Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Over seven lakh people were administered the Covid vaccines in a single day in Uttar Pradesh, exceeding the target of six lakhs.The state administered as many as 7,16,146 doses of Covishield and Covaxin on Monday, the highest it has touched since vaccinations began in January.This takes the total doses administered in the state so far to 2,62,49,887.Earlier in April, approximately 5.5 lakh people had been vaccinated for a single-day record.Additional chief secretary, health and family welfare, Amit Mohan Prasad, said that more than 7.16 lakh vaccines were administered on Monday."We plan to maintain this pace throughout the month," he added.The state has set a target of vaccinating between 6 to 7 lakh persons per day from Monday till June 30 to reach a target of one crore for the month of June.From July 1, it aims to vaccinate at least 10 lakh people a day so that by the end of August, the state can achieve its goal of having vaccinated 10 crore people."The government has set up special booths for women, parents whose children are less than 12 years old and is also carrying out special vaccination drives in blocks," said Navneet Sehgal, additional chief secretary (information).He added that there were close to 8,500 vaccination centres in the state, of which 89 were private hospitals.Till Monday, 2,21,90,836 have been administered the first dose while 12,49,021 have been administered both doses.Lucknow continues to top the list of districts with the highest number of doses administered till now, at 12,49,021.Ghaziabad inched its way to the top of the daily tally on Monday, having administered 27,925 doses. A close second was Gorakhpur which vaccinated 25,164 people.Chitrakoot, with 96,234 doses administered till Monday, is the only district in the state which has not crossed the one lakh tally.On Monday, too, it was also the district which administered the least number of doses at 2,660.Aurraiya fared a little better. having vaccinated 3,034 people followed by Sambhal, which administered 3,083 doses on Monday.In view of vaccine shortages in May and the early part of June, Uttar Pradesh had issued a global tender to procure vaccines but later cancelled it as the Centre revised its strategy.The Centre is procuring 75 per cent vaccines and providing them to states free of cost while the remaining 25 per cent are being procured by private hospitals. --IANSamita/dpb
Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) Bengaluru civic body -- the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) -- administered a record 1,68,958 vaccine doses in eight zones of the city on Monday, surpassing its own target of 1 lakh doses as part of the Accelerated Vaccination Campaign (AVC), officials said.According to a statement released by the BBMP, of the 1,68,958 doses administered on Monday, 1,44,000 were Covishield shots, while 43,000 were Covaxin jabs.BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta said that the civic body had initially set a target of administering 65,000 vaccine doses, which was revised to 1 lakh shots during the Accelerated Vaccination Campaign."Our previous highest achievement was on June 4, when 1.17 lakh vaccine doses were administered. Administering 1.68 lakh vaccine doses on Monday is our biggest single-day achievement," the BBMP statement said quoting Gupta.He added that the vaccination drive was conducted at various places across the eight zones of BBMP by deploying more personnel, including doctors, staff nurses, Asha workers, home guards and marshals.The statement added that the number of session sites were increased from an average of 300 to 528 to attract more people in the city."These sites include 160 sites in the urban primary health care centres and general hospitals and 368 in workplaces. A total of 528 vaccinators and verifiers were assigned by BBMP besides mobilising volunteer vaccinators from various nursing colleges," the statement added.The successful vaccination drive was the result of the concentrated efforts of eight zonal health officers (ZHOs), 28 medical health officers (MOHs), 978 Asha workers and 429 Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANMs), who were working in the field, the statement said."All our health staff, especially 978 Asha workers and 429 ANMs, launched dedicated door-to-door campaigns to raise awareness among the people, which helped us to not only achieve the target, but also create a new record," Gupta said.--IANSnbh/arm
