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Vaccine registrations for those above 18 to start from April 24, CoWin process remains same

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Vaccine registrations on the government portal, CoWin, for all those above 18 years will commence in the next 48 hours, an official announced on Thursday.

Vaccine registrations for all those above 18 years will commence in the next 48 hours, said RS Sharma, Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Authority (NHA), on Thursday.

“All those above the age of 18 can register on CoWin by April 24…the vaccination process and documents remain the same,” RS Sharma said.

Besides indigenous vaccines Covaxin and Covishield, Russian vaccine Sputnik V will also be added as an option at some centres, he said.

He further said more centres and private facilities are being set up for a faster vaccination process.

Moreover, private firms have been asked to publish vaccine time table on CoWin platform to help people book date and time. “Private firms/industries need to share information on vaccination of employees numbers on CoWin platform,” he said.

Also, any case of Adverse event following immunization (AEFI) after vaccination will be monitored, RS Sharma said.

 

HOW TO REGISTER AT COWIN.GOV.IN AND APP:

  1. Log on to cowin.gov.in and enter your mobile number
  2. An OTP will be sent to your mobile number via an SMS
  3. Enter the OTP and click on the “verify” button
  4. Once the OTP is validated, the “Registration of Vaccination” page will open up
  5. Enter details required in the “Registration of Vaccination” page such as your photo ID proof. You will also be asked if you have any comorbidities. This can be answered by clicking on ‘yes’ or ‘no’
  6. Once the details are entered for registration, click “Register” button at the bottom right
  7. You will receive a confirmation message on successful registration. Once registration is done, you will be shown the “Account Details”. You can schedule your appointment from the “Account Details” page
  8. There will be a button indicating schedule appointment. Click on it and schedule your appointment and voila, you are done
  • Citizens are also allowed to add three more people linked with this mobile number by clicking on the “Add More” button at the bottom right side of the page. Enter all the details of the individuals to be included and then click on the “Add” button
  • To book your appointment or vaccination, you can also use the Aarogya Setu app. A separate tab has been created which will allow you to fill in some details like your name, age and sex and register yourself for the vaccination

The Covid-19 vaccination drive will open for all persons above 18 years from May 1. As part of the “liberalised and accelerated Phase 3 strategy of Covid-19 vaccination”, all persons above the age of 18 years will be eligible to get Covid-19 vaccine jabs.

Recently, several states including Kerala, Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh announced free vaccination for all people above the age of 18.

On Wednesday, the Serum Institute of India said it would be providing its Covishield vaccine at Rs 400 per dose to state governments and Rs 600 per dose to private hospitals from May 1.

The Centre had launched a nationwide vaccination drive on January 16 for healthcare and frontline workers and expanded it to those above 45 on April 1.

As per the government order, the vaccination shall continue as before in Government of India vaccination centres, provided free of cost to the eligible population as defined earlier ie, health care workers, front line workers and all people above 45 years of age.

Source : IndiaToday

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Rajasthan imposes two-week lockdown from today

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The Rajasthan government has imposed a 15-day lockdown that began on Monday and will remain in effect till May 24.

Under the lockdown, marriage ceremonies will remain banned in the state till May 31. Meanwhile, these ceremonies can be performed at home and courts with a limited number of 11 guests.

Marriage gardens, marriage halls, and hotel complexes shall remain closed for wedding ceremonies.

Liquor shops will be open from 6 am to 11 am from Monday to Friday during this lockdown. And Fruit and vegetable carts will be allowed to operate from 6 am to 5 pm.

DJ, procession, party, etc. is not allowed till May 31.

Petrol pumps will remain open, but private vehicles will be able to fill diesel-petrol or gas from 7 am to 12 noon.

Medical stores will remain open all seven days. Dairy and milk shops will be allowed to open from 6 am to 11 am and from 5 pm to 7 pm. Government ration shops will be open without any holidays. Medical stores, medical equipment shops will be open all seven days.

Wholesale and retail shops related to food, grocery items, flour mills, and cattle feed will be open from Monday to Friday from 6 to 11 am. Shops retailing products required by farmers, fertilizers, and agricultural implements will be opened from Monday to Thursday from 6 am to 11 am.

India recorded 3,66,161 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall caseload to 2,26,62,575, according to data from the Union Health Ministry.

The country’s active COVID-19 cases stand at 37,45,237.

With 3,754 deaths in the last 24 hours, the total death toll is 2,46,116.

In the last 24 hours, 3,53,818 recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 1,86,71,222.

(With IANS inputs)

source: The Statesman

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Convent school converts its auditorium into 40-bedded Covid care

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Citing the rising burden of Covid-19 on the crumbling medical infrastructure of the national capital, a convent school based in the South-West district of Delhi has converted its space into a Covid care facility.

The Mount Carmel School in Dwarka has set up a 40 bedded centre equipped with oxygen concentrators, healthcare staff, medicines and other medical facilities at its auditorium which started functioning Monday onwards.

The facility was inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today who said that the centre will be linked to a large hospital if the need arises.

“We may be able to link this Covid Care Centre with to one of our big hospitals in the city, based on assessing the needs and requirements of the centre. This Covid Centre started under the aegis of Mount Carmel School Society, is a mark of humanity and generosity. The availability of beds and other facilities give us confidence that we have the recourses to fight this deadly crisis,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Sisodia spoke on the current health crisis of Covid-19  reigning in the capital and said that signals have started to appear that the city is gradually coming out of its worst scenario.

“We see that nations across the world are experiencing one of the worst crisis ever. The period from 22 April to 5 May was the most challenging for Delhi. We received the highest number of cases and the infection rate was staggering in the city. We responded immediately by increasing hospital beds in the city however, scarcity of oxygen has been one of the most challenging problems we have faced.

“The decreasing positivity rate shows that we are slowly coming out of the crisis and all the credit goes to the doctors and the corona warriors for ensuring such a decline,” he added.

source: The Statesman

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Vaccine scarcity derailing our resolve to immunize whole of Delhi in 3 months: Kejriwal

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal rued on Saturday that the scarcity of vaccines is derailing the government’s intent to vaccinate Delhiites in three months.

In a disappointing tone, he informed that the national capital is not getting an adequate amount of vaccines.

“The major obstacle we’re facing today is that of vaccine scarcity. If we get adequate doses, then as I have said repeatedly, we will be able to vaccinate the entire Delhi in three months. The people of Delhi want this, the Delhi Government wants this,” Kejriwal said.

Addressing a digital press conference, the CM estimated that according to the population, the city needs around 3 crore vaccine doses to achieve full immunisation.

“Delhi’s population is 2 crores, more or less 1 crore people are in the age group of 18-45, 50 lakh are under 18, and 50 lakh are older than 45; so those above 18 are roughly 1.5 crore. These 1.5 crore people have to be given three crore vaccines, which is our requirement. From these 3 crore vaccines, the Delhi Government as of now has received approximately 40 lakh vaccines. Therefore we need 2 crore 60 lakh additional vaccines. More or less, 80-85 lakh vaccines are needed per month for the next three months,” Kejriwal told the reporters.

Speaking on the arrangements for ongoing vaccination drive against Covid-19 which entered its third phase this month allowing people above 18 years to take the jab, Kejriwal informed that the centres will be increased up to 300 shortly.

“The vaccination drive in Delhi is in full swing. Since the day the vaccination drive began for those below the age of 45, I have witnessed great enthusiasm amongst the youth, many of whom are getting vaccinated. The people are visibly happy with the arrangements made by the government. We have made these arrangements in around 100 schools and are going to increase it to about 250-300 schools,” he said.

source: The Statesman

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