The Centre has further eased Covid-19 guidelines for international travelers as it has dropped requirements for RT-PCRtesting of a random 2 per cent subset of visitors, according to a communique issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.
According to these rules, animal birth control programmes, sterilisation and vaccination of stray dogs will be carried out by local bodies, municipalities, municipal corporations, and panchayats.
Vaccinations given to children at a young age improve their immunity to certain infections.
A working paper released by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the campaign yielded a positive economic impact by preventing a loss of $18.3 billion.
The Counsel appearing for petitioner Mathew Thomas urged the bench to hear his arguments in the matter in detail. However, the bench responded that it was not keen on entertaining the plea.
Through the cluster model, villages will be divided into categories based on their vaccination status and those villages which have completed both doses will be called 'Covid Safe Villages.'
UNICEF continues to actively support the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare through national communication campaigns to promote behaviours to prevent COVID-19 and speed up India’s vaccine drive.
An expert panel of DCGI has recommended granting emergency use authorisation (EUA) to Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for children aged 2 to 18 with certain conditions.
On the vaccination front, India has administered 41.20 lakh vaccine doses during the past 24 hours exceeding the total vaccination to 97.65 crore dozes through 96,46,485 sessions, said a senior officer of the Health Ministry.