• Vaccine stock in Nagaland: Why there is mismatch between centre’s claim and actual availability   
    Only 60,000 doses, says State official on April 24; Around 1.53 lakh available, informs Centre’s data on April 26 Morung Express News Dimapur | April 26 There are only 60,000 doses in stock at present in Nagaland, a top official of the Directorate of Health & Family Welfare (DHFW), Nagaland told the media on April 24.  As a result, the administration of 1st dose has been temporarily halted, he said. However, 3 lakh doses of the vaccine placed by the State Gover
  • Vaccination in Nagaland among lowest in NE; high hesitancy affecting drive
    Morung Express News Dimapur | April 4  With the start of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination for people above 45 years of age from April 1, health officials in Nagaland expressed hope that vaccination process for COVID-19 will pick up in the coming days.  ‘It is too early to say now but people do are coming forward,’ a doctor associated with the vaccination process told The Morung Express on Sunday. The doctor, however, opined that it might take some time for t
  • Peren CMO office holds programme on communication plan for COVID-19 vaccination
    Peren, March 6 (MExN): A one day orientation cum sensitization meeting on communication plan for COVID-19 vaccination for Peren district was held at CHC Jalukie on March 4.  The programme was attended by IEC staff under Chief Medical Office Peren, Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission staff and Integrated Child Development Services staff under Peren.  Pezanguno Celine Secü, District Media Officer, CMO Peren requested the line departments for coordination for a he
  • Centre announces 2nd phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive from Mar 1; cautions states against laxity in virus curbs
    New Delhi, February 24 (PTI): The Centre on Wednesday announced that people over 60 years and those above 45 with comorbidities can get COVID-19 vaccine from March 1 even as it cautioned states and union territories that any laxity in implementing stringent curbs, especially in view of new virus strain observed in certain countries, could "compound the situation". As new coronavirus cases crossed the 13,000 mark for the third time in six days on Wednesday, the Centre rushe
  • Vaccination of those above 50 three weeks from now: Harsh Vardhan
    New Delhi, February 15 (IANS): The Union government will begin vaccination drive for around 27 crore Indians above the age of 50 three weeks from now, Union Health Minister Harsh vardhan said on Monday. "Three weeks from now, the government will start giving doses of coronavirus vaccines to 27 crore persons above the age of 50," he said at a press briefing here. An expert group on vaccination will discuss how to pay for the doses for those above 50, he added. The vaccin
  • 66% healthcare workers report mild side-effects post-vax: Survey
    New Delhi, February 14 (IANS): A survey conducted by noted public health experts indicated that the side-effects post-vaccination, or 'reactogenicity' in medical linguistic, is likely to occur in 66 per cent of the healthcare workers which are most probably to subside within a day of their onset. The survey, which compiled the responses from 5,396 respondents, all healthcare professionals, who had received Covid vaccines, showed 66 per cent of them reported at least post-vac
  • Frontline workers sensitized on COVID vaccination
    DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 7 (MExN): A three day COVID-19 sensitisation training for NGOs, NCOs, Home Guards, State Disaster Response Force and Civil Defence personnel started at the District Commandant Home Guards office Wokha on February 6.  Delivering the keynote address, Vikiho K Sema, District Commandant, HG, CD and SDRF Wokha stated that sensitizing the frontline workers on COVID-19 will allow them to understand the importance of taking the vaccine as we continue to fight against
  • Deputy CMO Peren asks all health workers to get vaccine
    PEREN, FEBRUARY 7 (MExN): The Chief Medical Office, Peren conducted a District Review Meeting on February 5. The meeting was attended by the District Programme Officers, Nurses, Pharmacists, DAPCU staff, District and Block Program Management Unit Staff NHM. Deputy CMO, Peren, Dr Lanuakum reviewed the district coverage on COVID-19 vaccination drive. He stated that the percentage coverage of health workers is still very less and requested all health workers to avail the vaccine to
  • 3rd phase of Vax drive to cover those above 50, beginning March: Harsh Vardhan
    New Delhi, February 5 (IANS): The most vulnerable age group of people in the country, those aged above 50 will get the first jab in March second week onwards, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan informed Parliament on Friday. The Health Minister said since the drive for the second phase to cover over 2 crore frontline workers is under progress, it is difficult to announce any fixed date right now but it is expected that the third phase of the vaccination drive will start in the seco
  • COVID-19 Dimapur: ‘Vaccination is one of the biggest gifts’
    Dimapur, February 4 (MExN): The District Immunization Officer, Dimapur, Dr Rebecca addressing the Dimapur District Task Force meeting on February 4 said, “Vaccination is one of the biggest gifts that medical science has given to mankind.  On the wrong information about COVID vaccination doing the rounds, Dr Rebecca advised the District Task Force members for educating the people in clearing the misconceptions, and highlighted on the successful eradication of diseases like