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the people of the country for a record single day vaccination drive on Monday.Expressing happiness over the fact that 80 lakh people got the vaccine jab on Monday, the Prime Minister praised the frontline Corona warriors for their hard work."Today's record-breaking vaccination numbers are gladdening. The vaccine remains our strongest weapon to fight Covid-19. Congratulations to those who got vaccinated and kudos to all the frontline warriors working hard to ensure so many citizens got the vaccine. Well done India!" he tweeted.India's cumulative vaccination coverage has exceeded 28.80 ll crores on Monday, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Monday after 80 lakh dose was administered on single day.According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry on Monday morning, a total of 28,00,36,898 vaccine doses have been administered in the country through 38,24,408 sessions, including 30,39,996 doses on Sunday.As many as 1,01,25,143 healthcare workers (HCWs) have received their first dose while 70,72,595 have been administered the second dose. Similarly, 1,71,73,646 frontline workers (FLWs) have been inoculated with the first dose while 90,51,173 have received their second dose.A total of 5,59,54,551 people aged between 18 and 44 years have received their first dose, while 12,63,242 have been inoculated with the second dose. As many as 8,07,11,132 people aged between 45 and 59 years have received their first dose, while 1,27,56,299 have been administered the second dose.A total of 6,47,77,302 people aged over 60 years have received their first dose, while 2,11,51,815 have been inoculated with the second dose.--IANSmiz/arm
Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa and health minister, K. Sudhakar jointly launched the International Yoga Day by performing Asanas (body postures) at the chief minister's official residence - Cauvery on Monday.Due to Covid restrictions, Karnataka opted to observe International Yoga Day in a subdued manner, keeping with this year's theme -- Be with Yoga, Be at Home and Yoga for Wellness.The seventh International Yoga Day celebration was organised by the Ayush Department which emphasised on holding the event virtually in view of the Covid induced restrictions and the programmes were conducted as per the guidelines of the Union Health Ministry.Yediyurappa along with Sudhakar watched Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech virtually on Yoga in Delhi to mark the commencement of the International Yoga Day observation.Launching the Yoga Day celebrations in the state, Yediyurappa said that Yoga plays vital role in fighting respiratory diseases like Corona. "Yoga is the most simple and side effect free medicinal system evolved by our ancestors centuries ago. If everyone practices Yoga as the part of their daily lifestyle, it would not only help people fight respiratory diseases like Corona but will also take care of mental health as well," he said.Deputy chief minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan, who is also chairman of organising committee of the state Yoga Day celebrations, marked the Yoga Day celebration at a separate function in Bengaluru while Mines and Geology Minister Murugesh R. Nirani launched the programme in Kalaburgi district, of which he is in charge."Yoga has proven to be scientific and helpful in battling respiratory diseases like Coronavirus, as it provides holistic health by enhancing fitness of the body and mind," said Narayan, a medical doctor by profession, after the launch.At the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the United Nations General Assembly decided in September 2014 to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21 every year the world over for physical, mental and spiritual wellness.--IANSnbh/skp/
Yoga is India's gift to the world. This ancient Indian system boosts health and wellness. And today, on International Yoga day, know whether or not major health issues can be managed or cured by embracing Yoga.
Yoga, ancient India's health and wellness practice, is now a gift to the world. And the Yoga Asanas, coupled with Pranayama and other traditional forms of breathing exercises, have a lasting impact on the mind and the body. Factually, Yoga is not just about Asanas but is multi-dimensional. What is popular worldwide these days is the Dhyana or Abhyasa form of Yoga. However, the real purpose of Yoga includes various aspects of life. Today, on International Yoga day, know whether or not major health issues can be managed or lessened by embracing this old but effective practice.
What kind of diseases can be managed or risks reduced by practising Yoga?
Yoga Asanas can help individuals and regular practitioners manage health issues or even reduce the risk of gastric problems, hyperacidity, indigestion, thyroid disorders etc. It can also help people deal with lethargy/fatigue, arthritis, cholesterol, PCOD, diabetes, blood pressure and various other chronic illnesses. Moreover, issues like insomnia, sinusitis, varicose veins, hormonal imbalance, menopause can be dealt with effectively by embracing Yoga in routine life. It may also include other chronic diseases.
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How long does it take for Yoga to start showing effects?
