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Rajasthan Govt permits Covishield 2nd dose at a 28-day gap for people planning abroad travel

Easing the woes of travellers, the Rajasthan Government on Monday issued guidelines to administer an early Covishield second dose for people planning to go abroad. All beneficiaries who have to travel internationally for education, work opportunities or other commitments and those who are a part of the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics, will be listed for the priority jab. It needs to be noted that an early second dose will be provided only if the travel dates are slated before the 84-days waiting period.

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Law student from Jaipur files Human Rights complaint to boost vaccination in lactating mothers

In a bid to curb the lasting impact of the COVID-19 infection, Tapish Saraswat, a law student from Jaipur has filed a Human Rights complaint on behalf of the lactating mothers in the country. Seeking urgent intervention from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Rajasthan University pupil has appealed for priority vaccination among young mothers.

He has also requested to include this category in the guidelines issued on May 27, 2021, by the Ministry of Health, to ease the availability of COVID jabs in vaccination centres in residential grids.

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Rajasthan to treat Black Fungus as an 'epidemic' amid case rise in Jaipur & other districts

Amid the rampant rise of mucormycosis infection in recovering or recovered COVID-19 patients across several Rajasthan districts, the state government on Wednesday declared 'black fungus' disease as an epidemic. Cases of black fungus are being reported as a successive complication in COVID-19 patients and consequently, their treatment is integrated with coronavirus medical aid. The epidemic status will help the state indulge in serious probes to devise clinical protocols against the further spread.

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Micro-containment zones to double in Jaipur as district adopts strict lockdown action plan

In a high-level COVID review meeting on Saturday, the Jaipur administration has finalised an upgraded action plan to curb the rate of infection in the Pink City. An extension of the existing restrictions, this new strategy aims to double the number of micro-containment zones in the district. Strictness too, will be raised here and all public movement will be shut completely. Reportedly, strong action will be taken against those who roam about needlessly.

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Newly launched Oxygen Bank in Jaipur to provide free O2 aid to COVID-19 patients

Amid the swelling rise of coronavirus infections in Jaipur, Bhartiya Jain Sangathan (BJS) has set up an oxygen bank to provide free aid and assistance to the COVID-19 struck needy. The resource pool has been launched under the BJS's 'Pinkcity Jaipur chapter' and will relay free oxygen concentrators to COVID patients, for 5 days. People can contact the helpline number, 9269159159 or reach out to their website, to seek this aid.

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