Require 3 crore doses of children's Covid vaccine: Sudhakar

Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS): After Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved Covaxin for emergency use in children in the age group of 2 to 18 years, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar said that this is a big relief to parents who are eagerly waiting to get their children vaccinated against Covid-19.

"I will discuss with Union Health Minister and senior officials about its production and supply. It is a matter of pride that another Indian company Zydus is developing the world's first DNA based vaccine," he said.

It is estimated that there are about 1.5 crore kids in the age group of 2-18 years in Karnataka. "So we need about 3 crore doses to vaccinate kids in our state," said the minister.

"I had the opportunity to meet Krishna Ella of Bharat Biotech last week who was also in Delhi to receive the India Today Award. I was happy to know that Bharat Biotech's nasal vaccine is in its final stage of development and it can further speed up our vaccination drive as it doesn't need trained healthcare personnel to administer the vaccine," he explained.

A nation can move forward only through innovation and research. Universities should prioritise and encourage research activities, said Sudhakar.

"There are many medical colleges, but we must focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning. Oxford discovered the vaccine for Covid-19. Our universities should also focus on research and development. There are many students who wish to become doctors but there are only a few who want to take up research. There is a need to change this situation," said Sudhakar.

During the initial days of the Covid-19 pandemic, India did not have sufficient domestic production of medical equipment including PPE and sanitisers and we had to import from other countries. But within a short span of time we are able to not just meet our domestic needs but are also capable of supplying to other countries, said Sudhakar.

Sudhakar further stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a clarion call for Make In India and AtmaNirbhar Bharat. The FDI in manufacturing was about $20 billion in 2014, which has now more than tripled to $68 billion. We must achieve self-reliance in all sectors of medical devices manufacturing, said the minister.






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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    @ K S Mayya, thanks for your suggestion . You saw the paragraph but didn't read it seems! You didn't comment about the message of caution echoed all over the world by doctors, scientists and whistle blowers which were censored and deleted by big tec and paid media as they are biggest investors in the vaccine industries. Hope you will comment about the message instead of the size of para in future. To end nearly 90% of kids have antibodies (according to the survey) due to natural immunity created by the corona infections which they never knew they got which was just like any cold and fever. For this reason kids are never in any danger and never need to be jabbed to satiate the greed of vac industries and their corrupt henchmen.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    Marketing agents are very hàppily endorsing experimental vaccines without long term study on our future generations. I request the government and parents to desist using kids as guinea pigs violating every known rights. As kids below 25 are never in any danger according to worldwide data they never need any vaccines. I was warning about these illegal mandates from few months now my prediction stands vindicated. Once inside the body no medicines or doctors can undo the damage rather than treating symptomatically. Parents take care of your kids instead of complying without having informed consent, Choice is ours and consequences too are ours for lifetime of our hasty decisions based on company propaganda and nexus with corrupt.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    Dear Dev, Mangalore, There was no need for a massive paragraph had you got your facts correct. All COVID vaccines are approved for emergency use only, and anywhere in the world including by WHO, FDA of USA and any other drug regulatory body of a country including that of India.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    Western liberal (another name for communists) planning for vaccines prior to covid 19 ..... Following video on Dr Anthony Fraudci's evil planning discussion on the need for mRNA vaccines... To bring out and push these mRNA / DNA Vaccine this covíd virus in the first place? ..... Finally money out of vaccines going to following globalists and liberal communist vaccine mafia ?...... There was No Business for BigPharma's flu vaccines and there was a need for a universal mRNA vaccines for communist controlled new world order ? That's why this covid in the first place .........."BOMBSHELL: Video Emerges Where Fauci and Others Planned for a “Universal mRNA Flu Vaccine” Which Became the “COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine” Because People were not Afraid Enough of the Flu Virus" .... a 2 minute video on it at following reference link ..... Ref

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