vaccination

World Hepatitis Day in India: A time to celebrate or lament?

World Hepatitis Day in India: A time to celebrate or lament?

July 28, 2021

For the past 18-odd months, the attention of the entire world has been captured by the Covid-19 pandemic and perhaps rightly so and it is perhaps noteworthy how quickly the governments and the scientists have been able to respond to the crisis and rolled out comprehensive vaccina...

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Patchy progress in ‘world’s largest vaccination drive’

Patchy progress in ‘world’s largest vaccination drive’

March 6, 2021

India was rather late off the block in the roll out of the vaccination drive, that began after much dilly dallying only on January 16, almost a month after dozens of other countries had already been immunising their populations against the pandemic. There was another major differ...

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World Cancer Day: One in 10 Indians will develop cancer in their lifetime

World Cancer Day: One in 10 Indians will develop cancer in their lifetime

February 4, 2020

World Cancer Day is organised on February 4 every year by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)as an initiative under which the entire world can come together to fight against the global cancer epidemic. The theme for the years 2019-21 has been set as ‘I Am and I Wi...

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