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Allow emergency use of more COVID-19 vaccines, expand vaccination based on need: Sonia Gandhi to PM

NEW DELHI : Amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the country, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow emergency use of all the vaccine candidates having required clearances.In a letter to the prime minister after her meeting with chief ministers of Congress-ruled states, she also sought expansion of categories of people eligible for vaccination on the basis of need and exposure rather than age."While it will be necessary on one hand to substantially ramp up our domestic production capacity, it will also be prudent to allow emergency use authorisation of all the vaccine candidates that have the required clearances, without any further delay," she told the prime minister in her letter."Accordingly,

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NEW DELHI : The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi today declared 14 private hospitals including Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, St Stephens Hospital and Tis Hazari in the national capital as "full COVID-19" hospitals and asked them not to admit any non-coronavirus patients till further orders.The city government has further asked 19 other private hospitals to reserve at least 80% of their ICU beds for coronavirus-related treatment, according to the order issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS)Eighty-two private hospitals have been asked to set aside at least 60% of their ICU beds for COVID-19 patients, the order further added.  "Furthermore, 101 private hospitals are directed to reserve at least 60% of their ward bed capacity
NEW DELHI : Amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the country, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow emergency use of all the vaccine candidates having required clearances.In a letter to the prime minister after her meeting with chief ministers of Congress-ruled states, she also sought expansion of categories of people eligible for vaccination on the basis of need and exposure rather than age."While it will be necessary on one hand to substantially ramp up our domestic production capacity, it will also be prudent to allow emergency use authorisation of all the vaccine candidates that have the required clearances, without any further delay," she told the prime minister in her letter."Accordingly,

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