Nepal receives 6.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines so farBy Mahima Devkota
Nepal has received a total of 6,582,850 doses of COVID-19 vaccines via grants, purchases and under the COVAX facility so far.
Nation likely to face COVID-19 vaccines storage issueBy Mahima Devkota
Nepal can store up to 5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in eight vaccine storage centres across the country, which currently, is neck and neck to the storage capacity.
82,924 people receive second dose of Vero Cell on TuesdayBy Mahima Devkota
According to Dr Jhalak Sharma Gautam, chief of the National Immunisation Programme, 82,924 people were vaccinated with the second dose of Vero Cell yesterday in the vaccination campaign in 41 districts. “32,000 people have been vaccinated in the Kathmandu Valley, however, full details are yet to come,” said Dr. Gautam.
COVAX to deliver AstraZeneca vaccine to Nepal by this JulyBy Mahima Devkota
According to Dr. Taranath Pokhrel, director of the Family Welfare Division, the COVAX facility has notified that the delivery of AstraZeneca vaccines against COVID-19 will be made by this July. However, the exact date of delivery and the time of arrival is yet to be fixed, he added.
Daily COVID deaths below 20, lowest in two monthsBy Mahima Devkota
After 62 days the number of deaths from COVID-19 in Nepal has been recorded below 20 on Saturday.
Procurement process of Russian 'Sputnik V' COVID-19 vaccine in final stageBy Mahima Devkota
It has been confirmed that the Russian (Sputnik V) COVID-19 vaccine is to be procured from Russia with the effort of the private pharmaceutical company at the earliest.
Remdesivir produced in Nepal, available in markets from SundayBy Mahima Devkota
Remdesivir, a medicine used in the treatment of COVID-19 infection has been successfully produced in Nepal.
2nd dose of Vero Cell for 60-64 years to be administered from July 6By Mahima Devkota
The government is all set to administer the second dose of China-made Vero Cell vaccine against COVID-19, for the people age 60 to 64 from July 6.
2,500 elderlies of Lalitpur Metropolitan receive their Covidshield boosterBy Mahima Devkota
“All the aged people over 77 years can receive their booster from Veterinary Hospital, Lagankhel, Patan High School, Metropolitan Premises, Dhapakhel Health Clinic Pvt. Ltd, Bal Kumari Secondary School, Sunakothi, Karyabinayak School under Bungmati Area, Harisiddhi Health Post, and Saibu Health Post and they must bring vaccine card of first dose and documents proving the age as stated in the notification,”
Health experts warn risk of multiple diseases to disaster victimsBy Mahima Devkota
Health experts have warned about the risk of multiple diseases along with COVID-19 vulnerability to calamities victims citing the surging incidents of flood and landslide in the country.