash)
Speaking to ANI, Guleria said increased air pollution, specially during winters, can help the virus in surviving longer, thereby affecting more people.(Unsplash)

Combination of air pollution, Covid-19 can cause more severe disease, increase mortality: AIIMS Director

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi [India]
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 07:34 PM IST
High levels of air pollution, combined with Covid-19 will not only aggravate severe disease but can also lead to an increase in mortality.
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Based on supply projections, the companies are expecting to supply 50 million vaccine doses globally by the end of this year. Up to 1.3 billion doses will be supplied in 2021.(Reuters)
Based on supply projections, the companies are expecting to supply 50 million vaccine doses globally by the end of this year. Up to 1.3 billion doses will be supplied in 2021.(Reuters)

Keeping Pfizer vaccine at minus 70 degree Celsius tough, says AIIMS chief

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 03:31 PM IST
One of those experts is director of the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Randeep Guleria. He has expressed concern over the storage of Pfizer vaccine highlighting that the shots need to be kept at minus 70 degrees Celsius which would be a challenge for developing countries like India.
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The book, titled “Till We Win”, has been co-written by leading public policy and health systems expert Chandrakant Lahariya and renowned vaccine researcher and virologist Gagandeep Kang.(Amazon)
The book, titled “Till We Win”, has been co-written by leading public policy and health systems expert Chandrakant Lahariya and renowned vaccine researcher and virologist Gagandeep Kang.(Amazon)

‘Till We Win’: Book on Covid-19 by AIIMS Director to hit stands this month

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 02:25 PM IST
A new book by AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria and two other doctors will give a definitive account of India’s fight against Covid-19 and how to deal with the pandemic in the days to come.
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Fatigue is the most common symptom, with more than half of the patents with “long Covid” in the Rome study reporting chronic fatigue, according to JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.(AP)
Fatigue is the most common symptom, with more than half of the patents with “long Covid” in the Rome study reporting chronic fatigue, according to JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.(AP)

Recovered from Covid? Get flu shot to keep pollution impact at bay: Experts

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:21 AM IST
Air pollution is known to raise susceptibility, hospitalisations and risk of death of Covid-19 patients, and clinicians warn that it may also exacerbate symptoms of “long Covid”, which is a term used to describe symptoms of Covid-19 persisting weeks and months after recovery.
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Covid-19: Effect of paracetamol and other precautions during winters(Twitter/LiamVernon/Aroguden)
Covid-19: Effect of paracetamol and other precautions during winters(Twitter/LiamVernon/Aroguden)

Covid-19: As winter chill hints at a second wave, here’s why young people are at more risk, how paracetamol helps and other precautions

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 09:01 AM IST
Since the vaccine for Covid-19 is likely to become widely available only by mid-2021, you should be educated about the correct dosage of medicines like paracetamol for self-medication as the onset of winter in India might take the coronavirus tally higher, especially among young people. Here are some precautions for the asymptomatic and those already cured of the disease
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The AIIMS director said that there was a need to look at more data to decide conclusively.(File photo for representation)
The AIIMS director said that there was a need to look at more data to decide conclusively.(File photo for representation)

‘Too early to say’, AIIMS director on ICMR observation on discontinuing plasma therapy for Covid-19

By Asian News International | Posted by Niyati Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 11:22 PM IST
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi’s Director Dr Randeep Guleria on Thursday said that it’s too early to comment on the government body’s observation and more data needs to be studied.
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Dr Randeep Guleria, Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).(PTI photo)
Dr Randeep Guleria, Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).(PTI photo)

Just like Swine Flu, Covid-19 may see spike during winter: AIIMS director

By Asian News International | Posted by Niyati Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 10:22 PM IST
Dr Guleria stated that escalation of particulate pollution during the winter may not always be fatal but might have serious consequences, meaning that patients may need ICU or ventilator assistance, leading to higher mortality.
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A vegetable vendor wearing gloves and face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus interacts with a customer in Bengaluru.(AP Photo)
A vegetable vendor wearing gloves and face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus interacts with a customer in Bengaluru.(AP Photo)

India’s active caseload of Covid-19 decreases but fear of resurgence remains

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 12:53 PM IST
The health ministry on Sunday said that five states which have contributed to the highest number of cases are also contributing to the maximum number of recoveries.
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