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The daily dose: October 17, 2021

| Updated on October 17, 2021

Here is a compilation of the top Covid-19 stories

#Universal provider: India remains committed to providing vaccines to vulnerable and low-income countries, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said, asserting that there is no alternative but to ensure the universal availability of vaccines for a successful global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read more | No alternative but to ensure universal availability of vaccines: Sitharaman

# Milestone 100 crore: In the coming week, India will achieve the landmark milestone of 100 Crore vaccine doses, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, launching an audio-visual song on vaccination.

Read more : India to achieve 100 crore vaccination target by next week: Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

# Covid-19 hurts TB treatment: As human and financial resources are reallocated to Covid-19, another respiratory disease sees a rise in deaths and drop in reporting.

Read more: Deaths from TB increase for the first time in 10 years, says WHO

# Going digital: Fortis chief says they are prepared, in case of a third wave.

Read more | Covid, a game-changer for digital health in India: Fortis Healthcare CEO

# Stocks with the states: More than 101 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories so far, the Union Health Ministry said. Over 11.12 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with them, it added.

Read more: Over 101 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses provided to States, UTs: Centre

Published on October 17, 2021

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