Zydus Cadila vaccine roll out programme underway: VK Paul

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New Delhi, Oct 7 | The roll out program for the Zydus Cadila vaccine is underway. The training programs to administer the vaccine are being held at various levels across the country as it will use an applicator, said NITI Ayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul at a press conference here on Thursday on the Covid situation. He said that the Zydus Cadila vaccine will soon be a part of India’s vaccination drive.

The Zydus Cadila vaccine was scheduled to be rolled out in the first week of October. On being asked about the delay in the vaccine roll out, Paul said that the Zydus Cadila vaccine is not administered using the conventional syringe or a needle but through an applicator, which will be used for the first time in the country. He added: “We are working on the trainers. The training programs are being conducted on the use of applicators. We are also sorting out the logistics issues of the vaccine and soon it will be a part of the Covid 19 vaccination drive.”

Paul said that currently there is no new variant of concern as per the data available, which is updated daily. He said, “Though the number of cases are low, our preparation is high and robust. We have prepared for maximum 4.5 to 5 lakh cases per day, but it does not mean that the cases may rise to such a level now”.

Talking about preparedness, Paul underlined that at least 1,200 PSA plants are functional now. After the current program of establishing PSA plants, which is underway, there will be 4,000 PSA plants across the nation. This is the security against any oxygen constraints in the future, he added.

Talking about precautions during the upcoming festivals, Luv Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry, said, “We need to be watchful of the months of October, November and December. We need to be alert during the festive season and celebrate these festivals at home and avoid going outside”. He said that there are 28 districts currently where the Covid positivity rate is between 5 to 10 per cent. Meanwhile, 34 districts are reporting a weekly positivity rate of over 10 per cent.

The challenge of COVID has not ended yet. To some extent, we say that we haven’t controlled the second wave of COVID. We need to make continuous efforts, said Luv Agrawal.

Source: IANS

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Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 8 | Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld). A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police has ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Along with General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, Brigadier L.S. Lidder, Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh, Naik Gursewak Singh, Naik Jitender Kumar, Naik Vivek Kumar, Naik B. Sai Teja, Havaldar Satpal and pilots were travelling in the chopper.

Confirming about General Rawat presence, Indian Air Force tweeted, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

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The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Source: IANS

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Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld)

Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 8 | Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld). A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with 14 others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police have ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Emergency rescue teams have been rushed to the spot.

 Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

Confirming about General Rawat’s presence, Indian Air Force said, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Source: IANS

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