New Delhi: RTI Activist Saket Gokhale’s RTI application seeking safety, efficacy, and trial data submitted by Bharat Biotech for its COVID-19 vaccine “COVAXIN” has received no response in the time frame as stipulated under Sec 7(1) of RTI Act.
Gokhale in a social media post added that he was supposed to get the information within 48 hours from Drugs Controller General as per the RTI Act, but his application has not received any response.
He further added that he will file a writ petition in court as the matter concerns the lives of “billions”.
Despite filing an online AND postal RTI request with Drugs Controller General requesting data submitted by Bharat Biotech, there has been no response within 48 hrs as stipulated under Sec 7(1) of RTI Act.— Saket Gokhale (@SaketGokhale) January 12, 2021
Filing a Writ Petition in court now because this concerns precious lives. pic.twitter.com/HmC9w1YBuW
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New Delhi: India recorded the lowest number of coronavirus fatalities in over eight months with 131 more deaths being recorded, the Health Ministry said on Monday.
The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,06,67,736 with 13,203 more infections. There are 1,84,182 active cases, which is 1.73 per cent of the caseload and it remained below 2 lakh for the sixth consecutive day, according to the ministry data.
As many as 1,03,30,084 people have recuperated, taking the recovery rate to 96.83 per cent,.
The fatality rate rose to 1.4 per cent and 131 more deaths include 45 from Maharashtra, 20 from Kerala, nine from Delhi and eight each from Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.
A total of 1,53,470 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 50,785 from Maharashtra, followed by 12,316 in Tamil Nadu, 12,197 in Karnataka, 10,808 in Delhi, 10,115 in West Bengal, 8,617 in Uttar Pradesh and 7,147 in Andhra Pradesh.
According to the ICMR, 19.23 crore tests have been conducted so far with 5,70,246 samples being tested on Sunday. The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that statewide distribution of figures was subject to further verification and reconciliation.