At health ministry briefing on Covid-19, AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria warns against too much reliance on blood tests for biomarkers, noting it doesn't paint the true picture.
Latest demand has come from Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia who Monday wrote to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh calling for the Army to set up 11,000 beds in the national capital.
Mamata Banerjee said that if a portion of the money that the Centre spent in elections was invested in the Covid vaccination then universal vaccination would have already be done.
Media reports alleging that the Centre has not placed any fresh order for Covid-19 vaccines are 'incorrect and not based on facts', the Union Health Ministry said.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the journalists were risking their lives while doing their duty during this 'dangerous period of covid pandemic'.
Staff at Chamarajanagar district hospital say all patients died when the facility ran out of oxygen. District authorities say too early to reach that conclusion.
Pfizer is aware that access to vaccines is critical. Unfortunately, our vaccine is not registered in India although our application was submitted months ago, the CEO added.
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The death toll increased to 2,18,959 with 3,417 fatalities in the last 24 hours. The national Covid recovery rate stood at 81.77%.
With just 1,400 hospital beds between them, East UP rural districts Ballia and Ghaizpur are struggling with a caseload of nearly 10,000 active cases.