  • 97 pc of 5.12L people surveyed after being inoculated satisfied with COVID vaccination process: Govt
    New Delhi, February 4 (PTI): Over 97 per cent of 5.12 lakh people surveyed after being inoculated against COVID-19 have expressed satisfaction with the vaccination process, the health ministry said on Thursday. The government is taking feedback from vaccinated people since January 17 through its mobile app CoWIN and has got responses from 5,12,128 people out of the 37 lakh it had approached for feedback on the immunisation process, secretary in the ministry Rajesh Bhushan told a pre
  • India's vaccination drive faster than any country: PM
    New Delhi, January 31 (IANS): As India's Covid inoculation drive completes 15 days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the programme is "faster than anywhere in the world" and India in the process has left the US as well as the UK far behind in the exercise. Mentioning that the beginning of this year marks the completion of almost one year of our battle against coronavirus and that India's fight against the pandemic became an example, the Prime Minister sa
  • India fastest in world to reach one million vaccination mark
    New Delhi, January 28 (IANS): India is the fastest country to reach the one million vaccination mark, the government said on Thursday, while also commending 11 states and Union Territories for the speed of their coverage. More than 25 lakh (2.5 million) people, including healthcare workers, have been vaccinated in the last 13 days, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, noting that India crossed one million mark in merely six days, the fastest amongst all the countries. The US ha
  • Over 10 lakh Indians vaccinated against COVID-19
    New Delhi, January 22 (PTI): Nearly 10.5 lakh beneficiaries have received anti-coronavirus shots under the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination exercise as on date, the Union health ministry said on Friday. In a span of 24 hours, 2,37,050 people were vaccinated across 4,049 sessions. A total of 18,167 sessions have been conducted so far. On the testing front too, India continues to register growing numbers, the ministry said. The expansion in testing infrastructure has given a boost
  • Classical Swine Fever ‘endemic in Nagaland’
    Nagaland DoAH&VS directs on vaccination of pigs before onset of summer Kohima, January 21 (MExN): The piggery farmers in Nagaland have been requested to get their pigs (preferably the breeding stock) vaccinated against Classical Swine Fever as prevention before the onset of summer from the nearest veterinary institutes “since this disease is endemic in Nagaland.” This was informed through a notification from Directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Service
  • Modi, Shah, MP/MLAs above 50 yrs likely to be vaccinated in Round 2
    New Delhi, January 21 (PTI): Elected representatives above 50 years of age are likely to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the second round of the ongoing inoculation drive after over three crore healthcare and frontline workers are vaccinated in the first round. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, most of his Cabinet ministers, including Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari, a majority of chief ministers and top-rung leaders of all political parties besides MPs and MLAs fall in thi
  • Adverse events following immunisation low, 2 deaths unrelated: Govt
    New Delhi, January 19 (IANS): The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that a total of 4,54,049 people have been inoculated since the commencement of the vaccination drive, and only 0.18 per cent of beneficiaries developed adverse events following immunisation, while 0.002 per cent were hospitalised. "The adverse events following immunisation are fairly low. In fact, these are the lowest in the world in the first three days. In India, we have an extremely robust system of adve
  • From the 'Start-up Nation' to 'Vaccination Nation'
    Why Israel's COVID-19 vaccination rollout programme is rated the most successful globally, and what lessons can be drawn from its experience?   Neichü Mayer Kibbutz En Hashofed, Israel Israel began inoculating its citizens against Covid19 within a week of the arrival of the first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine from the US on 17 December 2020. Since then, nearly 2 million citizens have received their first dose of the vaccine. Health care providers, frontline wor
  • Vaccination drive hailed as decisive moment in fight against COVID-19
    New Delhi, January 17 (PTI): Loud applause and cheers rang out as the first jabs were administered to frontline workers at hospitals and healthcare centres across the country on Saturday at the start of the gargantuan COVID-19 vaccination exercise, hailed as a 'momentous' occasion in India's fight against the pandemic. "This is the beginning of the final war," said Dr Naveen Thacker, a paediatrician and member of the Gujarat government's task force on coron
  • Longleng COVID-19 vaccination: Call to combat COVID-19 vaccine fake news
    Longleng, January 16 (MExN): In Longleng, the COVID-19 vaccination was formally launched by the Deputy Commissioner, M Shayung Phom in the presence of government officers, NGOs and civil societies at District Hospital on January 16. According to a DIPR report, the DC Longleng lamented that rumors and fake news in the social media are very strong and have created lots of fear and apprehension about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.   “We have waited keenly (for th