By incorporating Yoga in daily life, an individual can control/manage or reduce the risk of health problems because this old method helps build a robust body and mind. However, one would have to at least practice Yoga for two to three months consistently. Nonetheless, it would take many more months of practice to help the body absorb the benefits of this holistic health management therapy.
Can Yoga reverse or cure diseases?
Whether or not Yoga can reverse diseases is still a matter of debate. Health experts believe that further research will help open new avenues and discover several other benefits of practising Yoga. Nonetheless, when practised under an expert's supervision, Yoga may bring about a sea change in a person's wellness - both physical and mental.
Some researchers believe that Yoga can profoundly influence a person's biology (body), psychology (mind) and social and spiritual life. Therefore, the effects of Yoga on a person's life could be multi-dimensional.
How to practice Yoga daily?
Consult your doctor before practicing Yoga. Every individual's body and health conditions are different. Therefore, learn Yoga from a qualified practitioner and do it only under his/her expert guidance. Not all Yoga Asanas can be performed by everyone. Thus, your Yoga Guru can help plan the set of Asanas that best suit your body and health.
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Do you wonder how to get rid of excess fat from the tummy? If yes, here's an ideal solution. By regularly doing the asanas shared below, you can reduce belly fat and get a super-toned waistline.
Weight watchers do all that they can to keep excess flab away. And there's one thing that takes a little longer to go, and it is nothing but stubborn belly fat. The flab that gets deposited in the tummy area does not burn on its own. Hence, apart from following a low-carb and high-protein diet, one must incorporate exercises and yoga asanas that help them get a slimmer waistline. So, are you someone who wonders how to get rid of excess fat from the tummy? If yes, we have a few simple yoga postures that you can do every day for beautifully sculpted abs.
Lie down with hands by the side of the body, palms down, feet together
Stretch your feet outwards
Inhale and fill up your chest
Exhale and raise up into the pose
Ideally, feet and face should be in the same line
Do not collapse your chest. Keep the chest open and pushed out.
Shoulders should be relaxed and pulled away from the ears.
Arms stretched put straight.
Keep breathing in the pose and hold for at least 30 seconds each round. Attempt at least 3 rounds.
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Lie down. Hands by the side of the body with palms down. Feet together.
Stretch the feet outwards.
Inhale and raise both legs up to 30° without bending the knees. Keep breathing as you hold for at least 30 seconds to start with. Attempt at least 3 rounds.
In case you have a weak back or you are a beginner, attempt the pose with a single leg.
Lie down on your stomach with your feet together and chin on the floor.
Adjust your palms by the side of your chest. Tuck your elbows in slightly.
With an inhale, raise up your torso.
Raise up until the level of your hips. Do not raise the hip off the floor.
Stretch the neck back if you don't have a neck issue, else keep it neutral.
Look upwards. In case of discomfort keep your eyes closed.
Feet will part slightly. Do not struggle to push them together so as to avoid any back issues.
Keep breathing in the pose and hold at least for 30 seconds. Attempt at least 3 rounds.
Release slowly as you exhale without any jerks.
Lie down on your back. Hands by the side of the body, palms down.
Fold your legs and place the feet close to the body.
Hold your ankles if you can, without hurting the knees. Else place the palms downwards.
With an inhale raise up your hip. Slowly raise the middle back and upper back.
Thrust your chest upward so the chin locks against the chest.
Push your thighs upward too.
Keep breathing and hold the pose for at least 30 seconds. Attempt at least 3 rounds.
Exhale and slowly release.
Come on your fours. Check whether your shoulders and wrists are in the same line. Check if the hips and knees are in the same line.
Stretch your right leg and then your left leg back.
Make sure your upper back, hips, and feet fall in one line. Particularly pay attention to make sure hips are not held very high or very low.
Balancing yourself equally between the palms and toes.
Keep breathing, engaging your stomach muscles as you hold the pose for at least 30 seconds. Attempt at least 3 rounds.
Release back on your fours and relax.
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