Serum Institute will give two crore doses of Covishield vaccine to the central government for free


Covishield Vaccine: Corona has created an outcry in many countries including China. In India too, concern about the danger of corona has increased. In such a situation, the government has also appealed to the people to take booster dose. Meanwhile, Adar Poonawalla’s Serum Institute of India (SII) has offered to provide two crore doses of Covishield Vaccine to the Central Government free of cost.

According to an official source, Prakash Kumar Singh, director of government and regulatory affairs at the Serum Institute, has written to the health ministry offering free doses of Rs 410 crore. Singh has wanted to know from the ministry how the delivery can be done. SII has so far provided more than 170 crore doses of Covishield to the government for the National Immunization Program.

Government appeals to take booster dose

In China, the sub-variant BF.7 of the Omicron variant of Corona has wreaked havoc. Everyday lakhs of new cases are coming up in China. Seeing the danger of this variant, the government has urged people to take booster dose soon. In fact, many people who have got both the vaccines against Covid have not taken even a single preventive dose till now.

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India has also increased surveillance and genome sequencing of Covid positive samples. With cases of Kovid-19 increasing rapidly in some countries, including China and South Korea, the government has asked people to be vigilant and asked states and union territories to prepare to deal with any emergency.

Mock drill done in hospitals across the country

Prime minister Narendra Modi And Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has held meetings to take stock of the preparedness to deal with the spurt in Covid cases. Apart from this, mock drills were conducted in hospitals across the country on Tuesday to take stock of the preparations to deal with any situation of rapid increase in the cases of Kovid-19.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said that in view of increasing cases of Kovid in the world, the country is taking precautions and is ready to deal with it. corona virus Of omicron There has been a recent increase in cases from the sub-variant BF.7. Official sources said that the rate of spread of BF.7 is very high and one infected person can infect 16 people.

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