India has pushed the pedal on its Covid-19 vaccine drive. The country has begun inoculating its elderly citizens against Covid-19 in the second phase of the world’s largest vaccination drive on Monday. In this phase, people above the age of 60 years and those above 45 years who are in the high-risk category will be administered the jab. Here’s everything you need to know about the world’s largest Covid vaccination drive.
The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has started the online application process for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test – Post Graduate (NEET-PG). Candidates who are preparing for the NEET PG examination can apply online by visiting the official website – nbe.edu.in. Here’s everything you need to know about NEET-PG 2021
At a time when many other countries are battling second and third waves and alarming new variants of coronavirus, the drop in infections raises a tantalising prospect- Are we finally seeing a light at the end of India’s COVID-19 tunnel? It is but natural for the common man who’s been living in fear of the virus for over a year to wonder about the end of the pandemic. But what does this “end” even mean? Let’s look into it in detail.
At a time when the whole world is praising doctors and healthcare workers for their indispensable efforts in tackling the pandemic, the doctors here in India are on a hunger strike for more than 10 days for the sake of the healthcare of people. Even then, why aren’t we talking about this? It’s high time to break the silence!
As the Union Budget presentation for the year 2021-22 began in the Parliament, all eyes and ears were on ‘Healthcare’ and it didn’t take much longer before the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed healthcare as the first item on her union budget checklist. All credits to the impact of COVID-19 on governance.
Experts have predicted that the allocation for the healthcare sector in the Union Budget 2021-22 is likely to go up by 40 per cent. However, we will have to wait for Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to make the announcement on Monday, February 1. Before getting to the expectations from the Union Budget for the healthcare sector this year, it is of paramount importance to understand that it has been one of the most neglected sectors irrespective of the governments in power.
Vaccine hesitancy is not something new, it has been there with all immunisation programmes of the world and Covid-19 was no exception to it. But, the hesitancy over a vaccine, which is our only weapon to fight the deadly pandemic that has already taken the lives of more than two million people is indeed a matter of serious concern.
The stage is all set! We are just hours away from the world’s biggest Covid vaccine rollout. As many as 3 lakh frontline healthcare workers will be inoculated at 2,934 sites across India on day one of the massive nationwide Covid-19 inoculation drive, which is set to begin on Saturday, 16 January.
Several states across the country are now scrambling to contain yet another outbreak in the form of bird flu/Avian influenza, including Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Maharashtra. So, what is this infection and how does it spread? What are the symptoms, treatment and precautions? Moreover, should we be worried? Let’s take a look: