The World Health Organization’s approval for the indigenous Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, developed by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, is likely to come this month, official sources said .
The WHO has so far approved Covid vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, US pharma majors Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, China’s Sinopharm and Oxford-AstraZeneca for emergency use.
Covaxin is one of the six vaccines that have received emergency use authorisation from India’s drug regulator and is being used in the nationwide inoculation programme, along with Covishield and Sputnik V.
The Centre had told Rajya Sabha in July that all documents required for the WHO’s Emergency Use Listing (EUL) have been submitted by Bharat Biotech as of July 9, and the global health body had commenced the review process.
Bus Accident in Poonch, 7 Injured 1 Critical
A road accident took place in the Poonch district of the Jammu division. In the Shahpur sector, a bus full of passengers went out of control and fell into a deep gorge. In which seven people have been injured, who have been admitted to the hospital for treatment.
On Tuesday evening, a private bus met with an accident in the Shahpur sector. Hearing the cries of the injured, the people of the area reached the spot. After informing the police, people started rescue work. So far, seven injured have been taken out of the bus and taken to the hospital. The condition of some of them is said to be serious.
First Wine Now Bars: Will Mafias Take Over Every Trade in J&K?
The Wine Association of Jammu constantly raised their voice against the new excise policy. Still, due to the influence of mafias from other states, the UT introduced the policy. A similar case is happening with the bars of Jammu, which have been closed for the past 15 days. The UT Government has asked the bar’s owners/operators to get their license to renew, and for the renewal, the government has issued several guidelines.
There is a guideline that all the bars and hotels have bars to have proper parking space among the guidelines. However, around 80% of bars and restaurants don’t have a parking facility. So the question arises: where was the government when the plan for such bars/restaurants was passed?
Regarding the same JK Media executive talked with the Wine Association President. While speaking, he said, “these bars have been established for many years, and now the government is asking them to make parking facilities. How’s this possible? The NOC procedure is only for the first time when the licenses for the bar has to issue. The UT government is trying to destroy J&K. We demand that the government revise the excise policy”.
Over 80.13 cr COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre
More than 80.13 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and union territories, out of which, more than 4.52 crore balance and unutilised doses are still available with them, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.
As per the information shared by the ministry, the Centre has provided 80,13,26,335 vaccine doses to the states and union territories so far (free of cost channel) through the direct state procurement category and 48 lakh doses are in the pipeline.
“4,52,07,660 balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered,” it stated.
“In the new phase of the universalisation of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, the Central government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to states and union territories,” it added.
The new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced on June 21, 2021, to ramp up the speed of vaccination in the country.
Meanwhile, 82.65 crore COVID vaccine doses have been administered so far in the country under a nationwide vaccination drive.
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